Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

Summer 2004

This page was updated on 15 December 2013


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 23 May to Sunday 26 September 2004. 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 did not feature on the National Rail Timetable Map, it is included in tables 350-352 and is not therefore regarded as a candidate for inclusion in PSUL.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction

Don't forget that all Sunday trains - and even weekday trains - are subject to further diversion or alteration. .

 

ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn [53] (50,53) CC
No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of certain trains between Nottingham and Birmingham planned from 13 to 24 September 2004

Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn [53,56] (51,53) YE {new route from 24 May 2004, previously diversions only}
2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53) CJ
Trains between Manchester Piccadilly/Stockport and Leicester not booked to call intermediately (except Sundays to 25 July) - but note that these trains ceased after use on Friday 10 September 2004
0614 SSuX Leeds - St Pancras

Attenborough Jn - Toton Jn [53] (49) CJ
No service

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

Syston North Jn - Syston East Jn [42] (49) CJ
D1 1252 SuO, D1 1452 SuO Liverpool Lime St - Norwich
D1 1352 SuO Norwich - Liverpool Lime St
D1 1554 SuO Norwich - Manchester Piccadilly
1930 SuO Norwich - Nottingham
0459 SSuX, 0625 SO, 0642 SSuX, 1237 SuO Nottingham - Norwich
2058 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham
(D1 = until 25 July)

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
No service

[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
All SN trains between Clapham Jn and Watford Jn (except 1455 SSuX Brighton - Watford Jn, 2137 SSuX Gatwick Airport - 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
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

    Camden Jn - Camden Road West Jn [21] (59,400,401) CB
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between North Woolwich and Willesden Jn (Low Level) planned for Saturdays to 19 June and Sundays to 4 July 2004 and of ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers planned for period from Saturday (Euston's morning arrivals) 28 August until Sunday (Euston's evening departures) 5 September 2004

    Camden Road Central Jn - Freight Terminal Jn (Kings Cross) [21] (400,401) LB/YA {new route from 28 August to 5 September 2004 only}
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers planned for period from Saturday (Euston's morning arrivals) 28 August until Sunday (Euston's evening departures) 5 September 2004

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

    [Latchmere No 1 Jn -] Latchmere No 3 Jn - Nine Elms, West London Jn [21] (125) WB/WH
    Service ceased from 25 May 2004 (last trains on Friday 21 May 2004)
    [note: line not yet officially closed for passengers but former rail services replaced by one round trip by taxi on Tuesday mornings only]

    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 - Macclesfield

    Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Battersea Pier 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 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 [reportedly not reliable by this route - further reports, please]
    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

    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. From 5 July 2004 four such staff trains operate to/from the Cleaning Shed instead of the Staff Platform.

    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, thereafter diverted away from Stratford area direct to/from Liverpool Street until further notice]

    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
    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, 1536 SSuX Carlisle - Middlesbrough
    1548 SO Glasgow Central - Newcastle
    2315 SSuX Hexham - Newcastle
    1445 SO Hexham - Sunderland
    1922 SSuX Liverpool Lime St - Newcastle
    1241 SSuX MertroCentre - Morpeth
    1230 SSuX, 1240 SO, 1530 SO MetroCentre - Newcastle
    0210 SSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    1044 SO, 1804 SSuX Newcastle - MetroCentre
    D 0905 SO Paignton - Newcastle
    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
    1645 SuO Sunderland - Liverpool Lime St
    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, 1513 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1335 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]
    [note: journeys from the Cleveleys direction advertised to terminate at Rigby Road after midnight no longer advertised to run to Lytham Road tram stop]

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (83,98) CE
    2133/2135 SuX Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness

    Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn [60] (65) CE
    No service

    Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn [51] (81) CE
    0825 SO Chester - Runcorn

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton le Willows Jn [51,60] (92) CE [common with next entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    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]
    No service

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn [51] (65,81) CE
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0727, 0753, 1548, 2227
    SO: 1548, 1647, 2027, 2227, 2327
    SuO: 1002, 1102, 1632, 1849, 2028
    Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    MO: 0013
    SSuX: 0750, 0850, 0950, 1050, 1150, 1350, 1450, 1534, 1550, 1650, 1751, 1817, 2151, 2328
    SO: 0750, 0850, 0950, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1532, 1550, 1632, 1650, 1750, 2050, 2150, 2328
    SuO: 0924, 0928, 1058, 1214, 1340, 1523, 1656, 1814, 1945, 2047, 2153

    Sandbach - Northwich West Jn [52] (81) CE
    No service

    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
    D1 0115 MSuX Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly
    D1 1728/1733 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Cardiff Central
    [D1 = except 21 June - 2 July]
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS (until 0500 Mondays), also DAILY 3 JULY TO 5 SEPTEMBER 2004:
    Trains between Crewe/Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly (except those calling at Manchester Airport)
    [notes: schedules shown in National Rail and derivative timetables for 26 July to 26 September generally applied instead from 3 July to 5 September while Stockport was closed to rail traffic in all directions; as part of the programme of West Coast Route Modernisation work at Stockport, long-distance trains between Crewe and Manchester thereafter used this route most weekends, or Sundays (in which case, 2300 Saturdays to 0500 Mondays)].

