Hourly connections are available, and in most hours only change of train is required to complete the journey (in Wigan or Warrington).
Though what's a tad odd, is that most of the end-to-end journeys currently being sold by Avanti West Coast show an additional connection in Wolverhampton, but the train shown to Wolverhampton will be continuing on to Birmingham.
When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.
4hr 4min - 4hr 12min
Mon - Fri = 4 x trains per day
Saturday = 1 x train, departs Glasgow before 06:00
Sunday = 0 direct trains
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