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 trains to / from Glasgow Central on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March

Start date
24/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Glasgow Central

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central

ScotRail between Ayr / Larkhall / Motherwell / Kilwinning / Dalmarnock and Glasgow Central

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperCrossCountryNorthernScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast

Engineering work is taking place in the Glasgow Central area closing most lines.

Caledonian Sleeper

Trains are diverted between Carlisle and Glasgow Central and will not call at Carstairs. Customers should contact Caledonian Sleeper to arrange alternative transport.


Buses will replace trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.


Buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • Glasgow Central and Shoots / Lanark
  • Bridgeton and Motherwell via Whifflet
  • Bridgeton and Newton
TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains

Trains to Glasgow Central will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes after leaving Motherwell.

Trains from Glasgow Central will depart up 15 minutes earlier than normal then then will run booked time from Motherwell.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers should use alternative trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.