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.

Revised service between Glasgow Central and Motherwell on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

Start date
21/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Paignton / Penzance

London North Eastern Railway between Glasgow Central and London Kings Cross

ScotRail routes through Motherwell

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / London Euston

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

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, closing all lines.

Caledonian Sleeper

The Friday night service 23:53 London Euston to Glasgow Central will divert via Mount Florida and will arrive into Glasgow Central at 07:48 (Saturday morning).

There is no Saturday night service.


Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Motherwell. 

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will be revised to run between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross only.

Customers for Motherwell can use the replacement bus running between Motherwell and Edinburgh.

Customers for Glasgow can use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.


Glasgow Central - Lanark

These services are diverted via Mount Florida and will not call at Cambuslang.

Glasgow Central - Newton

These services will operate to / from Larkhall and Motherwell (both hourly services). 

Argyle Line services

Milngavie - Motherwell services will operate between Milngavie and Glasgow Central Low Level.

Balloch - Larkhall / Motherwell services will operate between Balloch and Springburn.

Replacement buses will operate between:

Partick & Motherwell (via both Whifflet & Hamilton)

Glasgow Central & Motherwell 

TransPennine Express

On Saturday, trains will be retimed to depart Glasgow Central 10 minutes earlier than normal and trains arriving into Glasgow Central will arrive 10 minutes later than normal. 

On Sunday, trains will run as advertised.

Virgin Trains 

Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston will be diverted via Mount Florida. Trains towards Glasgow Central will arrive at the station later than normal. Trains from Glasgow Central will depart the station slightly earlier.

Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street will run between Carlisle and Birmingham New Street only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey by 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.