Long journey from Leighton to London this Bank Holiday

Train delays.
Train delays.

The closure of the railway line into London Euston over the Bank Holiday weekend (May 3-5)will mean it will take about 2.5 hours to get into central London from Leighton (including changes and transfer time).

As part of Network Rail’s £81m improvement plan to replace 12 miles of track, signalling equipment and overhead power lines in the Watford area, the line will be closed between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston.

The project will deliver a more reliable train service for passengers along the West Coast main line.

Over the majority of the May Day bank holiday weekend, London Midland will be running train services as far south as Hemel Hempstead and rail-replacement road transport between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground station.

Barrie Cottam, London Midland’s Head of West Coast services said: “Over the May Day bank holiday weekend, our passengers travelling between Leighton Buzzard and Euston should be prepared for longer journey times and road replacements for part of their journey.

“London Midland will continue to update customer information and will have staff at stations along the closed route to provide assistance over the weekend.

“We’d like to thank our passengers in advance for their patience.”

London Midland has arranged for its tickets to be valid on Chiltern Trains, East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect, as well as certain London Overground and London Underground routes, for the duration of the closure.

To view London Midland’s alternative travel arrangements for the whole weekend, visit www.londonmidland.com/watford or pick up a leaflet from your local London Midland station.

Remember to check www.nationalrail.co.uk/watford before you travel for any last minute changes.