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 23 and until 10:00 on Sunday 24 October

Start date
End date
Route affected

CrossCountry between Plymouth / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh

LNER between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh

Northern to / from Morpeth / Chathill

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

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLNERNorthernTransPennine Express

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


On Saturday and until 09:00 on Sunday, road transport will be in operation between Newcastle and Edinburgh, calling at all stations.


On Saturday, an hourly service will run to / from Scotland via Carlisle, with journey times extended by up to 2 hours.

Other services to / from Scotland will be amended to run to / from Newcastle, or will be cancelled. Services to / from Lincoln / Hull will not run, and services to / from Harrogate will run to / from Leeds instead.

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Berwick-upon-Tweed.

On Sunday, before 09:55 services from Newcastle will be cancelled, or will start from York.

Sunday services to / from Harrogate will be amended to run to / from Leeds instead.

The first trains to run on Sunday will be:

  • The 08:30 Leeds to Edinburgh service.
  • The 09:56 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service.



Services on Saturday are not affected by this engineering work.

On Sunday, the 08:30 Newcastle to Morpeth service will be replaced by a bus. The 09:03 Morpeth to Metro Centre service will start from Newcastle, with a replacement bus running from Morpeth to Newcastle.

TransPennine Express

On Saturday, no TransPennine Express services will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Customers can use their tickets on LNER train / bus services between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Check before you travel:

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

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.