Network Rail has announced major upgrades which could affect journeys into London Euston.

Work in 2021 at Euston and on the West Coast main line is part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan and Phase One of HS2.

Though passenger demand is reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rail industry is planning for an increase in passenger numbers next year.

Two lines into Euston station will be taken out of service for two six-week periods – April 2 to May 17, and July 17 to August 31 – to enable the new HS2 terminus to be built.

Weekend work will also take place between April and the end of August.

Most train services will continue running while this work takes place, but there will be some timetable and platform alterations.

London Overground, London Northwestern, and Avanti West Coast services could be affected.

James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South route director, said: "Our work will make the West Coast main line more reliable for our passengers and pave the way for HS2, which will bring much-needed extra railway capacity.

"There is no question such large scale improvements will mean changes for passengers, but we’re working with the industry to minimise disruption to passengers as much as possible next year.

"We’re letting people know many months in advance so none of this comes as a surprise and passengers can stay on the move while we do this vital work."

Patrick Cawley, director of On Network Works for HS2 Ltd and Network Rail said: "Investing in HS2 will create additional rail capacity across the existing UK network, providing more local, regional and intercity services.

"Although some disruption to the current rail service is unavoidable in the short term, in preparation for this we have completed other service upgrades to minimise impact, such as increasing platform lengths at busy stations on the West Coast main line."