Major railway work means passengers are advised to plan August train journeys now
A large programme of essential work this August as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan will provide faster, more reliable journeys, with more frequent rail services.
Anyone planning to travel during August – particularly over the bank holiday (Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August) – is advised to check their journeys on the National Rail website as early as possible.
There will be significant changes to train services across the country, especially on lines to and from London, including the West Coast Mainline.
London’s Marylebone, King’s Cross, St Pancras and Victoria stations are likely to be busier than usual as people travel on alternative routes and services are diverted.
There will also be essential work in the Midlands, and across the North as part of the Great North Rail Project – allow more time if you’re travelling between Manchester, Bolton and Preston from 12-28 August.
August 2017 – More details about the railway improvement work
Planned works – why we carry out engineering work at weekends and bank holidays