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.

Buses replace trains between Sunderland / Hartlepool and Middlesbrough / Northallerton on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August

Start date
08/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

Northern between Newcastle and Middlesbrough / Whitby

TOC(s) affected
Grand CentralNorthern

Engineering work is taking place between Stockton and Hartlepool, closing various lines over the weekend.

Grand Central:

On Sunday, trains to / from Sunderland will be diverted to run via Durham, and will not call at Hartlepool or Eaglescliffe. Replacement buses will run between Sunderland and Northallerton, serving Hartlepool and Eaglescliffe.

Grand Central services on Saturday are not affected by this engineering work.


Buses will replace trains between Hartlepool and Middlesbrough on Saturday and Sunday. Train services will run between Newcastle and Hartlepool, and between Middlesbrough and Whitby.

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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:

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