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 between Luton and London St Pancras International from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 August

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East Midlands Railway services to / from London St Pancras International

Thameslink services to / from / via London St Pancras International

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Engineering work is taking place between Luton and London St Pancras International, closing all lines.

East Midlands Railway:

No trains will run between Luton and London St Pancras International.

Replacement buses will operate, but full details of these are not yet known. More information will be published here as it is known.


An amended and reduced service will run between Bedford and Mill Hill Broadway all weekend.

Buses will replace trains between Mill Hill Broadway and London St Pancras International.

Buses will also run between Harpenden and Potters Bar and between Luton Airport Parkway and Hitchin, connecting with alternative services to / from London.

Trains to / from Sutton via Mitcham Junction / Wimbledon will not run.

Trains to / from  Rainham will run between Dartford and Rainham only. Your ticket will be accepted on Southeastern services between London Bridge and Dartford.

On Saturday and Monday, a reduced service will run between London St Pancras International and London Bridge (four trains per hour).

On Sunday, a heavily reduced service will run between London St Pancras International and London Bridge (one train per hour).

Services to / from Brighton / Horsham will continue to run from London Bridge.

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use London Underground and Buses between London St Pancras International and Mill Hill Broadway, and also to / from Sutton.

For stations via Mitcham Junction, you can also use Southern rail services.

Mill Hill Broadway has no step-free access. If you need step-free access for your journey, either:

• Change at at Elstree & Borehamwood where staff will help you
• Speak to a member of station staff where you start your journey
• Contact Assisted Travel team on 0800 058 2844

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Thameslink, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.