Reduced rail service between Peterborough and London King’s Cross for engineering works

Rail passengers in Peterborough are being warned to expect a reduced service to and from London as the East Coast Upgrade continues.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 5:00 am

Network Rail is reminding passengers that there will be fewer services on the East Coast Main Line this weekend as the next stage of a £1.2 billion investment into the route takes place.

On Saturday and Sunday fewer trains will enter and exit London King’s Cross due to work on the East Coast Upgrade.

There has been a reduced service most weekends in 2020, with trains not running to and from King’s Cross on some days.

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Peterborough Station

No trains will call at the station on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 to allow workers to carry out vital upgrades to the signalling system, power supply and track, while there will also be a reduced service on February 15 and 16.

Passengers are urged to plan their journey ahead of time and to allow additional time to travel. As there are fewer services, those which do run are expected to be busier than normal so passengers should book a seat if possible. Commuters can see how they will be impacted by visiting eastcoastupgrade.co.uk or checking with their train operator.

The work this weekend follows on from progress made over the festive period which saw work take place to improve the track layout and platforms at the station. Once complete, the East Coast Upgrade will improve journeys for the millions of passengers who use the line each year through more services, faster services, improved reliability and more seats for passengers.