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.

Buses replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February

Start date
12/02/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Great Northern between London Kings Cross / Cambridge and Kings Lynn

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Kings Lynn

TOC(s) affected
Great NorthernGreater Anglia

Major engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing all lines from Monday to Friday.

As a result, no trains will run on this route. Buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn, calling at all stations.

Journey times will be extended by up to 90 minutes.

Direct train services between Ely, Cambridge North and London Kings Cross will be reduced to one per hour. There will be no direct train service between Waterbeach and London Kings Cross - a change of trains at Cambridge will be required. Services between Cambridge and London Kings Cross will operate normally.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

You can find onward travel information for each station by clicking on the links below:

Kings Lynn


Downham Market



If you are planning to travel on the replacement bus services and require assistance, please contact Great Northern directly to arrange this.


Both folding and non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services. Cycle storage space is available at most stations on this route should you with to store a cycle at either end of your train journey during this period.

Project Information:

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