Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

Winter 2003-4

This page was updated on 11 May 2015


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 28 September 2003 to Saturday 22 May 2004. Details incorporate both the partial timetable re-issue by Network Rail from 4 January 2004 and Iarnród Éireann's timetable re-issue from 14 December 2003. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings may be altered on public holidays.

Even though the first phase of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link - which opened for regular public service from 28 September 2003 - does not feature on the National Rail Timetable Map 2003-2004, it was included in tables 350-352 and is not therefore regarded as a candidate for inclusion in PSUL.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction

ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn [53] (50,53) CC
¶ SUNDAYS 15 FEBRUARY TO 21 MARCH 2004:
Trains between Derby and Nottingham or Leicester until 1500
Trains between Nottingham and Birmingham or Stoke on Trent not booked to call at Derby

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53) CJ
0614 SSuX Leeds - St Pancras
Trains between Manchester Piccadilly/Stockport and Leicester not booked to call intermediately.

Attenborough Jn - Toton Jn [53] (49) CJ
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS 3 JANUARY TO 20 MARCH 2004:
2152 SO Liverpool Lime St - Nottingham

Toton Jn - Trowell Jn [53] (49,53) CJ
All trains in previous two entries

Syston North Jn - Syston East Jn [42] (49) CJ
1930 SuO Norwich - Nottingham
0459 SSuX, 0625 SO, 0642 SSuX Nottingham - Norwich
2058 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham

Thrumpton West Jn - Retford West Jn (high level platform 2) [54] (30) YE
0518 SuX Barnsley - Retford
2027 SO Huddersfield - Retford
0655 SuX, 2245 SuX Retford - Sheffield
2146 SSuX Sheffield - Retford

Kettering North Jn - Manton Jn [43] (53) CJ
¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS TO 1/2 NOVEMBER 2003:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester: southbound Sun to 1200; northbound from 2030 Sat to 1630 Sun
¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 27/28 MARCH 2004:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester: southbound Sun to 1230; northbound from 2115 Sat to 1330 Sun

[Harrowden Jn -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Jn] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Wymington / Sharnbrook tunnel) - see South East England (North) section

Trent Junctions - Wrawby Jn [54,63] (30) YE
SO trains between Retford and Barnetby

Barkston East Jn - Allington Jn [54] (19) YA
Trains between Nottingham and Sleaford / Boston not booked to call at Grantham

 

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Old Oak Common West - Northolt Jn [20] (115) PA/CG
1219 SSuX Gerrards Cross - Paddington
1315 SSuX Paddington - Gerrards Cross

Strawberry Hill Jn - Fulwell Jn [16] (149,153) WH
SSuX trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell

Sudbury Jn - Willesden West London Jn (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) [20] (66) CB
All SouthCentral services between Clapham Jn and Watford Jn (except 1455 SSuX Brighton - Watford Jn, 0628 SSuX, 0718 SSuX Watford Jn - Clapham Jn)

Acton Main Line (Acton East/Poplar Jn) - Acton Wells Jn - West London Jn (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Jn [20] (51,125) LC
2016 FSSuX Pembroke Dock - Waterloo
0505 MSSuX Waterloo - Maesteg
Table 51 trains between Reading, Kensington Olympia and East Croydon

Willesden - Mitre Bridge Jn [20] (51,63,66) CB/LC
The normal routes are:

  • table 51 trains between Reading and East Croydon: South West lines to/from Acton Wells Jn
  • table 63 trains: High Level lines to/from Willesden Jn HL
  • table 66 trains: Branch lines to/from West London Jn

    Willesden Suburban Jn - Kensal Green Jn [20] (59) CB/LC
    2236 SuO, 2257 SuX, 2305 SO North Woolwich - Willesden Jn Low Level
    0600 SuX, 0620 SO Willesden Jn Low Level - North Woolwich
    0613 SSuX Willeden Jn Low Level - Stratford Low Level

    Camden Jn - Camden Road West Jn [22] (59) {new temporary route} CB
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 28 MARCH 2004:
    0925 SuO Willesden Jn Low Level - North Woolwich

    Point Pleasant Jn - East Putney [21] (158) WH
    0501 SSuX, 0503 SO Basingstoke - Waterloo
    0105 SSuX Waterloo - Southampton Central

    Latchmere No 1 Jn - Nine Elms, West London Jn [21] (125) WB/WH
    2016 FSSuX Pembroke Dock - Waterloo
    0505 MSSuX Waterloo - Maesteg
    Service ceased with effect from 25 May 2004 (last trains on Friday 21 May 2004)
    [note: line not at that date officially closed for passengers but former rail service was replaced by one round trip by taxi on Tuesday mornings only]

    Latchmere Jns - Clapham Jn [21] (51,63,66) WB
    The normal routes are:

  • table 51 trains between Reading and East Croydon and table 66 trains: West London lines and Clapham Jn platforms 16 and 17
  • table 63 trains from/to Willesden Jn HL: Latchmere Reversible line and Clapham Jn platform 2

