Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

No trains at Grantham all day on Saturday 25 and until 12:00 on Sunday 26 November

Start date
25/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham and Norwich / Skegness

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross

Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh / Leeds and London Kings Cross

TOC(s) affected
East Midlands TrainsGrand CentralHull TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Grantham area all day Saturday and until 12:00 on Sunday, closing all lines through the station.

Trains will not call at Grantham all day Saturday and until 12:00 on Sunday.

East Midlands Trains services between Nottingham and Skegness will be diverted via an alternative route and call additionally at Bottesford as required. Buses will run between Grantham and Bottesford.

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will operate as two separate services. One between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham and one between Nottingham and Norwich. Trains between Nottingham and Norwich will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Grantham.

Trains between Nottingham and Grantham will be replaced by buses between Bottesford and Grantham.

Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast will run a reduced service. Trains will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, extending journey times by up to 70 minutes.

Additionally some Virgin Trains East Coast services from Edinburgh / Newcastle will be amended to terminate at York, Doncaster or Newark North Gate.

Buses will run between Retford and Peterborough, calling at Newark North Gate and Grantham.

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Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.