Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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This summer will see the Commonwealth Games 2022 come to Birmingham and the West Midlands. It runs from 28 July to 8 August and is set to be the biggest sporting and cultural event to be held in the West Midlands, with thousands taking part and millions anticipated to watch.
CrossCountry is working with industry partners and Games organisers to make sure we can offer the best service we can during this busier than usual time. We call at several stations which serve venues for different events including:
The Games will demonstrate the very best of Britain to the world, showcasing the region’s strengths in being well connected and accessible, the youth and inclusivity of locals, and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation.
Plan ahead – book in advance
Services into Birmingham New Street and local stations are likely to be busier than usual and a queuing system will be in place at Birmingham New Street, so plan ahead and check before you travel. Book your train tickets in advance so you can reserve seats and travel to the games comfortably.
The Queen's Baton returns to England on 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions, with activities and notable visits planned throughout. The Baton could be coming to a location near you. Find the location closest to you by using this Baton relay route map.
Trains will be busier than normal on route to/ from Birmingham between 28 July - 8 August. Please see our busiest train travel times below:
These updates are provided by National Rail Enquiries, using the latest information from across the rail network.
Event Venue Map
Events: Badminton, Boxing, Netball, Table Tennis, Weightlifting
Events: Opening/Closing Ceremony, Athletics
Events: Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic)
Events: Judo, Rugby Sevens, Wrestling
Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Events: Aquatics ( Swimming and diving)
Events: Lawn Bowls
University of Birmingham
Events: Hockey, Squash
West Park Wolverhampton
Events: Cyling (Time trial)
Birmingham is the home of the 22nd Commonwealth games. Birmingham is packed with fun-filled activities and vibrant culture, cemented with diverse history. The City boasts more canals than Venice! There is a plethora of Free things to do in Birmingham such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery . Please check our blog for more inspiration for activity in Birmingham.
Services are likely to be extremely busy during the Games and we want all our customers to have access to our services. If you require any assistance, please consider booking Passenger Assistance in advance. Visit our Travel Assistance page for more information.