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 Morpeth and Chathill / Edinburgh on Saturday 5 October

Start date
05/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

LNER between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Inverness

Northern between Newcastle and Chathill

ScotRail between Dunbar and Edinburgh between 

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Widdrington and Chathill, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:


Trains will be amended to start / terminate at Morpeth. Replacement buses will run between Morpeth and stations to Edinburgh.


An hourly service will run to / from Scotland via Carlisle, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes. Other services between London Kings Cross and Scotland will be amended to run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle only.

Customers for stations between Newcastle and Edinburgh should use CrossCountry replacement buses.


Trains between Newcastle and Chathill will start / terminate from Morpeth, buses will run between Morpeth and Chathill.


Buses replace trains between Dunbar and Edinburgh.

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 typing in your station here 

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.