We've planned essential engineering works over the late May bank holiday.

Work will take place from Saturday 29 May to Monday 31 May, involving upgrades and routine maintenance around Britain.

Most of the railway will stay open for business as usual but we recommend you check your journeys and book your tickets in advance if you're planning to travel during this time.

Easter bank holiday work near Bicester

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Some of the planned works

The major upgrade projects being delivered over the forthcoming bank holiday include:

  • As part of the East Coast Upgrade, work is taking place in and around London King’s Cross which will bring more reliable journeys and create additional capacity in the future. A temporary reduced timetable will remain in operation over the bank holiday weekend, with platforms 7-11 at King’s Cross out of use as the final stage of work is carried out to simplify the track layout.
  • Track renewals and remodelling works between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway to create space for the new Brent Cross station to be built. As a result, there will be no East Midlands Railway services to Luton Airport Parkway between Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May. Additionally, rail replacement bus services will be in operation between Luton and London St. Pancras, and there will be a reduced train service between Luton and Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Corby.
  • New overhead line equipment will be installed at Leeds station and some of the signalling equipment will be moved as work gets under way on a major project to upgrade the track layout. Buses will replace some train services on Sunday 30 May.
  • Resignalling works at London Victoria to improve passenger safety and increase capacity on the line to East Croydon. As a result, there will be no Southern trains running to/from London Victoria between Saturday 29 and Monday 31 May.
  • Plain line track renewals and signalling upgrades on the West Coast main line to improve reliability. There’ll be no direct services between London Euston and Liverpool or between London Euston and Scotland.
  • Track renewals and tamping works between Stowmarket and Norwich to improve the reliability of the infrastructure. Buses will replace trains from Norwich to Ipswich, Peterborough, Stowmarket and Wymondham.
  • Maintenance works between Guildford and Aldershot/Wokingham that will improve reliability of the railway. This will impact GWR and SWR services out of Guildford.

Why we carry out engineering works over bank holidays

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