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 services in the Motherwell area from Saturday 14 and Monday 16 May

Start date
End date
Route affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Derby / Birmingham New Street

LNER between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport 

TOC(s) affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLNERTransPennine Express

Engineering work is taking place between Edinburgh and Motherwell, closing some lines.

Avanti West Coast:

From midday on Saturday and all day Sunday, the following will apply:

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central will start / terminate at Carlisle.

Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh will start / terminate at Preston. 

A limited service will operate between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Dumfries. 

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.



Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell all day.



The 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow service will terminate at Edinburgh.


The 06:48 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

The 07:45 Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street service will now start from Carlisle at 09:23.

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Edinburgh and Motherwell on both days. Customers travelling from Glasgow should use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

TransPennine Express:

Saturday and Sunday:

No trains will run between Carlisle and Lockerbie / Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.


The 04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will start from Carlisle at 06:22.

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.