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 Sheffield and Chesterfield on Sunday 2 August

Start date
02/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Newcastle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Leeds / Sheffield and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Plymouth / Penzance / Newquay

East Midlands Railway between Liverpool Lime Street / York / Leeds / Sheffield and Norwich / London St Pancras International

Northern between Leeds and Nottingham

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthern

Engineering work is taking place in various places between Sheffield and Chesterfield, closing various lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:


  • Reading to Newcastle services will be amended to only run between Reading and Derby.
  • Plymouth to Scotland services will be diverted to run via alternative routes additionally calling at Doncaster with journey times being extended by 30 minutes.


East Midlands Railway

  • Liverpool to Norwich services will be diverted between Chesterfield and Sheffield resulting in extended journey times.



  • Leeds / Sheffield to Nottingham services will start / terminate at Sheffield. Rail replacement buses will operate between Nottingham and Sheffield in both directions.


Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here