On the one hand, railways maintenance happens over bank holidays, because that's apparently when railways are quietest.
On the other hand, the roads are apparently busier than any other day of the year.
Nick says that his experience of long-distance train travel over Easter is "Argh so many kids. Argh everyone has ALL their stuff with them!" - which leads me to believe they aren't empty.
Do people use the long-distance trains more over bank holidays, but use local ones less because they aren't commuting? Or is something else going on?
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