Bank holiday upgrades for passengers

We're carrying out essential engineering work over both May bank holidays to improve the railway.

A 22,000 strong workforce will work around the clock over both May bank holiday weekends (Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May and Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May) delivering more than 900 projects. As a result, we're advising passengers to check their journeys over the two bank holiday weekends before they travel.

Most of the country’s services are unaffected, but some routes will still see significant changes to normal services and so passengers need to plan ahead this May.

The railway is up to 50% quieter than usual over bank holidays so doing work at this time of year minimises our impact on passengers who, as research shows, understand the need for such activity.

Check your journey

There are a number of ways you can check your journey before travelling. Please visit the National Rail Enquires below for travel and service information, or check for service changes by your train operating company. You can also follow #MayBHworks on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.