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.

Buses replace trains between Luton and West Hampstead Thameslink on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

Start date
02/07/2022 
End date
03/07/2022 
Route affected
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East Midlands Railway between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham / Leicester / Corby and London St Pancras International

Thameslink between Bedford and London St Pancras International / Three Bridges / Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
TOC(s) affected
East Midlands RailwayThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Cricklewood, closing the lines.

East Midlands Railway:

Trains will not run between Luton and London St Pancras International.

Replacement buses will run between Luton and Hitchin, connecting with Great Northern / Thameslink services to / from London St Pancras International.

Thameslink:

Trains will run between:

  • Bedford and Luton
  • West Hampstead Thameslink and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges / Brighton 
  • Dartford and Rainham. You can use Southeastern services between London and Dartford.

       

Buses will run between:

  • Luton Airport Parkway / Luton and Hitchin, connecting with Great Northern and Thameslink services to/from London Kings Cross and St. Pancras International.
  • Harpenden / St. Albans and Potters Bar, connecting with Great Northern and Thameslink services to/from London Kings Cross and St. Pancras International.
  • Luton and West Hampstead Thameslink via Harpenden, connecting with Thameslink and TfL services from West Hampstead.

 

Rail replacement bus capacity is likely to be limited, so customers may wish to consider travelling directly to / from alternative Great Northern and Thameslink stations located on the East Coast mainline for travel to London and beyond.

​​​​​​​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.