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London Euston station shut for three weekends including August Bank Holiday

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You may have noticed that Euston station was closed today.

But we have some bad news – its going to be closed for the next two weekends as well.

And yes, that includes the August bank holiday. Great!

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock (9793540c) Euston station in London is closed for three weekends while engineers do vital work at North Wembley junction Euston station closed for three weekends, London, UK. - 18 Aug 2018.

Euston station was not its busy self today (Picture: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock)

There will be no trains to or from the central London station tomorrow, next weekend (August 25-27) and the one after that (September 1-2).

Network Rail is urging West Coast main line passengers to avoid all but essential rail travel to and from the capital over the three weekends.

The station is closing as part of Britains Railway Upgrade Plan, which includes Network Rail replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europes busiest mixed-use railway.

Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rails London North Western route, said: There is never an ideal time to shut the railway but these three weekends are the least disruptive times to do it.

The deserted concourse at Euston station in London, which is closed for three consecutive weekends from August 18th to September 2nd. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 18, 2018. The station is closing as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, which includes Network Rail replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe's busiest mixed-use railway. See PA story TRANSPORT Euston. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The station will be closed for the next two weekends as well (Picture: PA)

The deserted concourse at Euston station in London, which is closed for three consecutive weekends from August 18th to September 2nd. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 18, 2018. The station is closing as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, which includes Network Rail replacing North Wembley junction - a major intersection on Europe's busiest mixed-use railway. See PA story TRANSPORT Euston. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

You will have to make alternative travel plans (Picture: PA)

We have worked together for the past three years with train operators to carefully plan this closure of the railway in a way that minimises impact on customers.

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Its vital the track at North Wembley is replaced to continue to safely meet the huge demand of passenger and freight rail services on the West Coast main line. This work will result in better, more reliable journeys in future.

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Peter Broadley, executive director for customer, operations and safety at Virgin Trains on the West Coast line, said: With no services in to or out of Euston we strongly advise our customers to avoid travelling to London on the days affected.

We know this will impact on peoples travel plans, particularly over a bank holiday weekend, so we encourage customers to plan ahead and where possible travel at other times.

While trains are not running out of Euston, alternative options include rail replacement buses and tickets being valid on other reasonable journeys.

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