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To create a more modern and reliable railway there will be periods of disruption along the East Coast Main Line over the coming weeks and months while Network Rail delivers essential engineering works.

On the weekends of 17/18 September and 24/25 September engineering works in the North East of England will see LNER services between Newcastle and Edinburgh diverted via Carlisle on the West Coast Main Line, with rail replacement coaches for stations between Newcastle and Edinburgh, meaning longer journeys. As our fleet of trains will be focused on our core route during the works, there will be:

· Fewer Harrogate-London services than usual

· No direct LNER Lincoln-London services

· No direct LNER services to or from Hull, Selby and Brough

· Reduced services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen/Inverness

From Saturday 1 October to Sunday 9 October, Network Rail is delivering the Newcastle Track Upgrade, and there will be significant disruption for all operators between Edinburgh, Newcastle and York and across the wider route, including LNER’s services to and from Harrogate, Bradford, Lincoln, Middlesbrough and Thornaby, Hull, Selby and Brough and Sunderland.

Throughout the nine days, we will be running a reduced service and customers should check before they travel. LNER services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will be significantly affected, with some services diverted via the West Coast Main Line or by replacement coaches, meaning extended travel times and very busy trains.

LNER’s services to and from Harrogate, Bradford, Lincoln, Middlesbrough and Thornaby, Hull, Selby and Brough and Sunderland will also be affected due to fleet availability.

Please visit the dedicated webpage to see further information about what this means for LNER services to Newcastle on each day of the nine-day upgrade – www.lner.co.uk/newcastletrackupgrade

Source: LNER