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Northern asks customers to plan ahead for Easter bank holiday travel

Northern is advising customers travelling this Easter bank holiday weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journeys. 

Trains are expected to be very busy between Friday 15 and Monday 18 April across the Northern network. 

In addition, engineering work on some routes in East Yorkshire, Cumbria, Manchester and Liverpool will see some trains replaced by buses, meaning longer travel times on the following routes:  

  • Hull and Beverley 
  • Hull, Brough and Goole 
  • Hull, Brough and Selby 
  • Manchester Victoria, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge (on Sunday 17 only) 
  • Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton until 1300 only (on Sunday 17 only) 
  • Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross (on Sunday 17 only) 
  • Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands. Arnside and Silverdale stations will be served by a mini-bus service (on Sunday 17 only) 
  • Bentham, Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham Port (on Sunday 17 only) 
  • Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Kendal and Windermere (on Sunday 17 only) 

A spokesperson for Northern said: “We know the bank holiday provides a great opportunity for people to get out, explore and enjoy all the North of England has to offer. 

“We’re doing all we can to prepare for the weekend and are also asking our customers to plan ahead, expect services to be busy, allow extra time for journeys and, where possible, to avoid travelling during the busiest times.” 

For full details of Northern’s timetables – and the planned engineering work visit Train times can also be checked via National Rail Enquiries

Contact Information

Northern Trains Press Office