Warnings of major engineering work on the rails over the Festive Season

Warnings of major engineering work on the rails over the Festive Season

London Paddington will be closed for 4 days

Train journeys over the Christmas period will be hit by engineering work on some of the country's busiest rail lines.

London Paddington will be closed from December 24-27 and a reduced timetable will be in place over the following four days as Network Rail carries out work as part of the heavily delayed Crossrail project.

This will affect Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and TfL Rail services.

Network Rail is carrying out a total of 386 projects over the festive period.

There are around 25% fewer engineers working this Christmas compared with 2018, meaning more lines and services will operate as normal.

Major upgrade works are taking place at London King's Cross, including tunnel and structure work, drainage inspections and upgrading overhead line equipment.

The majority of this will take place over Christmas Day and Boxing Day - when most of the rail network is traditionally shut down - but there will also be limited trains from the station during the morning of December 27.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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