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Buses replace trains via Darlington on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 02 Mar 2024 to 03 Mar 2024

Route(s) affected

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen

LNER between London Kings Cross / Leeds / Doncaster and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness

Lumo between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh

Northern between Saltburn / Middlesborough and Darlington / Bishop Auckland

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Victoria / York and Darlington / Newcastle / Edinburgh


Engineering work is taking place between York and Newcastle, closing some lines.


Buses replace trains between York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.


One train per hour will run in each direction to / from London Kings Cross on a diversionary route between York and Newcastle. Journey times may be extended by up to one hour.

Other services will start / terminate at York and Newcastle. Rail replacement buses will run between York and Newcastle, calling at Northallerton, Darlington and Durham.


All services will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh only.


Trains will start / terminate at Eaglescliffe.

Rail replacement buses will run between Eaglescliffe and Darlington / Bishop Auckland.

TransPennine Express:

Buses will replace trains between York and Newcastle.

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.