Travel Updates

 

May Bank Holidays Travel Summary 2021

Welcome to the National Rail Enquiries travel advice summary for the two Bank Holiday weekends in May 2021: Early May from Saturday 1 to Monday 3 May; Spring bank holiday weekend from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 May.

Major engineering work will be taking place during the holiday periods, affecting certain routes. Network Rail carry out essential improvement and engineering work across the rail network during this time as fewer than half the number of people usually travel by train.

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.

The continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is an extra factor this year, here's a link to our latest Coronavirus Travel Advice.

Major improvement work on your railway

Details of the major engineering and improvement projects that will be undertaken over the two May bank holiday weekends will be published here when confirmed.

Information on all line closures will also be available on our future engineering works page.

Engineering work and timetables

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. For a temporary period Network Rail isn’t able to do this, instead confirming engineering work and timetables approximately 6 weeks in advance. This means that for some routes online journey planners, including National Rail Enquiries, may not be completely accurate until 6 weeks before travel.

Where we are aware that the timetable is not yet correct, the National Rail Enquiries journey planner will show a yellow warning triangle against the trains concerned - please check back nearer to your travel date.

For details of engineering works, and their possible impact on your journey, please continue to check here.

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For the latest rail travel news, why not follow National Rail Enquiries on Twitter? Over one million people follow @nationalrailenq on Twitter. Our social media team are available 24x7 over the bank holiday weekends to answer your rail queries, and supply you with the latest real-time travel updates including where social distancing may be proving difficult.

You can follow our May bank holiday updates on Twitter using #MayBHworks

Please check below for a summary of the service that each train operating company will be running.

Please select your train operating company from the list below:

Avanti West Coast

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

c2c

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday 1 May

No Saturday night service.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

No Saturday night service.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

CrossCountry

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

East Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Gatwick Express

 

Gatwick Express services are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus emergency.

This is because of a significant reduction in passengers at the airport, and to help keep other trains running for essential journeys. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

Grand Central

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Great Northern

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Greater Anglia

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Hull Trains

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Island Line

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

London Overground

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Merseyrail

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Northern

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

ScotRail

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

South Western Railway

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Southeastern

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Southern

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Stansted Express

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

TfL Rail

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Thameslink

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Transport for Wales

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 1 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 2 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 3 May (Early May bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 29 May

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 30 May

Details will be published here when available.

Monday 31 May (Spring bank holiday)

Details will be published here when available.

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Last updated:   16 February 2021