Passengers warned of closures at King’s Cross station next weekend

Passengers are being urged not to travel to or from London King’s Cross over the weekend of April 23-25 as major upgrades are made to the signalling system.

There will be extensive closures across the East Coast route, when there will be no trains via Finsbury Park to or from King’s Cross, St Pancras or Moorgate. Some changes will be put in place.

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On April 23, LNER trains to/from the North of England and Scotland will start/end at either Peterborough or Stevenage, where passengers can change onto Thameslink train services to/from St Pancras International.

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Grand Central will run a reduced service between Sunderland/Bradford and Finsbury Park. Hull Trains will not run.

On April 24/25, LNER trains to/from the North of England and Scotland will start/end at either Peterborough or St Neots. A replacement coach service will run between St Neots and Bedford, where passengers can change onto Thameslink train services to/from St Pancras International.

Grand Central and Hull Trains services will not run to or from London.

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People should continue following the latest Government guidance and minimise travel where possible. Those travelling from Scotland should follow their own national guidance, which is to stay local as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. 

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.

LNER is reminding customers they must have a seat reservation to travel on all its services.

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