Train Timetables Change

There are new timetables on all First Capital Connect routes starting from today (Sunday 23 May).

They will run until December 11th and will see some services stop at extra stations, whilst some trains will have more carriages.  The train company say the changes will help them to cope with demand for their services heading in and out of London. 

Key changes on the Great Northern route

Mondays to Fridays

  • The 0750 Moorgate to Stevenage via Hertford North service will be extended to call additionally at Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City.
  • The 0852 London King's Cross to Cambridge service will call additionally at Ashwell & Morden, Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton.
  • The 0945 London King's Cross to King's Lynn service will be formed of eight carriages (as far as Cambridge), providing additional capacity on the first off peak service.
  • The 1122 London King’s Cross to Peterborough service will call additionally at Arlesey.

Saturdays

  • The 1014 Peterborough to London King's Cross service will call additionally at Biggleswade.
  • The 1752 London King's Cross to Cambridge service will be strengthened to eight carriages.
  • The 1808 London King's Cross to Peterborough service will be re-timed to depart at 1810 and no longer call at Stevenage or Hitchin.
  • The 2352 London King's Cross to Peterborough service will call additionally at Stevenage, Arlesey and Sandy. This will fill a significant gap in the service provided to Arlesey and Sandy on Saturday nights.

Sundays

  • The 0545 Peterborough to London King's Cross service will call additionally at Knebworth, Welwyn North, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Potters Bar and the 0645 Peterborough to London King's Cross service will call additionally at Hatfield and Potters Bar.
  • An additional 1636 London King's Cross to Peterborough service will operate, calling at Finsbury Park, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and all stations to Peterborough.

Engineering work

On Saturdays, Sundays and late at nights engineering work may affect your journey. Details of more regular work are included in the new timetable, but you are advised to check before travelling.

Key changes on the Thameslink route

Mondays to Fridays

  • An additional 0604 West Hampstead Thameslink to Sutton via Mitcham Junction service will operate. This service will call at all stations and be formed of eight carriages.
  • An additional 0737 Sutton to St Albans via Mitcham Junction service will operate. This service will call at all stations and be formed of 4 carriages.
  • The 0540 Bedford to Brighton service will call additionally at Wivelsfield.
  • The 0548 Luton to Sutton via Mitcham Junction will be diverted via Wimbledon. This service will call at all stations between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon and be formed of four carriages only.
  • The 0624 Brighton to Bedford service will call additionally at Herne Hill, but will no longer call at Tulse Hill.
  • The 0640 St Albans to Sevenoaks service will be formed of four carriages only.
  • The 0700 Bedford to Brighton service will call additionally at Burgess Hill.
  • The 0700 Brighton to Bedford service will no longer call at Tulse Hill. The additional 0737 Sutton to St Albans service will provide alternative journey opportunities from Tulse Hill.
  • The 0711 Sevenoaks to St Albans service will terminate at West Hampstead Thameslink. The new 0737 Sutton to St Albans will provide an alternative for customer travelling to stations north of West Hampstead Thameslink.
  • The 0722 Sutton to Luton via Wimbledon service will run 14-16 minutes earlier throughout. It will depart Sutton at 0706 and terminate at St Albans instead of Luton. The 0728 Orpington to St Luton will provide an alternative for customer travelling to stations north of St Albans.
  • The 0728 Orpington to St Albans will be extended to call additionally at Harpenden, Luton Airport Parkway and Luton.
  • The 0750 Brighton to Bedford service will call additionally at Herne Hill and Elephant & Castle.
  • The 0843 Sevenoaks to St Albans Service will be formed of four carriages only.
  • The 1626 Bedford to Brighton service will call additionally at Three Bridges.
  • The 1707 Brighton to Bedford service will call additionally at Preston Park.
  • The 1737 Brighton to Bedford service will call additionally at Wivelsfield.
  • The 1740 St Pancras International to Three Bridges service will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.
  • The 1840 Bedford to Brighton service will call additionally at Three Bridges
  • The 1908 Sutton to Bedford via Mitcham Junction service will terminate at St Albans.

Saturdays

As part of the Thameslink programme, all-stations services on the Bedford route will only operate north of Kentish Town. Please use Northern Line services to travel between Kentish Town and Central London

Weekends

On Saturdays and Sundays all services from London Bridge to Brighton will depart 1 minute later than in the current timetable, creating consistent departure times with the weekday service.

Regular engineering work

On Saturdays, Sundays and overnight, engineering work may affect your journey. Details of more regular work are included in the new timetable, but you are advised to check before travelling for the latest information.

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