Sumary of Seaside squeeze on trains to the coast as passengers return to rail:
- Bank holiday weekend travellers look set for a seaside squeeze – with added challenges posed by rail engineering work and strikes.
- International travel restrictions mean far fewer British holidaymakers will go abroad this summer – increasing demand for domestic holidays and days out.
- ”The deputy chief executive of VisitBritain, Patricia Yates, said: “We are delighted to see people traveling to and enjoying our coastal regions.
- “With the convenience, ease and sustainability of domestic rail travel, this boost will have a positive impact on our coastal regions, boosting economic growth and spreading the benefits of tourism across Britain.
- ”The UK’s strict incoming travel rules, requiring multiple tests, has deterred all but the most determined inbound tourists.
- While over 95 per cent of Britain’s rail network is operating normally over the bank holiday weekend, passengers on some key inter-city lines face difficult journeys.