Euston station closed over Easter weekend: National Rail advice for passengers

Network Rail has advised passengers to travel either side of the bank holiday “for the smoothest journey possible”.
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Euston station is to close over the Easter weekend due to a multi-million-pound line upgrade, with customers advised to travel either side of the bank holiday.

Network Rail will be shutting the station over the weekend (April 7-11) as it carries out major works to a railway junction in Watford.

Euston Underground station is expected to open as usual.

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The operator is investing £10.8 million to upgrade track and overhead lines on the West Coast south route, in an effort to improve the journey between London and Crewe.

The work is part of a larger £15m project remodelling track and signalling systems, to allow for more trains to travel on the route into the capital.

All trains over the four days will start and finish at Milton Keynes, with rail replacement bus services connecting passengers with other main lines heading into London.

Network Rail has advised that, due to longer journey times and busier trains, customers having to travel for Easter should look to do so on April 6 and 12.

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James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South route director, said: “This Easter bank holiday weekend we’re returning to Watford junction to complete a huge £15m upgrade which will transform the way we can move trains through the area, meaning fewer delays and extra capacity on this economically important passenger and freight route.

“We know there’s never an ideal time to close the railway, so I’d like to thank people in advance for their patience ahead of this complex project.

“With Euston closed for four days my best advice is, if you can, travel either side of the bank holiday – before and after the railway closure – for the smoothest journey possible. Otherwise please plan ahead by checking National Rail Enquiries for the latest travel information.”

Euston station is set to shut for four days over the Easter Weekend (April 7-11). Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.Euston station is set to shut for four days over the Easter Weekend (April 7-11). Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.
Euston station is set to shut for four days over the Easter Weekend (April 7-11). Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Transport for London Easter closures

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The Elizabeth line will be running a reduced service between Paddington and Maidenhead from April 7-10, and there will be no service between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

Services from Shenfield meanwhile will be terminating at Liverpool Street over the weekend, and those coming from Heathrow and Reading will be terminating at Paddington.

The transport body said there will be changes impacting the Jubilee line, Metropolitan line, London Overground, DLR, and London Trams.

Glynn Barton, TfL’s chief operating officer, said: “We have ensured most of London’s transport network will remain open over the Easter holidays to help everyone make the most of the city, but customers are still asked to plan ahead and check before they travel as some essential planned works will be taking place.

“We will do all we possibly can to ensure that everyone can travel safely and smoothly around the capital so they can enjoy the bank holidays.”