Network Rail has announced major upgrades on the West Coast main line and at London Euston in spring/summer 2021.
Two lines into Euston station will be taken out of service for two six-week periods – 2 April to 17 May and 17 July to 31 August – to enable the new HS2 terminus to be built. Weekend work will also take place between April and the end of August.
Most train services will continue running while this work takes place, but there will be some timetable and platform alterations.
Other essential rail upgrades are planned over the Easter, Early May, Spring and August bank holiday weekends, which in 2021 fall on:
- 2 – 5 April (Easter bank holiday)
- 1-3 May (Early May bank holiday)
- 29 -31 (Late May bank holiday)
- 28-30 August (Summer bank holiday)
- Major track renewals between Rugby – Birmingham, Crewe – Warrington, Preston – Lancaster and Carstairs – Carlisle
- Further Bletchley flyover work as part of the East-West Rail project
This means stations and trains between Euston and Scotland may be busier, services will change, journeys may take longer and in some instances buses will replace trains.