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 to / from Sheffield on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Start date
17/04/2021  00:00
End date
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

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

Northern between Nottingham and Leeds

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthernTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place in and around Sheffield station, closing some lines.


Trains will divert via an alternative route between Chesterfield and Sheffield and will also call additionally at Doncaster. Journey times will be extended by one hour.

East Midlands Railway:

Intercity Service between London St Pancras International and Sheffield will run to an amended timetable.

Trains will be diverted between Chesterfield and Sheffield, extending journey times. 

Trains that usually run to / from York / Leeds will be amended to run to / from Sheffield / Chesterfield instead.

Regional Services between Nottingham and Liverpool / Manchester will be diverted and will not call at Dore & Totley or Sheffield.

Services heading towards Liverpool will be delayed at Chesterfield and then diverted to return to their regular running times from Grindleford forwards.

Services heading towards Nottingham will be held at Chesterfield to return to their regular running times.

Customers for Sheffield should change at Chesterfield for EMR Intercity services (which will be diverted via an alternative route to Sheffield). 


Buses will replace trains between Nottingham and Sheffield.

TransPennine Express:

An amended timetable will be in place for services between Manchester Piccadilly and Cleethorpes.

On Saturday there will be no services between Manchester Piccadilly and Doncaster.

On Sunday there will be no services between Sheffield and Doncaster.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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