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Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 9 and 25 August, services between Euston and Milton Keynes will be severely restricted.
We're closing this part of the West Coast Main Line to complete vital upgrades.
For details and to find out how this will affect your journey visit NationalRailEnquiries/Watford
If you are due to attend any of the following events from the 9 – 25 August: The Notting Hill carnival, the Challenge Cup Wembley final, FA Community Shield, Natwest t20, England v India test match, Ride London and other football fixtures (see bottom of the page for a list of football fixtures taking place over these dates) please check NationalRailEnquiries/Watford before you travel
From Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August no First Capital Connect or Southern services will call at London Bridge station. Southeastern services will run as normal but will be busier.
For details and to find out how this will affect your journey visit ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk
For details about routes affected by engineering work go to National Rail Enquiries:
Current service disruptions
Future engineering works
Or check with the train company.
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.