The railway line between Dundee and Aberdeen will be closed for the next 3 Sundays

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Over the next three Sundays, engineers will replace two miles of track at various locations around Cove Bay, Montrose and Arbroath in Angus on the line between Aberdeen and Dundee.

Over £4m is being invested in renewing the track, but this will require some line closures. These will take place on Sundays 30 January, 6 and 13 February, but replacement bus services will run between Aberdeen and Dundee while the line is closed. Due to the complexity of the engineering work, the track cannot be renewed without closing the line, as Network Rail crews will remove the old track before laying new stone ballast, sleepers and rails.

Passengers should verify their trip before travelling. More information about changes to services over these weekends can be found at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk, or on individual operator websites.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail’s route director for Scotland, said: “Our engineers will be working around the clock to complete these projects as quickly as possible.

“Helping to make our infrastructure more resilient and reliable, the work we are carrying out is part of a five-year, £4 billion investment in our railway.

“However, such complex improvement works cannot be carried out without short-term disruption to the railway and we urge passengers to plan ahead and check their journey in advance.”

Sunday January 30

  • Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen

Locations concerned:

  • Cross-country skiing between Penzance and Aberdeen
  • LNER between London Kings Cross / Leeds and Aberdeen
  • ScotRail between Edinburgh/Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen

Sundays 06/13 February

  • Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on Sunday February 6

Locations concerned:

  • Caledonian Sleeper between Aberdeen and London Euston
  • CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Dundee / Edinburgh / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance
  • LNER between Aberdeen and Edinburgh / Doncaster / London Kings Cross
  • ScotRail between Inverness / Dyce / Aberdeen and Dundee / Montrose / Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street

Further information on changes to services over these weekends can be found on the National Rail website or on individual operator websites.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail’s route director for Scotland, said: “Our engineers will be working around the clock to complete these projects as quickly as possible.

“Helping to make our infrastructure more resilient and reliable, the work we are carrying out is part of a five-year, £4 billion investment in our railway.

“However, such complex improvement works cannot be carried out without short-term disruption to the railway and we urge passengers to plan ahead and check their journey in advance.”

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