Network Rail will be carrying out track upgrades

Network Rail is urging passengers who must travel on the Midland Main Line this Bank Holiday weekend to check before travelling. This is due to work to upgrade the track between Kentish Town and Radlett.

Between Saturday, 23 and Tuesday, 26 May 2020, Network Rail engineers will work to replace a junction on the route, as well as renewing 300 metres of track.

To allow the work to take place safely, there will be changes to services for East Midlands Railway and Thameslink customers with diversionary routes and bus replacement services in place:

  • No trains will run between Kettering and Corby or between Mill Hill Broadway and London St Pancras International. Bus replacement services will be in place
  • Trains to/from London St Pancras will run to an amended timetable
  • Reduced service between Bedford and Harpenden/Mill Hill Broadway
  • East Midlands Railway services will not call at Luton Airport or Luton Airport Parkway

Passengers who must travel over the weekend are urged to check before travelling via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail’s East Midlands Route, said:

“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.”

Jenny Saunders, customer services director for Thameslink and Great Northern, said:

“There will be no Thameslink services between Mill Hill Broadway and St Pancras, where a replacement bus service will run, and a reduced service on many Thameslink routes for various periods over the three-day weekend.

“If you really have to use a train or bus, it is important to check routes and times before you set off, follow social distancing guidance and wear a face covering if you can.”

Network Rail said that the work taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend will be carried out in line with Public Health England guidance.