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.

No trains at London Euston on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

Start date
18/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All trains to and from London Euston

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperLondon Northwestern RailwayLondon OvergroundVirgin Trains

Major engineering work is taking place at London Euston, closing the station all weekend.

No trains will arrive or depart London Euston.

Caledonian Sleeper

On Sunday night, trains will depart from London Kings Cross and be diverted via the East Coast Mainline.

London Northwestern Railway

A special half-hourly train service will run between Hemel Hempstead and Northampton. Trains will operate between Northampton and Crewe / Birmingham New Street.

Buses will operate between Stanmore (London Underground) and Hemel Hempstead, calling at Watford Junction, Kings Langley and Apsley.

Customers travelling to / from central London can use:

  • Jubilee line between Wembley Park and Stanmore
  • Metropolitan line between Euston Square and Wembley Park

For more information, please visit here.

London Overground

No trains will run between London Euston and Watford Junction. Buses will run between Queen's Park, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction.

Customers can use London Buses or London Underground services between London Euston and Queen's Park via any reasonable route.

Virgin Trains

No trains will run to and from London Euston. You are advised to use alternative routes from London Marylebone, London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross.

Bus connections will be in operation between Kettering and Rugby to allow you travel on East Midlands Trains services to and from London St Pancras International.

An amended timetable will run as follows:

  • An hourly service between Milton Keynes Central and Scotland / Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly
  • An hourly service between Preston and Glasgow Central
  • An hourly service between Rugby and Manchester Piccadilly via Birmingham New Street
  • Trains between London Euston and North Wales will run between Crewe and Holyhead only

Virgin Trains ticket acceptance: 

Customers travelling between London and Birmingham can use Chiltern Railway services between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street.

Customers travelling between London and Rugby can use East Midlands Trains services between London St Pancras and Kettering. Replacement buses will run between Kettering and Rugby.

Customers travelling between London and Manchester can use Virgin Trains East Coast services between London Kings Cross and Leeds, and TransPennine Express services between Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly.

Customers travelling between London and Glasgow Central can use Virgin Trains East Coast services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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:

High Speed Two (HS2) will transform rail connectivity in Britain and provide the step-change in capacity needed to deliver major improvements on existing lines

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.