Train passengers are being warned that Euston station will be closed for three consecutive weekends in August and September.
The three weekends of closure is because Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway.
The junction is old and needs replacing. It’s a modest-looking junction, being just a collection of four interchanges on the mainline railway allowing trains to swap between the fast and slow lines. However, the cluster are tight together and replacing them effectively cuts the four railway lines during the works.
Unfortunately completing this job requires shutting the whole line. The least disruptive time to do this work, jointly agreed by rail industry partners, is over the following three weekends:
- 18-19 August
- 25-27 August (bank holiday weekend)
- 1-2 September
Some journeys into London from stations normally served by Euston will be possible, but as they will be via alternative routes, expect a much longer journey. Virgin Trains has also announced that it will be lifting peak restrictions on the Fridays before these dates from 9:30am for the whole day.
Although there won’t be any trains, the station itself will remain open, along with access to London Underground throughout the three weekends.
This is also the conclusion of preparatory works that took place during a weekend closure earlier this year over the Easter weekend.