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Passengers told to expect bank holiday rail disruption

Bank holiday rail disruption Credit: PA Images

Rail passengers are being encouraged to check their route before they travel this bank holiday (May 26-28).

Network Rail will be carrying out engineering works. It means train time times will be altered and some journeys are expected to be longer.

Replacement buses will run between Ipswich and Felixstowe and some lines into Liverpool Street will be closed.

For the latest changes check the Greater Anglia website.

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Airport advice in preparing for Easter getaway

Stansted airport is expecting more than 220,000 passengers through the terminal over the Easter weekend.

"To help cope with the increase in passengers, we will have more staff on duty across the Easter holidays to help passengers through the airport safely and securely and get their holidays off to a flying start. It's also vital that passengers prepare correctly before setting off for the airport as we want them to get it right and avoid unnecessary delays."

– Neil Banks, Stansted's Terminal Manager

This is some of the advice from Stansted:

  • Check your flight status with your airline's website before you leave home
  • Pack liquids, gels and pastes in hand luggage into a clear re-sealable plastic bag
  • Check the latest security information on the airport website
  • Arrive at the airport two hours before your flight's departure time

Chilly weather boosts travellers heading for the sun

More than 220,000 passengers are expected through Stansted airport over the Easter weekend Credit: ITV Anglia

Stansted Airport expects over 220,000 passengers to pass through the terminal across the Easter bank holiday weekend as Brits head-off to sunnier climes and Europe's ski resorts.

It's the busiest part of the year so far at the Essex airport has people also head in from aboard.

Hundreds of thousands more air travellers will also take to the skies over the remainder of the week as new routes launch and many seasonal destinations return as the new summer flying schedule comes into operation.