Network Rail is carrying out a total of 386 projects over the festive period.
Christmas travellers have been told to expect disruption and alterations after Network Rail announced plans to close two of the country's busiest stations over the festive period. A total of 386 projects are being carried out over the holiday, a period in which rail bosses say "significantly fewer people" travel. London Paddington, which connects the capital with the south-west, will shut on Christmas Eve until December 27, and then a reduced timetable will be in place until the new year. Part of the work, which will affect Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and TfL Rail services, will enable the engineers to focus on delivering the heavily delayed Crossrail infrastructure.