We're working hard to keep the railway running during this challenging time – including preparing for our £113m of Easter upgrade projects across Britain.

Each bank holiday, we plan large-scale engineering works to enable better and more reliable journeys for passengers.

On the West Coast Main Line, which runs through our North West and Central region, we're carrying out essential work between 10 and 13 April at London Euston station, in the West Midlands, the North West of England, Cumbria and in Scotland.

This includes a major junction replacement at Euxton near Preston, track renewal in Wolverhampton, and between Carstairs in Scotland and Carlisle in Cumbria, as well as upgrades to overhead lines (the lines above the railway that power electric trains), signals (essentially the traffic lights for the railway) and points (mechanical systems that move switches and crossings to allow trains to move lines).

This Easter we will carry out vital upgrades on the railway between London Euston and Scotland

Improvements will include:

In Scotland

  • Structural work between Lockerbie and Bodsbury
  • Track replacement at Braidwood, Law and Garriongill
  • Railway junction work at Gushetfaulds

On the North West (England) route

  • Drainage improvements between Crewe and Warrington
  • Track replacement at Golbourne near Warrington
  • Replacement of a major junction on the West Coast main line at Euxton near Preston
  • Signalling improvements in the Ditton area in Liverpool
  • Track maintenance at Edge Hill station in Liverpool
  • Track renewals between Preston, Lancaster and Carlisle

On the Central route

  • Track foundation work and railway junction replacement at Coseley near Wolverhampton

On the West Coast Main Line south route

  • Work at Euston station to prepare for Britain’s new high-speed railway, HS2

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