Disruption Information

25.01.2017

Route improvement work will be taking place between Leicester and Bedford on 24th, 25th and 26th February

We've started to make big improvements to your railway which means you may experience some disruption whilst we carry out the work. 



Late evening on Friday 24th February, all day Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 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 a more reliable journey in the future.

For more information on the work, please see here: 

Friday 24th February

  • There will be an additional train service running from London St Pancras to Derby, at 22:20 calling at Leicester and Derby, arriving at Derby at 00:04 
  • 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby will terminate at Bedford, there will be a rail replacement bus between Bedford and Derby.
  • 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester will terminate at Bedford, there will be a rail replacement bus between Bedford and Leicester.

Saturday 25th February and Sunday 26th February

If you are travelling Southbound

Our trains from Sheffield / Derby and Nottingham will terminate at Leicester; there will be then be an express rail replacement bus 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 are 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 are travelling Northbound

Our 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 / Sheffield. There will also be rail replacement buses at Bedford if you are travelling to Wellingborough, Kettering and Market Harborough. If you are 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, see here:

Bedford – Rail Replacement buses will depart from the front of the station.

Ticket Acceptance

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

Our full replacement timetable can be found here: 

You can check to see if your journey is affected by using the Journey Planner link 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

If you require refund information visit our website by clicking here