Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 08/05/2021 02:30. Update now

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.

Do not travel to London Kings Cross, St Pancras (via Finsbury Park) or Moorgate today

Start date
23/04/2021  00:00
End date
Route affected

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough and London Kings Cross, and also between Hertford North / Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate

Hull Trains between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

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

Thameslink between Cambridge and London Kings Cross / Brighton, between Letchworth Garden City / Royston and London Kings Cross, and also between Peterborough and Horsham / London Kings Cross

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is taking place in the London Kings Cross area.

All lines are currently closed to / from London Kings Cross, as well as the lines to / from Moorgate and London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

To see the latest travel advice from each train company, please click on the below links:

Grand Central:

There are no Grand Central services running today.

Great Northern and Thameslink:

We strongly advise that you not to travel to or from London this weekend.

No trains will run between St Neots and London Kings Cross. There are also no trains to or from Moorgate or London St Pancras International (via Finsbury Park), so we are therefore advising people not to travel.

A shuttle train service will operate between Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar.

A limited replacement bus service will run between:

  • St Neots and Bedford
  • St Neots and Hitchin
  • Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City
  • Stevenage and Luton Airport Parkway
  • Potters Bar and St Albans
  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (Underground station) via Hadley Wood
  • Stevenage and Alexandra Palace via Hertford North

Queueing systems will be in place at stations and all journey times will be extended.

You can use Thameslink services between Bedford / Luton Airport Parkway / St Albans and London St Pancras International.

You can also use London Underground services between Cockfosters and London Kings Cross / Moorgate, and between Bounds Green and London Kings Cross / Moorgate (change at Bowes Park for Bounds Green).

Hull Trains:

There are no Hull Trains services running today.


You must have a seat reservation to travel on LNER trains and you are advised not to travel into London.

There will be no trains between St Neots and London Kings Cross with trains running to either St Neots or Peterborough. An amended timetable will be in operation, with some trains cancelled.

Replacement buses will run between St Neots and Bedford, for Thameslink connections to / from London.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner.

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #EastCoastUpgrade

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.