Train cancellations at London Euston set to cause chaos for thousands of passengers this Easter

Thousands of rail passengers are set to face travel chaos during the Easter weekend after Network Rail announced there would be no services running to or from London Euston.

It comes as engineering works take place from Good Friday to Easter Monday, April 19-22, with many lines closed and trains subjected to diversions.

The worst affected will be Virgin Train services on the West Coast mainline (WCML), as this line connects London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.

Major engineering work is taking place in the London Euston area, closing all lines to and from the station. Credit: PA

Which Virgin Train services will be affected?

  • No trains will run to or from London Euston

  • Buses will replace trains between Rugby and Birmingham International

  • Rail replacement between Carlisle and Glasgow Central, from April 19-21

  • On Sunday, trains between Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via but not calling at Stockport

  • On Monday, services to and from Glasgow Central will be diverted via Kilmarnock.

Why are these changes happening?

Network Rail said engineering works will take place to work on "improving reliability and reducing delays for passengers".

It is part of more than a £100 million investment in creating "a better railway", the rail company confirmed.

The engineering works are part of a £100 million investment, Network Rail said. Credit: PA

What other rail changes across Britain are being made during the Easter weekend?

  • Significant work along the route from London Euston to Glasgow - the West Coast Main Line.

  • Improving the reliability of the line between London Fenchurch Street station and Barking by replacing two bridges and renewing the track.

  • Significant electrification work (including overhead line equipment and fencing) between Cardiff Central station and Severn Tunnel junction.

  • Upgrading the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment.