Improvement Works

Improvement Works over Easter and Early May 2019

The Easter and Early May Bank Holiday Weekends are a busy time of year for the Rail Industry this year, as Network Rail are carrying out important works in the West Midlands and towards London. We are advising customers to check their train times before traveling and to be prepared for changes to their journeys this Easter and Early May.

What is happening?

Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Rugby over Easter.

Trains will not run between Birmingham International and Rugby from Friday 19 April until Sunday 22 April 2019. Buses will call at Birmingham International, Hampton-in-Ardern, Berkswell,Tile Hill, Canley, Coventry and Rugby at an approximate frequency of 2 per hour. We are advising our customers to plan ahead and use alternative routes if possible. Your journey will take longer than usual if you travel by rail replacement bus. Stations in the West Midlands may be busier than usual during this time.

Easter and Early May Improvement Works towards London

Network Rail are also carrying out works towards London this Easter and Early May. London Euston will be closed on the following dates:

Easter Weekend - Friday 19 April until Monday 22 April

Early May Weekend - Saturday 04 May until Monday 06 May

London Northwestern Railway and other operators will be impacted by these works and customers are advised to travel either side of the Bank Holiday Weekends if possible. For more information visit

We are strongly advising customers who intend to travel from the West Midlands towards London over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend to use alternative routes and plan ahead, due to works taking place both in the West Midlands and towards London. If travel is essential, be prepared that journeys will take longer than usual, rail replacement buses will be in operation and services will be busy.

We know that there's never a good time to close stations or make changes to journeys, but the works being carried out by Network Rail are essential in the maintenance and improvement of our network. They are also paving the way for HS2.

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