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 service between Newcastle and Edinburgh from 21:30 on Friday 28 to 08:50 Sunday 30 September

Start date
28/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Guildford / Reading / Birmingham New Street / Newcastle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Inverness

Northern between Carlisle / Metro Centre / Newcastle and Chathill

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLondon North Eastern RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place from 21:00 on Friday and all day on Saturday between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.



The 15:45 Reading to Edinburgh service will terminate at Newcastle. A connecting rail service will run from Newcastle to Edinburgh.


No CrossCountry trains will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run, calling at all booked stations.

London North Eastern Railway:

Services on Friday evening are not affected by engineering work.

On Saturday, an hourly train service will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh by a diversionary route, with journey times being extended by around 90 minutes. A half hourly service will run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle.

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh, calling at Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.


All day on Saturday and until 08:50 on Sunday, no trains will run between Morpeth and Chathill. Replacement buses will run between Morpeth and Chathill.

Please note that industrial action is taking place across the Northern network on Saturday 29 September and a significantly reduced service will be in operation. 

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.