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Over the weekend of May 2-4 work on our railway upgrade plan continues with a 14,000 strong army of rail workers installing new bridges, new track, new junctions and new signalling, all designed to deliver better, more reliable services.
Over 95% of the rail network will not be affected.
Work will be taking place across the network with major disruption affecting the following lines and stations:
Please check before you travel at NationalRail.co.uk/May
For details about trains affected by engineering work go to National Rail Enquiries:
Check a specific train using their journey planner
Planned engineering works by date
Train times may be altered to accommodate increases in demand around sporting events, music festivals and other large scale public events.
For details visit National Rail Enquiries holidays and events.
We carry out maintenance and upgrade work every night of the year. The few hours access to the track that our teams get over night is not enough to complete larger scale work such as:
We usually have to close a section of the track for 24 hours or more to carry out this work.
Much of this large scale work is done around public holidays because the railway is relatively quiet for a few days and the inevitable disruption affects fewer people.
The improvements that we are making allow more trains to run, at higher speeds and also improves the reliability of the rail network, reducing delays in the future.
For more information, see our page on maintenance and engineering work.