London Midland - From the Capital to the North West
A brief look at the London Midland service route map reveals that this is an operator offering a comprehensive service to many important stations. Operating out of the busy and much used London Euston, the service covers a wide variety of the country between the capital and its northernmost terminus at Liverpool Lime Street, while also stopping at many busy and interesting towns along the way.
The main route runs through Nuneaton, Stafford and Crewe on its way to the North West, but there are other routes served by London Midland, notably to the West. Alternative routes through Birmingham - the most important transport hub in the Midlands - take passengers to the likes of Coventry, Stratford upon Avon, and as far west as Hereford and Shrewsbury, with many stops on these lines adding interest to the network.
London to Liverpool
If we follow the main London Midland route it involves one of the most important railway lines in the UK, and one that has a rich history. The major towns of Northampton and Rugby - both of which offer excellent shopping areas and are popular with commuters working in the city - are part of the line and Milton Keynes Central is an important transport hub with many vital links to other routes. Further north and the likes of Lichfield -one of the UK’s first ‘Garden Cities’ - plus the historic pottery towns of Stoke on Trent and Stafford offer interest to the tourist, while railway enthusiasts will revel in the great rail junction that is Crewe, one of the busiest parts of the UK network.
From Crewe the route heads north-west through the beautiful Cheshire countryside to the final destination at Liverpool, once one of the busiest ports in the country and now a stunning city with plenty to offer on the banks of the famous River Mersey.
Birmingham and the Midlands
The metropolis that is Birmingham - England’s second largest city and an important centre for road, rail and air travel networks, is well served by the London Midland network. From the south the trains take the junction at Rugby and travel through Coventry before reaching Birmingham International - next to the NEC and with direct connections to the airport - and then on to Birmingham city centre. Beyond, passengers can take trains to Stratford upon Avon and visit the birthplace of Williams Shakespeare, or head west to the beautiful city of Hereford.
From Birmingham passengers can take a different route north through Wolverhampton that extends to Shrewsbury, an ancient town in Shropshire that is close to the Welsh border. Many people think of the Midlands as bleak industrial landscapes with little to offer but in fact there is plenty here for the visitor to see. The industrial heritage is undoubted in many cases yet it is what makes these places what they are. Birmingham itself is a cosmopolitan city with a truly multicultural feel that offers many different eating experiences, while the towns along the route and the countryside and attractions are all worth investigating.
Discount Deals on London Midland
The London Midland website - www.londonmidland.com - includes a simple to use, safe and secure booking system that allows you to book in advance and make excellent savings on regular ticket prices. There are also very good two for one discount offers on major attractions in London and elsewhere for passengers using the service. These are superb deals for families looking for a day out.
With possible special offers and regular details of discounted ticket prices London Midland is a popular service with passengers travelling between London and the North West.
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