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 through Cambridge on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December

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CrossCountry between Stansted Airport / Cambridge and Ely / Peterborough / Birmingham New Street

Great Northern between London Kings Cross / Alexandra Palace and Cambridge / Ely / Kings Lynn

Greater Anglia between Stansted Airport / Cambridge and Ipswich / Harwich International / Norwich

Thameslink between Brighton / London Kings Cross and Cambridge 

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Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Cambridge North, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:


Buses will replace CrossCountry services between Ely and Stansted Airport on Saturday and Sunday.

Great Northern:

No trains will operate between Cambridge and Cambridge North.

A reduced service will operate between London Kings Cross and Cambridge and also between Cambridge North and Kings Lynn.

Customers travelling to / from stations between Cambridge and Kings Lynn should use fast rail replacement buses that will run non-stop between Royston and Cambridge North. (Not stopping at Cambridge). There will also be a rail replacement bus service operating between Cambridge and Cambridge North.

Greater Anglia:

Buses replace trains between Cambridge and Cambridge North / Stowmarket on Saturday.

Buses replace trains between Cambridge / Ely and Stowmarket also between Cambridge and Cambridge North on Sunday.


On Saturday, trains which usually run between Brighton and Cambridge will start / terminate at Finsbury Park. 

On Sunday, these trains will run between London Kings Cross and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.