This is due to open in 2019 to be followed by the Edgbaston Extension (1.35km), along Broad Street and Hagley Road to just beyond the Five Ways roundabout.The planned Eastside Extension from Bull Street in the city centre will run to High Street Deritend (1.7km) and is planned to open in 2022 serving the HS2 terminus when it opens in 2026.
On 27 June 2018 there were more cancellations than usual because there had been problems getting drivers to their first trains of the day by taxi. Among measures taken to provide extra space for commuters all trains have been de-classified with First Class areas now open to all.
C2C Tilbury Line services were disrupted on the evening of 13 June 2018 following damage to the overhead wires between West Ham and Barking.
Passengers were advised to take the Underground to Upminster where they could catch Tilbury services but a District Line signal failure led to additional delays and crowds soon built up around the Fenchurch Street terminus.
The position at Clapham Junction where many travellers change trains in order to reach their preferred terminus is considered to be nearly as bad. Units are operating platform gauging runs along parts of the WCML, and calling at Carlisle & Glasgow Central, and at Doncaster and Lincoln.
SEATON The new terminus of the tramway at Seaton opened on 28 June 2018.