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We're reminding passengers to continue to follow Government advice around the use of public transport as we prepare engineering works over the late May bank holiday weekend.
Our teams will deliver 490 projects across Britain to maintain and upgrade the railway for passengers and freight operators. The latest bout of planned engineering projects is just some of the essential work we continue to carry out, in line with Government advice, to maintain a safe and operational railway.
The advice to passengers remains that they should only use public transport if they have to. If possible, they should use other methods such as walking, cycling or driving.
People who must travel by rail are urged to follow Government guidelines to keep themselves safe, such as adhering to social distancing guidelines and wearing face coverings.
People who do need to travel are asked to plan their journey in advance to check whether their route is affected by the works taking place.
Passengers should check their journeys with their train operator directly or via National Rail Enquiries.
Removing the Bletchley flyover in Milton Keynes over the early May bank holiday
Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail, said: “While Britain tackles the coronavirus and social distancing is in place, the railway can carry a fraction of the usual number of passengers. So to make sure there is space for critical workers, please avoid travelling by train unless absolutely necessary.
“This bank holiday, to make sure our railway is at its very best when we emerge from this pandemic, we are continuing to work on and invest in the rail network to make it more reliable for passengers. That means some journeys may be different, so if you have to travel please check your journey before leaving home.”
The major projects this late May bank holiday include:
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