Skip to main content

Travel information for the Late May bank holiday weekend 

See all service disruptions

Service alteration details

Incident reported: 23 May 2024 at 20:00

Incident cleared: 27 May 2024 at 20:20

If you would like to follow this incident on X, please useMayRailWorks(external link, opens in a new tab)

Last updated

27 May 2024 at 20:22

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Various routes


Engineering work will be taking place during the Late May bank holiday weekend, between Saturday 25 May and Monday 27 May inclusive. Network Rail carry out essential improvement and maintenance work across the rail network during this period.

Some train companies will also be making changes to their timetable, and to some train times, to match services to the number of customers travelling.

Our May Bank Holidays Travel Summary contains lots of useful information on engineering work and service levels if you’re travelling during the Late May weekend.

Key engineering work:

During parts of the Late May bank holiday weekend, key work will be taking place at Motherwell, between Stafford and Crewe, and through Chelmsford. You can find details of all the work taking place on our engineering work pages.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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


You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.