Why we carry out major improvement works on weekends and bank holidays

We plan works for certain times so they cause the least disruption to passengers, such as on bank holidays, Sundays and overnight.

The Railway Upgrade Plan will allow trains to run more frequently, faster, and will improve the reliability of the rail network, reducing delays.

When we need to carry out planned engineering works, such as replacing tracks or upgrading signalling systems, we might need to close a section of track for 24 hours or longer to complete the upgrade work efficiently and safely.

Trains run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so there’s no time when the network isn’t being used, meaning our work can cause some disruption for passengers and businesses.

Find out why we do our major engineering work over bank holidays, and how we’re reducing the time our work takes