Rail passengers in our region have been reminded not to travel to London this weekend. Network Rail, the Government body responsible for the UK's rail infrastructure, is carrying out major engineering work at Kings Cross station.
As result of this, it has warned people not to attempt to travel to the capital.
A spokesperson said that this weekend, "vital" upgrades are being carried out to the signalling system as part of a £1.2bn investment into the route.
Control of a section of the signalling system to a specialist centre in York, with the aim of creating a more resilient railway.
No trains will be able to run on the southern portion of the route because of safety concerns. As a result, there will be no trains on the lines between Peterborough and Kings Cross on Saturday and Sunday.
Passengers are advised to travel on either Friday, 24 or Monday, 27 January instead. It is expected though that these services will be very busy and passengers should book in advance and reserve a seat where possible.
Anyone who does travel has been advised to allow "significantly" more time for their journeys as travel times will be extended and they will need to change trains or use bus replacement services, both of which are likely to be incredibly busy.
Passengers who must travel should plan ahead via National Rail Enquiries or via eastcoastupgrade.co.uk. On Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 01 March, there will also be no services in or out of London King’s Cross, with the same impact on services as this weekend.
Ed Akers, principal programme sponsor for Network Rail, said:
A spokesperson for train operators along the route said: