18th Aug, 2019

Warning of rail disruption as bank holiday brings closures down the line

THERE will be major disruption to train journeys over the Easter and early May bank holiday weekends, say Network Rail.

Travellers are being advised to plan ahead and check the best days to go by train as engineers carry out essential planned work on the West Coast main line.

Euston Station will be closed over the Easter weekend, April 19-22 and the early May bank holiday weekend May 4-6 with no trains in or out of the main line station on those days as it prepares for the arrival of HS2.

The work as part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan will also see track renewal which means the line between Birmingham International and Coventry will be closed at Easter.

Elsewhere on the West Coast main line further sections of track will be completely replaced over both bank holidays, as well as upgrades to overhead lines, signals and points.

Network Rail says the best time to travel will be on days before and after the bank holiday weekends.

Where the line is open trains will be running but customers will have longer journeys, fewer available seats, and may need to use rail replacement buses.

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