    Latchmere No 1 Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn [21] (51) WB
    D 0515 SO Gatwick Airport - Manchester Piccadilly

    Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn (south-eastern side) [21] (195,196,199,200,212) WB
    1916 SSuX and 1946 SSuX Victoria - Dartford
    To Victoria:
    Principal use is by 0823 SO / 0923 SuX and half-hourly to 1523 SuX / 1823 SO from Dartford; 0545 SO / 0945 SuX and half-hourly to 1844 SuX / 1945 SO, then hourly to 2045 SuX from Faversham; 0701 SuO and hourly to 1001 SuO from Orpington; 0615 SuO and hourly to 2215 SuO from Faversham; 0811 SuO and hourly to 2111 SuO from Sevenoaks; 1041 SuO and hourly to 1741 SuO from Sevenoaks. Also less frequent, non-standard pattern trains outside these hours.

    Nine Elms Jn - Linford Street Jn [21] (350,351,352) WB
    All Eurostars to/from Waterloo International

    Streatham North Jn - Streatham South Jn (via reversible fast spur) [17] (182) WF
    0628 SO, 0728 SO Dorking - Victoria
    0728/0733 SSuX, 0805 SO/1005 SuX and hourly to 1505 SuX/1805 SO Horsham - Victoria

    Brixton Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Cambria Jn [21] (195,212,350) WB
    0810 SSuX Victoria - Faversham
    1656 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    1701 SSuX Victoria - Ramsgate
    2311 SSuX Victoria - Canterbury West
    2341 SSuX Victoria - Gillingham
    0701/0725 SSuX Bruxelles Midi - Waterloo International
    D 0007 Gillingham - Victoria
    0527/0529 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0923 SSuX Dartford - Victoria

    Tulse Hill Jn - Leigham Jn [17] (177) WF
    1550 SSuX Streatham Hill - London Bridge
    N 0536 SO Victoria - London Bridge (staff)

    Seven Sisters Jn - South Tottenham West Jn and South Tottenham East Jn - Tottenham South Jn [21] (21,22) LB
    0817 SSuX Cheshunt - Stratford
    1745/1748 SSuX Stratford - Cheshunt

    Northumberland Park Staff Platform - Seven Sisters [London Underground] [26]
    [notes: only accessible from platforms 4 and 5 at Seven Sisters; Northumberland Park Staff Platform not accessible to the public]
    Some Victoria Line public services starting / terminating at Seven Sisters (at approx. 20 or 30 min intervals) work as unadvertised staff trains from / to Northumberland Park except during SSuX peak hours

    South Bermondsey Jn - Bricklayers Arms Jn (via spur or reversible line) [22] (178) WF
    Principal uses are:

  • departures from London Bridge half-hourly between 0825 SO/0955 SSuX and 1555 SSuX/1855 SO
  • SuX trains terminating at London Bridge having been booked to call at any station between Sydenham and Brockley

    Beckenham Jn - New Beckenham [18] (203) WC
    0857 SSuX Charing Cross - Beckenham Junction

    Lewisham Vale Jn - Tanner's Hill Jn (via St John's reversible flyover line) [22] (199,200) WC
    Principal use is by trains from Lewisham to Charing Cross not booked to call at New Cross - but not during the outbound SSuX evening peak period when the route is used by departures from Charing Cross to Barnehurst, Dartford, Gravesend, Hayes and Slade Green at 1628, 1655, 1702, 1717, 1724, 1739, 1746, 1801, 1808, 1826, 1843

    Ravensbourne Jn - Shortlands Jn (Ravensbourne Chord - diveunder) [18] (195,212) WB
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands platforms 1 and 2]
    With the opening on 28 September 2003 of Channel Tunnel Rail Link section 1, Eurostar trains use the Chatham Slow Lines through Shortlands, so Catford line stopping trains virtually all use the Ravensbourne Chord between Ravensbourne and Shortlands, as do most trains from Victoria to Bromley South at x.11 (SuX) and x.41 (headcodes 54 (SuO) and 92 (SuX)) and most trains from Bromley South to Victoria at x.23 and x.53 (SuX) (headcode 92) - except any trains in next entry

    Ravensbourne Jn - Shortlands Jn (Catford Loop Lines - ground level) [18] (195,196,212) WB {existing route with more limited service from 28 September 2003}
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands platforms 3 and 4]
    From Victoria:
    SSuX: 0610, 0641, 0740, 0810, 0818, 1541, 1623, 1656, 1701, 1728, 1733, 1750, 1804, 2141, 2311, 2341
    SO: 2311
    SuO: 0741, 0841
    From Blackfriars:
    SSuX: 1800, 1805, 2313
    SO: 2313
    To Victoria:
    0620/0623 SSuX, 0636/0639 SSuX, 0812/0815 SSuX, 1527 SSuX, 1631/1632 SSuX, 2208 SSuX from Ashford International
    0546/0549 SSuX, 1549/1552 SSuX from Dover Priory
    1614 SSuX, 2045 SSuX from Faversham
    D 1440 ThO from Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)
    0527/0529 SSuX, 2210 SSuX from Ramsgate
    0701/0725 SSuX Bruxelles Midi - Waterloo International

