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Rail passengers facing disruption as West Coast Main Line upgrade gets underway

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Network Rail is warning passengers of major changes to train journeys in the North West over the Easter and early May bank holiday weekends.

Euston station will be closed over the Easter weekend (19-22 April) and the early May bank holiday weekend (4-6 May) with no trains in or out of the main line station on those days.

Sections of the West Coast main line will be closed between London Euston and Rugby, and Merseyside and Cumbria

Where the line is open, trains will be running but customers will have longer journeys, fewer available seats, and may need to use rail replacement buses.

This will have a major impact on journeys including alternative routes, longer travel times and busier trains than normal.

West Coast Main Line improvements will cause disruption to passengers on to Credit: pa

Major track upgrades will be taking place on the railway north of Lancaster, as well as upgrades to overhead electric lines in Warrington and ongoing work to electrify the railway between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.