East Coast Digital Program

East Coast Digital Show // Credit: Network Rail

Passengers are urged to check before they travel this weekend (February 18 and 19) as work on the East Coast Digital Program continues.

New signage is being put into use in the Wood Green – New Barnet area, and new equipment is being installed between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin.

For the works to take place, there will be no trains between St Neots and London King’s Cross and between Royston and London. Both King’s Cross and Moorgate will remain closed at all times.

There will be no trains to or from St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

Services on February 18 and 19 will operate as follows: (please check with your operator for any last minute changes, the information below is correct as of this writing)

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    • No service will run
    • King’s Cross from London to Sunderland at 08:27 will be canceled on Monday, February 20
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    • There will be no trains between St Neots and London King’s Cross
    • Rail replacement bus services will run between St Neots and Bedford, where passengers can connect with rail services to London.
    • Until 10am on Sunday 19th February trains will start and end at Grantham
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    • Trains will run between Edinburgh and Peterborough, and rail replacement buses will run between Peterborough and London King’s Cross.

Passengers are also advised to check their journey as major track renovation in Preston will affect services on the West Coast Main Line (you can find out more about this by clicking here).

Paul Rutter, Director of Network Rail’s East Coast Routes, said: “It’s exciting to see the East Coast Digital Program moving forward as we get closer to offering passengers more reliable travel along a digital railway that it is fit for the future.

“There will be significant changes to services over the weekend so that we can safely provide these benefits and we are sorry if this impacts people’s plans. We have worked closely with train operators to keep people on the move, so passengers need to plan ahead.”


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