Future engineering work

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Major engineering work at London Kings Cross from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 June

Start date
04/06/2021 
End date
06/06/2021 
Route affected

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Great Northern between Peterborough / Kings Lynn / Cambridge and London Kings Cross

Hull Trains between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

LNER to and from London Kings Cross

Thameslink between Cambridge / Peterborough and London Kings Cross; between Cambridge and Brighton; and also between Peterborough and Horsham

 
TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink
Description

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing throughout 2021, closing all lines to and from London Kings Cross on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and between Peterborough and Grantham on Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Central:

Friday 4 June

Before 13:00, a limited service will run between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland.

After 13:00, trains will start and terminate at Finsbury Park and will not run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross. You can travel on London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Kings Cross / St Pancras.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

No Grand Central service will run on these days.

Great Northern and Thameslink:

Friday 4 June

Before 13:45:

Trains will not run between London St Pancras International and Finsbury Park.

Trains between Brighton and Cambridge, and between Horsham and Peterborough will run to / from London Bridge.

Additional services will run between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

Services to / from Ely will call additionally at stations between Royston and Stevenage. Some Cambridge services will run to an amended timetable and start from / terminate at Finsbury Park.

You can use your ticket on London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Kings Cross / St Pancras.

After 13:45:

Trains will not run between London Kings Cross / London St Pancras International and Finsbury Park.

Trains between Brighton and Cambridge, and between Horsham and Peterborough will run to / from London Bridge.

Additional services will run between Finsbury Park and Peterborough.

Services to / from Ely will call additionally at stations between Royston and Stevenage. Some Cambridge services will run to an amended timetable.

All trains to and from Cambridge, Ely, Kings Lynn and Peterborough will start from and terminate at Finsbury Park.

Saturday 5 June

Before 06:00, buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North / Hitchin.

From 06:00 until the end of the day, no trains will run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / London St Pancras International. You can use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Kings Cross / St Pancras to complete your journey.

Sunday 6 June

All day, no trains will run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / London St Pancras International.  You can use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Kings Cross / St Pancras to complete your journey.

Before 07:10, buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Potters Bar / Gordon Hill.

Before 10:45, buses will replace trains between Hitchin / Huntingdon and Peterborough.

Hull Trains

Friday 4 June

A reduced and amended timetable will run to / from London Kings Cross before 12:00. After 12:00, no trains will run.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

Trains will be diverted to run to / from London St Pancras International instead of London Kings Cross and will also not call at Doncaster, Retford or Grantham.

LNER:

Friday 4 June

After 13:50, trains will terminate at Peterborough / St Neots instead of London Kings Cross. After 13:50, replacement buses will run between St Neots and Bedford, connecting at Bedford with Thameslink services to / from London St Pancras International.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No LNER trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. LNER will run an hourly service between:

  • Scotland / Newcastle and Grantham.
  • Leeds and Grantham.
  • Scotland / Newcastle and Doncaster.

 

Replacement buses will run between Grantham and Corby to connect with East Midlands Railway trains between Corby and London St Pancras International, and also between Grantham and Peterborough for customers travelling to / from Peterborough only.

This work is taking place as part of engineering work in the London Kings Cross area from 26 February to 6 June inclusive, more information on this can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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.

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.