Work to upgrade the UK rail network is increasingly leading to lines being closed for extended periods. Severe weather and the age of much railway infrastructure has resulted in more temporary closures caused by landslips and other problems with earthworks. Current and planned temporary closures of four weeks or more are ''(earliest reopenings are listed first)'':
* Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog: 16 March 2019 until
further notice, following severe storm damage. Re- opening during July is envisaged.
* Dyce - Inverurie - Huntly: 4 May to 19 August 2019 Dyce to Inverurie and 15 June to 19 August 2019 Inverurie to Huntly, for route upgrade works.
* Lisburn - Portadown: 26 July to 23 August 2019 for platform works and track renewal at Lurgan.