Reduced train schedules on weekdays, including from Cambridge to London King’s Cross

There will be reduced services on some railway lines, driven by the impact of Covid, which will continue to affect staff availability.

A Great Northern train at King's Lynn station
A Great Northern train at King’s Lynn station

Train times will change on weekdays from next Tuesday (January 4) as Southern, Great Northern and Thameslink introduce reduced timetables so far. Passengers are strongly advised to check before traveling.

One of the affected routes is the Cambridge stop to London King’s Cross via Potters Bar. Two trains per hour will run in Royston to the London King’s Cross section of this route, while one train per hour will continue between Royston and Cambridge and serve Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton.

Gatwick Express will remain suspended as it has been during the Christmas period to allow engineering work, so far. Gatwick Express crews will instead focus on supporting Southern services, which also serve Gatwick Airport.

There are no planned changes on weekends, but minor, additional changes may need to be made during the day. Angie Doll, Govia Thameslink Railways interim chief operating officer, said: “Due to the significant challenges we face with Covid, which is now affecting many of our colleagues, we have decided to run a reduced train schedule from January. We are really sorry , if this affects your trip.

“While many more people are now working from home again, we are fully focused on proving a service that passengers can rely on if they have to travel. We strongly encourage people to check before they go, to get the latest information and to discharge extra time. “

A new train in Cambridge.  Image: Greater Anglia
A new train in Cambridge. Image: Greater Anglia

The schedule from January 4 will be available to view in online travel planners such as nationalrail.co.uk from tomorrow (Friday, December 31). Timetables from Monday, January 10 will be available for inspection from the beginning of next week.

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