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 Edinburgh and Motherwell from Saturday 25 until Wednesday 29 August

Start date
25/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / Dunbar / York / Burton-on-Trent / Birmingham New Street / Reading

ScotRail between Ayr / Dalmuir / Milngavie / Anderston / Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Lanark / Cumbernauld / North Berwick

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

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

Virgin Trains East Coast between Glasgow Central and London Kings Cross

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast

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


On Saturday trains will be diverted, and will not call at Motherwell. Buses will operate between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

From Sunday to Wednesday, trains will start from and terminate at Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell.


It is not yet known how ScotRail are affected by this engineering work.

TransPennine Express:

It is not yet known how TransPennine Express are affected by this engineering work.

Virgin Trains:

It is not yet known how Virgin Trains are affected by this engineering work.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

On Saturday, the 06:48 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh at 08:00. A replacement bus will run from Motherwell at 07:15 to Edinburgh. Customers can use valid tickets with ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

Please note that Caledonian Sleeper services are not affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.