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Introducing Great Northern

Great Northern train services take passengers from London King’s Cross into Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, connecting customers from Peterborough, King’s Lynn and Stevenage, as well as North London boroughs. Great Northern trains also run a regional rail route, carrying passengers from Finsbury Park, Hertford North and Potters Bar into Moorgate, allowing travellers to then connect to the Underground.

Great Northern timetables, ticket prices, and service updates can be found in our journey planner. Plus find out more on destinations on the line and find some great things to do once you’ve reached there!

Peak Hour

Peak Hours

Trains that arrive into London between 07:00 and 09:30 am and leaving between 16:00 and 19:00 pm.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 03450264700

Twitter Customer Help: @GNRailUK

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

Non-folding bikes are not permitted during peak times, or at any time between Moorgate and Drayton Park.



Most Great Northern stations have WiFi enabled, but not on trains.

First Class

First Class

First Class services are available on some journeys.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Complete an online form on Great Northern’s website for more details.

Peterborough to London

One of the most popular routes on the Great Northern train line is Peterborough to London King’s Cross, enabling passengers for both work and leisure to travel into the capital on a regular service both during peak and off-peak times. With two trains per hour leaving Peterborough for their off-peak services, Great Northern passengers can reach King’s Cross in just over an hour, making it great for commuters, as well as those on a spontaneous trip for shopping or sightseeing. To ensure cheap train tickets to London from Peterborough, you can use advance booking on our journey planner and save money on your train ride.

After arriving at King’s Cross, there are plenty of things to do in London that can cater for all customers. Visit the Science of Natural History Museums with the kids to see some fantastic exhibitions and experiments. Hyde Park Corner is a great place to visit during the Summer, with a walk along the Serpentine or a glimpse of Kensington Palace, home to Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Kensington Palace

Discover where Great Northern can take you


Trains to London

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Trains to Norwich


Trains to Peterborough

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Trains to Cambridge

River Great Ouse at Ely

Great Northern Routes

Great Northern train routes consist of local and regional rail services, with the former terminating at Moorgate and the latter King’s Cross. Great Northern’s region services bring in passengers from North London boroughs and the south of Hertfordshire, as far north as Letchworth. Stops on this line include Finsbury Park, Highbury and Islington and Old Street, giving customers connections to both the London Underground and Overground.

King’s Cross routes include trains to Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Ely, allowing passengers to use this line to these stations, before transferring to high-speed services on other train lines. Trains to Cambridge can take under an hour, with a direct service from King’s Cross every thirty minutes, making it a great choice for those looking to enjoy the famous university city.

About Great Northern

Great Northern is partnered with Thameslink through their parent owner Govia, having been taken over in 2014, With 54 stations on the rail network, it is the primary commuter and suburban hub for Hertfordshire residents travelling into the capital. There are plans to help improve the service too, with more frequent trains between London and King’s Lynn, as well as installing WiFi at more Great Northern operated stations.


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