Doncaster rail passengers warned of more East Coast Main Line closures

Rail passengers in Doncaster are being warned of more East Coast Main Line closures and the shutdown of London’s King Cross Station.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 9:05 am

Network Rail is continuing its £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade and there will be no trains to and from London King’s Cross on the afternoon of Friday 4, and all day on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June.

Full service resumes on Monday 7 June

Work will allow more trains to enter and exit the station – reducing congestion and bringing more reliable journeys for passengers.

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Although the Government advice is to minimise travel and avoid making unnecessary trips, those passengers who do need to travel between 4 and 7 June are being advised to plan ahead to avoid significant disruption.

Here’s all the information passengers need to know

Friday 4 June

On Friday 4 June - LNER trains to/from the North of England and Scotland will start/end at either Peterborough or St Neots after 13:50. Rail replacement coach services will operate between St Neots and Bedford, then connect to Thameslink services to/from London St Pancras International.

Hull Trains will run a reduced service to/from King’s Cross before 12:00. No trains will run in the afternoon.

Grand Central train services will run to/from Finsbury Park instead of King’s Cross, where passengers can connect to London Underground services.

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June

LNER trains to/from the North of England and Scotland will start/end at Grantham, where passengers can connect to replacement coach services to/from Corby, then connect to East Midlands Railway services to/from London St Pancras International.

Hull Trains will run services to/from London St Pancras International instead of King’s Cross. Trains will not call at Doncaster, Retford, Grantham or Stevenage.

Buses will replace Cross Country services between Melton Mowbray and Peterborough.

No Grand Central services will run over the weekend.

Passengers who need to travel are strongly advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries, at EastCoastUpgrade.co.uk or with their train operator. They should also allow extra time as journeys will take longer than usual. All passengers travelling on LNER services will need to book a seat reservation.