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'Do not travel to London' this bank holiday, West Coast passengers told

London Euston station will close over the bank holiday for improvements Credit: ITV Central

Passengers are being told not to travel to London this bank holiday weekend, as Euston station closes for major improvement works.

According to Network Rail, passengers using the West Coast Main Line can expect a "very different journey to normal" with busier trains, diversions and longer routes.

The closure will be in place on 25-27 August and 1-2 September.

People are being urged to plan their trips on alternative dates.

The West Coast Main Line connects Birmingham New Street and London Euston Credit: ITV Central

Our message to West Coast train customers this August bank holiday and on 1-2 September is: ‘DO NOT TRAVEL.’

If you absolutely cannot avoid travel on these dates, expect a very different journey to what you’re used to – busier trains, less chance of a seat, diverted routes taking far longer than usual.

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

– Martin Frobisher, Network Rail

London Euston station is closing for work to replace the North Wembley junction.