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 1 and Sunday 2 September

Start date
01/09/2018  00:00
End date
02/09/2018 
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Tring / Bletchley / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe

London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury / Chester / Holyhead / Blackpool North / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool / Preston / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

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

Major engineering work is taking place at London Euston, closing the station and all lines between London Euston and Watford Junction.

There will be no trains at London Euston all weekend.

Virgin Trains

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.

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 London North Eastern Railway 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 London North eastern Railway services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.

London Northwestern Railway

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

All day Saturday and after 07:35 on Sunday, buses will operate between Stanmore (London Underground) / Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central, not calling at Cheddington between 07:30 and 22:00. Separate buses will operate between Leighton Buzzard and Cheddington.

On Sunday until 07:35, buses will run between Stanmore (London Underground) / Watford Junction and Northampton.

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.

You may use London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction to help with your journey.

You may also use London Underground and local buses between London Euston and Queen's Park, via any reasonable route.

Caledonian Sleeper

On Sunday night, Caledonian Sleeper services will depart from London Kings Cross and travel along the East Coast Mainline via Doncaster. Trains will be unable to call at Watford Junction, Crewe, Preston and Carlisle.

Services from Scotland to London departing on Sunday (and arriving on Monday morning) will be diverted to run to London Kings Cross.

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.

For journeys between London Euston and Queen's Park, you can plan your journey 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

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:

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.