This Easter we will deliver £113m of upgrades to improve journeys for passengers across Britain.

Thousands of rail workers will carry out 420 projects over the bank holiday weekend, including tack renewals and new signalling. The projects will mean better and more reliable journeys.

Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail, said: “We know that train performance has to improve if we are to provide the railway passengers and freight users deserve, which is why this Easter thousands of our colleagues will be working around the clock to deliver crucial upgrades.”

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Gallery: some of our previous bank holiday upgrades

The major investment projects this Easter include:

  • HS2 enabling works and track renewal work will on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Watford Junction, Tring, Milton Keynes and Northampton. This work will improve track quality and reliability
  • The West Coast Main Line will also close north of Crewe due to drainage works between Crewe and Warrington, track renewals at Golborne and switches and crossings renewals at Euxton Junction, improving service reliability.
  • Signalling commissioning works between London Paddington and Slough, which will improve performance, safety and capacity for passengers.
  • Overhead line equipment commissioning between Bedford and Market Harborough and Luton to Market Harborough. This work will lead to more frequent services in future.
  • Track renewals and overhead line equipment work between London Fenchurch Street and Barking. Trains will be diverted to the nearby Liverpool Street

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