Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

Autumn 2004

This page was updated on 12 May 2015


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Monday 27 September to Saturday 11 December 2004. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings may be altered on public holidays. This foreshortened period marked the transition from a timetable year with timetables issued in May and September, to one where the principal change became December, with a subsidiary change the following May, and also where the normal start date for each timetable was altered from a Monday to a Sunday.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction



ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn [53,56] (51,53) YE
2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53) CJ
0614 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras
0500 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras

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

Syston North Jn - Syston East Jn [42] (49) CJ
1930 SuO Norwich - Nottingham
0459 SSuX, 0625 SO, 0642 SSuX, 1235 SuO 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
0653/0654 SuX, 2244 SuX Retford - Sheffield
2149 SSuX Sheffield - Retford

Kettering North Jn - Manton Jn [43] (53) CJ
¶ SATURDAY EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester from 2200 SO to 0030 MO

[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
2021 SSuX High Wycombe - Paddington

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
Most SN trains between Clapham Jn and Watford Jn

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

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

  • table 51 VT trains between Reading and East Croydon: South West lines to/from Acton Wells Jn
  • table 186 SS trains to/from Willesden Jn High Level: High Level lines to/from Willesden Jn High Level
  • table 186 SN trains to/from Watford Jn: Branch lines to/from West London Jn

    Willesden Suburban Jn - Kensal Green Jn [20] (59) CB/LC
    1807 SO, 2236 SuO, 2257 SuX North Woolwich - Willesden Jn Low Level
    0600 SuX Willesden Jn Low Level - North Woolwich
    0613 SuX Willesden Jn Low Level - Stratford Low Level

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

    Latchmere Jns - Clapham Jn [21] (51,186) WB
    Normal routes:

  • table 51 VT trains between Reading and East Croydon and table 186 SN trains between Watford Jn and East Croydon: West London lines and Clapham Jn platforms 16 and 17
  • table 186 SS trains between Willesden Jn High Level and Clapham Jn: Latchmere Reversible line and Clapham Jn platform 2

    Latchmere No 1 Jn - Latchmere No 3 Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn [21] (51) WB
    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 (SE trains from the Up Atlantic Line):
    from Dartford at 0823 SO / 0923 SuX and half-hourly to 1523 SuX / 1823 SO
    from Faversham at 0545 SO / 0945 SuX and half-hourly to 1844 SuX / 1945 SO, then hourly to 2045 SuX, and at 0615 SuO and hourly to 2215 SuO
    from Orpington at 0701 SuO and hourly to 1001 SuO
    from Sevenoaks at 0811 SuO and hourly to 1011 SuO, then half-hourly to 1811 SuO, then hourly to 2111 SuO
    Also less frequent, non-standard pattern trains outside these hours.
    [note: equivalent SE outbound services to the Down Atlantic Line tend to use the Chatham Reversible Line to Voltaire Road Jn]

    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
    [note: this routeing not actually indicated in working timetable but it is presumed that these trains were still routed as in previous timetable]

    Brixton Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Cambria Jn [21] (195,212,350) WB
    0701 SSuX Bruxelles Midi - Waterloo International
    0923 SSuX Dartford - Victoria
    0527/0529 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0808 SSuX Victoria - Faversham
    1656 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    2311 SSuX Victoria - Canterbury West
    2341 SSuX Victoria - Gillingham
    [note: other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill booked to run via the Atlantic Lines, despite what might be implied by the National Rail Timetable Map.]

    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
    [note: these trains temporarily diverted direct from Seven Sisters to Liverpool Street from approx. 23 August 2004 until 5 November 2004]

    Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platform or Cleaning Shed) - Seven Sisters [London Underground] [26]
    [notes: only accessible from platforms 4 and 5 at Seven Sisters; Northumberland Park Depot 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:

  • 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: 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]
    Principal uses:

