Work taking place over Summer 2021

A programme of major upgrades takes place on the railway between London Euston and Scotland over Summer 2021.

The work, part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan and HS2 Phase One, will make passengers' journeys more reliable and ease pressure on the West Coast main line by adding more railway capacity. 

What's happening?

Lines into Euston station will be taken out of service from 17 July to 31 August - to enable the new HS2 terminus to be built.

Weekend work will also take place between mid July 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 during the August bank holiday weekend, (28-30 August).

August bank holiday weekend (28-30 August)

Planned upgrade work means trains between London Euston and Manchester may be busier, services will change and journeys may take longer.

During the August bank holiday there will be bus replacements in operation on some routes in Cheshire, around Manchester and the West Midlands to keep passengers moving. We encourage passengers to plan their journey ahead.  

Improving infrastructure along the West Coast main line and at Euston is vital to improving services and providing a safe, reliable railway. Euston is a major interchange station and the gateway to the UK's busiest mixed-use passenger and freight rail route. 

Why is this work happening over Summer 2021? 

The rail industry has worked closely to combine the Euston work and other West Coast rail upgrades as much as possible to minimise disruption to passengers. By carrying out the work over longer periods of time, it will be completed more quickly. This means there will be less passenger disruption. 

This is one of the most complex infrastructure changes to take place at Euston and represents one of the biggest ever investments in the station.

For timetable information, please check our Journey Planner or your local train company. 



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