Public holiday rail services will be interrupted due to engineering work


rain services on some key routes will be interrupted over the August bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

Network Rail said upgrades worth £90million will be made, but stressed that 95% of lines will remain open.

A reduced timetable will be in place between Northampton/Milton Keynes and London Euston due to HS2 works from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August.

Plans to rebuild junctions mean there will be no trains to Charing Cross or Cannon Street stations in London on Saturdays or Sundays, with a limited service from Hastings and Tonbridge to London Bridge on both days.

We ask people to check before traveling

London Bridge and Cannon Street will fully reopen on the bank holiday on Monday, while Charing Cross will remain closed until the following day.

Services between London Waterloo and Reading will be altered and diverted over the three-day weekend due to signaling works.

No Great Northern or Thameslink trains will run between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City on Sunday, and Grand Central trains will be diverted with extended journey times.

The disruption will be another blow to rail passengers who are already being hit hard by a series of rail strikes.

Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines said: ‘I am happy to say that the vast majority of the railway will be open for business as usual this bank holiday, so passengers can rely on us to get them there. where they need to go as they make the most of their summers.

“Our teams will be carrying out upgrade work to improve future passenger journeys, so we ask people to check before they travel and ensure their itinerary is not affected.”

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