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.

Major upgrade work at London Kings Cross from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August

Start date
24/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes to and from London Kings Cross or Moorgate and also between London St Pancras International and Peterborough / Cambridge

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink

London Kings Cross station currently carries 33.8 million passengers per year, and is a major hub for both local and long distance train services. Major upgrade work will take place, upgrading and simplifying the track layout around the station for the first time in 40 years. Two new lines will also be added, increasing the number of services that can run to / from the station, as well as allowing for faster train services

You are advised NOT TO TRAVEL where possible and instead travel on Thursday 22, Friday 23 or Tuesday 27 August for this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be NO TRAINS between Peterborough / Cambridge and London Kings Cross / London St Pancras International and also to / from Moorgate. 

All Grand Central services are cancelled and Hull Trains will run a reduced service which will be diverted to run to and from London St Pancras International.

For essential travel, a limited bus service will run between Peterborough and Hitchin, between Hitchin and Potters Bar, between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge and between Stevenage and Enfield Chase. Some buses will also run between Potters Bar and Cockfosters / Oakwood for London Underground services to / from London. Please use the map provided to view these alternative routes. Some of these buses are not yet showing in the journey planner.

Buses will also run between Peterborough and Bedford, providing an alternative route to and from London via Bedford on Thameslink services. These buses are showing in the journey planner.

Trains on other routes are expected to be extremely busy and you should avoid travelling where possible. For example on East Midlands Trains or Thameslink services into London St Pancras International from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Bedford or Luton. Additionally East Midlands Trains services are expected to be busier than usual between Grantham, Peterborough and Ely. For more information on East Midlands Trains services over the weekend, please click on the following link.

On Monday, a reduced service will run to and from London Kings Cross. Trains may operate with extended journey times.

Further Information from each train operator can be found using the following links:

Engineering Work at Newark

Engineering work is also taking place in the Newark area all weekend. Further information can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, however, some buses are not yet showing in the journey planner, so you should check back at a later date.

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London 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