    Copper Mill Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - former Chobham Farm Jn - Stratford [platform 11/12] [22] (21,22) LB
    0817 SSuX Cheshunt - Stratford
    1745/1748 SSuX Stratford - Cheshunt
    [note: these trains were temporarily diverted between Temple Mills East Jn and Stratford (main line platforms) via Channelsea Jns and retimed from 3 May 2004]

    Parks Bridge Jn - Ladywell Jn (Ladywell Loop) [22] (203) WC
    SuX trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not booked to call at Lewisham

    Forest Gate Jn - Woodgrange Park Jn and Barking Station Jn - Tilbury Line Jn West (via T&H Lines Flyover) [22] (1) LA
    SSuX evening c2c trains between Barking and Liverpool Street
    [note: trains to or from the T&H line on Table 62 use Barking bay platform line 1]

    Chislehurst Jn - St Mary Cray Jn (via reversible Chatham loop) [18] (196,212) WB
    Through SSuX trains between Cannon St and Chatham or beyond
    Through SuX trains from Cannon St to the Maidstone East line

    St Mary Cray Jn - Chislehurst Jn (via up Chatham loop) [18] (196) WB
    Through SuX trains from the Maidstone East line to Charing Cross or Cannon St

    Bickley Jn - Petts Wood Jn (via fast Tonbridge loop) [18] (195) WB/WC
    0536 SSuX, 0718 SSuX, 0747/0748 SSuX Orpington - Blackfriars

    Slade Green Jn - Perry Street Fork Jn [38] (200) WC
    SSuX trains between Barnehurst and Slade Green


    ENGLAND - NORTH EAST

    King Edward Bridge South Jn - Gateshead High Level Bridge Jn [75] (26,48) YD [common with next entry between King Edward Bridge East Jn and Greensfield Jn]
    D1 0938 SuO Bournemouth - Newcastle
    D4 0921 SuO, D4 1128 SuO, D4 1328 SuO, D4 1521 SuO, D4 1821 SuO Carlisle - Newcastle
    0830 SO, 1437 SSuX, 1536 SSuX Carlisle - Middlesbrough
    D2 1728 SuO Carlisle - Sunderland
    0634 SO Dumfries - Newcastle
    0613 SO Hexham - Newcastle
    0845 SO, 1245 SO, 1445 SSuX Hexham - Hartlepool
    1622 SSuX Liverpool Lime St - Sunderland
    0826 SO Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1100 SSuX, 1500 SSuX, 1735 SO MetroCentre - Morpeth
    D2 1215 SuO MetroCentre - Middlesbrough
    1240 SO, 1530 SO, 1900 SuO MetroCentre - Newcastle
    1208 SO Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    D3 1445 SuX Newcastle - Bournemouth
    D1 1527 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New St
    1604 SSuX Newcastle - MetroCentre
    0614 SSuX, 0813 SSuX Plymouth - Newcastle
    1904 SSuX Saltburn - Newcastle
    0720 SO Seaham - Hexham
    (D1 = to 2 November; D2 = to 28 December; D3 = from 4 January; D4 = from 28 March)
    [note: apart from those starting from Newcastle, trains use route inward bound to Newcastle]

    King Edward Bridge North Jn - Gateshead Park Lane Jn [75] (46) YD [common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Jn and Greensfield Jn]
    D2 1622 SuO Liverpool Lime St - Sunderland
    1019 SO Newcastle - Sunderland
    D2 1045 SuO, D3 1245 SuO, D1 1445 SuO, 1448 SSuX, D4 1645 SuO, D1 1845 SuO Sunderland - Liverpool Lime St
    (D1 = to 28 December; D2 = from 4 January to 21 March; D3 = from 4 January to 8 February; D4 = from 15 February to 21 March)

    Darlington South Jn - North Jn (via main line avoiding station) [68] (26) YA
    Trains between York and Newcastle not booked to call at Darlington, Middlesbrough or Sunderland

    Stockton Hartburn Jn - Stockton Cut Jn [68] (46) YD
    1216/1217/1220 SuO, 1653/1654/1657 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1330/1338 SuO, 1805/1807 SuO Hartlepool - Darlington

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Blackpool Lytham Road tram stop - Manchester Square junction [Blackpool Transport] [60]
    Early morning journeys from Rigby Road depot towards Cleveleys advertised to start at Lytham Road tram stop (note L in timetable). All journeys from the Cleveleys direction advertised to terminate at Rigby Road after midnight were advertised to run to Lytham Road tram stop (note L in timetable) in summer timetable valid to 2 November 2003 but not in winter timetable from the next day.

