Christmas train services from Virgin Trains
Tuesday 21, December 2010
Travelling over Christmas and New Year? Here is some travel information and advice from Virgin Trains.
Virgin Trains is reminding passengers to check times and book seats in plenty of time as services around the holiday period on all their routes are likely to be very busy. Seats can be booked when purchasing tickets online at virgintrains.com, by phone on 0871 977 4222, or in person at Virgin Trains’ stations. Train times can be checked by visiting nationalrail.co.uk or calling 08457 48 49 50.
Apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day when there will be no services, trains will be running every day.
Day by day summary of services
24 December: Weekday service. Services reduced from early evening in preparation for a mid-evening shutdown.
25 and 26 December: No services
27 December: Weekday service although some early morning trains will be withdrawn. Route improvement work between Crewe and Preston all day will mean Euston to Glasgow services terminating at Crewe and re-starting at Preston. Birmingham to Scotland services via Carlisle will be diverted via an alternative route between Crewe and Preston. Rail replacement coaches will serve Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western. Passengers travelling from London to Scotland with Anytime or Off Peak tickets can use East Coast services from Kings Cross.
28 December: Weekday service. Route improvement work will be taking place all day between Wigan North Western and Preston. Euston to Glasgow services will terminate at Wigan and re-start from Preston. Birmingham to Scotland services will be diverted via an alternative route, but between 12:00 and 19:00 will be able to run via their normal route. Rail replacement coaches will run all day between Wigan North Western and Preston. Passengers travelling from London to Scotland with Anytime or Off Peak tickets can use East Coast services from London Kings Cross.
29 and 30 December: Normal weekday service.
31 December: Weekday service. Services reduced from early evening in preparation for a mid-evening shutdown.
1 January: Saturday service. Some early morning services withdrawn. Full service from mid-morning.
2 January: Normal Sunday service. No route improvement work.
3 January: Weekday service.Go to Virgin Trains website for more information and train tickets.
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