Major upgrade work will be taking place this August Bank Holiday between the West Midlands and London to make journeys more reliable for passengers.
The multi-million-pound investment will see Network Rail replace track and upgrade signalling on the ‘Coventry corridor’ as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
To maximise the amount of work which can be done between Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August 2020, the West Coast Main Line will be closed to trains between Rugby and Coventry.
With no direct trains running between Birmingham and London, passengers are being advised to travel before and after the railway closure.
The railway will be closed again on Sunday 6 September.
Dave Penney, director for Network Rail’s Central route, said: “We know there is never a good time to close the railway, but when we do, we do as much work as possible to minimise disruption to passengers. This August bank holiday is no exception, particularly in the Coventry area, where multiple jobs will take place to help improve freight and passenger journeys.
“I’d urge people to plan ahead and try to travel before and after the bank holiday weekend. Anyone who plans to travel through Coventry should be prepared for their journey to be different to how it is normally so please check National Rail Enquiries for the latest information.”
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