There will be no trains in or out of London Euston this bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

Euston station will be closed to mainline train services between Saturday May 1 and Monday May 3, while track upgrades take place in Watford, London, and Milton Keynes.

London Northwestern, Southern, and Overground services are among those affected with rail replacement buses running instead.

It means there will be no services in and out of the capital from stations including Watford Junction and there will also be no services running between local stations like Watford Junction, Bushey, and Hemel Hempstead.

Other work is also planned along the West Coast line with hundreds of engineers on duty over the weekend.

Network Rail has warned passengers needing to travel over the bank holiday will have longer journeys, fewer available seats, and may need to use rail replacement buses.

London Euston. Credit: Network Rail

London Euston. Credit: Network Rail

James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South route director, said: "There is never an ideal time to shut the railway and we have worked hard to minimise disruption across the spring and summer – including moving work over the Easter and spring bank holidays.

"It is fantastic to see more passengers return to the railway and we want to make journeys as easy as possible for those travelling over bank holidays. We are carefully balancing that with the need to carry out essential railway improvements and maintenance to provide a safe and reliable railway for the future.

"The scale of work planned this May will mean changes for passengers, but we’re working with train companies to minimise disruption to people as much as possible."

Robert Nisbet, director of nations and regions at the Rail Delivery Group, said: "Rail staff will be working hard to upgrade the network over the May bank holiday to make future journeys more reliable, so we’re asking anyone travelling between 1 and 3 May to check before they travel.

"While extra cleaning and better information will help people travel with confidence, we ask passengers to wear their face masks and to consider whether their journey is really necessary if it will be affected by engineering work."

Track upgarde work in north London. Credit: Network Rail

Track upgarde work in north London. Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail says the best time to travel is today (Friday April 30) and Tuesday May 4.

Meanwhile, preparatory work on the approach lines at Euston to enable HS2 will be carried out over a number of weekends, resulting in platform and service alterations, including some being reduced between April and August.

For Euston to be the London terminus for HS2 - two of the approach lines to the station, will be closed for a combined total of 12 weeks this spring/summer. This has been split into two separate six-week closures

• April 2 to May 17 2021

• July 17 to August 31 2021

Most services into and out of Euston will run during the work on the approach lines to prepare the way for high speed rails.