There are engineering works planned for both bank holiday weekends in May 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 during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

It's vital we continue maintenance and upgrades to keep freight and essential passenger services running

Our May bank holiday 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.

Read about our Easter engineering works to find out what improvements we made to the railway during the last bank holiday:

Gallery: Some of our Easter 2020 bank holiday engineering works – track renewals at Golborne near Warrington and a junction replacement at Euxton near Chorley.

Find out more about how we look after the railway:

Read more:

Coronavirus – how we have responded so far

Railway staff in routine works to get network running

Easter engineering works complete