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 trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Motherwell on Sunday 5 April

Start date
05/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Avanti West Coast – between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh

CrossCountry – between Plymouth and Glasgow Central

LNER – between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

ScotRail - between Lanark and Motherwell

TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLNERScotRail

Engineering work is taking place between Kirknewton and Motherwell via Carstairs closing the line.

Engineering work is also taking place between Carlisle and Lockerbie which also affect trains over this route. 

Avanti West Coast:

Customers should use TransPennine Express services between Carlisle and Edinburgh.


Trains will be diverted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via (but not calling at) at Shotts. Trains will not call at Motherwell.

Replacement buses will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell.


Trains will not run between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. Customers should use other services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.


Buses will replace trains between Lanark and Motherwell.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry and LNER using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes for ScotRail are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.