Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

Spring 2005

This page was updated on 12 May 2015


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 12 December 2004 to Saturday 11 June 2005. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings may be altered on public holidays.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction


ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn [53] (53,57) CC
¶ SUNDAYS FROM 3 APRIL:
Trains between Loughborough or Nottingham and Derby or Burton on Trent

Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn [53,56] (51,53) YE
2016 SuO, 2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53,54) CJ
0614 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras
1645 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
0500 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras
¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 15/16 JANUARY TO 26/27 MARCH:
Trains between Loughborough or Derby and Nottingham (reversing at Langley Mill)

Attenborough Jn - Toton Jn [53] (49) CJ
¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 3 APRIL:
2229 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Nottingham
0913 SuO Nottingham - Manchester Piccadilly

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, 0607 SSuX, D2 0619 SO, D1 1235 SuO Nottingham - Norwich
2058 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham
D1 = to 9 January and from 3 April; D2 = to 8 January and from 2 April

Thrumpton West Jn - Retford West Jn (high level platform 2) [54] (30) YE
0518 SuX Barnsley - Retford
0703 SuX Retford - Leeds
2245 SuX Retford - Sheffield
2144 SuX Sheffield - Retford

Kettering North Jn - Manton Jn [43] (53) CJ
¶ SATURDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY 11/12 AND 18/19 DECEMBER 2004:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester from 2200 SO
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS FROM 2/3 APRIL:
2210 SO St.Pancras - Nottingham
0559 SuO, 0700 SuO, 0752 SuO Derby - St.Pancras
0651 SuO, 0752 SuO Nottingham - St.Pancras

[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
1028 SSuX Princes Risborough - Paddington
1155 SSuX Paddington - Princes Risborough

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
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] (51,66,186) 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
    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
    [note: despite entry in public timetable, 1807 SO North Woolwich - Willesden Jn ran to High Level platforms throughout timetable.]

    Point Pleasant Jn - East Putney [21] (152,155,158) WH
    0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    0105 Waterloo - Southampton Central
    0042 SuX, N* 0042 SuO Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
    N* 0142 SuO Waterloo - Twickenham
    N* = not shown in National Rail timetable but advertised in SWT timetable booklets

    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, 1946 SSuX Victoria - Dartford
    To Victoria:
    SE trains from the Up Atlantic Line:
    from Ashford International at 0623 SSuX, 0711 SSuX, 0743 SSuX, 1527 SSuX
    from Barnehurst at 0724 SSuX
    from Canterbury West at 0747 SSuX
    from Dartford at 0737 SSuX, 0756 SSuX, 1606 SSuX, 1640 SSuX, 1727 SSuX, 1839 SSuX, 0844 SSuX, 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 Gillingham at 0649 SSuX, 0747 SSuX
    from Orpington at 0701 SuO and hourly to 1001 SuO
    from Ramsgate at 2210 SSuX
    from Sevenoaks at 0811 SuO and hourly to 1011 SuO, then half-hourly to 1811 SuO, then hourly to 2111 SuO
    from Slade Green at 0816 SSuX
    [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
    0626 SO, 0726 SO Dorking - Victoria
    0728 SSuX, 0804 SO/0908 SuX and hourly to 1504 SuX/1804 SO Horsham - Victoria

    Brixton Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Cambria Jn [21] (195,212,350) WB
    0701 MO Bruxelles Midi - Waterloo International
    0923 SSuX Dartford - Victoria
    0529 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0748 SSuX Victoria - Maidstone East
    0806 SSuX Victoria - Faversham
    1656 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    2311 SSuX Victoria - Canterbury West
    2341 SX 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
    0536 SO Victoria - London Bridge (empty stock, available to staff)

    Seven Sisters Jn - South Tottenham West Jn and South Tottenham East Jn - Tottenham South Jn [21] (21,22) LB
    0817 SSuX Cheshunt - Stratford
    1742/1748 SSuX Stratford - Cheshunt
    [note: from 16 May these trains were cancelled south of Seven Sisters]

    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]
    Trains to or from the Catford line other than those in the 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]
    Trains from Victoria: SSuX: 0610, 0641, 0806/0807, 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. Trains to Victoria or Blackfriars from: 0623 SSuX, 0639 SuX, 1527 SSuX, 1632 SSuX, 2208 SSuX Ashford International; 0701 MO Bruxelles Midi; 0549 SSuX, 1552 SSuX Dover Priory; 0615 SuO, 1614 SSuX, 1945 SO, 2045 SuX, 2115 SuO, 2145 SuX Faversham; 0915 SSuX Maidstone East; 0701 SuO, 0801SuO Orpington; 0529 SSuX Ramsgate; 0811 SuO Sevenoaks

    The above two entries (which each have regular services) were, from June 2005, regarded as a grade-separated (flying) junction and no longer included.

