Significant disruption to journeys is expected this weekend with lines between Peterborough and King’s Cross closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The closure is because of the East Coast Upgrade – a £1.2billion investment which will provide faster journeys, more services, thousands more seats and improved reliability for passengers
There will be no trains in or out of London King’s Cross as vital upgrades to the signalling system take place.
Passengers are advised to travel on either Friday or Monday instead, although services will be very busy and passengers should book in advance and reserve a seat where possible.
If passengers absolutely must travel, they should allow significantly more time for their journeys as travel times will be extended and they will need to change trains or use bus replacement services, both of which will be incredibly busy.
On Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1 March, there will also be no services in or out of London King’s Cross, with the same impact on services.
Ed Akers of Network Rail, said: “This weekend, we are continuing with vital work on the £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade, which is the biggest investment into the line in a generation.
“We are urging passengers to heed the advice issued which is not to travel to/from London on the East Coast Main Line this weekend. We know that this is disruptive and we do apologise for this. Unfortunately, it is necessary to enable us to progress on this work, which will create more services, faster services and thousands more seats for passengers.”
Other planned disruption is as follows
No services to or from London King’s Cross on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 June.
A reduced long-distance service planned between Saturday, 5 September and Sunday, 13 September.
No services to or from London King’s Cross on Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 September.
There will also be a period of prolonged disruption from Saturday, 19 December 2020 through to late March 2021 affecting weekdays and weekends, with a mixture of reduced services and no services at King’s Cross.