Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Darlington and Middlesbrough / Hartlepool from 23:00 Saturday 16 until 16:00 on Sunday 17 June

Start date
16/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between Bishop Auckland and Saltburn

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Darlington and Middlesbrough / Sunderland from 23:00 on Saturday evening, until 16:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

Grand Central:

On Sunday, the 09:20 (departing 09:25), 12:12 (departing 11:56) and 14:12 (departing 13:58) Sunderland to London Kings Cross services will be diverted via Darlington to Northallerton, increasing journey times. Replacement buses will run between Hartlepool and Darlington to connect with this train.

The 09:52 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will divert between Northallerton and Sunderland via Darlington, increasing the journey time. A replacement bus will run between Darlington and Hartlepool.

Grand Central services on Saturday are not affected by this engineering work.


Trains between Saltburn and Bishop Auckland will run between Saltburn and Middlesbrough, also between Darlington and Bishop Auckland, not serving Dinsdale, Tee-side Airport, Allens West and Thornaby.

A replacement bus will run between Middlesbrough and Darlington.

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


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.