RAIL passengers are being urged not to travel to a London station.

A £1.2 billion investment will see King's Cross Station shutdown for vital improvement work at the end of the month.

No services on the East Coast Main Line will be able to arrive at, or leave, the station on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1.

The works are part of the East Coast Upgrade project which is aiming to allow more trains run between London, the North and Scotland.

It is biggest investment into the line in a generation and will provide faster journeys, more frequent and reliable services and up to 10,000 extra seats on long distance services per day.

This specific round of improvements will see Network Rail test signalling equipment at Stevenage station, as part of work to build a new platform there.

Work will also take place to install new overhead line equipment.

To allow this work to take place safely, no services are able to run between Peterborough and London King’s Cross.

Passengers are urged not to travel to or from London on the East Coast Main Line on these two days and should instead aim for Friday, February 28 or Monday, March 2.

Even on these days, services are expected to be very busy, so passengers should book in advance and reserve a seat where possibly.

Ed Akers, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said this will be the final weekend of disruptions, due to the project, until June.

He added: "We know that there have been numerous changes to services to and from London over the past two months and we apologise for any inconvenience which this has caused.

"There’s never a good time carry out upgrade work on this scale."

Further periods of planned engineering work will take place later this year, with the next weekend of no services to or from London King’s Cross on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 June.

For more information, passengers are advised to visit: eastcoastupgrade.co.uk