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Disruption to East Midlands Trains services this weekend

Disruption is expected on some East Midlands Trains services this weekend because of improvement work on the main line into St Pancras International.

Network Rail is improving the track and overhead lines between St Pancras and Kentish Town meaning East Midlands Trains will not be able to travel further than West Hampstead and some trains will terminate at Luton on Saturday and Sunday.

"This investment is absolutely vital to help us deliver a better service for passengers. We know that people's journeys will be disrupted but it is only by improving our infrastructure that we can deliver the safe and reliable railway that many people rely on. We would like to thank passengers in advance for bearing with us over these weekends as it will mean some changes to their travel plans."

– Justin Page, Network Rail area director
An East Midlands Train Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

"This work is essential for Network Rail to undertake and we understand this will have a significant impact on our customers travelling to and from London on January 31 and February 1. If there are customers who do not need to travel on that particular weekend, we would suggest they choose an alternative day to travel where possible. We have contacted all passengers who have already booked assisted travel to explain the options available and I would like to take this opportunity to urge all of our passengers who will be travelling and cannot put off their journey, to make sure they check before they travel."

– Neil Micklethwaite, Customer Service and Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains

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