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Disruption for rail passengers over Easter weekend as Euston closes

Train passengers are being advised to plan ahead for the Easter bank holiday weekend as Network Rail carries out work on the West Coast main line.

Euston Station Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

No trains will be running in or out of Euston station as improvements are made in preparation for HS2.

The line between Birmingham International and Coventry will also be closed for work to take place.

We recognise there is never an ideal time to shut the railway for our must-do work. Bank holidays are the least disruptive time to do it, when fewer passengers use the railway compared to the working week. That way we can do the maximum amount of work while impacting the fewest number of people.

Train companies and Network Rail have worked together to minimise disruption for customers by doing a lot of work over the Easter and early May bank holidays. The alternative would have been closing the line and Euston station over multiple weekends throughout the summer.

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

Work being carried out (April): Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 & Monday 22

Best days to travel (April): Thursday 18 & Tuesday 23