Disruption Information

10.09.2018

Essential route improvement work will be taking place between Bedford and Leicester on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October.


On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October there are no direct trains to and from London St Pancras International and the north. This is so essential work to upgrade the track and signalling equipment can be made to offer a faster and more reliable service.

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

If you're travelling southbound

Trains from Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham will terminate at Leicester. An express rail replacement bus will run between Leicester and Bedford where you can then connect with a train from Bedford to Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras International.

There will also be rail replacement buses if you are travelling to Market Harborough, Kettering and Wellingborough.

If you're travelling from Corby there will be a rail replacement bus between Corby and Kettering where you can connect with a bus to Bedford.

If you're travelling northbound

Trains from London St Pancras International will terminate at Bedford. An express rail replacement bus will run between Bedford and Leicester where you can then connect with trains to Nottingham , Derby and Sheffield.

There will also be rail replacement buses at Bedford if you are travelling to Wellingborough, Kettering and Market Harborough.

If you're travelling to Corby, there will be a rail replacement bus between Bedford and Kettering where you can change for a bus to Corby.

Rail replacement pick up points

Leicester: rail replacement buses will depart from the station car park.

Bedford: rail replacement buses will depart from the front of the station.

You are also able to use your East Midlands Trains ticket between London St Pancras and Bedford on Thameslink services.

For more information on replacement buses click here

If you require assisted travel for your journey please visit our website by clicking here and booking in advance. 

We'll keep you updated on how our improvement work is going on our website and on Twitter @EMTrains #EMTUpdate

You can plan your journey by using our online journey planner here.

If you decide not to travel you can apply for a refund. See here for refund information.