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Train companies affected:CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford on Sunday 10 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 10 Dec 2023 to 10 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

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

Thameslink between London St Pancras International and Bedford


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

East Midlands Railway:

1 train per hour will run on the following routes:

  • Nottingham and Bedford

  • Sheffield and Bedford

  • Corby and Kettering

Trains between Corby and London St Pancras International will run once per hour and will start / terminate at Kettering. Some of these trains may call additionally at Market Harborough, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Bedford and Luton

Connecting train services will run between Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras International.


Between from 00:05 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford.

Please note that some trains at the end of Saturday service will be affected.

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.