I thought trains normally using New Street from the "south" end (Birmingham International, Tamworth, Leicester etc) are being diverted around, so they only arrive and depart from the other end. (Blocking the Camp Hill possibility)AlexS said:It'll be going via Walsall or Camp Hill instead.
Do they? (or am i mistaken for the location of Camp Hill?) I thought Camp Hill was at the other end of New Street, with NW (e.g Preston) trains, going towards Wolves via Cosely.Jim said:Trains via preston go via Camp Hill anyway :P
Well I actually heard the first class host ask the TM If she knew why we were going via Camp Hill, but we didn't reverse at all along the journey, even though we normally reverse at New Street, because we entered it from the end which I think is shut (leading to Tamworth, stations through to Coventry, London, Reading etc).nutter said:Camp Hill is a line linking the Derby and Tysley lines with Kings Norton to the south west of Brum. I think you are thinking of the Soho-Perry Bar-Aston and Stechford line which takes the train to the north of New Street and then at Soho Junc. they join the main line from Wolves and then enter at the North end. If the trains are being diverted via the camp hill they will require a reversal at Kings Norton. Hope this helps
I'm afraid not. I was on the 0918 off Great Malvern (which would normally go through to Nottingham IIRC) yesterday and it went straight into New Street via Bourneville. The Hereford services aren't affected as they arrive at the opposite end of New Street station to that where the engineering works are taking place.FGWFan said:So will trains from Hereford tomorrow do Camp Hill or Five Ways into BNS on the 30th? If via Camp Hill, I'm hoping for a 170/1 on the 0950 then!