Don't catch a train over Easter

30 March 2015

train Got time off over the Easter weekend? Congratulations! You don't work in retail. Fancy a nice day trip somewhere? Well, whatever you do, don't think about catching a train.

You see, as usual, the train companies have decided to do a load of engineering works on the days when loads of people might actually want to use them. Naturally, that means there's going to be huge traffic jams as well, so you might as well stay in and sulk.

So what's going down? Well, there'll be no Southeastern trains running to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street in That London. As well as that, there's major works going on at Watford, which means there'll be no Virgin or London Midland trains able to run in-and-out of Euston station between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Virgin won't have any trains running any further south than Milton Keynes, Rugby or Northampton and there'll be no direct London Midland services between Euston and Hemel Hempstead, with Virgin saying that they are "strongly recommending" that passengers don't travel between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Trains through Manchester will also be affected as well as services in Scotland and, well, bloody everywhere. If you're planning a journey, have a look at your routes to see which ones are going to be a pain in your backside.

The roads will be chockablock too, with traffic information givers from Inrix saying that the congestion hotspots this weekend will be in the South East and the South West of England.

If you're travelling by road to Gatwick and Heathrow, journeys could take four times as long, so set off early if you're going on holiday.

TOPICS:   Travel   Motoring

1 comment

  • loafer1946
    Why do the train companies have an advertising campaign to encourage people to travel over Easter, 2 for 1 London attractionsetc, when there are no direct trains or even worse buses. Plus they do not reduce fares when providing a crappy servise

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