Changes to train times

 

Easter Travel Summary 2020

If you are travelling over the Easter weekend (from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April 2020), your journey may be affected by planned engineering work.

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

Major engineering work will be taking place  Information on all other line closures is available on our future engineering works page.

You can find the best value fare for your journey using our Cheapest Fare Finder. Information on advance tickets and when you can buy them is available here.



You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you would like to follow Easter train travel on Twitter, please use #EasterWorks

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:

Avanti West Coast

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend. 

c2c

 

All weekend - Trains will not run between Barking and London Fenchurch Street and will instead be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street, calling additionally at Stratford. There will be no service at Barking until after 07:00.

Trains will not run between Barking and Grays via Rainham. Buses will run between Upminster and Grays, calling at Rainham and Purfleet.

On Sunday and Monday, the line between Grays and Pitsea will also be closed, buses will replace trains between these stations.

To help complete your journey, your ticket will be accepted on the following services:

 

Good Friday and Easter Monday - An amended Sunday service will run

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Chiltern Railways

 

Good Friday – An amended Saturday service will operate.

Easter Saturday – A normal Saturday timetable will operate.

Easter Sunday – A normal Sunday timetable will operate.

Easter Monday – A amended Saturday service will operate.

CrossCountry

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

East Midlands Trains

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Gatwick Express

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Grand Central

 

On Sunday, the 09:50 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will be retimed to run later than usual. All other Grand Central services will run as normal.

Great Northern

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Great Western Railway

 

Good Friday - An amended Friday service will run. The train service on some routes will start later than usual and some trains will be amended to start from a different station than usual. 

Saturday - An amended Saturday service will run on some routes.

Sunday - An amended Sunday service will run on some routes.

Monday - An amended Monday service will run. The train service on some routes will start later than usual and some trains will be amended to start from a different station than usual.

 

Details of the engineering work taking place over the Easter Weekend will be published here as soon as possible. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Greater Anglia

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Heathrow Express

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Hull Trains

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Island Line

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

LNER

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

London Northwestern Railway

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

London Overground

 
A Saturday service will operate on Good Friday for the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction / Richmond to Stratford
  • Gospel Oak to Barking
  • London Euston to Watford Junction
  • Liverpool Street to Cheshunt / Chingford / Enfield Town.


A weekday service will operate on Good Friday for the following routes:

  • Highbury and Islington to Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / New Cross / West Croydon
  • Romford to Upminster.   

Merseyrail

 

Good Friday  – A Saturday service will run

Saturday – A normal service will run

Sunday – A normal service will run on all lines, except the route between Hunts Cross and Liverpool South Parkway which will be closed until 13:00 due to engineering work.

Easter Monday - A Saturday service will run.

Northern

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

ScotRail

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

South Western Railway

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Southeastern

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Southern

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Stansted Express

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Thameslink

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

TfL Rail

 
London Paddington - Heathrow T4 / Hayes & Harlington / Reading

TfL Rail will run a Saturday Service on Good Friday with 2 trains per hour running between London and: 

  • Heathrow T4
  • Hayes & Harlington
  • Reading


London Liverpool Street - Shenfield

TfL Rail will run a Saturday Service on Good Friday with 6 trains per hour between London and  Shenfield.

 

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday and Sunday – Buses replace trains between Selby and Hull

Sunday –

  • TransPennine Express services will not run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street
  • Buses replace trains between Preston and Carlisle

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

  • Buses replace trains between Carlisle, Lockerbie, Motherwell and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh
  • Buses replace trains between Manchester and Preston

TransPennine Express are advising customers not to attempt to travel between Manchester and Scotland via Preston over the Easter weekend if at all possible.

Transport for Wales

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

West Midlands Railway

 

Please check back nearer to the time of travel for information on how services will be affected over the Easter Weekend.

Last updated:   08 January 2020