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 service to and from Glasgow Central on Sunday 31 March

Start date
31/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Newcastle / Leeds / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Edinburgh / Lanark / Newton / Larkhall, and also between Balloch / Milngavie and Larkhall / Motherwell

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / London Euston

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place just outside of Glasgow Central station towards Rutherglen, closing some lines.


Services will be replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.


The following alterations will apply to the service to / from the Glasgow Central High Level station:

  • Lanark services will operate by Cathcart, not calling at Cambuslang. An hourly bus service will operate to help with journeys.
  • Newton services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell
  • Shotts services will be replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Carfin

The following alterations will apply to the service to / from the Glasgow Central Low Level station:

  • Buses will replace trains between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet and Hamilton)
  • Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central Low Level and Motherwell / Carfin

TransPennine Express:

Services will be diverted, and will arrive at Glasgow Central up to 15 minutes later than usual, and depart Glasgow Central up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Virgin Trains:

Services will be diverted via Mount Florida, increasing journey times by a few minutes. Some services will be amended to not run between Glasgow Central and Carlisle.

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.