HS2 Work to Disrupt Euston Rail Services

london euston signObservant passengers into Euston will already have noticed the demolition of a couple of sheds and depot on the west side of the station. Now it has been announced that Platforms 17 and 18 will be taken out of use after the May 2019 timetable changes.

This is to enable HS2 and Crossrail work to proceed. Platform 18 will be removed completly but Platform 17 will be converted into a siding for trains delivering construction materials.

Platform 11 will be modified to accept 12-car trains by means of changes to signalling equipment.

Unfortunately there is also news of a number of complete weekend closures - some from Watford inwards - over a 5-year period. These will certainly be very disruptive.

Of course if Sadiq Khan and Chris Grayling had managed to come to an agreement on funding, then the Metropolitan Line Extension might be going ahead. This would of course, have presented an alternative - albeit slower - way to get into London, and so have mitigated the problems at least for the latter part of the 5-year period.