    Copper Mill Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - former Chobham Farm Jn - Stratford [platform 11/12] [22] (21,22) LB
    0817 SSuX Cheshunt - Stratford
    1748 SSuX Stratford - Cheshunt
    [note: from 8 November 2004 to 25 February 2005 these trains diverted between Temple Mills East Jn and Stratford (main line platforms) via Channelsea Jns (evening departure revised to 1742) and from 16 May were cancelled south of Seven Sisters]

    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
    2135 SSuX, 2235 SSuX Shoeburyness - Liverpool Street
    [note: trains to or from the T&H line on Table 62 use Barking bay platform line 1 except between 1400 and 1845 on Saturdays when trains from 1325 SO Gospel Oak - Barking / 1408 SO Barking - Gospel Oak to 1755 SO Gospel Oak - Barking / 1838 SO Barking - Gospel Oak (all inclusive) are booked to use platform 7 via the T&H Lines Flyover]

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

    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]
    0830 SSuX, 1536 SSuX Carlisle - Middlesbrough
    0845 SO, 1445 SuX Hexham - Sunderland
    1504 SO Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1015 SuO MetroCentre - Middlesbrough / Saltburn
    1241 SSuX MetroCentre - Morpeth
    1240 SO MetroCentre - Newcastle
    0717 SSuX Saltburn - Newcastle [may, in practice, have run via the King Edward Bridge]
    1826 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    0619 SSuX Newcastle - Paignton
    0720 SO Seaham - Hexham
    [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]
    0832 SO Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    0600 SSuX Sunderland - Hexham

    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, 1537 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1330 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: not applicable from 10 January 2005 until 1 May 2005, during period of closure of line between Tower and Starr Gate for engineering work].

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (36,82,98) CE
    2127 SuX Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness
    D1 1032 SO, 1058 SSuX Morecambe - Leeds
    D1 = until 8 January

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

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton le Willows Jn [51,60] (90) CE [common with next entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    0645 SSuX, 1742 SSuX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Parkside Jn [51,60] (82) CE [common with previous entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    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, 0918 and hourly to 1918, 2227
    Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0750 and hourly to 1650, 1502, 1817, 1850, 2050, 2150, 2333

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Jn [61] (94) CE
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS:
    Trains between Carlisle and Manchester/Crewe

    Heald Green North Jn - Heald Green South Jn [52] (65,84) CE
    D10505 MO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
    1050 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    D1 = until 28 March
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS TO 27 MARCH:
    Trains between Crewe and Preston
    Trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street from 1300 Sat
    SuO trains between Wilmslow and Manchester not calling Manchester Airport
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 3 APRIL:
    Trains between Crewe and Preston
    See West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Heaton Norris Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn [58] CE [Common with next entry south of Denton Jn]
    No service shown in timetable but service - using this route - of trains between Birmingham New Street / Stockport and Manchester Victoria during period 27 December to 1 January; see West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Heaton Norris Jn - Guide Bridge Station Jn [58] (78) CE [Common with previous entry south of Denton Jn]
    1123 SO Stockport - Stalybridge

    Dinting West Jn - Dinting East Jn (avoiding Glossop) [52] (79) CE
    0645 SSuX and approx every 20 mins to 0827 SSuX and 1547 SSuX and approx every 20 Mins to 1759 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield [only these trains use all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2325 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.

    [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]
    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 - Sheffield / 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
    0021 MO Staines - Woking
    2252 SuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    2252 SuO, 0527 SuX Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    SuO trains between Staines and Woking

    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
    2101 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):
    0623 SSuX, 1632 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    1024 SSuX, 1532 SSuX Canterbury West - Victoria
    1448 SSuX, D1 1618 SO Victoria - Ashford International
    D1 = from 22 January

    Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East [13] WA
    D 1124 ThO, D 1130 SuO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia Santa Lucia)
    D 1440 ThSuO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia Santa Lucia)
    [note: see VSOE publicity for dates of operation]

    Minster Station and West Jn - Minster South Jn [14] (207) WA
    SSuX trains between Minster and Sandwich
    During the period of the closure of line between Folkestone and Dover, additional trains were operating approximately hourly, SSuX, between Dover and Minster, 3 May to 2 September 2005. See South Eastern Trains leaflet: Timetable alterations for engineering work between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory.

