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Last updated:Today at 08:47
Train companies affected:Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink
Last updated:Today at 08:44
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Amended service via Sheffield on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 23 Mar 2024 to 24 Mar 2024

Route(s) affected

All routes via Sheffield


Engineering work is taking place in the Sheffield area, closing various lines.


Trains will be retimed by a few minutes between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

East Midlands Railway:

Saturday and Sunday:

Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Stockport, and between Sheffield and Stockport. These buses will not call at any intermediate stations.

For stations between Stockport and Liverpool Lime Street, you should use Northern or TransPennine services to complete your journey.


Trains that usually run between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Norwich and Sheffield.

The 06:45 and 07:40 Sheffield to Norwich services will start from Nottingham, and the 08:45 Sheffield to Norwich service will start from Chesterfield.

The 06:36 Nottingham to Sheffield service will terminate at Chesterfield, and the 07:02 Derby to Sheffield service will not run.


Trains that usually run between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Norwich and Nottingham, and between Nottingham and Sheffield. These trains will run to an amended timetable.


Saturday before 08:00 and after 20:00; and Sunday before 09:30.

Between Sheffield - Hull and beyond: Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Doncaster.

Between Sheffield - Retford / Lincoln: Buses replace trains throughout.

Between Sheffield and Leeds via Moorthorpe: Buses will operate between Sheffield and Moorthorpe.

Between Sheffield and Leeds / Huddersfield: Trains will terminate / start at Barnsley. Buses will be provided between Sheffield and Barnsley / Huddersfield / Leeds.

All day Saturday and Sunday:

Between Sheffield and York: Buses will be provided between Moorthorpe and York.

Between Leeds and Nottingham via Sheffield: Buses will be provided between Sheffield and Chesterfield, you should use East Midlands Railway between Chesterfield and Nottingham.

Between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly: Trains will start from New Mills Central. Buses will be provided between Sheffield and New Mills Newtown via New Mills Central. Edale will be served by a mini-bus shuttle to/from Hope.

TransPennine Express:

Trains between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run on an alternative route, with trains running once every two hours.

An hourly shuttle service will run between Doncaster and Cleethorpes. Two trains per hour will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street (hourly on Sundays).

Replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with East Midlands Railway, 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.