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Network Rail is carrying out bank holiday preparation work for new Brent Cross West station

Preparatory work for the new Brent Cross West station will continue over the May Bank Holiday long weekend.

Those needing to travel in or out of London on the Midland Main Line/Thameslink between Saturday Monday (1 – 3 May 2021) are being advised to plan ahead as train services are affected by the work in North-West London.

Network Rail is continuing to reconfigure the track layout and signalling system between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway and at the same time make space for the platforms for the new Brent Cross West station, which is expected to open next year. This work will continue over both May Bank Holidays.

For this work to take place safely, sections of the line will need to be temporarily closed over the Bank Holiday weekend.

No Thameslink trains will run between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway. A replacement bus service will run between those stations.

Replacement buses will also run between Luton/Luton Airport Parkway and Hitchin, and between Harpenden/St Albans and Potters Bar, for services into London on the East Coast Mainline.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) will also run a reduced service over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Passengers who need to travel are strongly advised to check their journey in advance via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator and allow plenty of time.