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 services between Glasgow Central and Motherwell on Sunday 16 September

Start date
16/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / Newcastle / Leeds / Sheffield / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

London North Eastern Railway between Glasgow Central and London Kings Cross

ScotRail between Balloch / Milngavie / Garscadden / Hyndland / Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Lanark

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

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

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperCrossCountryLondon North Eastern RailwayScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains

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

Caledonian Sleeper:

The 23:15 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will be diverted leaving Glasgow Central. As a result, this service will depart Glasgow Central earlier than usual, at 23:05.


Services will not run to or from Glasgow Central, trains will be amended to start from or terminate at Motherwell. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

London North Eastern Railway:

It is not yet known how London North Eastern Railway will be affected by these engineering works.


An hourly train service will run between Glasgow Central and Lanark (via Cathcart Circle), not calling at Cambuslang. A replacement bus service will run between Glasgow Central and Lanark via Cambuslang, calling at all booked stops.

Glasgow Central - Newton services will be extended to run to / from Larkhall and Motherwell.

The following services will start from / terminate at Rutherglen:

  • Balloch - Larkhall
  • Balloch - Motherwell (via Whifflet)
  • Milngavie - Motherwell


Replacement buses will operate between Bridgeton and Motherwell (both via Whifflet and also via Hamilton Circle / Cambuslang), and also between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

TransPennine Express:

Trains will be re timed and diverted between Motherwell and Glasgow Central. Engineering work is also taking place in the Manchester area and as a result of this, buses will replace trains between Preston and Manchester.

Virgin Trains:

A reduced service will run to / from Glasgow Central, with trains being diverted between Motherwell and Glasgow Central. Some services that usually run to / from Glasgow Central will instead terminate at / start from Carlisle.

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.