Network Rail has reminded passengers to expect reduced services on the East Coast Main Line this weekend.

This is due to the next stage of a £1.2 billion investment being carried out into the route, with the work set to improve journeys for millions of passengers.

While the East Coast Upgrade continues over the next two days there will be fewer trains entering and exiting Kings Cross.

But it is not the only work that will be carried out. Throughout January and February there will be changes to services on the East Coast Main Line.

And on seven weekends, there will be a reduced service and on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 and Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 no trains will be able to call at the station.

This is to allow workers to carry out vital upgrades to the signalling system, power supply and track. There will also be routine maintenance work during this time.

Passengers are urged to plan their journey ahead of time and to allow additional time to travel.

As there are fewer services, those which do run are expected to be busier than normal, so passengers should book a seat if possible.

Passengers can see how they will be impacted by visiting or checking with their train operator.

The other dates when there will be a reduced service include:

• Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January

• Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January

• Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February

• Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February

• Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February

• Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February