Major rail delays over Easter period
COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for major Easter disruption on the railways as trains between Birmingham and London Euston are cancelled on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Train users are advised not to travel on Easter Sunday as engineering work means London Euston will effectively be shutdown, with no trains running in or out of the station.
Work is being carried out at Wembley, ahead of a large-scale replacement of the old, worn out junction later in the year.
Euston’s Easter Sunday shutdown will affect services along the West Coast main line, including Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester, Preston, Carlisle and Scotland. Services on Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2, will also be busier as fewer trains will be running.
Commuters are advised Chiltern Trains will run a revised timetable over the whole weekend and services will be running between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.
Train travel will be ‘particularly difficult’ over the Easter weekend, with engineering work also affecting commuters travelling between Birmingham and Bristol.
From Friday, March 30, until the early hours of Wednesday, April 4, engineers will carry out Network Rail’s largest ever upgrade of signalling equipment at Bristol Temple Meads.
Trains will operate from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Parkway, with rail replacement buses then continuing until Bristol Temple Meads.