ECML closed PBO to KGX Aug Bank Holiday routing

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  1. cuccir

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    I'm somewhat astonished that the EPL and EFL have arranged Spurs v Newcastle Utd, Sunderland v Wimbledon and Middlesbrough v Millwall for that weekend. I know it's been debated on here time and time again and I'm not sure at which end the blame lies, but there's a major failure in communication between the football leagues and the TOCs.
     
  2. FQTV

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    For those following this thread who do need to travel on the Bank Holiday Monday, reservations have opened this morning for the LNER services that will (or are planned to) run that day to and from King's Cross.
     
  3. SC43090

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    There is never a good time to do this work but as Network Rail wanted a 2 day blockade with no trains in the area between Peterborough & KX why was it not considered for Christmas Day / Boxing day when there are no trains operating on the ECML at all which wouldn't affected anybody.....

    The fact that Network Rail only told rest of the public / stakeholders 3 weeks ago is not good enough....... There as been an urgent question in the House of Commons by a Bradford MP also The Northern Power House minster MP Jake Berry as got involved describing the situation as a disgrace

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  4. Ianno87

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    ...because some other major work may need the possessions/resources those two days? Or the next stage of King's Cross work needs to happen here, to follow on from the August work?
     
  5. hwl

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    1. Another delay to the whole ECML upgrades.
    2. Euston and Southern WCML has lots of HS2 related work booked for Christmas for more than those 2 days, only one of ECML and WCML is closed at time.
    3. August BH is traditionally an ECML slot
    4. Availability of signalling engineers
     
  6. 800001

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    Network Rail have been tweeting about closures for months, posters at stations, am sure I read it in my local paper several (7-8) weeks ago.
     
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    East Midlands trains have amended times for the bank holiday weekend on the website. The main changes are:
    No services north of Sheffield including Scarborough and Leeds services.
    Bedford and Luton are set down only southbound and pick up northbound.
    Nottingham slows do not call at Luton Airport and Bedford.
     
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    It may not be relevant (yet), but having seen about lner opening reservations - the Hull Trains services to G / from st pancras are still showing Unadvertised Express and are in fact Q paths. I can't work out why this would be the case, given the diminishing time scale involved.

    Any ideas / thoughts?
     
  9. cactustwirly

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    Hmm that does look like a tight squeeze, normally trains are booked to use all 4 platforms at STP, especially as that time, both 1 and 3 are blocked by HST sets
     
  10. SC43090

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    I understand the reason for NO trains is between Peterborough & KX is so they can transfer KX SIgnal box to York ROG?????

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    Iv'e only seen posters at Doncaster / Leeds in the last 3 weeks......

    As i have said in previous post Network Rail have admitted they didn't tell all of the stake holders & are saying we must do better next time informing the stakeholders.....

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  12. SC43090

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    The last time when the ECML southern end was closed was a few Christmases ago when the engineering works over ran..... Last August Bank Holiday 2018 London Euston was Shut all Bank Holiday weekend......
     
  13. Fred26

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    This isn't the last blockade on the line in relation to the KGX platform extensions/tunnel reopening etc. There's more work at Christmas.
    Internally I've seen a brief that shows the dates of all the blockades for these works.
     
  14. The Planner

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    It won't be from now on, LNW will move out the way for Kings Cross.
     
  15. Class 170101

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    Will be interesting if HS2 gets the final go ahead though. Trying to fit it all in
     
  16. Ianno87

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    Would imagine the required posessions (for at least the next couple of years) are already booked in on thr assumption final go ahead is received.
     
  17. The Planner

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    HS2 will need very few all line blocks at Euston, just high side which is the normal 2 track railway timetable if that happens. They will have to mess about with Line X at some point which will probably be the worst.
     
  18. attics26

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    and replace Newark flat crossing and trackwork at St Neots
     
  19. Julia

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    Any changes to layout at St Neots or just renewals?
     
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    Sorry to ask, was my post deleted as I can't seem to find it on here? I must have deleted my email from this website, however.
     

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