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Planned changes to train times

Check if there are any planned engineering works that’ll affect your Great Northern journey.

Planned engineering work

  • To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on the Great Northern network
  • Work normally takes place at weekends or after 10 pm – but occasionally services are impacted at other times
  • Information will be available here as soon as it is available
  • Additionally, services may be subject to alteration as part of our amended timetable
  • Please check before travelling, and see our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information

Planning a journey or buying a ticket in advance?

Due to Coronavirus, planning engineering work is harder than usual. This means online journey planners, such as National Rail Enquiries, may only be updated with works close to when they are due to happen. To find out more simply click the date that you wish to travel on the calendar below to get the full details of planned works as well as if these works have been uploaded to online journey planners.

  • The furthest date that engineering work alterations have been included in online journey planners is available here
  • The furthest date Advance Fares have been released for is available here.
  • Visit our Coronavirus page for current travel advice.
Always check before you travel using our Journey planner, National Rail Enquiries or download our On Track App.

Check for planned engineering works affecting your journey

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Engineering work for Today

19 April - 22 April 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Stevenage and also between Moorgate and Hertford North

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

From 23:45 each evening, buses will replace trains between these stations.

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.

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.


26 February - 6 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Ely and London Kings Cross Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull LNER between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Doncaster and London Kings Cross Thameslink between Cambridge and London Kings Cross

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June.

Major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:

On all other dates, engineering work will be taking place that may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company:

Daily until Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 


LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to and from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

From 12 April Hull Trains will run an amended and reduced timetable. Hull Trains services before 12 April are suspended because of Covid-19.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

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

More information on this closure is available here.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to and from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

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

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

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

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

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.

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