     

    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 from 29 May 2005
    [note: Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton section of line also used by Dartmoor Railway as advertised]

    Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren (WSR boundary) [West Somerset Railway] [8]
    D 1335 Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren and back [operates during Gold timetable periods]
    [notes: Passengers cannot join or alight at Norton Fitzwarren]

    Bristol Dr.Days Jn - Feeder Bridge Jn [28] (125,132) PC
    0727 SSuX Filton Abbey Wod - Southampton Central
    0725 SSuX Warminster - Filton Abbey Wood
    Trains (diverted from the direct Swindon - Bristol Parkway route) booked to call at Bath Spa and Bristol Parkway or Newport, but not booked to call at Bristol Temple Meads (see Table 132): none shown in timetable

    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:
    Night Riviera trains between Paddington and the West Country

    Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn [9] (158) WG
    1455 SuO Edinburgh / 2054 SuO Banbury - Southampton Central

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS TO 27 MARCH:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not booked to call at Wolverhampton

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    All trains in previous entry plus:
    2057 SO Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    1820 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 3 APRIL:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton until 0500 MO

    Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton [High Level] Crane Street Jn [47] (65,68,70) CC {new temporary entry from 3 January 2005 until normal services resumed 12 June 2005 - existing route with reduced service}
    During a "breakdown in agreements with ASLEF on voluntary overtime worked by trains drivers" and following the resolution of that disagreement, from 3 January 2005 until the end of the timetable period, the only weekday trains on the Wolverhampton <-> Walsall local service over this section were:
    0642 SuX, 0730 SSuX and 0744 SO Walsall - Shrewsbury
    0610 SSuX, 0633 SO and D1 0733 SO Shrewsbury - Walsall
    0624 SSuX Wolverhampton - Walsall
    D1 = this train does not run after 26 March and may not have run prior to that date
    Sunday trains ran as advertised (subject to engineering work or other industrial action).
    The trains specifically listed in the previous entry also use the Darlaston Jn - Wolverhampton [High Level] Crane Street Jn section.
    Normal services resumed 12 June 2005.

    Galton Jn - Smethwick West [47] (51,57,71) CG
    2050 SO Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    1940 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New Street
    1732 SSuX Stourbridge Jn - Birmingham New Street

    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]
    1820 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    0725 SSuX, 0820 SO, 0826 SSuX, 1729 SSuX, 2028 SO, 2311 SSuX Hednesford - Birmingham New Street [- Rugeley / Stafford]
    0647 SSuX Rugeley Town - Birmingham New Street
    0747 SO, 0915 SO and hourly to 1815 SO Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street
    0736 SSuX and hourly to 1736 SSuX Stafford - Birmingham New Street [- Walsall]
    0849 SO, 0949 SSuX and hourly to 1649 SSuX Walsall - Birmingham New Street [- Stafford]
    ¶ SATURDAYS TO 26 MARCH:
    Trains between Euston and the north-west (VT6 and VT8 routes):
    From Euston: 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800
    From Crewe: 0844, 1048, 1248, 1329
    From Liverpool Lime Street: 1300
    From Preston: 0804, 0958, 1158, 1558

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with adjacent entries between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    2054 SO, 2155 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham New Street

    Soho South Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (51/68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr South Jn, and with previous but one entry between Soho South Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    D1 0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D1 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    D1 = to 27 March
    No other service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street during period 27 December to 2 January; see West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next three entries]
    Trains between Birmingham New Street 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 adjacent entries]
    0530 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    1858 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Manchester Piccadilly
    2058 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    2050 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    1005 SSuX Glasgow Central - Penzance
    1738 SSuX Nottingham - Hereford
    0930 SSuX Penzance - Glasgow Central

    Landor St Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Lifford West Jn [41,48] (57) CC [partly common with adjacent entries]
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby / Lincoln during period 27 December to 2 January; see West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Landor St Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton Jn [41,48] (51,57) CC [partly common with previous three entries]
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Tamworth and Worcester / Cheltenham Spa during period 27 December to 2 January; see West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    D1 0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D1 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    D1 = to 27 March
    ¶ SATURDAYS TO 26 MARCH:
    2340 FO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2040 FO Inverness - Euston
    Trains between Euston and the north-west (VT6/7/8 routes):
    From Euston: 0525, 0530, 0625, 0630, 0740, 0750, 0840, 0850, 0940, 0950, 1040, 1050, 1140, 1150, 1240, 1250, 1340, 1350, 1440, 1450, 1540, 1550, 1640, 1650, 1740, 1750, 1840, 1850, 1900, 1926, 1935, 2000
    From Crewe: 0646, 1434, 1529, 1634, 1729, 1834, 1929, 2029
    From Liverpool Lime Street: 0545, 0644, 0744, 0844, 0944, 1044, 1500, 1700
    From Manchester Piccadilly: 0516, 0603, 0647, 0746, 0847, 0947, 1047, 1147, 1247, 1347, 1447, 1547, 1647, 1747, 1847, 2015
    From Preston: 0553, 1358, 1756
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 27 MARCH:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not booked to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton.
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between Birmingham International and (a) Birmingham New Street or (b) Aston / Lichfield also during period 27 December to 2 January; see West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn [42] (57) CC
    1940 SuO Bournemouth / 2212 SuO Leamington Spa - Derby
    1805 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    2016 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

