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 Newcastle and Edinburgh from 21:30 on Friday 5 and on Saturday 6 October

Start date
05/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Reading / Birmingham New Street / Derby / Leeds / Newcastle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Aberdeen

Northern between Carlisle / Metrocentre / Newcastle and Morpeth

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLondon North Eastern RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.


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

On Saturday, services will not run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh, calling at all booked stations.

London North Eastern Railway:

On Saturday, an amended timetable will be in operation. An hourly service will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh by a diversionary route, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes. A half hourly service will run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle.

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


Industrial action is taking place on Saturday 6 October, further information regarding Northern services can be found here.

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.