Travel safely this Easter

Date published: 01 April 2021

If you need to travel this Easter weekend, then Government advice is to minimise travel where possible. If people do need to travel, they should do so safely, following all guidelines.

Bus and train services are running amended timetables, which means fewer trains than normal will be running over the Easter weekend with reduced capacity on services to many locations.

For more information about coronavirus guidance and details of how to travel safely visit


Diamond, Go North West and Rosso bus services are all running amended timetables.

Diamond, which runs the 471, is operating Sunday timetables on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Go North West, which runs the 17 and 18 services, will be operating a Saturday timetable on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Temporary timetables are in place because of industrial action:

Rosso will be operating Sunday timetables on Good Friday and Easter Monday.


Northern is still running amended timetables in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There is also planned engineering work on several routes in the region which will affect people’s journeys.

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We know people will want to get out and about at Easter, but I’m asking our customers to think carefully about their travel plans.

“Trains to some of our most popular destinations are likely to be busier than they have been in recent weeks and, while we will do everything we can to add carriages on key routes, we need customers to ensure they travel as safely as possible.”

Chris added: “Social distancing is still important and to help people ensure they can keep a good distance from others when travelling we’re asking our customers to stagger any journeys and avoid using the busiest services.

“And, of course, face coverings remain mandatory on all trains and stations across our network and everyone - aside from those who are exempt - should do their bit and keep their mouths and noses covered.”

For up-to-date details on train services this Easter visit National Rail Enquiries.

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