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.

Amended late night trains via Northampton from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October

Start date
05/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Avanti West Coast between Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street / Northampton and London Euston

TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern Railway

Late engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Wolverton, closing various lines throughout the night.

Avanti West Coast

The following alterations will apply:

  • Monday only, the 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton calling at Long Buckby.
  • Tuesday to Thursday, the 22:30 / 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton trains are diverted via, but not calling at, Northampton.
  • Also, the 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via, but not calling at, Northampton.
  • Journey times will be extended by up to 20 minutes.

London Northwestern Railway


After 23:00 trains between London Euston and Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only. Buses will run between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Please note: This engineering work is subject to alteration and may not take place.