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.

Reduced service to / from London St Pancras International from Sunday 23 December to Tuesday 1 January

Start date
23/12/2018  00:00
End date
01/01/2019 
Route affected
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East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield / Lincoln

Thameslink between Brighton / Horsham / Rainham and Kentish Town / Luton / Bedford / Peterborough

 
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East Midlands TrainsThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Luton, and also between Bedford and Kettering, closing some lines.

East Midlands Trains:

Sunday 23 December:

A reduced service of two trains per hour will operate to / from London St Pancras (two trains towards, and two trains from). Services will be retimed, and will depart London St Pancras earlier than usual and arrive at London St Pancras later than usual.

Monday 24 December:

A reduced service of two trains per hour will operate between London St Pancras and Bedford. A replacement bus service will run between Bedford and Corby direct and between Bedford / Corby and Wellingborough. An hourly service will run between Kettering and Nottingham, and also between Kettering and Sheffield (via Derby and Chesterfield).

The last train from Kettering towards Leicester and beyond will depart just after 20:00, as will the last train between Bedford and London St Pancras.

Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December:

No train service will run.

Thursday 27 December and Friday 28 December:

Services will start from 08:00, with three trains per hour operating in each direction between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras. A shuttle train service will operate between Kettering and Corby.

Saturday 29 December:

Train services will run to an amended timetable, with trains arriving at London later than usual and departing earlier than usual. Some services will be cancelled, with three trains per hour running to and from London St Pancras.

Sunday 30 December:

Train services will run to an amended timetable, with trains arriving at London later than usual and departing earlier than usual. Some services will be cancelled, with two trains per hour running to and from London St Pancras International.

Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January:

A reduced service of two trains per hour will operate between London St Pancras and Bedford. A replacement bus service will run between Bedford and Corby direct and between Bedford / Corby and Wellingborough. An hourly service will run between Kettering and Nottingham, and also between Kettering and Sheffield (via Derby and Chesterfield).

The last train from Kettering towards Leicester and beyond will depart just after 20:00, as will the last train between Bedford and London St Pancras.

Further travel information can be found here.

Thameslink:

Trains will run to a revised timetable throughout the period.

Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will start / terminate at London Blackfriars. Customers should use alternative Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Kentish Town.

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

Bicycles:

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.