Future engineering work

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Major Improvement Works at London Kings Cross on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

Start date
13/07/2019  00:00
End date
14/07/2019 
Route affected
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Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Ely / Hertford North / Kings Lynn / Peterborough

Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull

LNER between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen / Bradford Forster Square / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Inverness / Leeds / Newcastle

Thameslink London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough and also between Brighton / Gatwick Airport and Cambridge

 
TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Kings Cross, closing various lines.

All weekend an amended service will operate to and from London Kings Cross, with some trains cancelled and others retimed.

Grand Central

Major engineering work is taking place around London Kings Cross and there will be significant changes to North East services on Saturday and Sunday. Trains are expected to be very busy over the weekend and customers are advised not to travel without a seat reservation.

Hull Trains

Hull Trains will be running an amended timetable. On Saturday, the 05:57 Beverley to London Kings Cross and 07:27 from London Kings Cross to Hull will be cancelled. An amended timetable will operate on Sunday.

LNER

Throughout Saturday and Sunday, LNER will operate a maximum of 4 trains per hour to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Peterborough.  Southbound trains will be subject to alterations to the calling points between Doncaster and London Kings Cross.  Northbound services will depart London Kings Cross approximately 5 minutes earlier than normal and regain their normal timings from Stevenage.

On Saturday trains will not depart London Kings Cross until after 08:55.

On Sunday trains will not depart London Kings Cross until after 10:45.

Great Northern / Thameslink

Saturday

All day

A revised timetable will operate between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage (via Hertford North).

Until 08:30 

On Saturday morning until 08:30, Brighton to Cambridge trains will not run between London Bridge and Cambridge.

Between 08:30 and 22:50

A reduced service will operate between Cambridge / Kings Lynn / Peterborough and London Kings Cross.

From 22:50 until the end of service (approximately 02:00 Monday)

Brighton to Cambridge trains will not run between London Bridge and Cambridge.

Cambridge / Kings Lynn / Peterborough trains will be revised, and will not run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross. You should use your ticket on London Underground services between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

From 00:30 Sunday until 02:00, buses will replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin / Peterborough and between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Sunday

All day

Revised timetable between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North.

Until 10:50

No trains will run to and from London Kings Cross. You should use London Underground to complete your journey.

Buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin and between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Gatwick Airport to Cambridge trains will run between Gatwick Airport and London Bridge only.

Between 10:50 and 23:50

A reduced service will run between between Cambridge / Kings Lynn / Peterborough and London King Cross.

A revised timetable will operate between Gatwick Airport and Cambridge.

23:50 until end of service (approximately 02:00 Monday morning)

No trains will run to and from London Kings Cross. Customers should use London Underground between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

A multi-million pound investment into the infrastructure at London Kings Cross railway station will transform train travel on the East Coast Main Line by replacing track, signalling and overhead line equipment outside the station.

The project is set to provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve this vital part of the rail network, which carries trains bound for as far afield as northern Scotland, as well as many commuter services across the South East, and prepare the infrastructure for the future.