Bank holiday travellers face delays by car, rail and air
Sunday 24 August 2008
Transport delays and strikes threatened to add to holidaymakers' woes this weekend. Despite high fuel costs deterring many from travelling, congestion and delays occurred on roads throughout the country.
The M1 in Yorkshire was a particular black spot after it was closed while demolition work took place on power station cooling towers in Sheffield. Motoring groups warned drivers to avoid delays at a number of music festivals around the country including Reading, Notting Hill, Creamfields in Liverpool and Solfest in Cumbria.
People hoping to avoid road delays by flying also face disruption. Flights at Stansted Airport could be affected tomorrow by a 24-hour pay strike by members of the GMB union who operate luggage scanning equipment. Rail travellers also face delays and longer journey times caused by improvement works.
Thousands of engineers will be working at locations covering up to 130 miles of the London-Scotland West Coast Main Line. Virgin train services are one of the worst hit with major upgrade work taking place at Stoke, Rugby, Nuneaton and Milton Keynes.
Forecasters warned of rain, thunder and strong winds over the weekend.
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