Virgin Trains has announced changes in its scheduled services due to improvement work to be carried out by Network Rail, the UK-based company that owns and operates most of the rail infrastructure in Great Britain.
The schedules for Friday, May 4, 2012, to Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, 2012, are being implemented due to improvement work on the lines, while Virgin Trains will be operating at its full capability on Friday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and evening.
On the upcoming Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend, work will be carried on various segments between Euston and Rugby; Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street; and Crewe and Glasgow/Edinburgh.
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, there will be no train services between Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe. Passengers travelling from Liverpool to Euston are requested to travel via Chester, Manchester Piccadilly, or Stockport. On Sunday, May 6, 2012, scheduled improvement work will be taking place between Rugby and Euston. At several congestion points, the company is offering replacement coaches that will connect passengers to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
On Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, 2012, work will be taking place between Crewe and Runcorn, Crewe and Warrington, and between Carlisle and Glasgow/Edinburgh, with work scheduled to be complete at 09:45 hours.
The company is offering alternative services for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, for the routes affected, and will be aiming to offer scheduled services during peak hours during the beginning and end of the holiday weekend.