August bank holiday engineering work

24 to 26 August 2024

This August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 August to Monday 26 August), Network Rail will be carrying out planned engineering work at London Euston and between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield.

Due to the engineering work at London Euston, there will be a reduced timetable on some of our routes throughout the whole bank holiday weekend. This, combined with the many great events happening across the network, may mean that our trains are busier than usual this bank holiday weekend.

Upgrade work is also taking place in the Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield areas, where replacement buses will be running between these stations.

Whether you’re travelling for Creamfields, Manchester Pride, Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, or for another summer adventure this bank holiday weekend, make sure you check before you travel as some journeys may take longer.

How will my journey be affected?

Use our online journey planner to find the quickest way from A to B. Here’s a summary of the affected routes this bank holiday weekend.

Upcoming travel disruption

London Euston

Less frequent


buses at Stoke

Scotland & the North West

Normal but busy
service expected

Birmingham & the West Midlands

Less frequent


Normal service

North Wales

Change at Crewe

Other Avanti destinations

Normal service

Want to find out more? 

Check out how engineering work will affect specific routes and train operators up and down the network over the August bank holiday. Read more on the National Rail August bank holiday page.