London Midland withdraws catering
London Midland have now withdrawn on-train catering from Saturday 27 August. A limited catering facility has been provided on some of their longer distance trains, but they have now decided this is not viable.
London Midland say that many of their services wait for around 10 minutes at Northampton and Stafford, where passengers will be able to buy refreshments from the catering outlets on the stations.
We believe that this is completely unacceptable, nearly two hours to London without any catering facilities, worse for users further north. This further strengthens our argument for the return of the fast services we lost in 2008.