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 service in the Chesterfield / Sheffield area on Sunday 12 January

Start date
12/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Guildford / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Sheffield / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh

East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Sheffield and Nottingham, and also between Sheffield and Scarborough

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place in the Chesterfield and Sheffield area, closing some lines.


Train services to / from Scotland will divert via an alternative route, and will additionally call at Doncaster. Journey times will be extended by up to an hour.

Services that usually run between Reading and Newcastle will run between Reading and Derby only.

East Midlands Railway:

Trains will not be able to run to / from Dronfield. Customers to / from Dronfield should use Northern trains / buses to complete their journey.


Buses replace trains between Sheffield and Nottingham.

Additionally, Services between Sheffield and Scarborough will run between Meadowhall and Scarborough only. Local Northern services between Sheffield and Doncaster / Goole / Hull will continue to run to / from Sheffield.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.