Changes to train times

 

Easter Travel Summary 2019

If you are travelling over the Easter weekend (from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April 2019), your journey may be affected by planned engineering work.

Some train companies may also be make changes to their usual timetable and some train times to match services to the number of customers travelling.

Major engineering work is taking place in the London Euston area, closing all lines to and from the station. There will be no trains at London Fenchurch Street and services to and from Glasgow Central will be amended. Information on all other line closures is available on our future engineering works page.

Below is a summary of the service that each train company will be running . Please choose the company you will be travelling with from the list:

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From Friday 19 until Monday 22 April, 

  • Trains will not run to / from London Fenchurch Street.
  • Buses will replace trains between Barking and Grays via Rainham

On Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday:
 
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness via Basildon
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Grays and Southend Central
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Grays and Upminster
  • Trains will not call at Barking until after 07:00.

On Easter Saturday:
 
  • 4 trains per hour will run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness via Basildon
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Grays and Southend Central
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Grays and Upminster
  • Trains will not call at Barking until after 07:00.
  • West Ham United are at home against Leicester City. Additional services will run before and after the match and services will be formed of 8 or 12 carriages.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no District Line services between Aldgate East and Barking and no Hammersmith & City Line services between London Liverpool Street and Barking.

All weekend, DLR services will not run between Bank, Tower Gateway and Poplar / West India Quay.

Caledonian Sleeper

 

As a result of engineering work between London Euston and Wembley, services will be diverted to start and terminate at London Kings Cross, not calling at Carlisle, Preston, Crewe or Watford Junction.

Engineering work is also affecting services to and from Glasgow. On Friday. the Glasgow Sleepers will divert via an alternative route, not calling at Shotts, Carstairs or Motherwell, with the sleeper from Glasgow towards London on Sunday doing the same.

Chiltern Railways

 
From Good Friday until Easter Monday, an amended service will run.

CrossCountry

 

From Friday 19 until Monday 22 April:

  • Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Motherwell
  • Buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Newport
  • Trains between Manchester, Birmingham and Reading / Bournemouth / Southampton that usually run via Birmingham International will divert via an alternative route, not calling at Birmingham International or Coventry. Buses will run between Birmingham International and Leamington Spa, calling at Coventry.

Sunday 21 April:
 
  • The line between Basingstoke and Winchester will be closed. CrossCountry services between Newcastle, Manchester and Bournemouth / Southampton will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Central. Buses will run between Reading and Winchester.
  • Trains will not call at Wakefield Westgate. If you are travelling to / from Wakefield Westgate you should use alternative services to Doncaster or Leeds to connect with CrossCountry services.

East Midlands Trains

 
On Saturday, some trains between London St Pancras and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield will be cancelled.

On Sunday:

  • Trains to and from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with some trains departing earlier than normal and not calling at Derby or Long Eaton. Rail replacement buses will be provided between Derby and Long Eaton.
  • Engineering work in the Edge Hill area means that trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted via and call additionally at Newton-le-Willows. Trains will not call at Warrington Central, Widnes or Liverpool South Parkway. Buses will run between Warrington, Widnes and Newton-le-Willows to connect with services to and from Liverpool.

Gatwick Express

 

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, there will be no service.

We are awaiting details of how the service will be affected on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, please check back closer to the time of travel.

Grand Central

 

There is no planned engineering work affecting Grand Central services.

Great Northern

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, an amended service will operate.

Services may also be affected by engineering work, please check back closer to the time of travel for updates.

Great Western Railway

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday:


On Sunday:
 
  • Trains between Reading and Redhill will be slightly retimed.
  • Some early morning services between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will be amended.
  • Early morning trains between Reading and Basingstoke will be replaced by buses.
  • Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run between London Paddington and Swindon. Alternative train services will be available between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.

Greater Anglia

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday:

  • Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.
  • Sheringham station is closed for major improvement work and buses will replace trains between Cromer and Sheringham.
  • Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

On Good Friday, the line between Reedham and Great Yarmouth via Berney Arms is closed.

Heathrow Express

 

There is no planned engineering work affecting Heathrow Express services.

Hull Trains

 

A normal service will operate on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

On Easter Monday, the 06:00 Beverley to London Kings Cross and 07:27 London Kings Cross to Hull services will not run.

Island Line

 

We are awaiting further details of how Island Line services will be affected. Please check back closer to the time of travel.  

LNER

 

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, LNER services will not run between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Buses will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell. If you are travelling to / from Glasgow you will be able to use alternative train services (operated by ScotRail) between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

London Northwestern Railway

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday:


On Easter Sunday, trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway only. Customers can use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

London Overground

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday, trains will not run to or from London Euston.

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, an amended service of three trains per hour will run between Kilburn High Road and Watford Junction. If you are travelling between London and Watford, you will be able to use London Underground services between London and Queens Park / Kilburn Park.

On Saturday and Sunday, a normal service will run between Kilburn High Road and Watford Junction.

Merseyrail

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, a Saturday service will run on all routes.

From Good Friday until Easter Sunday, buses will replace trains between West Kirby and Birkenhead North.

Northern

 

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale.

On Sunday:

  • Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Moorthorpe
  • Buses will replace trains between Barnsley and Huddersfield
  • Trains between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street will be revised to start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Buses will run trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Buses will replace train between Lancaster and Bentham / Grange-over-Sands

On Saturday and Sunday:
 
  • Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge
  • Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central


From 11:55 on Saturday until 12:00 on Monday, buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

ScotRail

 

From Saturday until Monday:

  • A reduced service will run to and from Glasgow Central.
  • Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Inverurie.

South Western Railway

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday, an amended South Western Railway service will run as a result of engineering work in the Wimbledon area.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Winchester / Andover.

Southeastern

 

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, trains will not run on the Woolwich or Bexleyheath Lines.

On Sunday:

  • Trains between Grove Park / Bromley South and Orpington will be slightly retimed.
  • Buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Ashford International / Maidstone West

Southern

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, an amended service will operate.

Services may also be affected by engineering work, please check back closer to the time of travel for updates.

Stansted Express

 

There is no planned engineering work affecting Stansted Express services.  

Thameslink

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, an amended service will operate.

Services may also be affected by engineering work, please check back closer to the time of travel for updates.

TfL Rail

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, a Saturday service will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

TransPennine Express

 

We are awaiting further details of how TransPennine Express services will be affected. Please check back closer to the time of travel. 

Transport for Wales

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday, buses will replace trains between Newport and Gloucester.

Virgin Trains

 

From Good Friday until Easter Monday:

 

On Sunday, trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via but not calling at Stockport. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Runcorn and between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street.

West Midlands Railway

 

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, a Saturday service will run between Birmingham and Worcester / Hereford / Shrewsbury.

Last updated:   11 February 2019