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Timetable Changes

Today, 19 April

Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Friday 18 to 07:00 on Monday 21 April 2014

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park with various line closures.

East Coast

Friday & Saturday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Stevenage / Peterborough / Newark Northgate or Doncaster. 

Sunday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Peterborough or Doncaster.

Reserving a Seat

Services are expected to be very busy or fully booked so you may be unable to reserve a seat for your journey.

If you are unable to reserve a seat on your preferred service, please try alternative services at different times of the day as these may not be as busy.

East Coast apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

First Capital Connect

An amended service will operate on all routes with a very limited service on Friday & Saturday and a reduced service on Sunday to / from London Kings Cross. Until  08:30 and from 23:00 on Sunday no trains will operate between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.  

Until 07:00 on Monday no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Ticket Acceptance 

Tickets may also be used on London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras, Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park and also between King's Cross St Pancras, Old Street and Moorgate. Where London Underground is not running (late night / early morning), buses will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

First Hull Trains

Trains will start / terminate at Finsbury Park. Valid rail tickets will be accepted on the LUL Victoria line between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Saturday, 08:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 12:44 London Kings Cross to Hull will run to / from London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Monday the 06:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 07:22 London Kings Cross to Hull will not run.

Grand Central

Between London Kings Cross and Sunderland an amended service will operate with some trains cancelled.

Between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange an amended service will operate between Finsbury Park and Bradford Interchange with some trains cancelled.

Tickets will be accepted on the London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras and Finsbury Park.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries 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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Last updated: 12/02/2014
 

Saturday 19 April - Dry Trains

The 20.00 and 20.44 services from London King's Cross to Newcastle on Saturday 19 April will be alcohol free trains. This means you will not be able to bring alcohol in any form, onto the train, or consume it whilst on board. We won’t be selling alcohol at The Foodbar, though other hot and cold refreshments will still be available as usual.
Unfortunately we’ve introduced this policy due to some recent anti-social behaviour on this service, to ensure that all of our customers can enjoy a more pleasant journey. On the day the British Transport Police, will be enforcing this alcohol ban at the station(s) and on board the train.
East Coast have prohibited the possession of intoxicating liquor from the above mentioned train services on Saturday 19 April 2014.
It is an offence under Byelaw 4(2) of the Railway Byelaws, for any person travelling on the services listed above to be in possession of intoxicating liquor or to attempt to enter any of the above trains with intoxicating liquor.

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

Last updated: 15/04/2014
 

18 - 19 April: Seat Availability

Due to planned engineering work taking place on our route on 18 and 19 April, we are running a reduced timetable.

Services are expected to be very busy or fully booked so you may be unable to reserve a seat for your journey.

If you are unable to reserve a seat, please try services at an alternate time in the day which are likely to be quieter.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

Last updated: 23/01/2014
 

 
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