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 York and Darlington from 20:00 on Saturday 9 March

Start date
09/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth and Edinburgh and between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Newcastle

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle and between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough
TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralLNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between York and Darlington from 20:00 on Saturday 9 March, closing all lines.


Replacement road transport will operate between York and Darlington.

London North Eastern Railway

It is not yet known how services are affected by this engineering work. 

TransPennine Express


Until 19:30, services between Manchester / York and Middlesbrough will be diverted to start from / terminate at Darlington.

From 19:30, services between York and Middlesbrough will be replaced by coaches calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm and Thornaby.


The 08:38 York to Middlesbrough service will be replaced by a coach.

All other services between Manchester / York and Middlesbrough will not run between York and Middlesbrough. Replacement coaches will run between Northallerton, Yarm, Thornaby and Middlesbrough.

There will be NO TransPennine Express services calling at Thirsk. Customers travelling to Thirsk should remain on the train to Northallerton and change there for a replacement coach to Thirsk.


Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.