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (83,98) CE
    2135 SSuX, D 2135 SO Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness
    D 2303 SO Lancaster - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness

    Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn [60] (65) CE
    ¶ SATURDAY/SUNDAY/EARLY MONDAY MORNINGS 3/4/5 JANUARY TO 7/8/9 FEBRUARY 2004:
    0933 SO Edinburgh Birmingham New St
    1406 SO Edinburgh - Bristol Temple Meads
    2245 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn [51] (81) CE
    Summer service only

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton le Willows Jn [51,60] (92) CE [common with next entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    D 0653 SuX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime St

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Parkside Jn [51,60] (82) CE [common with previous entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    ¶ SUNDAYS 4 JANUARY TO 8 FEBRUARY 2004:
    1012 SuO Preston - Banbury

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn [51] (65,81) CE
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0726, 0753, 1119, 1551, D1 2026, 2218
    SO: D2 1212, 1552, D2 1646, 2027, D3 2217, D4 2313, D3 2325
    SuO to 28 December 2003: nil
    SuO from 4 January 2004: 1026, 1222/1224, 1529, 2042/2044, 2200/2201, 2302
    Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: D1 0014, 0749/0750, 0849, 0949/0950, 1049, 1149, 1349, 1449, 1531, 1549, 1649, 1754/1755, 1816/1818, 2049,2149, 2327
    SO: D2 0602, 0749/0750, 0849, 0949/0950, 1031, 1049, 1149, 1249, 1349, 1449, 1531, 1549, 1634, 1649, 1754/1755, 2049, 2149, D3 2327
    SuO to 28 December 2003: nil
    SuO from 4 January 2004: 1041, 1153, 1343, 1522, 1702, 1802, 1921, 2044/2050, 2157
    Also (non-stop at Warrington):
    0438 SO, D1 0440 MSX, D5 0438/0440 MO Chester - Manchester Airport
    D1 1558 SSuX Manchester Oxford Road - Cardiff Central
    (D1 = from 5 January; D2 = to 3 January; D3 = from 10 January; D4 = 10 January to 20 March; D5 = to 9 February)

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Jn [61] (94) CE
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ¶ SATURDAY/SUNDAY/EARLY MONDAY MORNINGS 3/4/5 JANUARY TO 7/8/9 FEBRUARY 2004:
    2245 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    Daytime trains between Preston (or south) and Carlisle

    Heald Green North Jn - Heald Green South Jn [52] (65,84) CE
    To 3 January 2004:
    1733 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Cardiff Central
    0905 SO and hourly to 1602 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Wilmslow
    0908 SO and hourly to 1608 SO, 2321 SO Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly
    From 4 January 2004:
    SSuX local trains between Wilmslow and Manchester (except when booked to call at Manchester Airport)
    As part of the programme of West Coast Route Modernisation work, long-distance trains between Crewe, Wilmslow and Manchester were shown in the working timetable, in the January National Rail Timetable supplement and in various TOC publicity material to use this line on Sundays from 15 February 2004. However, weekend plans were subsequently revised with such trains using the line on Sundays until 1 February. As the Crewe - Wilmslow section was open on Sundays 15, 22, 29 February, 7 March and 23 May, this route was used north of Wilmslow, but there was no other Sunday use during the timetable period. Note: Sundays, in this context, is from 2300 Saturdays to 0500 Mondays.

    Heaton Norris Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn [58] CE [Common with next entry south of Denton Jn]
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 28 DECEMBER 2003:
    1435 SuO, 1530 SuO, 1630 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    1830 SuO Euston - Carlisle
    1958 SuO Euston - Inverness
    1242 SuO, 1338 SuO, 1424 SuO, 1542 SuO, 1722 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    1340 SuO Liverpool Lime St - Euston
    1150 SuO, 1415 SuO Northampton - Glasgow Central
    0850 SuO, 1047 SuO Preston - Northampton
    1222 SuO, 1420 SuO Preston - Euston
    [note: other trains between Euston / Northampton / Birmingham New St and Liverpool Lime St / Preston run via Manchester Oxford Road]
    ¶ SUNDAYS 4 JANUARY TO 8 FEBRUARY 2004:
    1205 SuO Aberdeen - Banbury
    1054 SuO, 1456 SuO Banbury - Glasgow Central
    1258 SuO Banbury - Edinburgh
    0951 SuO Birmingham New St - Edinburgh
    1551 SuO Edinburgh - Birmingham New St
    1249 SuO Glasgow Central - Banbury
    2139 SO Milton Keynes Central - Liverpool Lime St
    1012 SuO Preston - Banbury

    Heaton Norris Jn - Guide Bridge Station Jn [58] (80) CE [Common with previous entry south of Denton Jn]
    1438/1442 SO Stockport - Stalybridge

    Dinting West Jn - Dinting East Jn [52] (79) CE
    1635 SSuX and approx. every 20 mins to 1925 SSuX Hadfield - Manchester Piccadilly
    0645 SSuX and approx. every 20 mins to 0824 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield
    2322 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

    Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn (via avoiding line) [34] (116) PA
    Trains between Reading and Oxford not booked to call at Didcot Parkway

    [Harrowden Jn -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Jn] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Wymington / Sharnbrook tunnel) [43] (53) CJ
    0637 SSuX Matlock - St.Pancras [to be overtaken by 0614 Leeds, 0714 Sheffield and 0647 Manchester Piccadilly - St.Pancras]

