Rail firms warn of Easter travel chaos

Passengers have been warned 'Easter is cancelled' as far as trains are concerned. Rail companies are warning people not to travel as closures on main routes could result in hours of delays with journey times quadrupled in some cases.

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Virgin says passengers must 'seek alternative routes'

We understand that improvement works can have a big impact on passengers and we are advising customers not to travel over Easter if they can avoid it. Customers who must travel will have to seek alternative routes which means their journeys will take significantly longer and could be extremely busy. Passengers who are travelling should definitely check their journey before they travel. We have worked closely with Network Rail and industry partners to ensure alternative travel arrangements are in place wherever possible and to keep disruption to a minimum whilst this important work is carried out.

– Phil Bearpark, Virgin Trains

Check if your journey is affected

The following services are affected:

  • West Coast main line - Four day closure between London Euston an Milton Keynes
  • Great Western - Closed between Hayes and Didcot in Oxfordshire
  • Great Anglia - No trains from Liverpool Street to Ipswich and Norwich
  • Southeastern - No services to or from Cannon Street, London Bridge, Charing Cross or Waterloo East


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