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 Motherwell and Glasgow Central areas on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April

Start date
27/04/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes through Motherwell

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLNERScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Motherwell and Glasgow closing most lines.

Caledonian Sleeper:

Are not affected by this engineering work.


On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

London North Eastern Railway:

On Sunday, the 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh. A replacement bus service will operate between Edinburgh and Motherwell, where customers are advised to use ScotRail services to Glasgow Queen Street.


High Level Trains:

  • Glasgow Central - Lanark: An hourly service will operate, diverted via Cathcart Circle not calling at Cambuslang. An hourly bus service will also operate, calling at all booked stops.
  • Glasgow Central - Newton: These services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell.
  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Shotts): Trains will only run between Carfin and Edinburgh, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Carfin.

Low Level Trains:

  • Glasgow Central Low Level services will operate to a revised timetable.
  • Balloch - Larkhall / Motherwell (via Whifflet) will start / terminate at Rutherglen.
  • Milngavie - Motherwell will start / terminate at Rutherglen.
  • Buses will operate between Bridgeton and Motherwell.

TransPennine Express

From 11:30 on Saturday until 14:30 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh via Lockerbie. Buses will not call at Haymarket, customers to / from this station should travel via Edinburgh.

On Sunday:

  • The 15:14 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will not run.
  • The 17:15 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will run earlier at 17:08.
  • The 19:14 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will run earlier at 19:06.

Virgin Trains:

From 11:30 on Saturday until 11:30 Sunday, buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Trains which go via Birmingham New Street will terminate / start and Preston. Customers should use alternative trains between Preston and Carlisle.

After 11:30 on Sunday, trains will be diverted between Motherwell and Glasgow Central via, but not calling at, Mount Florida. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.