Signalling work is to be completed at Peterborough station over Christmas, rounding off a major £43 million regeneration of the passenger interchange.
The station will be closed for 80 hours more than three days from the time the last train leaves the station on Christmas Eve so a new signalling system can be installed.
By March next year, the renovation will be finished. During the project, Network Rail has lengthened platforms, built new platforms, constructed a new footbridge and opened a new £3.3 million concourse.
Phil Verster, route managing director, Network Rail, said: “We look forward to passengers experiencing the benefits of the improved station following the Christmas break.
“We recognise there is never a good time to carry out work which disrupts passengers and we thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding on the day.
“With more than 4 million people using Peterborough station each year, we are creating a transport gateway to accommodate extra capacity and extra demand – a railway fit for the future.
“The work being carried out over Christmas this year is the last key piece of the puzzle.”