National Rail Enquiries - Easter Bank Holiday Travel Summary 2023 (2023)

Welcome to the National Rail Enquiries travel advice summary for the Easter holiday period, Good Friday 7April to Easter Monday 10April 2023.

​​​​​​​Major engineering work will be taking place during the holiday period, affecting certain routes. Network Rail carry out essential improvement and engineering work across the rail network during this time as fewer than half the number of people usually travel by train.

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

We hope the information in this guide will help you to plan your rail travel during the Easterperiod.Please note though that this information is subject to change as timetables are still being finalised, please check before you travel.Please check theLatest Travel Newsfor up to date real time information.

Major improvement work on your railway

Details of the key major engineering and improvement projects tobe undertaken at Easter will be published herewhen available.

For details of all forthcoming engineering works, and their possible impact on your journey, pleasecheck here.

Planning to travelthis Easter

You can find the best value fare for your journey using ourCheapest Fare Finder.

To find out more about your rights if a train changes, please checkhere.

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Easter changes being made by your Train Operating Company:

​​​​​​​Details of the service each Train Operating Company will be providingover the Easter weekend areavailable here.

Avanti West Coast

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

c2c

Good Friday 7April

No service alterations are planned due to engineering work.

Saturday 8 April

No service alterations are planned due to engineering work.

Sunday 9April

Due to engineering work between Pitsea and Upminster via Grays, buses will replace trains between:

  • Grays and Upminster via Purfleet and Rainham.
  • Pitsea and Chafford Hundred via Grays.

An amended train service will run between Chafford Hundred and London Fenchurch Street. For Dagenham Dock, you can use your ticket on London Buses as replacement buses will not call.

Easter Monday 10April

Due to engineering work between Pitsea and Upminster via Grays, buses will replace trains between:

  • Grays and Upminster via Purfleet and Rainham.
  • Pitsea and Chafford Hundred via Grays.

An amended train service will run between Chafford Hundred and London Fenchurch Street. For Dagenham Dock, you can use your ticket on London Buses as replacement buses will not call.

Caledonian Sleeper

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

No Saturday night service as usual.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Chiltern Railways

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

CrossCountry

Good Friday 7April

Due to engineering work between Ely and Cambridge, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Due to engineering work between Reading and Basingstoke, trains will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central. Services will not callat Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway, andjourney times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke / Winchester. For Southampton Airport Parkway, you can use alternative train services.

Saturday 8 April

Due to engineering work between Ely and Cambridge, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Due to engineering work between Reading and Basingstoke, trains will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central. Services will not callat Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway, andjourney times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke / Winchester. For Southampton Airport Parkway, you can use alternative train services.

Due to engineering work between Crewe and Stafford, CrossCountry services will not be able to stop at Crewe. Customers can use London Northwestern Railway services to connect between Crewe and Stafford.

Sunday 9April

Due to engineering work between Ely and Cambridge, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Due to engineering work between Reading and Basingstoke, trains will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central. Services will not callat Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway, andjourney times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke / Winchester. For Southampton Airport Parkway, you can use alternative train services.

Due to engineering work between Crewe and Stafford, CrossCountry services will not be able to stop at Crewe. Customers can use London Northwestern Railway services to connect between Crewe and Stafford.

Due to engineering work between Leeds and York, CrossCountry services will be diverted and cannot call at Wakefield Westgate orLeeds. You can use alternative train services to make connectionsto and from these stations.

Easter Monday 10April

Due to engineering work between Ely and Cambridge, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Due to engineering work between Reading and Basingstoke, trains will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central. Services will not callat Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway, andjourney times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke / Winchester. For Southampton Airport Parkway, you can use alternative train services.

Due to engineering work between Crewe and Stafford, CrossCountry services will not be able to stop at Crewe. Customers can use London Northwestern Railway services to connect between Crewe and Stafford.

East Midlands Railway

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Elizabeth line

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Gatwick Express

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Grand Central

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Great Northern

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Great Western Railway

Good Friday 7April

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn, long distance trains that usually run via Newbury will be diverted and retimed. Local services will be replaced by busesbetween Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading and Basingstoke, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Due to late night engineering work between Westbury and Frome, the following trains will be replaced by buses between Westbury and Frome:

  • 21:30 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome
  • 23:45Bristol Temple Meads to Frome.

Saturday 8 April

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn, long distance trains that usually run via Newbury will be diverted and retimed. Local services will be replaced by busesbetween Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading and Basingstoke, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Sunday 9April

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn, long distance trains that usually run via Newbury will be diverted and retimed. Local services will be replaced by busesbetween Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading and Basingstoke, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Easter Monday 10April

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn, long distance trains that usually run via Newbury will be diverted and retimed. Local services will be replaced by busesbetween Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

Due to engineering work closing the line between Reading and Basingstoke, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Greater Anglia

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Heathrow Express

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Hull Trains

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Island Line

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

LNER

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

London Northwestern Railway

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

London Overground

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Lumo

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Merseyrail

Good Friday 15 April

Normal Friday service.

Saturday 16April

Normal Saturday service.

Sunday 17April

Normal Sunday service, subject to the following engineering work.

Engineering workis taking place between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross, closing some lines. Some trains will be replaced by buses through the day.

Easter Monday 18April

Normal Monday service.

Northern

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

ScotRail

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

South Western Railway

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Southeastern

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Southern

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Stansted Express

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Thameslink

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

TransPennine Express

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

Transport for Wales

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

West Midlands Railway

Good Friday 7April

Details will be published here when available.

Saturday 8 April

Details will be published here when available.

Sunday 9April

Details will be published here when available.

Easter Monday 10April

Details will be published here when available.

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