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Timetable Changes Monday, 25 May

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Amended service between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 23 to 05:00 on Tuesday 26 May

Engineering work is taking place between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh with various line closures.

First TransPennine Express services today between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate / start at Carlisle, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central.

On Tuesday the 04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport will start from Carlisle.

Virgin Trains - Today, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.  

Virgin Trains East Coast - The 06:55 from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

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

Dry (T-Total) Trains from Kings Cross after 18.00 on Monday 25 May

Due to a sporting event taking place in London on Monday 25 May 2015, Virgin Trains East Coast will be operating a ‘dry trains’ policy. The dry train status will apply to all services departing London King’s Cross from 18:00 which call at Newcastle, and the 20:05 service to Darlington.

The restriction will apply between Kings Cross and Newcastle/Darlington only.

Departure                   Arrival

18.00 Kings Cross       20.47 Newcastle  (22.29) EDB
18.30 Kings Cross       21.40 Newcastle  (23.17) EDB
19.00 Kings Cross       21.49 Newcastle  (23.30) EDB
19.30 Kings Cross       22.41 Newcastle
20.00 Kings Cross       22.56 Newcastle
20.05 Kings Cross       22.32 Darlington   
21.00 Kings Cross       00.43 Newcastle
22.00 Kings Cross       02.16 Newcastle

Virgin Trains East Coast have prohibited the possession of intoxicating liquor from the above mentioned train services on Monday 25 May 2015. This means that alcohol cannot be brought onto or purchased on board our trains and customers may be searched before boarding.

It is an offence under Byelaw 4(2) of the Railway Byelaws, for any person travelling on the services listed above to be in possession of intoxicating liquor or to attempt to enter any of the above trains with intoxicating liquor.

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

Monday 25 May 2015 - amended Bank Holiday timetable

An amended timetable will operate with services to and from Leeds reduced to an hourly pattern and some services to and from Newcastle being extended to terminate at/start from Edinburgh Waverley.

We will operate the following additional services for those going to the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley: 

10.20 Darlington to London King's Cross

20.05 London King's Cross to Darlington (this service will connect with the last train to Middlesbrough)

 

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

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