Extra trains will run between the West Midlands and London with advance bookings up by 10 per cent on some routes for the traditional Easter getaway.
The busiest day for train travellers heading for the capital will be Thursday, April 21, with extra services added to the peak-hours timetable on most main routes from the region.
“Our trains are incredibly busy in the run-up to Easter, especially with more people than ever switching from road to rail after recent disruption on the M1,” said Arthur Leathley, communications director of Virgin Trains, which operates services on the busy West Coast mainline.
“The high demand proves we were right to introduce 32 per cent more trains in our high-frequency timetable just over two years ago,” added Mr Leathley.
However, there will be alterations to services over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend because of route improvement work but a normal weekday service will operate on Royal Wedding Day.
Essential maintenance work will take place on the route between Rugby and London Euston creating major disruption to travellers to and from the capital between on May 1.
Normal West Coast main line services from the West Midlands will terminate or begin at Rugby.
An 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.
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.
Engineers expect services to return to normal on May 2, but the timetable will be reduced to two trains an hour instead of three between the West Midlands and London.
There will be alterations on services between Birmingham and the north west because of various line improvement projects.
For further information passengers can visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or telephone 08457 484950.