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Major Engineering work in the Carlisle / Motherwell area from Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 June 

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Engineering work details

Starts 01 Jun 2024 to 02 Jun 2024

Route(s) affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

CrossCountry between Plymouth and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

LNER between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh


Engineering work is taking place in the Motherwell area, closing most lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Saturday & Sunday:

Services to / from Edinburgh are diverted to run to / from Glasgow Central.

A replacement bus service is planned to operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh, but is not yet confirmed, please check back here closer to the time of travel.


Saturday and Sunday:

Trains will not call at Motherwell.

Rail replacement buses will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell.


On Saturday, the 06:48 from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

On Sunday, the 16:30 from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh.

Replacement buses will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell, connecting with train services. For Glasgow Central, you should use other services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.

TransPennine Express:

An hourly rail replacement bus service will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry or LNER, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.