‘We’ve had enough of Leaf Fall timetable’ say Bournville residents

Bournville’s rail users have spoken out about the reduced train service implemented by London Midland as a result of the annual ‘Leaf Fall’ timetable changes.

Bournville station

Bournville Station – Pic by Elliot Brown via Flickr

Through our Facebook page and Twitter account they branded the service as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘ridiculous’.

‘Get rid of it’

On Twitter, @BeccyB31 said: “There is no need for it, they should get rid of it.”

@markfrombrum said there was: “unsafe overcrowding and irate passengers complaining to the poor drivers.”

On Facebook, Rosalind declared “I HATE LEAF FALL TIME! Trains overcrowded to an impossible degree, almost invariably at least a few minutes late”

The reasons for the Leaf Fall timetable

As with previous years the timetable is adjusted during autumn to take account of the slippery rail conditions which may result in trains taking longer.

In order to ensure trains run on time some services miss out Bournville, Kings Norton and Northfield stations.

Southbound, some trains run non-stop between Selly Oak and Longbridge, while northbound, some trains start from Selly Oak, resulting in gaps in the usual 10 minute service.

The timetable runs until Saturday 9th December 2017 when services will return to normal.

We have published a selection of your comments and tweets below:

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