Easter railway engineering works

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Rail users are urged to check before they travel over the bank holiday weekend, as major engineering works will be taking place.

London Midland services will be among those affected by Network Rail’s £40billion upgrade plan.

Steven Fisher, head of regional services at London Midland, said: “These projects will make train travel simpler and provides much needed capacity. They will make it easier for trains from London, the midlands and the north west to pass through the area meaning passengers can expect more reliable journeys.”

Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “We are advising passengers to check before they travel over the Easter bank holiday and in some locations after that, as we make a big investment to provide passengers with a better railway.

“I appreciate there will be some disruption as a result of this work and I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this investment to provide a better railway.”

For more information on which routes will be affected, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk