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.

Buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton each night from 21:50 from Monday 8 until Thursday 11 October

Start date
08/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

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

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

TOC(s) affected
London Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton each night, closing all lines each night.

London Northwestern Railway:

From 21:50, trains between London Euston and Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only. A special timetable with reduced frequency will be in operation. Rail replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

The following changes will also apply:

  • The 22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service will not run
  • The 20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service will terminate at Northampton
  • The 23:04 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will not call at Bushey
  • The 23:35 Northampton to London Euston service will start from Milton Keynes Central.

Virgin Trains:

The 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted, not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Northampton.

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 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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.