No trains between Kettering and Corby this weekend

A bus replacement service will run because of vital engineering works

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 6:00 am
Network Rail engineers.

No trains will run between Kettering and Corby this bank holiday weekend because engineers are replacing a junction near London.

Network Rail is urging passengers who must take a train on the Midland Main Line to check before they travel because of the work, which includes renewing 300m of track, between Kentish Town and Radlett.

A bus replacement service will run between Kettering and Corby with trains to and from London St Pancras running to an amended timetable.

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There will also be a reduced service between Bedford and Harpenden and Mill Hill Broadway and East Midlands Railway services will not call at Luton Airport or Luton Airport Parkway

Those who must travel are advised to allow extra travel time.

Lisa Angus, transition and projects director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We are advising any passengers who may need to travel on the Midland Main Line over the bank holiday weekend to check our website as there are a number of changes to our services that may affect your journey.

“As always, we thank our passengers for their patience whilst this vital work is taking place."

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said: “Over the bank holiday weekend, Network Rail teams will be out working to improve reliability on the Midland Main Line, something which is particularly important during the Covid-19 crisis as critical workers, such as doctors, nurses and supermarket workers, as well as freight services transporting medical and food supplies, rely on the railway.

“We strongly advise those who need to travel over the bank holiday weekend to check before travelling via National Rail enquiries or with their train operator and we would like to thank people for following the Government’s advice on public transport use. Please continue to avoid public transport where possible, and where you do have to use it, follow the guidance on social distancing and allow more time for your journey.”