Network Rail plan Easter misery... sorry, works

traintrack Network Rail are going to be doing some major works over the Easter weekend, and you just know it'll be havoc for those who need to use those lines, faced with the misery of a 'replacement bus'.

Most of the works will be in the West Midlands and Staffordshire. A Network Rail spokesperson said that anyone travelling during this period should check their website before setting out over Easter. You can see the summary of jobs that'll be getting done here.

Seeing as the jobs will invariably take longer than they're supposed to, you'd be wise to check long after the Easter period too.

Engineering works will be happening at Norton Bridge, between Stafford and Crewe, where there's going to be a new flyover; the line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton; trains between Birmingham and Manchester, and Birmingham and Shrewsbury will also be affected.

A spokesperson for Arriva Trains Wales said replacement buses would be running over the Easter period. Meanwhile, services across London Midland, CrossCountry and Virgin that go through Stafford are going to be affected from the last services of 24th March to the first services on 29th March.

This is all part of the £40bn upgrading of the rail network.

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