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 Bedford on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May

Start date
End date
Route affected

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Derby

Thameslink between Brighton / Three Bridges / Gatwick Airport / Sutton and Bedford

TOC(s) affected
East Midlands RailwayThameslink

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford, closing all lines on Saturday evening / Sunday morning.


Between around 23:00 on Saturday and 08:15 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford.

East Midlands Railway:


The 21:10 Corby to London St Pancras International will terminate at Kettering.

The 20:50 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will call additionally at Wellingborough, Luton and Luton Airport Parkway.

The 22:32 London St Pancras International to Derby will call additionally at Bedford (for picking up passengers only) and Wellingborough.


Extended journey times on all services, and after 15:00 a reduced service will be implemented to 1 train per hour to / from Sheffield and Nottingham to London St Pancras International.

The 19:44and 20:44 London St Pancras International to Kettering are cancelled.

A shuttle train service will operate between Corby and Kettering in both directions.

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.