    Heaton Norris Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn [58] CE [Common with next entry south of Denton Jn]
    No service shown in timetable but diversions to/from Manchester Victoria (instead of Piccadilly) - using this route - planned for trains between Manchester and Chester (via Altrincham) and between Manchester and Buxton, SuX 21 June - 2 July 2004

    Heaton Norris Jn - Guide Bridge Station Jn [58] (78) CE [Common with previous entry south of Denton Jn]
    1527 FO Stalybridge - Stockport
    [note: suspended from 9 July to 3 September, during engineering work at Stockport]

    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
    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. For this timetable period only - booked down trains via avoiding line are: from Reading to Oxford (or beyond): 0605 SSuX, 0635 SuX, 0650 SO, 0735 SuX, 0805 SuX, 0835 SuX, 0905 SSuX, 0935 SX (2), 0952 SSuX, 1005 SuO (2), 1010 SO, 1017 SuO (1), 1020 SSuX, 1035 SuO (2), 1037 SO, 1050 SSuX, 1105 SuO, 1119 SuO, 1135 (2), 1139 SSuX, 1150 SSuX, 1205 SuO, 1217 SuO (1), 1235 SuO (2), 1250 SSuX, 1305 SuO, 1317 SuO (1), 1335 SX (2), 1405 SuO, 1417 SuO (1), 1435 SX (2), 1450 SSuX, 1505 SX, 1517 SuO (1), 1531 SuO, 1535 SSuX, 1550 SSuX, 1605, 1617 SuO (1), 1635 SuX, 1705, 1717 SuO (1), 1735 SX (2), 1737 SO, 1805 SuO (2), 1821 SSuX, 1835 SuO (2), 1838 SO, 1854 SO, 1905, 1935 SuO (2), 2005 SSuX, 2017 SuO (1), 2020 SSuX, 2105 (2), 2117 SuO (1), 2220 SO, 2221 SuO (1), 2324 SuO. Also: 1038 SO Bournemouth - Glasgow Central; 1827 SSuX Paddington - Hereford.
    [note: (1) includes Sundays until 25 July only; (2) includes Sundays from 1 August only]

    [Harrowden Jn -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Jn] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Wymington / Sharnbrook tunnel) [43] (53) CJ
    0639 SSuX Matlock - St.Pancras [to be overtaken by 0614 Leeds, 0705 Sheffield and 0637/0647 Manchester Piccadilly/0754 Derby - St.Pancras]
    SUNDAYS TO 25 JULY 2004:
    Trains between Bedford and Kettering until noon

    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
    1043 SO Norwich - Peterborough
    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
    [note: services supended during period of Ipswich tunnel closure - 11 July to 5 September 2004]

     

    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
    0710 SO Edinburgh - Bournemouth
    0749 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth
    0838 SO Bournemouth - Aberdeen
    1038 SO Bournemouth - Glasgow Central
    1138 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh

    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 operates 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] {previously a "Regular but infrequent" route}
    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. ]

    Stoke Gifford Jn and Patchway Jn Filton West Jn - Holesmouth Jn [28] PC {new route in temporary use from10 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 14-27 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
    No service

    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
    TUESDAY TO SATURDAY MORNINGS:
    2350 SSuX Paddington - Penzance
    2200 SSuX Penzance - Paddington
    MONDAY MORNINGS TO 26 JULY 2004:
    D 2350 SuO Paddington - Penzance
    D 2100 SuO Penzance - Paddington
    Additionally, diversions - using this route - of trains between Reading and Bristol/South Wales planned for Sunday mornings and early afternoons of 4, 11,18 and 25 July.

    Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn [9] (158) WG {new route from 23 May 2004}
    1505 SO Edinburgh - Southampton Central
    0836 SuO Southampton Central - Aberdeen

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Oxley, Stafford Road Jn [47] (131) CC
    No service

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC
    2023 SO Macclesfield - Birmingham New St
    D 0951 SO Preston - Paignton

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    All trains in previous entry plus:
    0513 SO Cambridge - Shrewsbury
    0518 SO Birmingham New St - Holyhead
    0523 SO Birmingham New St - Liverpool Lime St
    2023 SO Birmingham New St - Chester
    2058 SO Birmingham New St - Shrewsbury
    1751 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New St
    0150 MSSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New St
    0615 SSuX Preston - Plymouth
    2141 SSuX Preston - Birmingham New St

    Galton Jn - Smethwick West [47] (71) CC {existing route with reduced weekday service from 23 May 2004}
    2050 SO Cardiff Central - Birmingham New St
    1818 SuO Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    1940 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New St
    1708 SSuX Worcester Foregate St - Birmingham New St
    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]
    1751 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New St
    0720 SSuX, 2028 SSuX Hednesford - Birmingham New St
    2023 SO Macclesfield - Birmingham New St
    0725/0728 SuX, 0857 SuX and hourly to 1758 SO/1800 SSuX Stafford - Birmingham New St
    0915 SuX, 1015 SO, 1115 SuX and hourly to 1715 SuX Walsall - Birmingham New St

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    2058 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly/2118 SSuX Macclesfield - Birmingham New St
    D 0843 SO Paignton - Preston

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next two entries]
    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 (except on Saturdays from 31 July).

