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East Coast Digital Programme Upgrade Work

Major digital upgrades – upcoming impacts on train services

The next set of significant disruption arising from ECDP work will be during the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2024. There are some weekends affected during winter 2024/5, but no significant work is planned for weekdays during that period.

The affected dates are listed below. This is the agreed industry plan but may be subject to alteration.

Customers are advised to plan ahead and check before they travel during these periods.

2024

August Bank Holiday: Saturday 24 August late evening (20:00) to Monday 26 August early morning (08:00)

No trains between Potters Bar/Hertford North and Biggleswade/Shepreth.

Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December

No trains between Potters Bar/Hertford North and Biggleswade/Cambridge.

2025

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January

No trains between London King’s Cross and Peterborough/Royston.

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February

No trains between London King’s Cross and Peterborough/Royston.

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March

No trains between London King’s Cross and Peterborough/Royston.

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About the East Coast Digital Programme

Work on the East Coast Main Line is taking place as part of the Government-funded transformational East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP), that will see state-of-the-art digital signalling introduced, providing continuous, real-time information to the driver’s cab. This is aimed at improving reliability for passengers, while also reducing emissions. The digital technology is already being used on some Great Northern passenger services between Finsbury Park and Moorgate in London.

If you would like to know more about ECDP please visit the East Coast Digital Programme website(external link, opens in a new tab).