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.

No trains to / from London Kings Cross on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January

Start date
25/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland

Great Northern between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park / Hertford North / Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City / Royston / Peterborough / Cambridge / Kings Lynn

Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

LNER between London Kings Cross and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness

Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Letchworth Garden City / Royston / Cambridge / Peterborough

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink

Engineering work is taking place in the London Kings Cross area, closing all lines to / from London Kings Cross.

Great Northern and Thameslink:

No trains will run between London Kings Cross / Moorgate / London St Pancras International and Stevenage / Hitchin / Peterborough, and customers are advised not to travel.

Trains between Brighton / Horsham and Cambridge / Peterborough will run between Brighton / Horsham and London Bridge only.

Trains will run between Hitchin and Kings Lynn.

A limited bus replacement service will run between:

  • Peterborough and Hitchin (calling at all stations).
  • Hitchin and Potters Bar (calling at all stations).
  • Stevenage and Enfield Chase (calling at all stations).
  • Potters Bar to Oakwood (via Hadley Wood and Cockfosters).
  • Hatfield and St Albans.
  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway (via Stevenage).
  • St Neots and Bedford.

Grand Central:

No Grand Central services will run on Saturday or Sunday. Grand Central will not provide any alternative travel options.

Hull Trains:

A reduced and diverted service will run between Hull and London St Pancras International.


No LNER trains will run between Peterborough and London Kings Cross, and customers are advised not to travel.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with  Grand Central, Great Northern and Thameslink using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes for Hull Trains and LNER are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Project Information:

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.