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 Newcastle / Dunbar / North Berwick and Edinburgh on Saturday 17 and until 09:00 on Sunday 18 October

Start date
17/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Bournemouth / Reading / Birmingham New Street / York and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

LNER London Kings Cross / Leeds and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

ScotRail between Dunbar / North Berwick and Edinburgh

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLNERScotRailTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Edinburgh all day Saturday and until 09:00 Sunday morning, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Customers please be aware you may have to change buses to complete your journey.


A hourly rail service will run between Newcastle and Scotland via Carlisle. Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.


All day on Saturday and until 09:00 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between North Berwick / Dunbar and Edinburgh.

TransPennine Express:

No trains will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Trains that usually run between Liverpool Lime Street and Edinburgh will be amended to run between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.