Passengers are being urged to check rail timetables this Easter (April 10-13) as a programme of engineering work takes place across the rail network.
Network Rail is carrying out a range of work including improvements to the West Coast Mainline with power upgrades and line speed improvements at Rugby and Nuneaton, and building an under bridge structure to remove the last level crossing between London Euston and Wolverhampton at Tipton.
Iain Coucher, Network Rail's chief executive said: "We are embarking on a period of record investment in the railway, pumping £28.5 billion into the network in the next five years to enable passengers to enjoy even more reliable, frequent and comfortable journeys in future.
"Over the Easter weekend, our engineers will work day and night across the country to build Britain a better railway. Most of the network will be open and there will be eight per cent more trains running during the same period as last year.
"Fewer people travel by rail on bank holiday weekends, so work at this time is less disruptive than in a normal working week."
London Midland managing director Steve Banaghan said: "We are working closely with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum."
"We know work can affect people's travel plans but in the longer term it is necessary to build a better railway for all users," he said.
There will be a range of engineering work across the London Midland network on Good Friday, 10 April, Saturday, 11 April, Easter Sunday, 12 April and Bank Holiday Monday, 13 April.
It will mainly affect London Midland services between London Euston and Northampton, along the Trent Valley, throughout the West Midlands including the Cross City Line through Birmingham and also on the Birmingham New Street- Liverpool Lime Street route.
In some cases the company will be running reduced levels of train services, or buses will replace some train services during the Easter period.
Passengers should check in advance to see if their journey is affected and allow extra time for their journey over Easter.