As Easter traffic chaos looms over the UK, car sharing comes to the rescue

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The AA has predicted that the UK will be hit with significant traffic jams thanks to the closure of major rail lines over the Easter break.

Reporting on the projected chaos, The Guardian states that some 15 million people are expected to take to Britain’s roads across the coming weekend, which will create delays on many major motorways, triggered by engineering works on rail routes to London and Manchester.

ITV reports that TrafficMaster’s predictions for the nation’s top five affected roads are:

  • A303 westbound through Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset
  • M1 from junction 6A (M25 interchange) to junction 13 east of Milton Keynes, and from junction 23A in Leicestershire to junction 32 south of Rotherham
  • M5 from junction 15 north of Bristol towards junction 31 (Exeter)
  • M6 through the West Midlands (from junction 4A) and northwards towards Lancashire (junction 21A)
  • M25 all sections, especially both ways around junctions 14-17 around Heathrow Airport

Scotland will also feel the pinch, as large stretches of the West Coast mainline will be closed for four days over Easter. The Express adds that rail travellers can expect up to two hours of delays between Glasgow and London, while Virgin Trains has advised people to travel via Edinburgh and use the East Coast main line to London instead.

Liftshare and its community of 420,000 friendly members are available to help anyone looking to bypass rail and other delayed transport options. Drivers can post details of their journeys online and offer their spare seats for a split of their total petrol cost, while those without a vehicle can request lifts to wherever they need to be.

With our free iOS and Android apps, you can increase your chances of finding the perfect lift to anywhere in the UK – be it a place of work, festival, sports fixture or anywhere else. The app also offers instant messaging, cashless one-tap payments, pre-booking and much more.

We wish everyone travelling over the Easter weekend all the best, and hope you manage to avoid delay.

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