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UPDATED FRIDAY 2345 . East Coast Main Line trains face severe disruption

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8:15pm 26th December 2014
(Updated 11:54pm 26th December 2014)

Over running engineering work in the London area will cause serious disruption to post Christmas train services on the East Coast Main Line over the weekend.

Work has been going on between Stevenage and London Kings Cross over Christmas.

East Coast Trains has advised Passengers not to travel tomorrow (Saturday) if possible.

Grand Central which also serves York and Thirsk is also affected.

Hull Trains out of Selby already has plans to run some trains in and out of London St Pancras but these services could be subject to change and heavy demand.

A revised timetable is currently being developed and will be made available as soon as possible.

There are likely to be late changes made to the plans so passengers need to follow social media to keep across developments.

This is the latest infomation at 2345 on Friday night.

Saturday 27th December

Trains are unable to run between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

Train services that are already scheduled to terminate at, and start from Finsbury Park will run as planned.

The trains that were due to run to and from London Kings Cross will only run as far as Peterborough, Stevenage or Finsbury Park.

East Coast passengers changing trains at Finsbury Park may use London Underground services, and Great Northern trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate, to complete the journey.

East Coast are advising customers intending to start or finish their journey at London Kings Cross, to consider deferring travel plans to either Sunday or Monday.

East Coast and Thameslink have mutual ticket acceptance between Luton and London St Pancras International also with Abellio Greater Anglia between Ely / Cambridge to London Liverpool Street.

East Coast passengers may NOT use East Midlands Trains between Sheffield and London St Pancras.

Grand Central passengers with a ticket for travel on Saturday 27 December may use their ticket on Sunday 28 or Monday 29 December.

Sunday 28th December

The reduced service to and from London Kings Cross is expected to operate as planned on Sunday 28 December, but journeys may be retimed, or take longer than expected.

A revised timetable is currently being developed and will be made available as soon as possible. Please check our website regularly for updates.


You can follow this incident using the hashtag #KingsCrossTrains





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