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 Newcastle and Edinburgh on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October

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CrossCountry between Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Sheffield and Edinburgh also between Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads and Aberdeen

LNER between London Kings Cross / Doncaster / Leeds / Newcastle and Edinburgh also between Leeds and Aberdeen also between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / York / Newcastle and Edinburgh

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CrossCountryLNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed, resulting in the closure of some lines.


Buses will replace trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at all stations.


There will be an hourly service between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh, they will be diverted via Carlisle and journey times will be extended by around two hours.

Other services between London Kings Cross and Scotland will start / terminate at Newcastle and some will be cancelled.

Services between London Kings Cross and Lincoln / Hull will be cancelled.

Services between London Kings Cross and Harrogate will start / terminate at Leeds.

There will be a rail replacement bus services in place between Newcastle and Edinburgh, also calling at Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick and Dunbar.

TransPennine Express

There will be no services between Newcastle and Edinburgh, trains will start and terminate at Newcastle.

A replacement bus service will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Check before you travel:

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

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

If you are travelling with LNER, 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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.