Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service between York and Newcastle on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January

Start date
06/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Exeter St Davids / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Newcastle

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Aberdeen

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains East Coast

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Newcastle area, closing various lines.


Services to / from Scotland that call at Newcastle will be extended by a few minutes. Services between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle will start terminate at Durham.

TransPennine Express

Most services between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Newcastle will not run between York and Newcastle. As a result Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington Durham and Chester-le-Street will have a greatly reduced service.

Customers should use other operators services between York and Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

Replacement coaches will operate between Newcastle and Durham via Chester-le-Street.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Services will be diverted, extending the journey times of Northbound services by 15 minutes.

Services from Edinburgh will run 15 minutes earlier than normal but will run as scheduled from Newcastle.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.