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London King's Cross closure expected to cause train chaos on Ebor day at York

London Kings Cross will be closed all weekend
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Racing fans from the south face a tough task to travel to York to watch the Sky Bet £1 million Ebor on Saturday, with London King's Cross closed all weekend.

The journey to York from the capital is likely to take almost twice as long at almost four hours instead of the usual time of just under two hours.

The National Rail site says journeys from London St Pancras International to York will require changing at Chesterfield, Derby or Sheffield, and returning south also looks to be as difficult with few trains operating and plenty of travellers to cater for.

With the third Ashes Test at Headingley, Rugby League Challenge Cup final at Wembley and Leeds festival also taking place, transport services are expected to be incredibly busy all weekend.

Ed Akers, principal programme sponsor for Network Rail, said: “Major work to upgrade the East Coast mainline will mean significant changes to services this August bank holiday weekend. We’re urging passengers not to travel on August 24-25 as there will be significant disruption."

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We?re urging passengers not to travel on August 24-25 as there will be significant disruption

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