Passengers urged to check before they travel this May.(Network Rail)

Passengers urged to check before they travel this May

(Network Rail Graphic)

  • Railway open for ‘business as usual’ as majority of the network is unaffected by upgrade work
  • This work will provide faster and more frequent services to help relieve over-crowding on Britain’s railways

With the May bank holidays fast-approaching, Network Rail is reminding passengers to plan their journeys in advance of the two bank holiday weekends. Network Rail will be delivering more than 822 projects over the two bank holidays as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

A 32,100 strong workforce will work around the clock over both May bank holiday weekends to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and better services for passengers.

Some routes will see significant changes to normal services and so passengers need to plan ahead this May.

Mark Carne, chief executive at Network Rail, said:

“This May, thousands of rail workers will be working round the clock to deliver crucial upgrades to the rail network as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. This huge investment programme will provide faster, better services and help relieve over-crowding to respond to the huge growth on Britain’s railways.

“While most of the network is open for business as usual, some routes are heavily affected and so we strongly advise passengers to plan ahead this May.”

A breakdown of how some journeys will be affected can be found by visiting nationalrail.co.uk/Mayand following #MayBHWorks on Twitter.

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