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.

Amended services between Middlesbrough and York / Northallerton / Darlington / Hartlepool on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 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

Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Newcastle

Northern between Middlesbrough and Newcastle / Bishop Auckland 

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle and between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralLNERNorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Stockton / Darlington / Northallerton closing all lines.


From 20:00 on Saturday until the end of service, replacement road transport will operate between York and Darlington.

Grand Central

Trains are diverted between Sunderland and Northallerton and will not call at Hartlepool and Eaglescliffe. Replacement buses will run between Hartlepool and Northallerton calling at Eaglescliffe.

London North Eastern Railway

On Saturday, buses will replace trains after 20:00 between York and Darlington via Northallerton.

On Sunday, services towards London will start from York until 10:00. The first train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross is at 10:00.

Additionally, the 08:30 Leeds to Edinburgh service will start from Darlington at 09:36.


Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Hartlepool / Darlington.

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:

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.