Easter holidays in wartime: from the archive, 1 April 1915
The withdrawal of the cheap train tickets will undoubtedly keep many people of the class which most needs a holiday in or near the city
We could not have had “Easter as usual” in the midst of the war whatever the railway companies did, but the withdrawal of all cheap excursion bookings must make this year’s Easter still more unlike the great general holiday by which it has been our custom to mark the coming of spring.
The precise effect of this restriction upon the railway traffic remains to be seen. It is bound to be considerable, but it must be remembered that tourist tickets are still being issued and that the difference between the excursion and the ordinary fares has lessened in the last few years, and there must be many thousands of people who usually make train journeys at Easter to whom the extra shillings are inconsiderable.
Source: Guardian Transport