Yes, i know that thought is not everbody’s cup of tea, but Christmas is fast approaching. For the railway this means two things, more people travelling on trains, and engineering works. For those of you already thinking of the Christmas period, we thought we would share some advanced info with you on how our trains will operate over the festive period. And there are some big changes planned.
Over this Christmas, some major engineering works are planned at Bletchley. Simply, the entire signalling system is being ripped out and replaced by Network Rail. The good thing is, that in the course of time, this will allow our trains to reverse at Bletchley and head towards Milton Keynes Central. But over Christmas it means one thing – disruption. The planned changes are:
Saturday 22nd December: Normal service until 18:30, after which road transport will operate until the end of service.
Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Road transport will replace trains all day. Timetable to be confirmed.
Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) and Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day): No trains or road transport will operate.
Thursday 27th December to Saturday 29th December: Road transport will replace trains all day. Timetables to be confirmed.
Monday 31st December (New Years Eve): Road transport will replace trains all day. Timetables to be confirmed.
Once we get the engineering info for early January we will let you know more.
If you are planning your train journey to further afield, then be aware that engineering works will take place across the rail network throughout Christmas and New Year. So check out National Rail before you travel. Also check out the London Midland website for the latest on planned engineering works.