Monday, September 22, 2014

Direct rail service from London Euston to Shrewsbury returns

Welcome news in the Shropshire Star today: the Office of Rail Regulation has given its approval for a direct rail link service between Shrewsbury and London.

There will be two workings each way from Monday to Saturday, and one on Sunday.

The good news for me is that the service will call at Coventry. When I first started going to Shropshire I used sometimes to catch a train from Leicester to Coventry and pick up the Shrewsbury service there.

These days getting from Leicester to Coventry involves a change of trains at Nuneaton, but it will still be well worth it to avoid the experience of changing at Birmingham New Street.


Anonymous said...

On the other hand going via Coventry would mean you had 20 extra minutes on a Voyager. You might find New Street bearable after the first trip.

Jonathan Calder said...

No more changing locomotives at Wolverhampton then? :(