Easter Monday travel disruption: which trains, buses, and trams are operating?

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Here are all the travel disruptions that are in place on Easter Monday.

Several transport services like trains, trams and buses have been affected on Easter Monday (April 10).

Some planned disruption is expected on rail journeys with Network Rail delivering engineering works across the rail network. However, some customers expressed their frustration over the travel disruption. Bus replacements are available for use on the affected lines.

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To avoid travel disruption, it’s better to plan ahead and seek alternative travel routes. For that purpose, here are all the travel disruptions that are in place on Easter Monday.

Trains

Network Rail are delivering engineering works across the rail network this Easter and over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend.

On Monday 10 April, rail replacement buses will be in operation between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street over the Easter weekend. Trains will be operating between Birmingham – Redditch / Bromsgrove as normal during this time. West Midlands Railway services are affected by rail engineering work on the CrossCity North line with no trains between Lichfield Trent Valley and Aston.

Due to engineering works impacting journeys to/from London Euston and urgent safety assessments of a viaduct between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, Chiltern Railways services between Birmingham and London Marylebone are expected to be extremely busy. As such, you’re advised to only travel via this route if essential. For less busy services, you’re advised to use trains between Birmingham New Street - Milton Keynes Central, and rail replacement buses to Bedford for onward connections to London St Pancras.

Birmingham New Street has seen a large upturn in passengers since the Covid-19 pandemic.Birmingham New Street has seen a large upturn in passengers since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Birmingham New Street has seen a large upturn in passengers since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rail Replacement Bus Information

  • You require a valid rail ticket to travel on a rail replacement bus.
  • All of our rail replacement vehicles are fully accessible.
  • Animals are not permitted on rail replacement buses (except for assistance animals).
  • Large items of luggage and non-folding bicycles are not permitted onboard rail replacement bus services.

For timetables during this time please visit national rail.

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Trams

Easter Monday Metro service levels will operate to a Sunday timetable. Service will start from 07:13 from Wednesbury Parkway and operate every 12 minutes, and then every 15 minutes from 19:00 until the end of service.

Buses

Most Buses on Good Friday will operate to a Saturday timetable, and on Easter Monday will operate a Sunday timetable.

Check Stagecoach, National Express West Midlands, Diamond buswebsites for latest updates.

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