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.

Reduced service at Wakefield Westgate on Sunday 24 May

Start date
24/05/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Reading / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Sheffield and York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Leeds

LNER between London Kings Cross and Leeds / Harrogate / Skipton

Northern between Sheffield / Doncaster / Knottingley and Leeds

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayLNERNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds via Outwood, closing all lines.


Trains will be diverted, not calling at Wakefield Westgate. Replacement buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate, and also between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

East Midlands Railway:

Trains will start / terminate at Sheffield. Customers should use alternative services provided by other train companies between Sheffield and Leeds.


A reduced train service will run to / from Leeds, with trains being diverted between Leeds and Doncaster and not calling at Wakefield Westgate. A replacement bus service will run between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.


Trains between Doncaster / Sheffield and Leeds will start / terminate at Wakefield Westgate. Buses will replace trains between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

Trains between Leeds and Knottingley via Wakefield will be diverted via Castleford and will not call at Wakefield Westgate, Wakefield Kirkgate, Streethouse, Featherstone and Pontefract Tanshelf. Buses will replace trains between Leeds and Knottingley.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.