We will carry out a reduced and controlled programme of engineering work this Easter bank holiday to maintain and upgrade the railway to improve passengers’ journeys. 

We're reminding passengers to continue to follow government advice and only use public transport for essential journeys as we prepare to deliver the works.

Over recent weeks, the rail industry’s priority has been to restrict the number of people travelling on the network to those who cannot work from home and who rely on it to get to and from work.

Meanwhile we are ensuring rail freight services can continue to move critical goods – for example, transporting medical supplies to hospitals, and food to supermarkets.

Passengers whose journeys are not essential are asked to please stay at home, help protect the National Health Service and help save lives.

For updates follow #EasterRailWorks on Twitter.

Our Easter railway works will lead to better and more reliable journeys for passengers and freight operators. The wide-ranging projects include track renewals, improvements to signalling and upgrades to overhead line equipment.

For the latest, most up-to-date travel advice, passengers whose journeys are essential this Easter should check National Rail Enquiries.

Over the next few days, our regions will provide more detail on which specific Easter projects have been impacted.

Further engineering works will take place over the May bank holiday (Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May inclusive).

Please visit National Rail Enquiries to check your journey.