Network Rail engineers have carried out £41m of essential work over bank holidays earlier in the year in order to create an improved and more efficient railway as part of Britain’s Rail Recovery. The work has seen major upgrades for tracks in Wembley and Watford and will bring more reliable journeys for passengers and freight.
The Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations get underway from Thursday the 2nd of June and the work already carried out means that passengers can depend on rail travel when heading to the capital on the West Coast and Chiltern main lines.
Thousands of people are anticipated to take part in the landmark celebrations and those travelling by rail are advised to plan their journeys ahead via www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Tim Shoveller, Network Rail’s North West and Central region managing director, said:
“We are really pleased to say that both main lines into London Euston and Marylebone stations will be open across the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend after we planned ahead and carried out our major engineering work earlier on in the year.
“We know that demand will be high as people travel into the capital to celebrate this special occasion and our station staff will be on hand to welcome passengers and help them with their journeys. As always our advice is to plan your journey using National Rail Enquiries.”
Passengers are advised that journeys across the Pennines between Manchester and Leeds between the 2nd and 5th of June will see some changes due to signals being upgraded as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. Rail replacement buses will be in operation between Manchester, Stalybridge, Rochdale and Salford Central.
To find out more about Manchester’s signalling overhaul over the Jubilee Weekend please visit here: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/manchester-to-get-21st-century-signalling-overhaul-over-queens-jubilee-weekend
For information on other work taking place across the country over the Jubilee Weekend please visit: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/railway-open-for-passengers-during-queens-platinum-jubilee-bank-holiday-weekend