Crazy Christmas is now officially upon us

18 December 2015

christmas The chaos of Christmas is finally here. Today is Crazy Friday (or Black Eye Friday depending where you are in the country), as the last weekend before Christmas sees everyone hitting the bars and clubs like prohibition is on the way.

Godspeed to anyone working behind a bar this weekend.

It isn't only down the pub where things are getting insane, as today sees the travel of TRAVEL CHAOS! That's right, as of tonight, the roads are going to be busier than usual, and public transport is going to be trying as well.

Over the next few weeks, the biggest ever rail engineering works project Britain has seen in years, is planned which means the trains are going to be testing to say the least. Today is the busiest day on the roads, and analysts at INRIX reckon that drivers could well see delays of up to two hours and twenty minutes.

Pete Williams, a spokesperson for the RAC, said the volume of roadworks on major roads in England right now, are "unprecedented". He said: "It is set to get busy on the roads this weekend as UK drivers are expected to stagger the usual Christmas getaway."

There's going to be delays on most major motorways, with the M1, M6, M5, M4 and M62 being particularly bad.

As for the trains, Gatwick Express services will stop running for 10 days thanks to engineering works, and trains to Heathrow are going to be stopped for three days thanks to Crossrail works.

Our advice? If staying in isn't an option, then make sure you've got a book on you or some decent tunes to listen to, because today is when it all starts getting hectic. Good luck.

TOPICS:   Travel   Christmas

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