Royal Wedding Day and May Bank Holiday Weekend on Virgin Trains

By Virgin Trains, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011

LONDON, April 18, 2011 - There will be alterations to services over the May Day Bank Holiday
weekend because of route improvement work but the day of the Royal Wedding
(Friday 29 April) will see a normal weekday service in operation. Time
restrictions on the use of Off Peak tickets will be lifted between Friday 29
April and Monday 2 May inclusive.

On the Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 30 April 1, 2 May of the holiday
weekend there will be work taking place at various times between Euston and
Rugby, Wigan and Warrington, Oxenholme and Glasgow/Edinburgh and in the
Stafford station area. All route improvement work is scheduled to be
completed by 12:00 on Monday 2nd May.

Friday 29 April - Royal Wedding Day

A normal weekday service will be in operation. The full weekday First
Class catering offer will be available including a serving of sparkling
celebration wine. Standard class customers can upgrade to first class for
GBP25.00 per person per single journey, under 16's GBP5.00. Upgrades can be
purchased on the train or at ticket offices before boarding.

Saturday, 30 April

Because of route improvement work between Wigan and Warrington and
between Carlisle and Glasgow/Edinburgh services from London Euston to Glasgow
Central will terminate at Crewe and services from Birmingham to
Glasgow/Edinburgh will be diverted via Manchester and terminate at Preston.
There will be an hourly train shuttle service between Preston and Carlisle,
together with a two hourly train shuttle service from Carlisle to Glasgow
Central diverted via an alternative route. Rail replacement coach services
will serve Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western stations and will run
between Carlisle and Edinburgh Waverley.

Sunday 1 May

Because of route improvement work between Rugby and Euston services from
the Midlands and North West will terminate and start back from Rugby and
include calls at either Nuneaton or Coventry. The hourly West Coast
Replacement Shuttle will operate in both directions from Nuneaton and
Coventry direct to London Euston via an alternative route through
Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Trains serving North Wales and
Chester will only run between Holyhead and Crewe where connections can be
made to and from London Euston changing at Nuneaton. A replacement coach
service will run between Milton Keynes and Rugby until 12:00 after which
local journeys will be covered by a train service operated by London Midland

Trains will be unable to call at Stafford until 12:00 to enable Network
Rail to carry out essential maintenance at this key rail junction. A
replacement coach service will run from Stafford to both Stoke-on-Trent and

Because of route improvement work between Warrington and Wigan and
between Oxenholme and Glasgow/Edinburgh most services from the South to
Glasgow Central will terminate at Crewe although a limited service of trains
will run through to Wigan and Preston using an alternative route. There will
be an hourly train shuttle service between Wigan and Oxenholme. Rail
replacement coach services will serve Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North
Western stations and at certain times will run direct between Crewe and
Preston. There will also be replacement coach services between Oxenholme and
Carlisle and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh Waverley.

Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

Because of route improvement work between Watford Junction and Rugby
until 12:00 involving the closure of two out of the normal four lines, Euston
to Birmingham/Wolverhampton and Euston to Manchester services will be reduced
to two services per hour instead of the normal three per hour that would
normally operate over these two routes. Also, until 12:00 most London Euston
to Holyhead services will run between Crewe and Holyhead only.

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telephone 08457-484950.

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