May Bank Holidays
Welcome to the National Rail travel advice summary for the May Bank Holiday weekends
Travelling in May? Be in the know before you go
Late May (or Spring) Bank Holiday weekend, runs from Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May 2023.
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.
So, 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 the Latest Travel News for up to date real time information.
Improvement work on your railway during the Bank Holiday weekends
A considerable number of engineering and improvement projects will be undertaken during the Late May Bank Holiday weekend. The impact of this work is 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.
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May 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.