If it’s coming up to a public holiday (or series of them), you can lay money that the UK Railway will have some closures on it.
Suprisingly, there’s not a lot that’s affecting travellers to and from the London area airports.
Let’s take a look at what’s affected on the upcoming weekend:
- No planned engineering works , with a full 15 minute service during the weekend
TFL Rail (London Paddington to Heathrow)
- A normal time timeable will run (every 30 minutes to and from Heathrow Terminal 4
Gatwick Express is letting the side down a bit, with closures
- On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, there will be no service. Use Southern/Thameslink from London Bridge
- On Easter Sunday, an amended, half hourly service will run.
- On Easter Monday, a Saturday service will operate. 4 trains per hour will run between London and Gatwick Airport.
- No planned works. A norma service will operate
Docklands Light Railway (Connecting London City Airport)
- There will be closures on the Docklands Light Railways between West India Quay/Popular and Bank/Tower Gateway. Bus replacement services will run between these points.
The significant changes are at:
- London Euston (Affecting Caledonian Sleeper, London North Western Railway and Virgin Trains, with trains being terminated short of London, or diverted)
- London Fenchurch Street (affecting Essex Thames-side services diverted to Liverpool Street)
- London Waterloo (affecting South Western Railway services via Wimbledon)
- There are major changes between Preston and Motherwell, and Birmingham and Coventry too
The full list is at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/211606.aspx
Whilst the engineering works aren’t as bad as some seasons, there is good cause to plan ahead where you can when you travel this Easter.
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