Easter Travel Summary 2015
These pages give an overview of the services that each Train Operating Company will be providing over the Easter period (between Good Friday 3 April and Easter Monday 6 April 2015)
Major improvement work taking place at Easter
Travelling over the Easter weekend may involve taking alternative routes than normal, sometimes travelling with different operators from different stations. Journey times may be longer than normal and may also involve transferring onto a bus for part of the journey.
It is recommended that, where possible, you travel either before the work starts or after it has finished; although it is anticipated that trains before and after the Easter weekend will be busy.
To plan your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, which gives details of the changes and the impact on your journey.
The following major engineering projects will be taking place during the Easter period:
- London Euston - Watford Junction
- London Paddington - Hayes & Harlington - Didcot Parkway
- Reading redevelopment
- Major changes to Southeastern services
- London Liverpool Street - Shenfield - Colchester / Southend Victoria
Train Operating Companies Travel Details
For a summary of the train services being provided by each Train Operating Company over the holiday, please choose the company you will be travelling with from the list below:
Travelling in London
Details of London Underground, buses, trams and river services operated by Transport for London over the Easter period will be available from tfl.co.uk/easter.
- The National Rail Enquiries website includes a Cheapest Fare Finder tool. Users will now be offered a cheaper alternative route to the journey requested, if there is one available. Being flexible on the days and times you can travel often means you can find a cheaper ticket, and passengers are recommended to check if they are eligible for a Railcard, which gives them a third off most rail fares including Advance tickets. The Cheapest Fare Finder tool is available here.
- If you are travelling long distances then we strongly recommend that you reserve a seat where possible to ensure a comfortable journey.
- Please check our 'Buying Advance Tickets' page frequently to see when tickets are available to buy and when seats are available for reservations.
- For the latest rail travel news, why not follow National Rail Enquiries on Twitter or Facebook? Details of our social media services are available here.
- Full details of all the engineering work taking place on Britain's railway network during the Easter period, together with advice on the alternative travel options, can be found here.