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 Carlisle / Edinburgh and Glasgow via Motherwell from 11:30 Saturday 9 and all day Sunday 10 May

Start date
09/05/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

CrossCountry between Plymouth and Glasgow Central

LNER between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

ScotRail between Lanark and Motherwell, and between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Shotts and also via Carstairs

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport / Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLNERScotRailTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place in various locations between Carlisle and Motherwell closing some lines.

Avanti West Coast

From 11:30 on Saturday 9 and all day on Sunday 10 of May, trains between London Euston / Birmingham and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run between London Euston and Lancaster / Carlisle only.

If you are travelling to Edinburgh, you can use TransPennine Express replacement buses between Carlisle and Edinburgh.


Trains running between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh will divert via Shotts and will not call at Motherwell.

Buses will replace trains between Motherwell and Edinburgh. 


On Sunday night and on Monday morning, LNER services between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central will start / terminate at Edinburgh.

The following alterations will apply:

  • Sunday 06:48 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start at 08:00 from Edinburgh
  • Monday 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh 21:14


On Saturday, the 23:12 Edinburgh to Motherwell will be diverted via Shotts, A replacement bus will operate for customers travelling to Carstairs, Carluke and Wishaw.

TransPennine Express

From mid morning on Saturday 9 and all day on Sunday 10 May trains running between Manchester Airport and Scotland, and between Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow will start / terminate at Carlisle.

Buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh calling at Lockerbie. 

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.