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Rail users urged to plan ahead due to closure of tracks between Rugby and Coventry

Laura Kearns 27th Aug, 2020

RAIL users urged to think ahead before travelling due to works taking place on local tracks.

Upgrades will see the full closure of the railway between Rugby and Coventry from Saturday (August 29) to Monday (August 31).

The work is part of essential improvements to the ‘Coventry corridor’ and will also see work carried out work on the West Coast main line on Merseyside.

Network Rail passenger director Jake Kelly said: “We know there is never a good time to close the railway, but when we do, we try to get as much work done as possible. This August bank holiday is no exception, with essential railway upgrade plan work taking place to improve freight and passenger journeys in the West Midlands and on Merseyside.

“I’d urge people to plan ahead of this major work. In particular, I’d advise those planning to travel from Birmingham to London to try to travel before the closure of the railway between Rugby and Coventry if possible. Please check National Rail enquiries for the latest information and be prepared for your journey to be very different to how it is normally.”

Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/westcoast for more information.

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