Major improvement works will be carried out on the West Coast main line over the Easter weekend.

Although Chiltern Railways will not be directly affected by these works, services are expected to be busier as usual as some passengers who would have normally travelled on the affected line are expected to use Chiltern Railways.

40,000 extra seats will be provided over the bank holiday weekend for travellers to accommodate the expected increase in traveller numbers. To assist customers travelling, Chiltern Railways advises the following:

• Purchase tickets in advance via the app or the website to save time and guarantee the best prices;

• Check the timetable for amended times before you travel;

• If picking up pre-purchased tickets from a station, please leave extra time in case of queuing

• Please be patient as your journey will be busier than usual

Eleni Jordan, Commercial Director for Chiltern Railways said, “Chiltern Railways are doing all that we can to make sure that those who want to travel by rail can, but we need passengers to know that our trains will be very busy, and they should allow extra time for their journey.

“We have strengthened services travelling through Buckinghamshire to make sure there is capacity for our customers who wish to travel from stations in the area. We will also have additional people at our stations to help and advise passengers travelling during this time. We appreciate your patience during this busy period.”