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East Coast travel advice for bank holidays

East Coast is reminding passengers to check travel times carefully over the April and May Day bank holidays.

Revised timetables will apply on all bank holidays, while some services will be retimed on other dates due to Network Rail engineering work.

Details of all timetables throughout the April and May holidays are available online.

A summary of the main alterations to East Coast services:

Good Friday, 22 April: East Coast will operate a revised timetable on this date.

Easter Saturday, 23 April: Network Rail engineering work will take place between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh: East Coast services which normally serve Glasgow will start and terminate at Edinburgh throughout the day.

Also, engineering work from 21.15 will result in journey times between Doncaster and Newark being extended by 25 minutes, while separate engineering work between Peterborough and Stevenage will result in changes to late evening services between Leeds and London.

Easter Sunday, 24 April: Network Rail engineering work will continue between Peterborough and Stevenage until 14.00. During this period, an hourly East Coast service will operate in both directions between London and Newcastle/Scotland, calling additionally at Huntingdon.

East Coast services will not call at Stevenage: an hourly service to and from Leeds will connect with these trains at Doncaster or Peterborough. Also, engineering work will take place between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh: East Coast services which normally serve Glasgow will start and terminate at Edinburgh throughout the day.

Easter Monday, 25 April: East Coast will operate a revised timetable on this date.

Tuesday to Thursday, 26 to 28 April: Normal weekday East Coast timetables will operate.

Royal Wedding Day, Friday 29 April: East Coast will operate a revised timetable on this date.

Saturday, 30 April: Network Rail engineering work from 21.15 will result in journey times between Retford and Newark being extended by up to 35 minutes, while separate engineering work between Peterborough and Stevenage will result in changes to late evening services between Leeds and London.

Sunday, 1 May: Network Rail engineering work will continue between Peterborough and Stevenage until 14.00. During this period, an hourly East Coast service will operate in both directions between London and Newcastle/Scotland, calling additionally at Huntingdon.

East Coast services will not call at Stevenage: an hourly service to and from Leeds will connect with these trains at Doncaster or Peterborough. Also, engineering work will take place between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh: East Coast services which normally serve Glasgow will start and terminate at Edinburgh throughout the day.

May Day Holiday Monday, 2 May: East Coast will operate a revised timetable on this date.

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