Skip to main content
Last updated:Yesterday at 22:17
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express
Last updated:Yesterday at 11:54
Train companies affected:South Western Railway
Last updated:Yesterday at 09:30
Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace afternoon / evening trains between Darlington / Northallerton and York on Sunday 24 December 

See all service disruptions

Engineering work details

Starts 24 Dec 2023 to 24 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

LNER between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Aberdeen

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough / Newcastle / Edinburgh


Engineering work is taking place between York and Darlington, closing some lines after around 18:30. ​​​​​​​


After 18:40, no CrossCountry trains will run between York and Newcastle. You should travel on alternative rail services.


After 18:40, no service will operate between York and Darlington.

TransPennine Express:

After 18:40, there will be no direct trains between York and Newcastle or Saltburn.

Buses will replace all trains between York and Saltburn from 15:00 onwards calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm, Thornaby, Middlesbrough and Redcar Central.

TransPennine Express train services will operate between Northallerton and Newcastle.

If you are travelling to Newcastle, you will need to use replacement bus services between York and Northallerton where you can change for onward connections.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.