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Tickets are available for travel up to and including Sunday 21 August 2016

Tickets are also available up to and including Friday 11 November 2016 for journeys between stations north of York (including York) and London and journeys between any two stations north of York (including York). Take a closer look at availability and exclusions

Timetable Changes Sunday, 29 May

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate until Monday 30 May

Major engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Potters Bar / Gordon Hill closing some lines. Read more about this engineering work and why it is necessary.

Grand Central

Today, a reduced service is running to an amended timetable. On Monday the 08:02 London Kings Cross to Sunderland will not run.

Great Northern

Sunday

A significantly reduced London-Cambridge train service is running.

A significantly reduced Peterborough-London train service is running.

Trains are running Stevenage-Gordon Hill on the Hertford Loop with buses running to all stations Gordon Hill-Alexandra Palace-Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Buses are replacing trains between Potters Bar and Finsbury Park on the Welwyn route.

There are no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate and no services at Hornsey or Harringay. Passengers may use London buses between Hornsey / Harringay and Finsbury Park, and between Finsbury Park and Essex Road until midnight on both Saturday and Sunday.

Monday

A revised train service will run on all routes with buses between Gordon Hill and Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Welwyn services will run into London Kings Cross with no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. 

Passengers will be able to use Great Northern tickets on appropriate London Underground and local bus routes as follows:

• The Piccadilly line for travel between Bounds Green, Wood Green, Turnpike Lane, Finsbury Park and Kings Cross stations
• The Northern line between High Barnet and Kings Cross
• London Buses between Alexandra Palace, Hornsey, Harringay, Finsbury Park and Moorgate/Kings Cross - routes 4 29 43 100 205 217 and W3.

Hull Trains

Today, a reduced service is running to an amended timetable.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Today, trains to London Kings Cross will arrive approximately 40 minutes later, trains from London Kings Cross will start approximately 15 minutes earlier, with normal times from Stevenage. Some trains will terminate at Doncaster, Retford, Newark North Gate, Grantham or Peterborough, passengers should use alternative trains for stations to and from London Kings Cross.

Planning your Journey

To get options for your journey on London buses, London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner 

To check your journey, please use our online journey planner

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Amended service between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Carstairs on Sunday 29 and until 08:00 on Monday 30 May

Engineering work is taking place in the Carstairs area closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CrossCountry

Services will not call at Motherwell. Passengers are advised to use alternative services between Glasgow and Motherwell.

Virgin Trains East Coast

On Sunday, the 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central service will be retimed to run slightly earlier than usual and terminate at Edinburgh. A bus will run from Edinburgh to Motherwell to connect with alternative services to Glasgow.

On Monday, the 06:50 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

Planning your Journey

To check your journey, please use our online journey planner

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

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