  • most Catford line stopping trains
  • most trains from Victoria to Bromley South at x.11 (SuX) and x.41 (headcodes 54 (SuO) and 92 (SuX))
  • 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
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands platforms 3 and 4]
    From Victoria:
    SSuX: 0610, 0641, 0740, 0808, 0818, 1541, 1623, 1656, 1709, 1727, 1733, 1750, 1804, 2141, 2311, 2341
    SO: 2311
    SuO: 0741, 0756, 0841
    From Blackfriars:
    SSuX: 1800, 1805
    SO: 2313
    To Victoria:
    from Ashford International at 0620/0623 SSuX, 0636/0639 SSuX, 1527 SSuX, 1631 SSuX, 2208 SSuX
    from Canterbury West at 0747 SSuX
    from Dover Priory at 0546/0549 SSuX, 1549/1552 SSuX
    from Faversham at 0615 SuO, 1614 SSuX, 1945 SO, 2045 SuX, 2115 SuO, 2145 SuX
    from Folkestone Harbour at D 1440 ThO (VSOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)
    from Maidstone East at 0615 SSuX
    from Orpington at 0701 SuO, 0801 SuO
    from Ramsgate at 0527/0529 SSuX, 2210 SSuX
    from Sevenoaks at 0811 SuO
    0701 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 temporarily diverted between Temple Mills East Jn and Stratford (main line platforms) via Channelsea Jns from 3 May 2004 until approx. 20 August and again from 8 November 2004 until 25 February 2005; during the August - November period, both trains were diverted to run direct between Seven Sisters and Liverpool Street.]

    Parks Bridge Jn - Ladywell Jn (Ladywell Loop) [22] (203) WC
    SSuX 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
    2258 SSuX, 2358 SSuX Liverpool Street - Shoeburyness
    2120 SSuX, 2235 SSuX Shoeburyness - 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, 0552 SO, 0718 SSuX, 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]
    1758 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    0830 SSuX, 1530 SSuX Carlisle - Middlesbrough
    1516 SuO Carlisle - Sunderland
    2315 SSuX Hexham - Newcastle
    1445 SO Hexham - Sunderland
    1922 SSuX Liverpool Lime St - Newcastle
    1241 SSuX MetroCentre - Morpeth
    1230 SSuX, 1240 SO, 1530 SO MetroCentre - Newcastle
    1044 SO, 1804 SSuX Newcastle - MetroCentre
    0718/0719 SuX Saltburn - Newcastle
    0720 SO Seaham - Hexham
    1539 SSuX York - Newcastle
    [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]
    0521 SO Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    0730 SSuX Newcastle - Sunderland
    1930 SuO, 2100 SSuX Sunderland - Newcastle

    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
    1220 SuO, 1511 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1336 SuO, 1624 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). [For times see Blackpool Transport Tram timetable leaflet]

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (36,83,98) CE
    2135 SSuX Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness
    1058 SuX Morecambe - Leeds

    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]
    0645 SSuX, D 0645 SO 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] {new route - previously diversions only - from 27 September 2004}
    0510 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glasgow Central

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn [51] (65,81) CE
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0715, 0818 and hourly to 1918, 2227
    SO to 30 October: 0754, 0918 and hourly to 1918
    SO from 6 November and SuO: no service
    Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0750 and hourly to 1650, 1502, 1817, 1850, 2050, 2150
    SO to 30 October: 0750 and hourly to 1650, 1502, 1755, 1817, 1850, 2050, 2150
    SO from 6 November and SuO: no service

    Sandbach - Northwich West Jn [52] (81) CE
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of VT trains between Euston and Holyhead planned on Sundays 14, 21 and 28 November.

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Jn [61] (94) CE
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line

    Heald Green North Jn - Heald Green South Jn [52] (65,84) CE
    1050 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    1405 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Euston
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 6 NOVEMBER:
    Trains between Crewe and Preston from 0300 SO
    0624 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Plymouth
    Not shown in timetable but similar diversions - using this route - of trains between Crewe and Preston planned on Saturdays 9 (from 1330), 16 (from 1330), 23 and 30 October.
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Crewe/Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly/Preston/Liverpool Lime St. from 2300 SO to 0500 MO (except those calling at Manchester Airport). On many weekends, this also applied on Saturdays - see relevant West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Heaton Norris Jn - Guide Bridge Station Jn [58] (78) CE
    1447 SO Stockport - Stalybridge

    Dinting West Jn - Dinting East Jn [52] (79) CE
    Trains from Glossop via Hadfield to Manchester Piccadilly from 1255 SuX to 1825 SO, 1851 SSuX
    Trains from Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield to Glossop until 1152 SuX, also 2322 SuX

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

    Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn (via avoiding line) [34] (116) PA
    Up trains from Oxford to Reading (or beyond) not booked to call at Didcot Parkway
    Most down trains from Reading to Oxford (or beyond) not booked to call at Didcot Parkway, except to avoid conflict with up trains.

