This line is open. It received its act in 1833, was opened in 1838 and it now forms part of the West Coast Main Line.
The company merged on 1 Jan 1846 with the Grand Junction Railway (opened 1837) and the Manchester and Birmingham Railway to form the London and North Western Railway.
|/ /1833||London and Birmingham Railway|
|/ /1838||London and Birmingham Railway|
|/ /1840||Midland Counties Railway|
Opened from Rugby (London and Birmingham Railway) to triangular junction at Long Eaton.
|/ /1842||Warwick and Leamington Spa Railway|
Bought by London and Birmingham Railway.
|/12/1844||London and Birmingham Railway|
Leamington Branch opened from Coventry to Milverton (for Leamington Spa).
|/ /1846||London and Birmingham Railway|
Authorisation for an extension from Milverton to Leamington Spa.
|01/01/1846||London and North Western Railway|
London and Birmingham Railway, Grand Junction Railway and Manchester and Birmingham Railway merge to form the London and North Western Railway.
These locations are along the line.
This is a principal London terminus for services to the North West of England and beyond.
Great Railway Journeys: London to Birmingham By Rail (Through Time)
London and Birmingham Railway: 150 Years On
|London and Birmingham: A Railway of Consequence|