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We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this very sad time. Visit the Royal website for more information.

Easter Travel Information

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Whether you are having a meal with the family, meeting up with your friends or going on an Easter egg hunt with the kids, Easter can be a very busy period for us all. The information below is all you need to ensure you travel with ease on our trains over the Easter period. 

Secure your seat in advance

To ensure you have a reserved seat and are able to relax on your journey, book your tickets in advance via our website or Train Tickets app. We could even save you up to 60%* with CrossCountry Advance tickets.

You can find out all the details on our changes to train times page.

Check engineering work to help plan your journey

Friday 15 – Monday 18 April 2022 

Friday 15 – Monday 18 April




Trains will not call at Coventry and Birmingham International. Journey times will remain unaffected. Rail replacement road transport will operate between Leamington Spa, Coventry and Birmingham International.

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 April




Journey times will be extended by up to one hour.

Saturday 16 from 0830 – Monday 18 April




Trains will not call at Motherwell. Rail replacement road transport will operate between Motherwell and Edinburgh Waverley.


London Euston closed Friday 15 - Monday 18 April

Major track improvement upgrades over the Easter weekend will mean London Euston is closed to train services. Customers travelling to or from London between 15-18 April will have longer journeys and trains will be busier than usual. Please travel either side of these dates.

Saturday 16 April

Football supporters in Liverpool and Manchester traveling to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final are advised not to travel by train and instead follow the FA’s advice on how to get to Wembley on Saturday 16 April.

For more information visit the FA website.

Be flexible with your travel on a quieter train

We have created a table to quickly summarise how busy we expect our services to be over the Easter period, by time of day in a simple 'traffic light' format. If you are flexible with your travel arrangements,  please use this information to select quieter services. If you are more restricted, please ensure you book in advance to reserve your seat.  

Expected for plenty of seats to be available
Expected for some seats to be available
Expected to be limited seats available on these trains, book your tickets in advance to secure yourself a seat  
No Service 

  04:00 - 07:59 08:00 - 09:59 10:00 - 12:59 13:00 - 15:59 16:00 - 19:59 20:00 - 23:59

Journey care 

If you need extra assistance to help you with your journey, we offer our Passenger Assist service. 

You can pre-book this service online when you buy your tickets on our website or you can call us on  0344 811 0125 (text phone users can call 0344 811 0126). So that we can arrange everything for you, please give us at least 2 hours notice before you travel.

Only bring luggage you can comfortably carry

We have a limited amount of space on our trains to store luggage, so please be considerate of other passengers and only bring what you can comfortably carry. Soft bags and small cases are easier to store. 

On our trains we have storage available:

  • Under the seat in front of you 
  • Above every seat in the overhead racks 
  • At the end of each coach for large luggage items 

Please visit our luggage page for more information. 


*Applies to CrossCountry journeys only. Average saving calculated by comparing Standard Advance Single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,893 CrossCountry journeys, to the equivalent price of a Standard Anytime Single ticket valid on the same service. Advance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Please see website for full details.


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