19 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 19 AUGUST 2019

King's Cross disruption alert

Rail passengers at London King’s Cross are being advised by LNER to stagger their journeys next weekend, 24-26 August, as the next stage of the station’s remodelling programme begins.

The project involves all the track, sub-systems and overhead line equipment being renewed in the station bottleneck from King’s Cross to 1.5 miles out, while the approaches will also be enhanced for the first time since the 1970s.

As part of the works, the disused eastern Gasworks Tunnel will be reopened and used for rail traffic for the first time in almost 50 years to reduce conflicting train movements and allow the new Azuma fleet to utilise its increased acceleration.

LNER will not be running trains between Peterborough and King’s Cross on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August and has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ message to passengers.

On Monday 26 August, a much-reduced service will be in operation with trains being diverted between Doncaster and Newark or Peterborough as Network Rail’s work in the Newark area continues.

LNER said: “We are strongly advising customers to travel on Friday, when northbound evening peak ticket restrictions will be lifted, and on Tuesday where they can.”


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