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 in the Glasgow and Motherwell areas from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April

Start date
20/04/2019  00:00
End date
22/04/2019 
Route affected
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All routes through Motherwell

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

Engineering work is taking place in the Rutherglen and Motherwell areas closing most lines.

Caledonian Sleeper

The Friday night departure from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will be diverted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central and will be unable to call at Motherwell and Carstairs. These works will also affect Sunday departures.

CrossCountry

On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

London North Eastern Railway

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will terminate at Edinburgh, a replacement bus service will operate between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers for Glasgow should use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

ScotRail

Saturday 20 April

  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Carstairs): Trains will be replaced by buses.
  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Shotts): Trains will only run between Carfin and Edinburgh, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Shotts.
  • Glasgow Central - Newton: These services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell.
  • Glasgow Central - Lanark: These services will be replaced by buses between Motherwell and Lanark.
  • Glasgow Central Low Level services will operate to a revised timetable.
  • Buses will run between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet), and between Bridgeton and Newton.

 

Sunday 21 April

  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Shotts): Trains will only run between Carfin and Edinburgh, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Shotts.
  • Glasgow Central - Newton: Services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell.
  • Glasgow Central - Lanark: Trains will be replaced by buses between Motherwell and Lanark.
  • Glasgow Central Low Level services will operate to a revised timetable.
  • Buses will run between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet), and between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Hamilton).

 

Monday 22 April

  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Carstairs): Trains will run between Motherwell and Edinburgh only.
  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Shotts): Trains will only run between Carfin and Edinburgh, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Shotts.
  • Glasgow Central - Newton: Services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell.
  • Glasgow Central - Lanark: An hourly service will operate via Mount Florida, and will not call at Cambuslang. Buses will run between Glasgow Central and Lanark.
  • Glasgow Central Low Level services will operate to a revised timetable.
  • Buses will run between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet), and between Bridgeton and Newton.

TransPennine Express

Saturday, Sunday & Monday until 12:00

  • Coaches will replace trains between Lancaster and Carlisle calling at Oxenholme and Penrith, extending journey times by approx 75 minutes.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

  • Coaches will replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh calling at Lockerbie with journey times extended by approx 85 minutes.

No coaches at Haymarket - customers should use Edinburgh Waverley instead.

Customers travelling between Scotland and Manchester are advised to use services routed via Newcastle and Leeds.

Virgin Trains

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Replacement coaches between Carlisle and Glasgow Central with selected services calling at Lockerbie. Journey times will extended by approx 55 minutes.

Customers to / from Motherwell will need to travel via Glasgow Central using alternative services provided by Scotrail.

On Monday, an hourly will operate diverted via Kilmarnock, extending journey times.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.