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 at Sheffield on Sunday 28 January

Start date
28/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee

East Midlands Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Nottingham and Leeds

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield, Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate, closing various lines.


Trains between Sheffield and Leeds will be diverted via Doncaster, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Trains which usually run between Reading and Newcastle will be amended to run between Reading and Derby. Customers should use alternative services available to Newcastle.

East Midlands Trains

Trains will run as a part service between Norwich and Nottingham, and between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street. Trains will call additionally at Ilkeston, Langley Mill and Alfreton.

Journey times between Nottingham and Sheffield will be extended by up to 10 minutes.


Buses will replace trains between Nottingham and Sheffield.

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.