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 12 October

Start date
12/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance and Aberdeen / Glasgow Central

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

Northern between Carlisle and Morpeth

ScotRail between Dunbar and Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Morpeth and Alnmouth, closing all lines.


Rail replacement road transport will operate 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 run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle only.

Customers may use CrossCountry trains / replacement buses for stations between Newcastle and Edinburgh.


Saturday, buses will be provided between Morpeth and Chathill.

Sunday, there are no alterations.


Buses will 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 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.