Euston station closing for three weekends
Network Rail is urging West Coast main line passengers to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from the capital.
Euston station will be closed for three consecutive weekends, including the August bank holiday.
There will be no trains to or from the London station on August 18-19, August 25-27 and September 1-2.
Network Rail is urging West Coast main line passengers to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from the capital over the three weekends.
ADVANCE NOTICE— London Euston (@NetworkRailEUS) June 19, 2018
Major changes to west coast journeys
Improvement works means no trains at #Euston on
25-27 August (bank holiday)
Please avoid travel on those dates
More info https://t.co/BBdHSUGfIF@VirginTrains @LNRailway @LDNOverground @HS2ltd pic.twitter.com/rH9wBTNy7e
The station is closing as part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, which includes Network Rail replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.
Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: “There is never an ideal time to shut the railway but these three weekends are the least disruptive times to do it.
“We have worked together for the past three years with train operators to carefully plan this closure of the railway in a way that minimises impact on customers.
“It’s vital the track at North Wembley is replaced to continue to safely meet the huge demand of passenger and freight rail services on the West Coast main line. This work will result in better, more reliable journeys in future.”
Peter Broadley, executive director for customer operations and safety at Virgin Trains on the West Coast line, said: “With no services in to or out of Euston we strongly advise our customers to avoid travelling to London on the days affected.
#VTINFO ⚠️ We will not be running any services to or from London Euston this weekend and we advise you not to travel to London. If you are travelling elsewhere on our network, your journey may be also be affected and trains may be busier than usual - https://t.co/GobuLG4twL. pic.twitter.com/Ntb2aMGduu— Virgin Trains (@VirginTrains) August 17, 2018
“We know this will impact on people’s travel plans, particularly over a bank holiday weekend, so we encourage customers to plan ahead and where possible travel at other times.”
While trains are not running out of Euston, alternative options include rail replacement buses and tickets being valid on other reasonable journeys.