Train operators Thameslink and Great Northern along with Network Rail are reminding passengers that no trains will run south of Potters Bar and Gordon Hill this weekend.
This means no services will service run operate to or from London King’s Cross, Moorgate, or London St Pancras via Finsbury Park on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2021.
Engineering teams will continue the work to install overhead equipment and be improving the signalling around London King’s Cross.
The work is all part of the £1.2bn East Coast Upgrade.
Additionally, changes to train services will take place throughout February, with no trains to or from London King’s Cross on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February.
Rail replacement buses will be in operation for passengers between London Kings Cross and Peterborough, Cambridge, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.
Ed Akers, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail’s East Coast Upgrade, said: “We’re making vital improvements at King’s Cross over the next few weeks, ahead of a longer partial closure at the station, when we will be changing the layout of the track to bring more reliable services for passengers.”
“The improvements being carried out this weekend to the overhead lines and signalling system can only be done safely when there are no trains on the lines. This means passengers who must travel should check their journeys and allow plenty of time.”
“We want to thank people for their continued patience as work gathers pace on the East Coast Upgrade.”
Jenny Saunders, Customer Services Director for Great Northern and Thameslink, said: “Due to the pandemic and Government restrictions, no-one should be travelling unless their journeys are absolutely essential. For those who have to take the train, this weekend will be particularly difficult, and I would urge you to check the latest advice at National Rail Enquiries before heading out to the station.”
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