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 Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh from 21:30 on Friday 21 and all day on Saturday 22 September

Start date
21/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place on Friday night between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.


On Friday, the 15:45 Reading to Edinburgh service will terminate at Newcastle. A connecting rail service will operate from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

On Saturday, replacement buses will run between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh.

London North Eastern Railway:

Services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will run hourly via a diversion, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes. An amended train service of 2 trains per hour will run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle.

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.

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.