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 between York and Darlington on Sunday 15 March

Start date
15/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland

LNER between London Kings Cross / Leeds and York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralLNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between York and Darlington, closing some lines.


Trains between Reading / Birmingham New Street and Newcastle will start from York.

Trains to / from Scotland will be amended, with southbound departures from Newcastle leaving a few minutes earlier than usual. 

Grand Central

Grand Central will operate an amended timetable throughout the day.


LNER services will be reduced to 2 trains an hour and will take approximately 30 minutes longer between York and Darlington, other services will be cancelled.

TransPennine Express

All services north of York will run to an amended timetable.

Services to / from Redcar Central will terminate / start from Middlesbrough. Alternative train services are available between Middlesbrough and Redcar Central.

Northbound services will also not call Thirsk or Northallerton.

Southbound services will not call at Thirsk.

A replacement coach service will run between York and Darlington calling at Thirsk and Northallerton.

A reduced frequency service will operate between York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle with very few services calling at Chester-le-Street.

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.