Future engineering work

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Amended service between Crewe and Glasgow / Edinburgh and through Motherwell on Monday 22 April

Start date
19/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes through Motherwell

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

Engineering work is taking place over the Easter weekend in the Lancaster, Carlisle, Rutherglen and Motherwell areas closing most lines.

As a result, your journey times to or from Scotland on the West Coast Main Line, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and locally within the Glasgow area may be considerably extended.


CrossCountry train services will not run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

London North Eastern Railway

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.


  • 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

Until 12:00, coaches will replace trains between Lancaster and Carlisle calling at Oxenholme and Penrith, extending journey times by approx 75 minutes.

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

No coaches can call at Haymarket - customers should use Edinburgh station instead.

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

Virgin Trains

There will be NO direct service between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and customers may have to change replacement coaches to complete their journey.

Trains will be diverted between Crewe and Preston via but not calling at Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton and will not call at Warrington Bank Quay or Wigan North Western.

Replacement coaches will run between Crewe and Preston calling at Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western.

Replacement coaches will run between Preston / Lancaster and Carlisle and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Customers travelling to / from Edinburgh should use TransPennine Express coaches between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

Customers for Motherwell need to travel via Glasgow Central and use alternative services provided by ScotRail.

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.