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton Jn [41,48] (51,57) CC [partly common with adjacent entries]
    1737 SSuX Nottingham - Worcester Shrub Hill
    1958 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New St

    Landor St Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Lifford West Jn [41,48] (51) CC [partly common with previous two entries]
    No service

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Jn [41,42] (51,57) CC
    No service

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    No service

    Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn [42] (57) CC {new route from 23 May 2004}
    1938 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New St

    Nuneaton North Jn - Nuneaton Abbey Jn [42] (66) {existing route reduced to diversionary status from commissioning of Nuneaton flyover route for trains between Leicester and Birmingham on 7 June 2004}
    SATURDAYS 12 JUNE TO 24 JULY 2004 AND SUNDAYS FROM 13 JUNE 2004 :
    Trains between Birmingham New St and Euston diverted via Nuneaton
    [note: until 28 May 2004 all trains between Birmingham and Nuneaton used this route]

    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 4 July - 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

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0750 SuX, 1815 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1711 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge

    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, 1419, 1906, 2100
    Arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0736, 0805, 1001, 1101, 1701, 1831, 2109, 2114, 2156, 2228, 2243
    SO: 0737, 1001, 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501, 1601, 1956, 2128, 2205, 2308
    SuO: subject to engineering retimings

    Calder Bridge Jn - Turners Lane Jn [62] (31) YE {new route from 28 May 2004}
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds

    Methley Jn - Altofts Jn [62] (31) YE {new route from 24 May 2004, previously diversions only}
    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

    Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn [53] (53) YE
    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly/Stockport and Leicester not booked to call intermediately.
    [note: ceased after use on Friday 10 September 2004]

    Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east curve [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 {new route from 29 May 2004}
    1758 SO Bristol Temple Meads - York

    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

    Masborough Jn - Beighton Jn [53,56] YE
    No service

    Woodhouse Jn - Beighton Jn [53,56] (53) YE {new route from 24 May 2004, previously diversions only}
    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 {new route from 29 May 2004}
    1758 SO Bristol Temple Meads - York

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

    Milford Jn - Moorthorpe [62] (33, 51) YE/YG {existing route with limited service}
    1758 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New St
    Trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33

    Sherburn Jn - Milford Jn [62] (33,39,51) YE/YG {existing route with limited service}
    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]
    All services which might use this section of line (trains between Limerick Jn and Waterford) suspended from 7 October 2003 to 23 September 2004 because of the damage and repair to Cahir viaduct; for service thereafter see PSUL for Autumn 2004.

     

    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

     

    SCOTLAND

    Larkfield Jn - Muirhouse South Jn [82] (400) GA
    No service

    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

    Newton Station East - Newton East Jn (Newton South Connecting Line) [82] (65) GA {new route from 23 May 2004}
    1338 SSuX Bournemouth - Glasgow Central
    1028 SuO Glasgow Central - Plymouth

    Law Jn - Shieldmuir Jn [78] (26,65) GA
    Trains between Motherwell and Carstairs not booked to call intermediately.
    [note: the following Virgin services not booked to use this route: 1338 SuX Bournemouth - Glasgow Central; 0730 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth; 1230 SO Paignton - Glasgow Central; 1025 SuO Penzance - Glasgow Central]

    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 {new route from 29 May 2004}
    0730 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth [inbound to Edinburgh]

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn [30] (128) PB
    D 1048 SSuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    D 1335 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Rhymney
    D 0911 SO Rhymney - Fishguard Harbour

    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]
    D# 1048 SSuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    D# 1335 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Rhymney
    D 0911 SO Rhymney - Fishguard Harbour
    (D# = diverted via Landore SSuX from 2 August, because of engineering work)

    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.

    Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West Jn [31] (128) PB {new diversionary route from 2 August 2004}
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of D 1048 SSuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour and D 1335 SSuX Fishguard Harbour - Rhymney planned SSuX from 2 August 2004

    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 Sundays 30 May to 27 June for all trains, and
  • 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
    D 1335 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Rhymney
    1503 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly / 1542 SSuX Crewe - Maesteg
    2210 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    0605 SSuX Rhymney - Maesteg

    Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn [32] (131) PB
    1400 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    0926 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    0654 SSuX Penzance - Crewe/Manchester Piccadilly
    0610 SO Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly
    1330 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 may use this section.

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

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