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Rail passengers planning to travel to London from Milton Keynes over the early May bank holiday weekend are being warned to check their journeys with major engineering work closing all lines in and out of London Euston.

Network Rail is carrying out track renewal work on the West Coast Main Line between 1-3 May 2021 to improve the reliability of the rail infrastructure. Preparatory works for HS2 will also take place.

The work means no London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services will run on the West Coast Main Line south of Milton Keynes, with road transport in operation at stations between Milton Keynes and London.

Passengers are being advised to travel on Friday 30 April or Tuesday 4 May.

Lawrence Bowman, LNR customer experience director, said:

“I am urging our customers who plan to travel over the early May bank holiday weekend to consider making their journeys on an alternative date to avoid this major disruption.

“This extensive track renewal work will improve the reliability of the rail network but means that no trains will run between Milton Keynes and London Euston for three full days.

“Any passengers needing to make truly essential journeys during this time should consider alternative routes where possible, check their journeys very carefully in advance and allow extra time.”

Passengers can check their journeys using www.lnr.uk/plan or follow @LNRailway on Twitter for live train information.