    [Harrowden Jn -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Jn] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Wymington / Sharnbrook tunnel) [43] (53) CJ
    0700 Burton on Trent - Luton Airport Parkway[to be overtaken by 0614 Leeds and 0705 Sheffield - 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, 0037 MO, N 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth

    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
    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 [platform 3 = Marine platform] [12] WE
    N 2130 SSuX Newhaven Harbour - Lewes

    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
    1024 SSuX, 1530/1532 SSuX Canterbury West - Victoria
    0620/0623 SSuX, 1631/1632 SSuX, 1731 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    D 1440 ThO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)

    Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East [13] WA
    D 1115 ThSuO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia S Lucia)
    D 1440 ThSuO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia S Lucia)
    [notes: see VSOE publicity for dates of operation; Sunday service operated only on a limited number of Sundays in the shoulder period, on a weekly notice basis]

    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 trains
    [note: Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton section of line also used by Dartmoor Railway on Saturdays (but not the other days shown in Dartmoor Railway 2004 timetable leaflet)]

    Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren (WSR boundary) [West Somerset Railway] [8]
    D 1215 Minehead - Norton Fitzwarren and back [operated during Blue and Yellow timetable periods]
    [notes: Passengers cannot join or alight at Norton Fitzwarren. Additionally, on one or more days of "special event" weekends trains may use this section. ]

    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

    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 SSuX, D1 2350 SuO Paddington - Penzance
    2100 SuO, 2200 SSuX Penzance - Paddington
    D1 = from 3 October

    Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn [9] (158) WG
    1505 SO Edinburgh - Southampton Central

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not booked to call at Birmingham New St. or Wolverhampton

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    All trains in previous entry plus:
    2058 SO Birmingham New St - Shrewsbury
    1820 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New St
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Birmingham New St. and Wolverhampton until 0500 MO

    Galton Jn - Smethwick West [47] (51,57,71) CG
    2050 SO Cardiff Central - Birmingham New St
    1940 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New St
    1708 SSuX Worcester Foregate St - Lincoln Central
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    SuO trains between Stourbridge Jn and Birmingham New St

    Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn [48] (68,70) CC [common with next entry between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn, and with next but one entry between Soho South Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    0725 SSuX, 0826 SSuX, 1729 SSuX, 2311 SSuX Hednesford - Birmingham New St. [- Rugeley / Stafford]
    0641 SSuX Rugeley Town - Birmingham New St.
    0742 SO, 0915 SO and hourly to 1815 SO Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New St.
    0736 SSuX, 0936 SSuX and hourly to 1736 SSuX Stafford - Birmingham New St. [- Walsall]
    0849 SO, 0949 SSuX and hourly to 1649 SSuX Walsall - Birmingham New St. [- Stafford]
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Birmingham New St. and Wolverhampton until 0500 MO except trains to/from the Bristol line which run via Aston

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with adjacent entries between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    2154 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham New St

    Soho South Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (51/68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho East Junction and Perry Barr South Junction, and with previous but one entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    {new conjunction of existing routes from 3 October 2004}
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    1938 SuO Bournemouth - Derby

    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
    1858 SX Bristol Temple Meads - Manchester Piccadilly
    2058 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New St.
    1737 SSuX Nottingham - Worcester Shrub Hill
    1725 SuO, 1920 SuO Plymouth - Birmingham New St.

