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Buses replace trains between Harpenden and Bedford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 23 Mar 2024 to 24 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Corby / Leicester / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

Thameslink between Brighton / Horsham / Sutton / London St Pancras International and Luton / Bedford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Harpenden and Bedford, closing all lines.

East Midlands Railway:

East Midlands Railway will be running a reduced timetable.

  • 1 train per hour between Nottingham and Bedford.

  • 1 train per hour between Sheffield and Bedford.

  • 1 train per hour between Corby and Bedford.

A rail replacement bus service will run between Bedford and Hitchin to connect with rail services.

Thameslink:

Buses replace trains between Harpenden and Luton / Bedford. A mixture of fast and stopping buses will run.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.