Virgin warns of West Coast disruption this weekend

Virgin Trains' weekend services on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December will be limited due closure of the West Coast Main Line at the junction of Rugby.

The closure will greatly reduce train numbers in and out of London Euston. Engineering work will also be taking place north of Crewe.

Network Rail will be completing a major re-signalling project in the Rugby area, which Virgin said was a key component of the £9bn upgrade of the West Coast Main Line which will see more services and faster trains from 14 December.

With only one train per hour out of Euston, capacity on board our trains is reduced. Customers are advised to reserve a seat, and reservations are open until 17:00 on Friday 5 December. On Sunday from 15.00 onwards, services are particularly busy and only those customers with a seat reservation or boarding pass will be able to travel on the through train services. Boarding Passes will be available at Euston station shortly before departure of the trains on Sunday only.

Work taking place in the Crewe area will affect services between Crewe and Liverpool, and between Crewe and Preston. This means that most trains on the Liverpool, Preston, Carlisle and Glasgow routes will be diverted via the Manchester area, and combined with the engineering work at Rugby, will mean significantly longer journey times.

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