Commuters face festive bus trips

RAIL travel between Huntingdon, St Neots and London will be disrupted in the run-up to Christmas by planned engineering work. Train operator First Capital Connect warned that Network Rail, which owns the infrastructure, would be replacing rails and points

RAIL travel between Huntingdon, St Neots and London will be disrupted in the run-up to Christmas by planned engineering work.

Train operator First Capital Connect warned that Network Rail, which owns the infrastructure, would be replacing rails and points in the Stevenage area.

Both the main line and the "Hertford Loop" diversion route will be affected, so journeys will involve a replacement bus between Hitchin and Knebworth on the main line or Watton-at-Stone on the loop line.

The replacement bus service starts at 7pm on Saturday December 22 and will continue until the service closes down for the holiday on Christmas Eve.

As usual, there will be no train services on the route on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

INFORMATION: At stations or from www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/xmas.