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King's Cross remodelling - The East Coast upgrade

Last updated - 29/04/2021

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

Disruption in June 2021

Grand Central will be running a smaller timetable than usual due to the platform closures at London King's Cross throughout April, May and June 2021.

King's Cross will be closed from Friday 4 June 2021 to Sunday 6 June 2021, meaning no train services will be able to run to or from the station. Other routes in and out of London are expected to be very busy and we strongly advise customers do not travel to London on the 5 and 6 June.

What Grand Central services are running?

Grand Central are planning to run a small number of services on Friday 4 June into Finsbury Park (and customers can complete their journey between King's Cross and Finsbury Park using the Underground), however no Grand Central services will operate on 5 and 6 June.

Traveling to and from London on 4 June 2021

Grand Central services will call at Finsbury Park, where you can connect to London King's Cross via the Victoria Line. We'll be running the same number of trains as usual, but times will be adjusted to account fot the different station. See our engineering disruptions here for full information on adjusted times when available.

Transferring between London King's Cross Underground station and Finsbury Park

Customers who wish to travel to or from London King's Cross on June 4 will need to make a change at Finsbury Park station via the Victoria Underground line. Please allow up to 15 minutes to transfer, due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Travelling from London King's Cross Travelling to London King's Cross
Travel two stops to Finsbury Park from King's Cross - St Pancras Underground station via the Victoria Line, in the direction of Walthamstow. At Finsbury Park you will need to transfer from the Underground station to the National Rail station, following the signs - please allow at least 15 minutes to ensure that you are able to make your connection to your Grand Central service. To access Finsbury Park Underground station, you will need to leave the main Finsbury Park station and follow signs for the Underground station. Board a Victoria Line train heading for Brixton and travel two stops to King's Cross - St Pancras Underground station. Victoria Line trains run frequently. Please be aware that normal exits from this station may be unavailable due to the works taking place at the main station.


Disruption in 2021


In addition to the above closures, a partial closure of London King's Cross, significantly reducing capacity on all travel to or from London, is taking place from 1 March 2021 - 4 June 2021.

As services are expected to be reduced over these dates, we heavily recommend booking your tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.