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.

Buses replace trains between Newcastle / Sunderland and Hartlepool until 11:15 on Sunday 22 April

Start date
22/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

Northern between Metrocentre / Newcastle and Middlesbrough / Nunthorpe / Whitby

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Hartlepool, closing all lines until 11:15.

Grand Central:

The 09:20 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will start from Hartlepool at 09:45. A replacement bus will run between Sunderland and Hartlepool to connect with this train.


Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Hartlepool until 11:15. After this, a normal service will resume.

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.