Rail work due to finish on time

FEARS of late Easter travel chaos abated last night as the wintry Bank Holiday weather failed to cause significant problems on the country's roads and railways.

FEARS of late Easter travel chaos abated last night as the wintry Bank Holiday weather failed to cause significant problems on the country's roads and railways.

Network Rail said a massive programme of engineering work on tracks across the country had gone smoothly, and the majority of train services are expected to return to normal today.

Motoring organisations had warned of widespread congestion on the roads yesterday as families returned home after Easter weekend breaks, but the Highways Agency said there were no reports of major traffic jams.

"We are very pleased with how it's gone - people are doing what we are advising them and checking before they go out on the roads," a spokeswoman said.

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