    Watford North Jn - Watford East Jn [London Underground] [23]
    0517/0519 SuX Chesham - Watford
    0549 SuX, 0604 SuX, 0647 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0704 SuO, 0714 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    0026 MO, N* 0037 MO, N* 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth
    (N* = not shown in LUL Tube guide for Amersham/Chesham/Rickmansworth; the 0044 MO Watford - Rickmansworth shown in that timetable did not run)

    Langley Jn (up) - Langley South Jn (via up Hertford spur) [36] (24) YA
    [note: accessible only from platform 1]
    Up trains to the Hertford North line from points north of Stevenage
    [note: most trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally use the down, reversible, spur; check locally for the occasional exceptions]

    Welwyn Garden City flyover [36] (24) YA
    [note: accessible only from platforms 3 and 4]
    Most starting up local trains [check locally for the occasional exceptions]

    Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn (via west curve) [44] (17) LB
    D 1554 SuO Norwich - Manchester Piccadilly

    Shenfield - Mountnessing Jn (via reversible Southend Loop) [36] (5) LA
    [note: accessible only from Shenfield platforms 4 and 5]
    Principal use is by most down local trains to the Southend or Southminster lines from Shenfield - but check locally for use of platform 4 or 5

    Colchester Jn - East Gate Jn (via Down Avoiding line) [37] (11) LA
    [note: accessible only from platforms 1 and 2; trains starting at Colchester often use the reversible Clacton Single line]
    Down trains to the Clacton line from points south of Colchester

    Manningtree North Jn - East Jn [37] (11) LA
    Direct trains between Harwich International and Ipswich

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)

    Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt [Marchwood Military Railway] [9]
    [note: Ministry of Defence site, not normally accessible to general public]
    N 1230 SSuX, N 1600 FO, N 1645 FSSuX Jetty Halt - Mulberry Halt (staff)
    N 0745 SSuX, N 1335 SSuX Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt (staff)

    Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Jn [10] (157) WG
    Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea - check locally for the occasional exception.

    Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn [35] (51) PA/WG
    Summer service only

    Reading New Jn - Reading Spur Jn [35] (148) PA/WH
    [note: only accessible from platforms 4,5,6,8,9 and 10 at Reading]
    Through trains between Oxford and Guildford or beyond; the line is also used by a few Guildford line starting/terminating trains booked from/to platforms other than 4A or 4B at Reading - check locally.

    Addlestone Jn - Byfleet Jn [15] (149) WH
    1917 SSuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    2106 SSuX Woking - Staines

    Stoats Nest Jn - Earlswood (via Quarry line) [12] (186) WE
    Most trains between London Victoria or East Croydon and Gatwick Airport not booked to call at Redhill (except between 2340 and 0530).

    Newhaven Harbour Jn - Newhaven Harbour [Marine platform] [12] WE
    N 2130 SuX Newhaven Harbour - Lewes
    [note: temporarily suspended on Saturdays]

    Crayford Spur B Jn - Crayford Spur A Jn [38] (200) WC
    SuX trains between Crayford and Slade Green.

    Sittingbourne Western Jn - Middle Jn [13] (212) WA
    0500 SSuX Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
    2100 SSuX Sheerness-on-Sea - Gillingham

    Ashford International: junction with Maidstone Relief line (58m 30ch) - junction with main line (58m 61ch), via Maidstone lines [13] (196) WA
    Most trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International use the Maidstone Relief line (to reach platforms 5 and 6) but the following use the original Maidstone lines (or the parallel Maidstone Loop line):
    D 1121 ThO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia S Lucia)
    1448 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    1530/1532 SSuX Canterbury West - Victoria
    1631/1632 SSuX, 1733 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    D 1440 ThO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)

    Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East [13] WA {route restored from 2 October 2003}
    D 1121 ThO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia S Lucia)
    D 1440 ThO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)

    Minster Station and West Jn - Minster South Jn [14] (207) WA
    SSuX trains between Minster and Sandwich

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Jn (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe [2] (140) PC
    Trains booked to call at Coombe
    [note: other trains reverse at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

    [Crediton -] site of Coleford Jn - Okehampton [3] (136) PC
    [note: track from Crediton to site of Coleford Jn is Network Rail (former L&SW down line), thence to Okehampton is owned and controlled by Aggregate Industries plc]
    Summer Sunday service only
    [note: Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton section of line also used by Dartmoor Railway on other days]

    Stoke Gifford Jn and Patchway Jn – Filton West Jn - Holesmouth Jn [28] PC {new route in temporary use from 10 April 2004}
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Newport and Bristol Temple Meads and between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads planned for the periods 10-12 April and 14-21 June 2004

    Bristol Dr.Days Jn - Feeder Bridge Jn [28] (125,132) PC
    Trains between Bath Spa and Filton Abbey Wood, Bristol Parkway or beyond not booked to call at Bristol Temple Meads (see Table 132), including those diverted from the direct Swindon - Bristol Parkway route

    Yeovil Pen Mill Jn - Yeovil Jn [8] (135) WG
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 28 MARCH 2004:
    Trains between Exeter St.Davids and Westbury (including Sunday night/Monday morning Night Rivieras)

    Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn (via Frome avoiding line) [9] (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton, except trains calling at Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera

    Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn (via Westbury avoiding line) [9] (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton, except trains calling at Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera

    Westbury East Loop Jn - Hawkeridge Jn [9] (125,135,405,406) PC
    ¶ MONDAY TO SATURDAY MORNINGS:
    2350 SX Paddington - Plymouth / Penzance
    D1 2100 SuO Penzance / 2330 SuO Plymouth - Paddington
    2200 SSuX Penzance - Paddington
    ¶ SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS TO 25 OCTOBER / 2 NOVEMBER 2003:
    Trains between Reading and Bath Spa
    ¶ SUNDAYS/MONDAYS 4/5 JANUARY TO 8/9 FEBRUARY 2004:
    2330 SuO Paddington - Plymouth
    2350 SuO Paddington - Penzance
    2330 SuO Plymouth - Paddington
    (D1 = until 21 March)

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC
    ¶ MONDAYS TO 29 DECEMBER 2003:
    0436 MO Birmingham New St - Crewe
    ¶ SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS FROM 4/5 JANUARY 2004:
    All trains between Rugby and Stafford unless booked to call at Birmingham New Street

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    All trains in previous entry plus:
    0436 SSuX Birmingham New St - Crewe
    0513 SO Cambridge/0809 SO Birmingham New St - Shrewsbury
    D2 1822 SSuX/1828 SuO Holyhead - Birmingham New St
    D1 0949 SSuX and hourly to D1 1649 SSuX Liverpool Lime St - Birmingham New St
    0601/0609/0616 SuX Preston - Bristol Temple Meads/ Exeter St Davids/Plymouth
    ¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS, SUNDAYS AND EARLY MONDAY MORNINGS TO 27/28/29 DECEMBER 2003:
    Trains between Birmingham New St and Wolverhampton from 2000 Sat to 0230 Mon
    ¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS / SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 10/11 JANUARY 2004:
    Trains from Birmingham New St to Wolverhampton:
    SO: 2057, 2158, 2311, D 2327
    SuO: 0011/0016, 0053/0107/0112, 0842, D3 0925, D3 0936, D3 1029
    Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham New St:
    SO: 2034, 2113/2137, D 2249
    SuO: 0814, 1030
    (D1 = until 2 January; D2 = from 4 January to 31 March (after which train reverted to dmu operation, presumably via Dudley Port); D3 = 15 February to 21 March)

    Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn [48] (68,70) CC [common with next entry between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    0930 SSuX, 1800 SSuX Birmingham New St - Walsall
    0720 SSuX, 2028 SuX Hednesford - Birmingham New St
    0727 SuX, 0857 SuX and hourly to 1758 SO/1800 SSuX Stafford - Birmingham New St [note: on Saturdays from 10 January suspended between Stafford and Rugeley]
    0915 SuX, 1015 SO, 1115 SuX and hourly to 1715 SuX Walsall - Birmingham New St
    D1 0949 SSuX and hourly to D1 1649 SSuX Liverpool Lime St - Birmingham New St
    ¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS, SUNDAYS AND EARLY MONDAY MORNINGS 8/9/10 NOVEMBER TO 27/28/29 DECEMBER 2003:
    Trains between Birmingham New St and Wolverhampton from 2000 Sat to 0230 Mon except trains between Birmingham New St and Shrewsbury or beyond
    ¶ SUNDAYS MORNINGS 4 JANUARY TO 8 FEBRUARY AND FROM 28 MARCH 2004:
    2155 SO Euston/2252 SO Milton Keynes Central - Wolverhampton
    2255 SO Euston/2349 SO Milton Keynes Central - Wolverhampton
    (D1 = until 2 January)

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 4 JANUARY 2004:
    0908 SuO Birmingham New St - Great Malvern

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next entry]
    Trains between Birmingham New St and Tyseley or Solihull, and Virgin Cross-country trains between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa not booked to call at Coventry.

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton Jn [41,48] (51,57) CC [partly common with previous entry]
    0530 SuX Birmingham New St - Cardiff Central
    1737 SSuX Nottingham - Great Malvern
    D1 1947 SuO Exeter St Davids - Birmingham New St
    (D1 = to 2 November)

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    ¶ SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS FROM 4/5 JANUARY 2004:
    All trains between Rugby and Stafford unless booked to call at Birmingham New Street

    Hatton West Jn - North Jn [42] (71) CG
    Until 2 January 2004:
    2130 SSuX Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    From 5 January 2004:
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0753 SuX, 1815 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1711 SO, 1712 SSuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 28 DECEMBER 2003:
    Trains between Leeds/Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria unless booked to call at Bradford Interchange or Halifax
    [note: before 0900 on Sundays to 2 November these trains run via Bradford Interchange with an unadvertised reversal there]
    ¶ MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 16 FEBRUARY 2004:
    2325 SuO, 0135 MO Manchester Airport - York
    0330 MO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0055 MO, 0240 MO York - Manchester Airport

