London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May) on the West Coast Mainline. Image: London Northwestern Railway

Changes include enhanced timetable for Marston Vale Line

Rail passengers are being reminded to check their train times, as London Northwestern Railway is implementing a new timetable from Sunday (19 May) on the West Coast Mainline.

Changes include more peak time services, increased capacity, and earlier and later departures from London Euston throughout the week.

Announcements to remind passengers about the changes can now be heard at railway stations, with timetables available from ticket offices or to download from the London Northwestern Railway website.

Events have also been held at stations and on trains across the network to give passengers a chance to speak to senior managers about the upcoming changes. Similar events are also scheduled for the coming weeks, to help gather feedback on the new timetable.

Some of the changes being introduced for passengers travelling on the West Coast Mainline and associated branch lines include:

  • More seats to and from the capital throughout the day with more 12 car trains operating on various routes serving the West Coast Mainline
  • Fast services between London Euston and Milton Keynes (coming from Crewe) will have more services made up of eight carriage trains
  • An enhanced timetable on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley. Customers will have an hourly service throughout the day, from Monday – Saturday. A Sunday service is planned to operate on the line from 2021

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said:

“The timetable improvements being introduced this weekend will bring a range of benefits to passengers, with more direct services to destinations across our network and improved capacity on some of our busiest services.

“We are advising all passengers to plan ahead for next week and to check the details of their journey. This is particularly important for those who travel regularly and are used to relying on a particular service everyday.”

Passengers can plan ahead using journey planning systems and are advised to go to for more information.

The train operator will also be introducing a further major timetable change in two years time.