Harrow and Wealdstone station was among the locations that received essential upgrades from Network Rail over the early May bank holiday weekend.
The upgrades, which took place between Saturday 29 April and Tuesday 2 May, aimed to improve passenger and freight services on the West Coast main line, considered as the Backbone of Britain.
The £14.5m investment was part of a larger improvement programme in the North West and Central regions. The upgrades included work to 25,000-volt overhead lines, track upgrades at Harrow and Wealdstone, overhead line upgrades, the removal of the old arrival and departure boards at Euston station, upgrades to track foundation stone, platform extensions, and signalling work.
Dave Penney, Network Rail’s North West & Central region passenger director, said: “Hundreds of frontline staff worked throughout the bank holiday to improve journeys for passengers and freight in the North West and Central region and I’m immensely proud of them and our contractors who helped Network Rail deliver this vital programme of upgrades.
“This weekend will be another bank holiday for the King’s coronation, and the railway will be open as normal. We’re still advising people to check before they travel as trains, particularly in and out of London Euston, and also Liverpool for the start of the Eurovision song contest, are expected to be busier than usual.”
Passengers planning to travel between Friday 5 and Monday 8 May are advised to plan their journeys in advance by visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk. The advice is particularly relevant to those travelling in and out of London Euston and Liverpool, where the Eurovision song contest will take place outside St George’s Hall in the city on Sunday 7 May.
Network Rail urged people to travel carefully and consider how they plan to return home after the event. For more information and Eurovision 2023 travel advice, please visit www.networkrail.co.uk/eurovision.