Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 22/04/2018 21:16. Update now

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.

Amended service between Doncaster and Peterborough from 13:00 on Saturday 2 until 12:00 on Sunday 3 December

Start date
02/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange / Sunderland 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
Grand CentralHull TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast

Engineering work is taking place between Retford and Peterborough, closing the lines.

From 13:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, trains will not run between Retford and Peterborough.

Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast will run an amended service. Some trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Doncaster and Peterborough, extending journey times by up to 70 minutes.

Some services will be amended to start / terminate at York, Doncaster, Retford or Peterborough. Buses will run between Retford, Newark North Gate, Grantham and Peterborough.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


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.