No trains running in Coventry over August Bank Holiday weekend

Rail replacement coaches will be available over the three-day closure, with station staff on-hand to help direct passengers.

There will be no trains running at Coventry Railway Station over the August bank holiday weekend, from 29 to 31 August.

The closure will allow Network Rail to carry out some essential improvement works on the West Coast Main Line between Rugby and Birmingham International.

The multi-million-pound investment as part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan will multiple upgrades in both Liverpool and Coventry over the weekend.

The usual rail replacement coaches will be available, with station staff on-hand to help direct passengers.

There will also be disruptive works on Sunday, 6 September which will also see a mixture of rail replacement coaches and trains using the station.

Anyone travelling between Coventry and London Euston over the Bank Holiday weekend is advised to travel via Rugby, where rail replacement services and connections onto Avanti West Coast services are available.

The work will make journeys more reliable on what is Europe’s busiest mixed-used passenger and freight railway line, according to Network Rail.

A Network Rail spokesperson commented: “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.

“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.”