Rail passengers have been warned by the boss of Network Rail of severe disruption to travel over the Christmas period, with record levels of maintenance and work taking place for the third year running.
Preparations to complete both the Crossrail and Thameslink projects form part of the biggest ever programme of work undertaken by Network Rail. It will see Paddington, Liverpool Street and London Bridge all but closed for the festive period, and the cancellations of many services in and out of Waterloo, Cannon Street, and Charing Cross.
24,000 staff will start laying new track and installing signals from Christmas Eve onwards. £45m is being spent across the Christmas period linking new Crossrail tunnels together with the surface-level network. The first services on Crossrail will start in December 2018.
Details of the exact disruption can be found below:
Paddington service cancellations
Alterations to services that would have been to/from Paddington
Liverpool Street service cancellations
Alterations to Liverpool Street services
Charing Cross service cancellations
London Bridge service cancellations
Cannon street service cancellations
Waterloo service cancellations
Alterations to Waterloo services
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Author Lex Barber