More trains to London from Nuneaton Railway Station under new service

The new services will start in June 2025

Extra train services from Nuneaton Railway Station to London will soon be on the timetable. A new service between London and central Scotland has been given the go-ahead.

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved an application by Grand Union Trains to operate four daily return services between London Euston and the city of Stirling from June 2025. These trains will call in at Nuneaton.

They will also stop at Milton Keynes Central, Crewe, Preston, Carlisle, Lockerbie, Motherwell, Whifflet, Greenfaulds and Larbert. The new service will provide competition for several operators such as LNER and Avanti West Coast.

Stephanie Tobyn, regulator’s director of strategy, policy and reform, explained: “Our decision helps increase services for passengers and boost competition on Britain’s railway network. By providing more trains serving new destinations, open access operators offer passengers more choice in the origin and price of their journey, leading to better outcomes for rail users.”

The operator said it will announce a start date for this route once it receives likely delivery dates from train suppliers. Grand Union Trains will run on an open access basis, meaning it will receive no taxpayer-funded subsidies and take on all revenue risk.

It will be the first open access operator on the West Coast Main Line. Rail minister Hew Merriman said last month the open access system “goes from strength to strength” and he plans to “speed up” the application process and attract more operators by making unused timetable slots available.