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 / Middlesbrough from 20:00 on Saturday 16 until 10:00 on Sunday 17 March

Start date
16/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth / Southampton Central / Birmingham New Street / Leeds and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Sunderland

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross / Doncaster / Leeds and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Aberdeen

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralLNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between York and Darlington, closing lines from 20:00 on Saturday until 10:00 on Sunday.


Buses will replace trains between York and Darlington.

Grand Central:

The 15:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will be retimed.

The 19:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will terminate at York. An additional York to Sunderland service will run, calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Eaglescliffe and Hartlepool.



After 20:00, buses will replace trains between York and Darlington, calling at Northallerton.


Before 10:00, services towards London will start from York. The first train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross will depart at 10:00.

The 08:30 Leeds to Edinburgh service will start from Darlington at 09:36.

TransPennine Express:


From 18:00, services from York to Middlesbrough will be replaced by buses, calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm and Thornaby.

From 19:00, services from Middlesbrough to York will be replaced by buses, calling at Thornaby, Yarm, Northallerton and Thirsk.

From 19:00, services from Newcastle to York will be replaced by buses, calling a Chester-le-Street, Durham, Darlington and Northallerton.

From 20:00, services from York to Newcastle service will be replaced by buses, calling at Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

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.