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 in the Thirsk / Middlesbrough area from 18:00 on Saturday 2 and all day on Sunday 3 March

Start date
02/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross / Leeds and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Aberdeen

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly / York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle

TOC(s) affected
LNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Thirsk and Northallerton, starting at 18:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, closing some lines.



From 20:00, buses will replace trains between York and Darlington until the end of service.


Services towards London on Sunday morning will start from York. The first train from Newcastle will depart for London Kings Cross at 10:00.

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

TransPennine Express:


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

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

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

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


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

No services running from York towards Middlesbrough or Newcastle will not be able to call at Thirsk. Services running from Newcastle or Middlesbrough towards York can still call at Thirsk. 

Customers travelling to Thirsk should change at Northallerton for replacement buses to Thirsk, or use services running from Northallerton to York.

Services to / from Newcastle will run at a reduced frequency.

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.