Network Rail have let me have the latest information on how the rail network will be affected by works over the Christmas period. Despite the massive programme of upgrades and repairs 90% of the network will be unaffected. That still means there is a chance your travel plans could be affected. For those flying out of Manchester airport Network Rail advise there will be disruption to various routes into the airport between 18th December and 2nd January. On Christmas Eve the last train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will depart at 7.20pm.
The best advice is if you are planning to travel over the Christmas and New Year check the times and any planned works.
For more information visit their website at www.networkrail.co.uk/Christmas