    Nuneaton North Jn - Nuneaton Abbey Jn [42] (66)
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 2 APRIL:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugby/Euston
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 3 APRIL:
    Virgin CrossCountry trains between Birmingham New Street and the north-west

    Hatton West Jn - North Jn [42] (71) CG
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0722 SuX (retimed to 0727 SuX from 7 Feb 2005), 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0722 SuX (retimed to 0727 SuX from 7 Feb 2005), 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge

    Copley Hill East Jn - Copley Hill West Jn (Copley Hill chord) [63] (31) YG
    This link line provides a route between the Wakefield Westgate line and the E and F lines to / from the higher numbered platforms at Leeds City, avoiding potential conflictions between Holbeck Junction and the station throat. Use of this route is no longer declared in the working timetable so it will not be referred to in future (unless any reader can provide the compiler with definitive details).

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

    Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn [62] (31) YE
    1825 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: 0520 SSuX, 0522 SO, 0530 SSuX, 0531 SO, 0539 SSuX, 0542 SO, 0559 SSuX, 0600 SuX, 0659 SSuX, 0713 SuX, 0719 SSuX, 0721 SuO, 0722 SSuX, 0739 SSuX, 0741 SuO, 0801 SuO, 0850 SO, 0916 SO.

    Woodburn Jn - Rotherham Central Jn [56] (51) YE
    Summer service only

    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
    2016 SuO, 2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

    Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn - see East Midlands section

    Milford Jn - Castleford [62] (39) YE
    ¶ TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS:
    0135 MSSuX, 0322 MSSuX, 2324 FSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0210 MSSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0026 MSSuX, 0214 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport
    ¶ SATURDAYS NIGHTS / SUNDAYS 15/16 JANUARY TO 26/27 MARCH:
    2324 SO, 0122 SuO, 0315 SuO, 0505 SuO Manchester Airport - York
    0622 SuO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0026 SuO, 0230 SuO, 0330 SuO, 0500 SuO, 0600 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0755 SuO York - Manchester Airport

    Milford Jn - Moorthorpe [62] (33, 51) YE/YG
    1758 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    2016 SuO, 2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1405 SO, 1408 SuO 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
    1106 SSuX Hull - York
    1116 SSuX Selby - York
    1153 SSuX 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

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Jn [62/63] (32) YE {existing route, reduced frequency from 13 December 2004}
    SuX trains between Knottingley and Goole

    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]

    Doncaster Black Carr Jn - Bessacarr Jn [64] (18) YE
    [note: Accessible only by southbound trains from Doncaster platforms 1, 2 or 3, using the Up East Slow line to Black Carr Jn; other trains used Lincoln Flyover.]
    Despite one weekly journey reappearing in this working timetable (the first by this route since 31 May 1999), the outbound 1920 SO Doncaster - Sleaford did not normally use this route because of the difficulty of getting its balancing inbound working to the relevant platform. The route could be used by southbound trains diverted via Gainsborough instead of Retford.

    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]
    Trains from Limerick Junction to Waterford together with their inward workings:
    0900 SuX, 1245 SuX Limerick Jn - Waterford
    1715 SuX Limerick Jn - Rosslare Europort
    0600 SuX, 1000 SuX, 1430 SuX Waterford - Limerick Jn

     

    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]
    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 Street 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
    D1 1146 SO Bournemouth - Glasgow Central
    D1 = until 26 March

    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, 1205 SSuX Glasgow Central - Penzance
    1405 SSuX Glasgow Central - Plymouth
    1740 SSuX Glasgow Central - Euston
    [note: no services between Law Jn and Shieldmuir Jn on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 April]

    Inverness Rose Street Jn - Welsh's Bridge Jn [88] (239) GC
    1523 SuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    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
    1733 SSuX Glasgow Queen Street - Kirkcaldy
    0715 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street

    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.

    Leckwith Loop North Jn - Leckwith Loop South Jn (Leckwith Loop) [27] (128) PD
    0616 SuX, 1821 SSuX Cardiff Central - Maesteg
    0803 SSuX Maesteg - Cardiff Central
    2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    0605 SSuX Rhymney - Maesteg

    Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn [32] (131) PB
    0934 SO, 1308/1348 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    0624 SSuX Penzance - Crewe
    0610 SO, 1323 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 18 - Thursday 21 July in 2005).

    Aylesbury - Quainton Road [35]
    On some Bank Holiday Mondays a chartered shuttle service of trains uses this section (in 2005, on 2 May and 29 August at 1010 from Aylesbury and then hourly).

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway] [100] {new route from 2 January 2005}
    For New Year, Halloween and Santa services trains usually use this section (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    [note: although the New Year's train for 2 January 2005 was advertised to run to Ringreagh, the equivalent service in 2006 ran to Inch Abbey]

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