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not booked to call at Birmingham New St. or Wolverhampton
    0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    1938 SuO Bournemouth - Derby

    Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn [42] (57) CC
    1938 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    2025 SSuX, 2019 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New St

    Hatton West Jn - North Jn [42] (71) CG
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND 1202 SuO, ND 1804 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    [note: ND = Sundays to 10 October 2004; Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express and Bullring Express; outward trains ran via Henley in Arden]

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0750 SuX, 1815 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1711 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Manchester and Huddersfield from 0900 to 1600
    1255 SuO, 1445 SuO Manchester Victoria - Hull

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0750 SuX, 1815 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1711 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS:
    1255 SuO, 1445 SuO Manchester Victoria - Hull

    Copley Hill East Jn - Copley Hill West Jn (Copley Hill chord) [63] (31) YG
    Departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0625, 2239
    SO: 0625, 0719, 0746, 2046, 2138
    SuO: 1013, 1048, 1419, 1906, 2100
    Arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0741, 0805, 1001, 1101, 1701, 1831, 2109, 2156, 2228, 2243 FO
    SO: 0736, 1001, 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501, 1601, 1956, 2128, 2202, 2308
    SuO: 1032, 1241, 1403, 1534, 1717, 1900, 2217, 2316

    Calder Bridge Jn - Turners Lane Jn [62] (31) YE
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds

    Methley Jn - Altofts Jn [62] (31) YE
    1812 FSSuX Plymouth - Leeds
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds

    Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn [62] (31) YE
    1812 FO Plymouth - Leeds
    2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds

    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".

    Woodburn Jn - Rotherham Central Jn [56] (51) YE
    1758 SO Bristol Temple Meads - York
    Service reduced to summer only after 11 December 2004

    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

    Woodhouse Jn - Beighton Jn [53,56] (53) YE
    2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New St

    Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough East Jn [56/62] (51) YE
    1758 SO Bristol Temple Meads - York
    Service ceased after 11 December 2004

    Milford Jn - Castleford [62] (39) YE
    ¶ TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS:
    0135 MSuX Manchester Airport - York
    ¶ SATURDAYS:
    0210 SO Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0054 SO, 0240 SO York - Manchester Airport

    Milford Jn - Moorthorpe [62] (33, 51) YE/YG
    1758 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    2025 SSuX, 2019 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New St
    1410 SO Paignton - Newcastle
    Trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33

    Sherburn Jn - Milford Jn [62] (33,39,51) YE/YG
    All trains in previous two entries

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Jn [62] (42) YG
    0900 SO, 1109 SSuX, 1849 SO Hull - York
    1057 SSuX Selby - York
    0825 SO, 1218/1225 SuX 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

    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]

    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] {resumption of services between Limerick Jn and Waterford (following restoration of Cahir Viaduct) from 24 September 2004}
    Trains from Limerick Junction to Waterford together with their inward workings:
    0935 SuX, 1240 SuX Limerick - Waterford
    1620 SuX Limerick Jn - Rosslare Europort and its inward working: 1415 SuX Waterford - Limerick Jn
    [note: both the first two trains were booked to work through from Limerick (despite what was implied in the public timetable) using this route; the last train was observed using platform 1 when running out of course]

     

    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

    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, except the following Virgin services booked instead via:
    Holytown and Law Jn:
    1005 SSuX, D 1005 SO, 1205 SSuX, D 1205 SO, 1405 SSuX, D 1405 SO Glasgow Central - Penzance
    1740 SSuX Glasgow Central - Euston
    1715 SSuX Euston - Glasgow Central
    Holytown and Shotts:
    0847 SO Glasgow Central - Penzance

    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
    0629 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
    0624 SX/0633 SO Markinch - Edinburgh
    0614 SSuX Perth - Edinburgh

    Slateford Jn - Craiglockhart - Portobello Jn [79] (26) GC
    Summer service only

    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]
    No service, but see below under Regular but infrequent services.

    Barry Jn - Bridgend, Barry Jn [7,27,31] (128) PD
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Cardiff and Swansea planned on the dates shown on pages 39 and 49 of Great Western's May to December 2004 "guide to services" for 2210 Paddington - Swansea and 0330 Swansea - Paddington

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

    Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn [32] (131) PB
    0933 SO, 1400 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    0654 SSuX Penzance - Crewe
    0610 SO Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly
    1325 SuO Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly

    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 (Monday 19 - Thursday 22 July in 2004). 2004 service: 0605 MTWThO Rhymney - Llandrindod; 1745 MTWThO Llandrindod - Cardiff Central.

    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 usually used this section; the last such use applied 25 September 2004.

    Aylesbury - Quainton Road [35]
    On some Bank Holiday Mondays (in 2004, 3 May and 30 August) a chartered hourly shuttle service of trains may use this section.



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