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Grand Central services will not run August 24 & August 25

Please be aware that Grand Central services will not be running on August 24 and 25 due to essential engineering works taking place at King's Cross station. Additionally, an amended service will be in operation on Friday August 23 and Monday August 26. Services are expected to be busy during these periods so we are advising all customers not to travel over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Last updated 09:47 am, Monday 19/08

Information for customers who booked travel before June 19 and need to amend their travel date

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King's Cross remodelling - The East Coast upgrade

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The East Coast Upgrade overview

The multi-million pound investment is set to provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the infrastructure at King’s Cross station, which will see a-mile-and-a-half of track, signalling and overhead line equipment re-thought, re-planned and re-laid.

At the same time, the project will create two new lines by re-opening a disused tunnel on the approach to King’s Cross; increasing the approach from four tracks to six.

For more information about The East Coast Upgrade, visit

Will this affect Grand Central services?

August 24th - 26th (Bank Holiday Weekend)

  • The 17:30 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will not run on Friday 23rd August
  • No Grand Central services will run on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August.
  • A limited service will operate on Monday 26th August - see here for full details.