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0753 SuX, 1815 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1711 SO, 1712 SSuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO S8 DECEMBER 2003:
    1123 SuO, 1323 SuO, 1523 SuO, 1723 SuO, 1823 SuO Hull - Manchester Victoria
    1451 SuO,1651 SuO, 1751 SuO, 1951 SuO, 2151 SuO Manchester Victoria - Hull
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 4 JANUARY TO 8 FEBRUARY 2004:
    Trains between Halifax and Leeds

    Copley Hill East Jn - Copley Hill West Jn (Copley Hill chord) [63] (31) YG
    Departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0625, 0713, 0726, 0946, 1946, 2046, 2146
    SO: 0625, 0718, 1946, 2046
    SuO to 28 December : D1 0859, 1100, 1332, 1535, 2100, 2135, 2235 (D1 = to 2 November)
    SuO from 4 January to 8 February: 1124, 2100
    SuO from 15 February to 21 March: 0859, 1535, 2138
    SuO from 28 March: 0842, 1100, 1332, 2100, 2138, 2235
    Arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0712, 0736, 0804, 0827, 0937, 1002, 1035, 1101, 1137, 1237, 1438, 1536, 1636, 1701, 1740, 1831, 1930, 1938, 2026, 2037, 2118, 2123, 2158, 2253, 2300, 2305/2309, 2318, 2329
    SO: 0737, 0937, 1001, 1040, 1101, 1139, 1201, 1237, 1301, 1338, 1401, 1438, 1501, 1537, 1601, 1637, 1737, 1929, 1937, 1957, 2014, 2037, 2128, 2210, 2253
    SuO: subject to engineering retimings

    Methley Jn - Altofts Jn [62] (39) YE
    ¶ SATURDAYS:
    0130 SO, 0330 SO Manchester Airport - York

    Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn [62] (31) YE
    2158 SSuX Leeds - Sheffield
    2315 FSSuX Sheffield - Leeds

    Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn [53] (53) YE
    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly/Stockport and Leicester not booked to call intermediately.

    Holmes Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke North Jn [56] (29,31) YE
    Trains between Sheffield and Doncaster or Leeds not booked to call at Rotherham Central or Barnsley

    Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east chord [Stagecoach Supertram] [56]
    Morning trams from Cricket Inn Road to Herdings Park or Halfway, shown in Supertram TramGuide (= timetable; issue dated 3 March 2003) as Purple Route with headnote A or B, "Does not run via the city centre - direct from Hyde Park to Sheffield Station". From Cricket Inn Road:
    SSuX: 0520, 0530, 0539, 0559, 0600, 0659, 0713, 0719, 0722, 0739
    SO: 0522, 0531, 0542, 0600, 0602, 0850, 0916
    SuO: 0721, 0741, 0801

    Milford Jn - Castleford [62] (39) YE
    ¶ SATURDAYS:
    0130 SO Manchester Airport - York
    0210 SO Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0055 SO, 0240 SO York - Manchester Airport
    ¶ SATURDAYS 4 JANUARY TO 14 FEBRUARY 2004:
    D1 2230 SO Liverpool Lime St - York
    D1 2228 SO, 2335 SO, 0135 SuO, 0325 SuO, 0525 SuO Manchester Airport - York
    0626 SuO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0056 SuO, 0256 SuO, 0356 SuO, 0456 SuO, 0556 SuO, 0654 SuO, 0801 SuO York - Manchester Airport
    (D1 = except 13 February departure)

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Jn [62] (42) YG
    0900 SO, 1109 SSuX Hull - York
    1058 SSuX Selby - York
    1223 SO York - Selby
    SuX trains between York and Selby booked to call at Sherburn in Elmet

    Hambleton North Jn - East Jn [62] (42) YG
    Trains between York and Selby other than those booked to run via Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Jn (see next entry above)

    Hambleton South Jn - West Jn [62] (31) YA
    0745 SO Harrogate - King's Cross
    1750 SSuX King's Cross - Skipton

    Doncaster Flyover East Jn - Loversall Carr Jn [64] (26) YA/YE
    [note: only accessible from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    0729 SSuX Harrogate - King's Cross [to avoid conflict with 0700 King's Cross]
    1305 SSuX Leeds - King's Cross [to avoid conflict with 1200 King's Cross]
    ¶ SUNDAYS UNTIL 21 MARCH 2004:
    0824 SuO Leeds - King's Cross
    0746/0757 Newcastle - King's Cross

    Trent Junctions - Wrawby Jn - see East Midlands section

     

    IRELAND

    Limerick Jn.: Kyle crossing points - Milltown crossing points (via Limerick Jn Loop [avoiding line]) [90]
    Non-stop trains between Thurles (or north thereof) and Limerick

    Limerick Jn.: Keane's points (North Cabin No. 21 points) - South Cabin reversing siding - Waterford bay (platform no. 4) [90]
    Summer service only until 6 September 2003. All services which might use this section of line (trains between Limerick Jn and Waterford) suspended from 7 October 2003 with collapse of Cahir viaduct.

