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 Edinburgh and Carlisle / Glasgow via Carstairs from 11:30 on Saturday 11 until 14:30 on Sunday 12 May

Start date
11/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance, Plymouth, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow Central

ScotRail between North Berwick, Edinburgh and Motherwell / Ayr / Glasgow Central via Shotts / Carstairs

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and London Euston

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains

Engineering work is taking place between Livingston South and Edinburgh, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell.


Buses replace trains between Shotts / Carstairs and Edinburgh.

TransPennine Express

From 11:30 on Saturday to 14:30 on Sunday

Coaches will replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh calling at Lockerbie with journey times extended by approx 85 minutes.

Note: there will be no coaches at Haymarket - customers should use Edinburgh Waverley instead.

Virgin Trains will be providing replacement coaches between Carlisle and Glasgow Central with selected services calling at Lockerbie. Journey times will extended by approx 55 minutes.

Customers to / from Motherwell will need to travel via Glasgow Central using alternative services provided by Scotrail. 

On Sunday, the 15:14 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will not run. 

Virgin Trains

Services between London Euston and Glasgow Central will be amended to run between London Euston and Carlisle only. Services to Scotland that run via Birmingham will be amended to terminate at and start back from Preston. Buses will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

On Saturday, the last trains to run to and from Scotland will be the 07:15 Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central and the 10:00 Glasgow Central to London Euston.

On Sunday, the first trains to run to and from Scotland will be 10:46 London Euston to Glasgow Central and the 13:55 Glasgow Central to London Euston.

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.