Newcastle Track Upgrade
Between Saturday 1 and Sunday 9 October, essential work will be taking place on tracks near Newcastle.
There will be a change to services affecting LNER trains north of Darlington and Newcastle, as well as changes to trains between London and Harrogate, Bradford, Lincoln, Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Hull, Selby, Brough and Sunderland.
On Monday 10 October, in the unlikely event that the work is not complete, there may be some last minute cancellations and changes. Please check before you travel.
What work is being carried out?
Network Rail is making essential upgrades to the track in the Newcastle area to create a more reliable and modern railway. The work involves renewing the tracks as well as five sets of switches and crossings, which allow trains to transfer between tracks, in addition to work being completed on overhead lines and level crossings.
Will trains be impacted?
There will be times of planned disruption and we are working closely with Network Rail and other train operators to finalise our timetable to keep you moving.
Please see our timetable and the effects of the work below for your day(s) of travel below.
For further information about the Newcastle Track Upgrade, visit the Network Rail website.
If you want to travel on these dates
Below we have outlined how each day has been affected by the upgrade work.
Please be aware that services are expected to be extremely busy and we strongly recommend reserving a seat. Those without a seat reservation may have to stand.
Ticket and refund information
Please be aware that Advance tickets are non-refundable. You may be able to change your ticket, but this may incur an industry-standard £10 admin fee after 30 September.
For journeys where rail replacement coaches will be in operation, tickets will be valid on them.
There is no ticket acceptance with other train operators in place.