If you are planning on travelling this August Bank Holiday weekend, please note that we will be operating an amended service on Friday 23rd and Monday 26th August and a very limited service on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August yet to be confirmed. 

This is due to track replacement at London King's Cross station as part of the
East Coast Upgrade programme. If you can avoid travelling on Saturday and Sunday we recommend it as our limited services will be very busy due to the rugby league Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.

The wider industry message from Network Rail is do not travel. See below for useful information and FAQs for travel between 23rd-26th August 2019.

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Limited Service

Once services are confirmed, please be aware that they will only call at Hull, Brough and London St Pancras. Amended timetables for the 23-26th August can be found on our Engineering Works page as soon as they are confirmed.

Challenge Cup Final

The rugby league Challenge Cup Final is taking place on Saturday 24th August so we are expecting our limited services to be very busy. For further information on Group availability, contact our helpful Group Travel team.

August Bank Holiday FAQs

Our services usually operate on the East Coast Mainline but, with this line being affected by the engineering works, we must use the Midland Mainline. Due to the availability on this line, we can only run restricted services. Our 3 services north and south on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August will only be operational in and out of London St Pancras instead of the usual London King's Cross.  
Our trains may become very busy as we are operating limited services. Booking your ticket in advance will ensure you can reserve a seat and have the most comfortable journey with us, for boarding and alighting only at Hull, Brough and London St Pancras. The services we operate will be subject to an amended, longer journey time due to the alternative route we will have to take with part of the East Coast Mainline being closed for engineering works.
Yes, you can travel if absolutely necessary but we will be running a reduced number of Hull Trains services. However, the industry message from Network Rail is to not travel. If you do wish to travel, you must book your tickets in advance before the date of travel. 
If possible, we are advising passengers to amend their travel plans to avoid severe disruption over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
With Hull Trains being the only direct train operator available to passengers over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we are aware of the number of potential passengers who may wish to board our services. Therefore, we have taken the decision to call only at Hull, Brough and London St Pancras to reduce the risk of overcrowding for our passengers.
We will only be calling at Hull, Brough and London St Pancras on the 24th and 25th August. If you require to travel from another station that we will not be calling at, please refer to National Rail Enquiries who can offer an alternative travel option for you.
If you already have a ticket for travel between the 23rd - 26th August, please check with your point of purchase for any amended travel details or disruption. You may be advised to travel via a different route.
Once our amended timetables are confirmed with Network Rail, we ensure that the latest information is available on our Engineering Works page. Here you will find altered timetables and further information as to why there may be disruption to our services. 
We will be operating slightly amended services on both Friday 23rd and Monday 26th August. You can find amended timetables on our Engineering Works page which are uploaded as soon as they are confirmed.
We cannot operate our services in and out London King's Cross station over the August Bank Holiday weekend due to engineering works. Therefore, we are arriving and departing from London St Pancras only. This station is located just next to London King's Cross and is easily accessible and clearly signposted.
Network Rail are undertaking an upgrade of the existing track and signalling around leading into London King’s Cross station to allow for additional long distance services, such as ourselves, to operate in and out of the station. The project includes the replacement of 1.5 miles worth of track, overhead wires and signalling on the approach to London King's Cross station, along with the re-opening of a disused tunnel to create an additional two tracks. Further details can be found here.


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