Train passengers should check before they travel this Easter

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Rail passengers are being asked to check before they travel this bank holiday weekend as trains are expected to be busier than usual. 

From Friday 15 to Monday 18 April, people travelling across the Northern network are being asked to be flexible with their journey plans due to increased demand for the holiday weekend. 

Chris Jackson the Regional Director for Northern said: "We know the bank holiday provides a great opportunity for people to get out, explore and enjoy all the North of England has to offer.

"We're doing all we can to prepare for the weekend... are also asking our customers to allow extra time for journey's and where possible avoid travelling during the busiest times."

A number of engineering work is also taking place on Sunday 17 April with bus replacement services in operation. 

The main routes affected are trains via:

  • Manchester Victoria, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge

  • Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton

  • Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross

  • Lancaster and Granger-over-Sands, Arnside and Silverdale station

  • Bentham, Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham Port-Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Kendal and Windermere