1. ITV Report

Network Rail work to disrupt train services over Easter

Railway services will be disrupted. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbrians hoping for an Easter getaway by train could find their plans disrupted, as Network Rail announced it is carrying out engineering projects over the bank holiday weekend.

More than 200 projects will be carried out, disrupting services in Cumbria and the south of Scotland, as well as London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

There will be no services from Carlisle to and from Glasgow Central or Edinburgh from April 15 to 17.

Network Rail said it is carrying out the work over Easter as fewer passengers use the railways during that period.

This Easter, thousands of rail workers will be working round the clock to deliver our Railway Upgrade Plan.

This will provide faster, better services in the long run and help relieve overcrowding to respond to the huge growth on Britain's railways.

We know that many people want to use the railway during the Easter holidays and the good news is that over 95% of the network is unaffected by this work.

But there will be some services that are impacted and so we strongly advise passengers to plan their journeys in advance.

– Phil Hufton, Network Rail Managing Director for England and Wales