Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended trains to / from London Euston from Saturday 31 March to Monday 2 April

Start date
31/03/2018  00:00
End date
02/04/2018 
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Inverness

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Northampton / Birmingham New Street

Southern between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

 
TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperLondon Northwestern RailwayLondon OvergroundSouthernVirgin Trains
Description

On Saturday, engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Watford Junction closing various lines at various locations.

On Sunday, all lines to / from London Euston will be closed. Therefore there will be NO mainline trains to or from London Euston. 

Caledonian Sleeper trains can still depart from London Euston, trains are diverted via the East Coast main line. 

London Northwestern Railway

On Saturday and Monday, a reduced service will run from and to London Euston.

On Sunday, until 08:45 customers should use London Underground Jubilee line between London and Stanmore. Buses will run between Stanmore / Watford Junction and  Milton Keynes Central  / Northampton. Change at Milton Keynes Central / Northampton for train connections.

After 08:30, customers should use London Underground Jubilee line between London and Stanmore. Buses will run between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead. Change at Hemel Hempstead for train connections

London Overground are not affected by this engineering work

Southern

Sunday only, trains will run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush. There is no Southern alternative transport between Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes Central

Virgin Trains 

On Saturday and Monday, a reduced service will run from and to London Euston.

On Sunday, no trains will run from or to London Euston. 

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run between Milton Keynes Central and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Trains between London Euston and Holyhead / Liverpool Lime Street will run between Rugby and Holyhead / Liverpool Lime Street.

Alternative travel options if customers are travelling direct to:

  • Glasgow Central / Edinburgh -  should travel via Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and  Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.
  • Manchester Piccadilly -  should travel via East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International and Kettering then buses will run between Kettering and Rugby to connect with train services. Alternatively, travel via Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds and then TransPennine Express to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Birmingham New Street - should travel via Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street.
  • Holyhead and Liverpool Lime Street - should travel via East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International and Kettering then buses will run between Kettering and Rugby to connect with train services.

 

Chiltern Railways

Trains will run to a revised timetable and will NOT run to / from Birmingham Snow Hill.

Train services will run between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone and as a result of this engineering work their trains will be EXTREMELY busy. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project information

As part of HS2, places including Northampton, Milton Keynes, Coventry and Hemel Hempstead will see major improvements to their current rail service. More freight will also be shifted from air and road to rail, supporting the government’s targets for reducing transport emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.