Easter train travel 2022: full list of services and Tube networks cancelled over the bank holiday weekend

There’s expected to be widespread Easter disruption due to engineering works on the rail network

People travelling over the Easter weekend will face train delays and cancellations due to engineering works on the rail network.

Travel expert Simon Calder has called the timing “ludicrous”, being the first bank holiday with no Covid restrictions.

Network Rail said it was undertaking a £22 million upgrade project and has advised people to travel either side of the bank holiday.

Here’s everything you need to know about how Easter travel could be disrupted.

Which train services will be affected?

  • London Euston: No trains will run to or from Euston over the Easter weekend on Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April. Trains to the West Midlands, north-west England and parts of Scotland will instead start from Milton Keynes Central.
  • No trains on the Chiltern Line between Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway (16-17 April). Replacement buses will run from Aylesbury to Beaconsfield, where a train service will run to Marylebone
  • Clapham Junction: Many services will not stop at Vauxhall or Earlsfield.
  • Trains from London to Salisbury will stop at Basingstoke, and there will several other timetable alterations
  • London Victoria Station: No Southern Railway services will run from Victoria all weekend.
  • There will also be some closures and timetable alterations on c2c and Greater Anglia.
  • From 16 April to 18 April there will be no train between Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central - a rail replacement bus service will operate in both directions between Carlisle and Edinburgh, also stopping at Lockerbie.
  • On 16 April to 18 April there will be engineering works between Selby and Hull - a replacement bus service will be in place in both directions also stopping at Brough.
  • Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale town from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April due to engineer works.

What parts of the Tube network will be closed?

If you are planning to stay in London over the Easter weekend, you could face delays and diversions during your visit.

Several parts of the Tube network are set to be closed.

  • Hammersmith & City line: The entire line will be shut for the whole bank holiday weekend.
  • District line: Closed between Tower Hill and West Ham, as well as between Kensington (Olympia), due to works related to the new Elizabeth line. The line will also be closed on Easter Sunday between Turnham Green and Richmond for track maintenance.
  • The Piccadilly line will be closed between Acton Town and Heathrow, and Rayners Lane and Uxbridge for track works.
  • In addition to the ongoing closure of the Bank branch of the Northern line between Moorgate and Kennington, there will be no service from Charing Cross to Stockwell and Battersea Power Station, or from Euston to Moorgate. Services will run northbound from Charing Cross, and between Stockwell and Morden. 
  • DLR: Closed between Prince Regent and Beckton from 15-17 April because of work to introduce new trains.
  • Overground will be shut between Euston and Kilburn High Road, and between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town and between Cheshunt and Chingford on 17 April.

Buses will run a Sunday service on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Santander Cycles will be available throughout the Easter period, alongside London’s network of Cycleways.

More than 10,200 bikes are available across more than 800 docking stations, 24 hours a day.

The Emirates Air Line cable car will be open, running from 8am to 11pm on the bank holidays, and river services will continue to run as normal.

A spokesperson for Transport for London (TfL) said: "Easter is an ideal time for us to undertake essential improvement works on the network as demand is lower and the four day weekend means we can do complex works that take longer.

"We’d encourage customers to check before they travel, using our website or the TfL Go app."

What has Network Rail said?

Network Rail, which manages rail tracks, also said Easter provided an opportunity to carry out essential work.

Dave Penney, passenger director for the North West and Central region, said: "Long bank holiday weekends continue to give our engineers the time they need to close the railway for complex jobs like track replacements and bridge overhauls while disrupting the fewest number of people."

Chiltern Railway said it was offering high-capacity trains from some stations, including Gerrards Cross, Oxford Parkway, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield.

But those services are expected to be very busy due to closures elsewhere.

The FA is advising match-goers to use the Chiltern line, or travel by car or Tube to Wembley Park.