A strike at French ports that would have severely disrupted ferry services at Dover has been called off as the great Easter getaway begins.
The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh & granddaughter Princess Eugenie as she arrived for Mattins at St George's Chapel.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his final Easter address. He called for young people to embrace faith.
Passengers travelling to and through Southampton are reminded to check before they travel at weekends between now and May as Network Rail will be carrying out extensive planned improvement work to increase the reliability of the railway in the Southampton area.
The £20m improvements to the railway will improve the reliability of trains through Southampton and the surrounding areas. However, in order to carry out the work, there will be disruption to trains using Southampton Central station over eight weekends.
They'll include the Easter bank holiday weekend, starting March 15 and finishing on May 4. These include services from South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern and First Great Western.
– Jim Morgan, Infrastructure Director
This is a vital programme of investment to improve the reliability of train services for Southampton and the surrounding region. The work takes place on weekends from March 15 until early May, with each weekend seeing different service changes on lines to and from Southampton Central. Please make sure that you check before you travel. We recognise that this is not ideal and we are sorry for the inevitable disruption that will be caused to our passengers. We have sought to keep disruption to a minimum whilst we undertake this essential work."
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As thousands head off for the Easter weekend, commuters who travel through Reading are being warned of disruption as the station is closed due to £900m upgrade.
There are no direct services from Swindon, Oxford and Newbury to London. Trains from Bournemouth and Southampton to the north will also be affected. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
Travel chaos was narrowly avoided today on cross channel ferries - as a strike at French ports was called off - at the last minute. But the news came too late for thousands of passengers who'd already cancelled or changed their travel plans. Malcolm Shaw reports on the Easter getaway.
First Great Western Managing Director Mark Hopwood explains in detail the changes to services and why the work is needed. He spoke to our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
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