Late changes to London Midland’s alternative travel plans for the May Day bank holiday weekend mean those travelling into London will be taken to a north London Jubilee Line tube station by coach.
Passengers who need to travel to the capital between May 3 and 5 were initially told that a rail replacement coach service between Hemel Hempstead and Edgware station – on the Northern line along with National Rail station London Euston – would be offered.
The inconvenience is due to essential maintenance works on the busy London Midland line into Euston, passing through Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Apsley and Kings Langley.
However, Transport for London upgrade works taking place on the Northern Line during the same period will see it closed between Edgware and Camden Town.
London Midland’s coaches will now terminate at Stanmore, the northernmost point on the Jubilee Line.
The operator’s head of west coast services Barrie Cottam said: “We apologise for this late change to our plans.
“Our replacement coaches will now connect into the London Underground Jubilee line rather than the Northern line.
“Hopefully this will not be an inconvenience to the majority of our customers but I would advise them to check their onward journey plans through London.
“If you have to travel on the affected dates then be prepared for longer travel times and coach replacements.”
Railway owners Netowrk Rail has, after listening to feedback from customers, already scaled back its plans that would have seen London Midland’s line into Euston closed for 16 days during the summer.
The closure announcement had left commuters wondering how they would get to work and London Midland had unhelpfully advised people to avoid travelling at all if possible.
Although proposed closures in August this year and February 2015 have now been scrapped, the May bank holiday works are still necessary.