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Sunday, 23 June: Vital engineering works mean no direct EMR services to London

  • Customers advised to understand how journey to and from London affected on Sunday, 23 June
  • Between Wellingborough and London St Pancras, the line will be closed 
  • Rail replacement buses will be in place - however journeys will take longer 

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is advising customers to fully understand how their journey is affected due to vital engineering works taking place on the Midland Mainline on Sunday, 23 June.

On the day, Network Rail is carrying out the final stages of work to modernise signalling controls between Wellingborough and London St Pancras.

EMR will run trains for most of the route, but Rail Replacement Buses will be required for part of any journeys to/from London St Pancras.

Between Wellingborough and London St Pancras, the line will be closed, with no trains able to run. EMR and Thameslink will be providing a range of Rail Replacement Bus routes to support customers completing their journey.

Journey times will be extended by between 30 and 60 minutes on average.

EMR customers are advised to check their ticket restrictions before using any other operators to avoid any unnecessary charges. Tickets for "EMR only" routes must be used on its planned Rail Replacement services.

Customers travelling to Luton Airport Parkway are advised to check EMR's website for details regarding the rail replacement schedule.

Philippa Cresswell, Customer Service Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We recommend customers planning to travel to or from London on 23 June to check their journeys in advance by looking for journey updates on the EMR website.

“We are working closely with Network Rail to keep customers moving throughout the engineering work, and EMR services will be running where possible.

“Customers’ journeys may be longer than normal, with rail replacement buses and amended timetables in place.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience whilst the vital signalling work on the Midland Mainline takes place. This work will greatly benefit our customers in the future with more reliable journeys to and from London.”

A detailed explanation of how services are affected can be found on EMR's website here: 

Contact Information

East Midlands Railway Press Office