Longer Trains From Cambridge For Tour De France

24 June 2014, 07:25 | Updated: 24 June 2014, 07:37

First Capital Connect has confirmed alterations to its train services when a stage of the Tour de France begins in Cambridge.

Trains will be made longer, with an additional service also being run, on Monday 7th July.

Up to 120,000 visitors are expected in Cambridge on that day, when a stage of the world's biggest cycle race begins in the city.

12 trains in each direction to and from Cambridge will be lengthened on the day. 

Of these, three in each direction will be 12-carriages long including the 1044 from King's Cross to Cambridge and the 1230 and 1333 from Cambridge to King's Cross, which are all expected to be popular.

There will be an additional train at 1012 to Finsbury Park (arriving 1050) and King's Cross (1058) only.

A spokesperson for First Capital Connect said: "On Monday, 7 July, both Cambridge and King's Cross stations are expected to be very busy during the morning peak.

From 1630, train services will be very busy out of King's Cross and off peak tickets are not valid until 1900. 

Please plan your journey to avoid these times. 

Access to platforms throughout the long weekend at some stations may be restricted; please follow the directions of staff and accept our apologies if you aren't able to board your preferred train Ticket offices and ticket machines will be considerably busier.

Buy your tickets in advance to avoid the queues or download FCC's ticketing app to your mobile phone 

Normal cycle restrictions will be in place but please avoid travelling with bikes, as space on trains will be limited 

To help you stay refreshed, bring a bottle of water."