The Easter bank holiday weekend has brought Britons amazing weather this year with balmy conditions and sunny weather. With temperatures expected to be warmer in the UK than other European holiday hotspots many are opting for a holiday at the British seaside this year. If that’s your plan as well, make sure to check that your train journey is not affected by Easter getaway chaos before you get to the platform.
Among the affected journey are Thameslink, Great Northern, the TransPennine Express and South West Railway.
These will all be operating with a reduced service over the holiday.
Gatwick Express trains are not operating at all today and Saturday, so make sure to find alternative routes if you’re heading to the south London airport.
If you find yourself trying to escape the UK’s capital, the London Underground will also be affected.
No services are running between Gospel Oak and Barking and many other journeys will be operating with replacement bus services instead.
To check if your trip is affected you can keep an eye on all scheduled disruptions on National Rail HERE.
National Rail has also recently launched an app to provide you with push notification detailing delays and disruptions.
The app, called Alert Me, can be found HERE.
Crispin Humm at National Rail said of the new app: “We are committed to putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’re investing to deliver new technology that will allow us to provide a more tailored service, keeping our customers informed during times of disruption.
“This new tool will provide customers with useful and relevant information so that they will feel in control of their journey.”
Alert Me is a free service and is being rolled out as part of a new trial, giving you personalised travel information through Facebook Messenger.
Customers will receive free notifications about possible disruptions to their journey and get told about alternative routes.