Warning Trains Will Be Busier In The East Midlands Over The Bank Holiday Weekend
24 August 2017, 14:26 | Updated: 24 August 2017, 15:25
We are being warned trains will be busier in the East Midlands over the bank holiday after closures of the West Coast Main Line.
The closure of the West Coast Main Line means anybody travelling through the country will pass through the East Midlands and this is expected to cause busier periods of travel.
Also, up to 75% fewer trains will be running across the country during this bank holiday weekend.
Network Rail and East Midlands Trains have confirmed that the following routes will definitely be affected:
- In the East Midlands: Rail between Peterborough and Ely from Saturday 26th August to Monday 28th August. More information can be found on at East Midlands Trains.
- In London: Work at and on lines into Waterloo, London Bridge, Euston, Liverpool Street and Paddington will affect services to and from these stations during this weekend.
- In London: Marylebone, King’s Cross, St Pancras and Victoria stations are likely to be busier than usual as people travel on alternative routes and services are diverted.
- In London: Euston station will be closed on 26 and 27 August for HS2 enabling work.
- In London: Around half of Waterloo station will be closed from 5 to 28 August
However, all major airports will have normal services running over the weekend.
East Midlands Trains advise that you check your journey when planning your travels on the National Rail Enquiries live departure board for up-to-date changes.
You can also get the latest news and updates on disruption on East Midlands Train’s Twitter page: @EMTrains.