Journeys across the East Midlands set to change over the coming weekends

Upgrade works on the Midland Mainline resume this weekend

Mark Wilson Add a Comment 2 Min Read
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Passengers planning to travel on the Midland Mainline this June are being reminded that engineering works will cause some journeys to be curtailed, amended or feature a replacement bus service on services from Northamptonshire to London and from Leicester to Peterborough.

Works on upgrades to the Midland Mainline began two weeks ago, with the next part of the works scheduled to take place over the coming weekend.

On Sunday 23 June upgrades to the signalling system will be undertaken between London and Wellingborough.

This will see some changes to train services. In addition to this, there will also be no services to the south of London, from St Pancras to London Bridge and via Sutton.

Other works in the Central in the coming weeks will see track replacements taking place.

Work is continuing to upgrade signalling equipment at West Hampstead - Network Rail
Work is continuing to upgrade signalling equipment at West Hampstead // Credit:

This will mean that buses will replace trains between , Oakham, and Stamford on 22-23 and 29-30 June. These works will largely affect CrossCountry services.

Customers are encouraged to check their services before they travel, especially if they are travelling with East Midlands, Cross Country and Thameslink trains.

Information can be found on train companies' websites and at www.nationalrail.co.uk

“Upgrading the signalling system is vital to keep services running safely and reliably. It's a technically complicated piece of work so we cannot run any trains through the area while we carry it out. ”

Mark Budden, route director for Network Rail's East Midlands route,

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