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Engineering work for Today
11 April - 11 April 2021 11:59 PM
Great Northern / Thameslink to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate
Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the London Kings Cross / Alexandra Palace / Gordon Hill, closing various lines over the course of the day.
Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Gordon Hill, and also between Finsbury Park and New Barnet. No trains will run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.
Customers can use London Underground services between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.
Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Gordon Hill.
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:
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
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.
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.
To check for future disruptions visit the planned engineering works page.
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