This summer passengers will benefit from additional train services in and around Hertfordshire.

In an effort to "provide more seats when and where more passengers need them", Great Northern and Thameslink have introduced their new summer timetables on Sunday, May 21.

The journey between King’s Cross and Cambridge will be quicker on some stopping services, and all trains will call at Alexandra Palace to provide more capacity for visitors to the event venue.

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There will be extra evening services as far as Letchworth, and most trains between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City, and Stevenage via Hertford North, have been retimed to provide a more evenly spaced four-per-hour service in the off-peak between Alexandra Palace and Moorgate.

The times of other services may change as well, by as much as 30 minutes on some trains.

At Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North and Knebworth, these extra services will replace the late-night Brighton to Cambridge Thameslink services.


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Jenny Saunders, customer services director for Great Northern and Thameslink, said: “We’re pleased to be making these adjustments to provide more seats when and where more passengers need them.

"Changes are designed to make the best positive difference locally and respond to requests and suggestions from our passengers.

"We recommend that all our customers check online journey planners for changes on their route before travelling in the week beginning May 21.”

Passengers are advised to check online journey planners such as for details.