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We're getting ready for a wide range of upgrades and maintenance projects this Easter weekend to give you better rail journeys in the long term.
They'll take place from Friday 2 to Monday 5 April 2021 and will involve 600 upgrades and routine maintenance projects around Britain.
We're reminding you to continue to follow Government advice around the use of public transport and minimise travel over the Easter bank holiday. If you do need to travel by rail over this period, please plan ahead and check whether the works will affect your journey.
You can find out how our improvement projects will affect your Easter journeys with your train operator, via National Rail Enquiries or by following #EasterRailWorks on Twitter.
Our wide-ranging works will give you better and more reliable journeys. They will include:
Why do we carry out large engineering works over weekends and bank holidays? Watch this video to find out:
Sustainable recovery from covid-19
Andrew Haines, chief executive of Network Rail, said: “Over the past year we have continued to invest billions of pounds in our railway to make sure we can play our part in a sustainable recovery from the covid-19 pandemic. This significant investment will continue over the Easter bank holiday weekend, with thousands of frontline workers out delivering vital upgrades to the network.
“While the majority of routes are unaffected, anybody who needs to travel by train over Easter should check their journey in advance.”
Chris Heaton-Harris, Rail Minister, said: “From vital works on the new HS2 terminus, remodelling work at [London] King's Cross and replacing signalling equipment from the 1970s, we are investing billions to upgrade our railways for when passengers return.
“By undertaking projects of this magnitude now we are making the most of our railways being quieter. I urge passengers to minimise travel over the Easter weekend, but for those that need to, remember to plan ahead and avoid the busiest routes.”
What's happening this Easter bank holiday?
The major upgrade projects to be carried out over the Easter bank holiday weekend include …
Track renewals during the 2019 Easter weekend
This article first appeared on www.networkrail.co.uk
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