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August Bank Holiday

Welcome to the National Rail travel advice summary for the August Bank Holiday weekend

Travelling during the August Bank Holiday? Be in the know before you go

The August Bank Holiday weekend runs from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August 2023. The bank holiday is also often called the Summer Bank Holiday, or Late Summer Bank Holiday.

Some train services are affected during bank holiday weekends as we work to improve the railway. 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.

There will also be industrial action taking place on Saturday 26 August which will significantly affect train journeys. The industrial action impact on Saturday 26 August replaces the original planned bank holiday changes for the affected train companies.

Be in the know before you go. Please check before you travel and use the Journey Planner to see if your journey is affected and find alternative routes.

Please note though that this information is subject to change as timetables are still being finalised, please check before you travel. Please check our Status and Disruptions page for up to date real time information.

Major Improvement work on your railway during the Bank Holiday weekends

Some of the major engineering projects scheduled for the holiday period are:

A considerable number of engineering and improvement projects will be undertaken during the August Holiday weekend. The impact of this work will be reflected in Journey Planners.

But, for more information on the work taking place, you can find details of all forthcoming engineering works on our website.

Check your journey

Please check your journey before you travel using the National Rail real-time Journey Planner.

Find out more about your rights if a train changes.

Social media

For the latest rail travel news, why not follow National Rail on X? Over 1 million people follow @nationalrailenq on X. Our social media team are available 24/7 over the bank holiday weekends to answer your rail queries and supply you with the latest real-time travel updates.

August Bank Holiday changes being made by your train company

​​​​​​​Details of the service each train company will be providing over the bank holiday weekends are listed below.