Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 09/09/2022 12:37. Update now

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 and Edinburgh on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Start date
End date
Route affected

Cross Country between Plymouth and Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

LNER between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Inverness

Lumo between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh

Northern between Carlisle and Morpeth / Chathill

TransPennine Express between York / Newcastle and Edinburgh

TOC(s) affected
CrossCountryLNERLumoNorthernTransPennine Express

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


Buses will replace trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh.


Trains will operate to an hourly service to / from Scotland via a diversionary route between Newcastle and Edinburgh with journey times extended up to two hours.

Other services between the North and London will start / terminate at Newcastle.

Rail replacement coach services will be provided between Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick, Dunbar and Edinburgh.


Buses will replace trains between Morpeth and Chathill. 

It is not yet known how these works will affect Lumo, this page will be updated as more information is made available.

TransPennine Express:

No services will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh in both directions.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, LNER, Northern or TransPennine Express, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Lumo, 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.