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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands Railway

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.


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You can plan your journey with CrossCountry and East Midlands Railway using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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