Travel information

As work on the East Coast Upgrade continues temporary timetable changes will be necessary on dates agreed in advance with the train operators.

Future periods of disruption

We are investing £1.2bn upgrading the upgrading the East Coast Main Line (ECML) to allow more trains to run and deliver quicker, more reliable journeys across the route.

To deliver these improvements there will be further periods of disruption in 2020 and 2021, including additional weekends and longer periods of work. The provisional dates for the longer periods of work are:

  • No services to or from King’s Cross on the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020, in addition to further weekends later in the year.
  • A reduced long-distance service planned in the Autumn to enable engineering work between Grantham and Peterborough, including a possible weekend with no long-distance services to or from King’s Cross.
  • Significant periods of disruption for all services to or from London King’s Cross between mid-December 2020 and into 2021, including on weekdays. For a number of weekends during this period when there will be no services to these stations. Piccadilly and Victoria Line services in north east London, as well as trains into Moorgate, are also expected to be extremely busy during this period.

We are sharing the provisional dates of this disruption now and encouraging individuals and businesses to prepare in advance and look at ways to reduce their need for travel while this important work takes place. Further detail and specific dates will be provided in the coming months as plans to minimise any disruption for passengers are finalised.

You can get more detailed travel information from the individual train operator websites:

Grand Central

Great Northern & ThamesLink

Hull Trains