Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Inverness and Perth on Sunday 4 November

Start date
04/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between Inverness and London Euston

London North Eastern Railway between Inverness and London Kings Cross

ScotRail between Inverness and Perth / Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh and between Elgin and Glasgow Queen Street

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian SleeperLondon North Eastern RailwayScotRail

Engineering work is taking place between Inverness and Perth on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, closing all lines.

Caledonian Sleeper:

On Sunday, the 20:26 Inverness to London Euston service will be diverted via Aberdeen and Fife. A rail replacement bus service will connect with this service at Dundee, calling at Aviemore, Kingussie, Dalwhinnie, Blair, Atholl, Pitlochry, Dunkeld & Birnam and Perth.

London North Eastern Railway:

On Saturday, the 12:00 London Kings Cross to Perth service will terminate at Perth. Replacement road transport will then continue on to Inverness, calling at Pitlochry, Kingussie and Aviemore.

On Sunday, services to and from Inverness will start / terminate at Perth. Replacement road transport will then continue on to Inverness, calling at Pitlochry, Kingussie and Aviemore.


Trains will not run between Inverness and Perth. Replacement road transport will run between these stations.

After 21:00 on Sunday, the following trains will be diverted to run via Fife:

  • 19:36 Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street.
  • 21:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen.

Buses will replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dundee for intermediate stations in both directions. A connecting shuttle bus will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Falkirk High.

After 20:35 services between Edinburgh and Dunblane / Perth will be replaced by buses between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth.

After 20:15, services between Glasgow Queen Street and Alloa will terminate at Falkirk Grahamston, with buses running between Falkirk Grahamston and Alloa.

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.