THIS Bank Holiday weekend is set to be disruptive for travellers due to strikes and planned closures due to engineering work.
We look at where it’s happening in the UK and why. Here’s what we know.
What strikes are happening this weekend?
Security guards and baggage handlers at Luton Airport have walked out for nearly two weeks starting on Wednesday May 1.
It started at 4.30am and they said it will last until 8.59pm on Sunday, May 5.
A second strike is expected to take place from Monday, May 7 at 4.30am until 8.59pm on Monday, May 13.
The strike will affect baggage checks and security across the airport.
More than 96 per cent of workers voted to strike after a disagreement over shift patterns.
Unite claim that a new shift pattern, which will affect 120 security guards, will result in staff working an extra 15 days a year.
No rail services are striking this weekend, but the London Underground will face walk outs later in May.
What are the planned closures?
All lines to and from London Euston will be closed from Saturday, May 4 due to engineering works.
This includes long-distance trains to and from Birmingham, Manchester, North Wales and Scotland on the West Coast main line.
Virgin Trains said: “We highly recommend that you avoid travelling on these dates unless you absolutely have to.
“If you do choose to travel then, make sure you plan carefully and give yourself more time to get to where you need to be.”
There will be no trains to and from London Fenchurch Street.
There will be amended services to and from Glasgow Central and London St Pancras International.
All the lines that are affected are: Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway, London Northwestern Railway, London Overground, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, and Virgin Trains.
People who are travelling this weekend are told to check their journey ahead of time.
Bank Holiday weekends are typically a time when engineering works are carried out.
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