     

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Belfast City Jn - Central Jn [101] (1,5)
    Trains between Belfast Central and Lisburn or Portadown not booked to call at (Belfast) Great Victoria Street

    Whitehead Excursion Platform (RPSI) - Whitehead [Railway Preservation Society of Ireland] [102]
    Railway Preservation Society of Ireland excursions departing/arriving at their Whitehead Excursion platform.

     

    SCOTLAND

    Larkfield Jn - Muirhouse South Jn [82] (400) GA {new temporary route}
    ¶ SUNDAYS 15 FEBRUARY TO 21 MARCH 2004:
    2324 SuO Edinburgh - Carlisle [- Euston]

    Maryhill - Knightswood North Jn [81] (227,404) GC
    Trains between Edinburgh or Glasgow Queen St and the West Highland line.

    Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs East Jn [82] (227,404) GC
    1900 SuO, 1950 SSuX Fort William - Edinburgh

    Sighthill West Jn - Cowlairs West Jn [82] (227,404) GC
    0450 SuX Edinburgh - Fort William

    Law Jn - Shieldmuir Jn [78] (26,65) GA
    Trains between Motherwell and Carstairs not booked to call intermediately.

    Inverness Rose Street Jn - Welsh's Bridge Jn [88] (239) GC
    1523 SuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    1340 SuX Edinburgh - Wick
    0708 SuX Glasgow Queen St - Kyle of Lochalsh
    1152 SuX Kyle of Lochalsh - Edinburgh
    1718 SuX Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
    0633 SuX Wick - Aberdeen
    [note: trains use this route as between Inverness and Muir of Ord]

    Dalmeny Jn - Winchburgh Jn [78,79] (228,242) GC
    1732 SSuX Glasgow Queen St - Kirkcaldy
    0716 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen St

    Thornton North Jn - Thornton West Jn [85] (242) GC
    1727 SuX Edinburgh - Perth
    D1 0624 SX/0635 SO Markinch - Edinburgh
    0614 SSuX Perth - Edinburgh
    (D1 = from 5 January)

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn [30] (128) PB
    Summer service only

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Jn/Up Flying Loop Jn - Morlais Jn (Swansea District line) [30/31] (128) PB [common with next entry east of Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn]
    Summer service only

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Jn/Up Flying Loop Jn - Hendy Jn (Swansea District line) [30/31] (128/129) [common with previous entry east of Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn]{existing Regular but infrequent route used for engineering diversions from 4 October 2003}
    ¶ SATURDAYS TO 8 NOVEMBER 2003:
    0808 Cardiff Central - Shrewsbury
    [note: see also below under Regular but infrequent services]

    Leckwith Loop North Jn - Leckwith Loop South Jn (Leckwith Loop) [27] (128) PD
    0616 SuX, 0709 SO Cardiff Central - Maesteg
    1515 SO Maesteg - Coryton
    1503 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly / 1541 SSuX Crewe - Maesteg
    2210 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    0605 SSuX Rhymney - Maesteg

    Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn [32] (131) PB
    D1 0755 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Waterloo
    1321/1400 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Exeter St Davids/Plymouth/ St.Austell/Penzance
    0713 SO Stoke on Trent/0741 SO Crewe - Waterloo
    D2 0933 SO Stoke on Trent/0858 SO Manchester Oxford Road - Exeter St Davids/Plymouth/St.Austell/Penzance
    0654 SSuX Penzance - Crewe/Manchester Piccadilly
    0609 SO Penzance/0711 SO St.Austell/0821 SO Plymouth/0933 SO Exeter St Davids - Manchester Piccadilly
    1300 SuO Penzance/1538/1558 SuO Plymouth/1635 SuO Exeter St Davids/1710 SuO Taunton - Manchester Piccadilly
    (D1 = to 2 January; D2 = until 7 February and from 27 March)

    Wrexham General Platform 3 - Wrexham Exchange Jn (via loop) [51] (101) CE
    Daily, first departure from Wrexham General to Bidston and last arrival at Wrexham General from Bidston.

     

    Regular but infrequent services

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Jn/Up Flying Loop Jn - Hendy Jn (Swansea District line) [30/31]
    Excursions usually run from South Wales via this route to The Royal Welsh Show held at Builth in late July. 2003 service was from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 July 2003: 0608 MTWThO Rhymney - Llandrindod; 1745 MTWThO Llandrindod - Rhymney.

    Whitakers Jn - Balm Road loop [Middleton Railway] [63]
    On the weekend of the Autumn Steam & Diesel Gala, usually held on the last weekend in September, trains may use this section.

    Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren (WSR boundary) [West Somerset Railway] [8]
    On one or more days of "special event" weekends trains may use this section. Also, an unadvertised 1330 Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren and back runs on service "A" (Blue) days (except about one day a month - as announced locally - when the "diesel" service is loco hauled and this train does not run).

    Aylesbury - Quainton Road [35]
    On some Bank Holiday Mondays and the Sunday of Buckinghamshire Railway Centre's Annual Autumn Steam-Up, a chartered shuttle service of trains used this section.

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