Busy weekend warning on Cambridge to Liverpool Street line

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Rail passengers travelling between Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March are being warned to expect trains and stations to be much busier than usual.

The Greater Anglia line between Ely, Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and London Liverpool Street will be open.

However, other train operators are affected by major engineering works which means Kings Cross station will be closed for the weekend.

As a result, Greater Anglia trains and stations trains on the West Anglia line between Ely, Cambridge and Liverpool Street are expected to be even busier than usual.

On Saturday 29 February, Greater Anglia’s Stratford to Bishop’s Stortford services will be extending to Cambridge, calling at Whittlesford Parkway and Audley End.

A normal timetabled service is due to run on Sunday.

Mike Barry, Greater Anglia Area Customer Service Manager for Cambridge, said: “We are expecting trains to be full when they leave Cambridge, so that when they stop at stations along the route, such as Bishop’s Stortford, it could be standing room only.

“We will have extra staff at stations to make sure customers catch the right train and to keep everyone safe.

“I would like to ask customers to be patient, especially if they are asked to queue to get into the station or to catch a later train.”

Network Rail is carrying out major works to the East Coast Main Line. In the major upgrade project, signals are being removed from a tunnel underneath Kings Cross and relocated to York so that a new line can be built out of Kings Cross, which will improve the number of trains operators such as Great Northern and LNER can run out of the station.