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Trains from Cumbria unable to stop in London as Euston closes for rail upgrade

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Trains from Cumbria will be unable to stop in London for three weekends this summer.

Euston station will be closed for a major rail upgrade, meaning services on the West Coast Mainline won't go to London.

Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe's busiest mixed-use railway, as part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan.

It will be closed on:

  • 18 - 19 August
  • 25 - 27 August
  • 1 - 2 September

“There is never an ideal time to shut the railway but these three weekends are the least disruptive times to do it.

“We have worked together for the past three years with train operators to carefully plan this closure of the railway in a way that minimises the impact on customers.

“It’s vital the track at North Wembley is replaced to continue to safely meet the huge demand of passenger and freight rail services on the West Coast main line. This work will result in better, more reliable journeys in future.”

– Martin Frobisher, managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route