Easter travel advice 2021

Planning to travel with us this Easter? Tickets are now on sale.

We're running a reduced service due to East Coast Upgrade engineering work. Plan ahead and follow our Easter travel tips to have a crackin' journey. Please visit the official government website for the latest travel restrictions.

Planned Easter engineering

Between March and June, including Easter Bank Holiday, there will be a reduced number of trains in and out of King's Cross and along our route.

If you're planning to travel with us during this period, it is important that you plan ahead and reserve a seat. All of our trains are reservation only. If you have bought an open ticket or purchased a ticket through another retailer, you can reserve your seat for free on our seat reservation page.

Monday 1 March 2021 through to Thursday 22 April 2021 – Check Before You Travel and Avoid Busy Periods

Long period of significant disruption with limited capacity at London King’s Cross, particularly during the morning and evening peak periods.

  • Planned disruption due to ongoing track and platform upgrades at London King’s Cross that will, when complete, improve reliability and allow faster acceleration and deceleration of our Azuma trains.
  • It will be easiest to secure a seat during the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to check for quieter services.
  • All LNER Lincoln services will start and terminate at Peterborough, with no services on Sundays.
  • No daytime LNER services to or from Harrogate but an early southbound and a late northbound service will operate on all days.
  • No daytime LNER services between Retford and London King’s Cross, with services only running to or from Peterborough. Some direct services will operate in the morning and evening on all days, with some daytime direct services on Sundays.

Easter travel tips

We're expecting our trains to be busier than usual between Thursday 1 and Monday 5 April.

It's really important that everyone follows the advice from us, to keep themselves, other passengers and our colleagues safe.

Quieter times to travel



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