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.

Amended service to / from London Kings Cross on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 January

Start date
04/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Grand Central between Bradford Interchange / Sunderland and London Kings Cross

Great Northern / Thameslink between Peterborough and London Kings Cross

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross

LNER between Scotland / Newcastle / Leeds / Hull / Lincoln Central and London Kings Cross

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Hitchin, closing various lines.

Grand Central:

Trains will be retimed and divert between Peterborough and Hitchin, via Cambridge. Journey times will be extended by up to 90 minutes.

Hull Trains:

A reduced service will be running with trains diverting between Peterborough and Hitchin, via Cambridge. Journey times will be extended by up to 90 minutes.


An amended timetable will be in operation, with an hourly service running in each direction between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

Services will be amended to run between Scotland / Northern England and Newcastle / Doncaster / Peterborough, or will be cancelled.

Great Northern / Thameslink:

  • Reduced service to / from London Kings Cross
  • Reduced service between London St Pancras International / London Kings Cross and Hitchin / Cambridge.
  • Services between London and Kings Lynn are retimed with extended journey times. 
  • Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Hitchin.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.