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 between Motherwell and Glasgow Central on Sunday 20 May

Start date
20/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central.

ScotRail between  Balloch / Milngavie / Glasgow Central and Bridgeton / Motherwell / Larkhall / Larkhall.

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central.

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperCrossCountryScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin TrainsLondon North Eastern Railway

Engineering work is taking place in the Motherwell area closing various lines.

Caledonian Sleeper trains are not affected by this engineering work

CrossCountry trains are replaced by buses between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Lanark will not call at Motherwell or Shieldmuir. Replacement buses will run between Bellshill and Wishaw. 

Services between Glasgow Central and Motherwell via Hamilton will run between Glasgow Central and Larkhall. Replacement buses will run between Hamilton Central and Motherwell.

TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains are diverted between Lockerbie and Glasgow Central and will not call at Motherwell

Trains are retimed to arrive later and depart earlier from Glasgow Central. 

Customers for Motherwell should travel to Glasgow Central and use alternative services to / from Motherwell.

Virgin Trains East Coast are not affected by this engineering work.

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.