Travel information

As we upgrade the East Coast Main Line sometimes we will sometimes have to close parts of the line to allow work to be carried out. We will always provide information in advance about what this means for your journey, but please always check close to the time of travel in case of any late notice alterations.

 


 

 

🟡 Reduced service to and from London King’s Cross on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2020.

LNER, Great Northern and Thameslink services to and from King’s Cross will be affected and are likely to be busier than normal.

The East Coast Main Line will be closed at Grantham and a reduced LNER service will be diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough via Lincoln, which will extend journey times.

On Sunday 29 November, there will be no Great Northern or Thameslink train service between New Barnet and London King’s Cross until 08:45. Replacement buses will run between New Barnet and Finsbury Park to connect with London Underground services to and from Central London.

On the Hertford North line, there will be no train service at all on this route on Sunday 29 November. Rail replacement buses will link closed stations on both days with Turnpike Lane, where passengers can connect with London Underground services to and from central London.  Please note neither Gordon Hill or Turnpike Lane currently offer step-free access.

As a result of the latest COVID-19 lockdown announcement, Hull Trains and Grand Central have temporarily suspended all their train services until 3 December.

 


 

🔴 London King’s Cross will be closed to trains for six days over Christmas

🟡 There will also be a reduced service to and from King’s Cross on 24 December, and between 31 December and 3 January 2021

Train services will be affected as follows:

Thursday 24 December 2020 (Christmas Eve)

A reduced service to and from London King’s Cross. Trains are expected to be very busy.

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 December 2020 (Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

No services along the entire route – no alternative travel arrangements will be in place.

Sunday 27 December 2020

There will be no trains in or out of London King’s Cross.

LNER services to and from the north will start and finish at either Peterborough or Stevenage and connecting trains will run to and from Finsbury Park, but these are expected to be very busy. London Underground services will be available between Central London and Finsbury Park station.

Great Northern and Thameslink services to and from London King’s Cross will start and finish at Finsbury Park instead.  People who need to travel are advised to use London Underground services to and from Finsbury Park, or alternative services in or out of Moorgate.

A limited service to and from Cambridge will continue to serve St Pancras International.

Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 December 2020

There will be no trains in or out of London King’s Cross.

LNER services to and from the north will start and finish at either Peterborough or Stevenage and connecting trains will run to and from St Pancras International, but these are expected to be busy.

Great Northern and Thameslink services to and from London King’s Cross will start and finish at Finsbury Park instead.  Thameslink services via St Pancras International will continue to run, but these are expected to be busy.

London Underground services will be available between Central London and Finsbury Park station, and alternative services to some local destinations run to and from Moorgate

Thursday 31 December 2020 through to Sunday 3 January 2021

A reduced service to and from London King’s Cross. Trains are expected to be very busy.

 

Advice on Hull Trains and Grand Central services will be announced soon. Both train operators have temporarily suspended all train services until 3 December following the latest COVID-19 lockdown announcement.

 


 

You will also be able to find more detailed travel information for your journey on the train company’s websites:

Grand Central

Great Northern & Thameslink

Hull Trains

LNER