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Tickets are available for travel up to and including Sunday 21 June 2015

Tickets between Edinburgh-London and Newcastle-London are available up to and including Friday 11 September 2015

Timetable Changes Monday, 30 March

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Amended overnight services between York and Newcastle from 23:55 Sunday 29 to 05:25 Monday 30 March 2015

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

On Sunday, 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle is replaced by a bus between York and Newcastle.

On Monday, 04:45 Newcastle to York will start from York. There is no replacement transport between Newcastle and York.

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These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

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