Future engineering work

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Major engineering work at London Kings Cross from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February

Start date
26/02/2021  00:00
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected
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Great Northern between Peterborough / Kings Lynn / Cambridge and London Kings Cross

LNER to and from London Kings Cross

Thameslink between Peterborough / Cambridge and London Kings Cross

 
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Description

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing throughout 2021, closing all lines to and from Kings Cross and Moorgate, therefore there will be no trains to these stations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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

PLEASE NOTE: If you're travelling between Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth and London you have two journey options, your Great Northern and Thameslink tickets will be valid for these routes:

  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and Cockfosters London Underground, to connect with Piccadilly Line services to Kings Cross St Pancras. This will show in journey planners, such as National Rail.
  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and St Albans City, to connect with Thameslink trains to and from London St Pancras. Journey Planners, such as National Rail, will need you to add ‘St Albans City’ as a via option to show these services. In addition to Journey Planners, downloadable timetables for Friday 26 February are available below. Timetables for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February will also be available on these links by late Friday evening.

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

 

Great Northern / Thameslink:

No trains will run between London King's Cross / St Pancras International via Finsbury Park / Moorgate and New Barnet / Gordon Hill

Friday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Kings Lynn and Potters Bar.
  • Cambridge and Potters Bar.
  • Peterborough and Potters Bar.
  • Stevenage and Gordon Hill via Hertford North.
  • New Barnet and Welwyn Garden City.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Park (calling at all stations). Bowes Park is within walking distance of Bounds Green London Underground station.
  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway (for Thameslink services to / from London).
  • St Neots and Bedford (operated by LNER, connecting at Bedford for Thameslink services to / from London).

Downloadable Timetables

 

Saturday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Kings Lynn and Stevenage.
  • Peterborough and Stevenage.
  • Ely and Stevenage.
  • Gordon Hill and Stevenage.
  • Trains that usually run between Peterborough / Cambridge and Horsham / Brighton will run between London Bridge and Horsham / Brighton only.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway.
  • St Albans and Potters Bar.
  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Palace.
  • Stevenage and Potters Bar.
  • Hitchin and Stevenage from 22:00

Sunday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Cambridge and Hitchin.
  • Peterborough and Hitchin.
  • Kings Lynn and Cambridge.
  • Gordon Hill and Letchworth Garden City.
  • Trains that usually run between Cambridge and Brighton will not run.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway.
  • St Albans and Potters Bar.
  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Palace.
  • Stevenage and Potters Bar.

Customers can use their tickets on London Underground Piccadilly Line services between Cockfosters and Kings Cross, and on alternative Thameslink services between Luton Airport Parkway / St Albans and London St Pancras International.

LNER:

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 trains per hour will run to / from St Neots. Other trains will start / terminate at Peterborough and some trains will be cancelled. Trains will not call at London Kings Cross or Stevenage.

Replacement buses will run between St Neots and Bedford to connect with trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International.

Customers should be aware that there will be major engineering work in the London Kings Cross area from 26 February to the 6 June inclusive, more information on this can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

PLEASE NOTE: If you're travelling between Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth and London you have two journey options:

  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and Cockfosters London Underground, to connect with Piccadilly Line services to Kings Cross St Pancras. This will show in journey planners, such as National Rail.
  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and St Albans City, to connect with Thameslink trains to and from London St Pancras. Journey Planners, such as National Rail, will need you to add ‘St Albans City’ as a via option to show these services. Alternatively, you can use the downloadable timetables shown below.

 

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

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.