A major London station will close over three summer weekends while an upgrade is carried out. 

Euston's main station will close for three weekends while Network Rail replace North Wembley junction as part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan. 

Euston will shut from August 18-19 and 25-27 (which is a bank holiday) and September 1-2 to allow Network Rail to replace the junction which is old and needs replacing. 

West Coast main line train passengers are being advised to travel on other days and avoid all but essential rail travel to and from London.

Martin Frobisher, managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route said: “There is never an ideal time to shut the railway, but these three weekends are the least disruptive times to do it.

“We have worked together for the past three years with train operators to carefully plan this closure of the railway in a way that minimises impact on customers.

“It’s vital the track at north Wembley is replaced to continue to safely meet the huge demand of passenger and freight rail services on the West Coast main line. This work will result in better, more reliable journeys in future.”

Andrew Conroy, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: “Our aim is to keep people moving if they have to travel on these dates. 

“Improvement works are never convenient for anyone, but we have a tried and tested plan for operating buses to connect with alternative routes to and from London when Euston is closed. 

“We still advise customers to travel on alternative days as these options will take significantly longer.”

Euston’s shops and access to London Underground will remain available throughout the three weekends.

Passengers are advised to plan their journeys at www.nationalrail.co.uk/westcoast and check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk