Network Rail is warning passengers to plan their journeys carefully ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend of August 26/27.
The company says the £133 million being spent on maintenance and upgrades over the weekend is “unprecedented”. Many London stations including Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Paddington and Waterloo will have reduced services, and trains running from unaffected termini are expected to be much busier.
Among the biggest projects are that at Waterloo (see separate story), while Euston will be closed for HS2 enabling works on August 26/27. London Bridge will have fewer trains from August 26 to September 2, and there will be no Southeastern trains to or from Cannon Street on August 26/27 or to Blackfriars from August 28 to September 2.
Crossrail overhead line electrification works at Brentford will reduce the number of trains from Liverpool Street to Shenfield, Ingatestone and Billericay over the weekend, while at Paddington engineering between Swindon and Bristol Parkway will reduce the number of trains operating to Bristol, with some diverted.
At London Bridge, Charing Cross and Waterloo East, Southeastern will operate no services from August 26 to September 2, while Southern will operate a reduced timetable to and from London Bridge over the Bank Holiday weekend.