Major engineering works on 24, 25 & 26 August may impact your journey

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Major engineering works on 24, 25 & 26 August may impact your journey

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Timetable Changes Sunday, 25 August

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Diversions in place between Peterborough and Doncaster on 24 & 25 August

Major engineering works are planned for the 24 and 25 August. Journey times will be longer and the number of trains we can run will be significantly reduced. We strongly advise you DO NOT TRAVEL. Alternative routes will be exceptionally busy. For more information, click here.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Major upgrade work in the Newark area until Monday 26 August

Major upgrade work will be taking place in the Newark area, closing all lines.

Today and Sunday, East Midlands Railway services are replaced by buses between Nottingham and Lincoln and also between Newark North Gate and Lincoln.

On Monday, after 10:30 East Midlands Railway will operate a train service between Newark North Gate and Lincoln / Grimsby.

Today and Sunday, most LNER trains are diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough via but not calling at Lincoln but some trains will run through to terminate or start from Retford. Replacement buses will run between Retford and Peterborough via Newark and Grantham.

On Monday, LNER will run an hourly service between Scotland / Newcastle and London Kings Cross and a 2 hourly service between Leeds and London Kings Cross diverted via Lincoln.

LNER trains are also affected by engineering work in the London Kings Cross area. Further information may be found here.

Today and Sunday, all Grand Central services are cancelled and Hull Trains services will be diverted to run to and from London St Pancras International.

On Monday, Grand Central and Hull Trains will run to an amended timetable.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

No trains to/from London Kings Cross and Moorgate today and on Sunday 25 August, reduced service Monday 26 August

Today and Sunday

On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August London Kings Cross station is closed due to planned engineering work. NO TRAINS will run in either direction between:

  • Peterborough and London Kings Cross / London St Pancras
  • Cambridge and London Kings Cross / London St Pancras
  • Hertford North and Moorgate.

Please DO NOT attempt to travel on these routes today or on Sunday 25 August. If you can, please travel on Tuesday 27 August instead.

No Grand Central trains will run. Hull Trains will operate a very limited service. Thameslink will not run between Peterborough/Cambridge and London. Great Northern will run between Cambridge and Kings Lynn only.

LNER will run a very limited service from Scotland and the north of England to Peterborough. Trains will be extremely busy and you are advised to RESERVE A SEAT, otherwise you may have to stand for all or part of your journey.

Journey planners are suggesting alternative routes. Please note that alternative trains will be extremely busy - in particular East Midlands Railway to and from London St Pancras; CrossCountry trains between York and Sheffield; and all trains between Peterborough and Ely/Cambridge. You are strongly advised NOT to make journeys that would normally use London Kings Cross.

For essential travel only, a limited bus service will run between:

  • Peterborough and Bedford (for onward travel to London St Pancras using a Thameslink train)
  • Peterborough and Hitchin
  • Hitchin and Potters Bar
  • Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge
  • Stevenage and Enfield Chase

Some buses will also run between Potters Bar and Cockfosters / Oakwood for London Underground Piccadilly line services to and from central London. Please use the map provided to view these alternative routes.

Bank Holiday Monday

On Monday 26 August a reduced service will run to and from London Kings Cross.

Trains between Doncaster and Peterborough will be diverted because of engineering work at Newark and will take longer than usual.

Further Information about the August Bank Holiday weekend is available from each train operator using these links:


For further details about the improvement work being carried out over the Bank Holiday weekend, visit eastcoastupgrade.co.uk

 Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

No trains to or from London King's Cross on 24 & 25 August

Due to Network Rail planned engineering works between London and Peterborough, London King's Cross train station will be closed on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August. There are no trains to or from London on these dates, we advise you do not travel. For more information about the engineering works and our travel advice, click here.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

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