Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

Summer/Autumn 2005

This page was updated on 12 May 2015


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 12 June to Saturday 10 December 2005.
All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings may be altered on public holidays.
The Network Rail timetable split into the following periods: Period C: Sunday 12 June - Sunday 18 September 2005; Period D: Monday 19 September - Saturday 10 December 2005. Major engineering diversions tend to match those periods.
During leaf fall season (October/November) retimings may include earlier departures.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction


 

ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn [53,56] (51,53) YE
0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53,54) CJ
0614 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras
0500 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras
¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 24/25 SEPTEMBER:
Trains between Derby and Chesterfield

Attenborough Jn - Toton Jn [53] (49) CJ {regular service from 18 June 2005}
1030 SO St.Pancras - Sheffield
¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 25 SEPTEMBER:
D 2135 SO Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
D 0912 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
0456 SSuX, 0607 SSuX, 0619 SO, 1238 SuO Nottingham - Norwich
2058 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham

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

[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 shown to call at Grantham
With the diversion of trains between Grantham and Sleaford via Allington East Jn and Allington North Jn (instead of Barkston South Jn and Barkston East Jn) from 3 October 2005 the heading for this entry replaced by:
Allington North Jn - Allington West Jn [formerly Allington Jn] [54] (19) YA
[note: West Jn is the Nottingham apex, East Jn the Grantham apex and North Jn the Sleaford apex of the new triangle.]

 

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Old Oak Common West - Northolt Jn [20] (115) PA/CG
0526 SSuX Aylesbury - Paddington
1128 MTThFO Princes Risborough - Paddington
1255 MTThFO Paddington - Princes Risborough
[note: suspended from 1 July to 19 August in consequence of tunnel collapse at Gerrards Cross]

Strawberry Hill Jn - Fulwell Jn [16] (149,152) 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) 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

    Point Pleasant Jn - East Putney [21] (152,155,158) WH
    0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    0105 Waterloo - Southampton Central
    0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
    0142 SuO Waterloo - Twickenham

    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
    0915 SO Brighton - 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 0620/0623 SSuX, 0708/0711 SSuX, 0740/0743 SSuX, 1527 SSuX
    from Barnehurst at 0724 SSuX
    from Canterbury West at D 0747 SSuX
    from Dartford at 0737 SSuX, 0756 SSuX, 1606 SSuX, 1640 SSuX, 1727 SSuX, 1839 SSuX, 0653 SO / 0923 SuX and half-hourly to 1523 SuX / 1823 SO
    from Dover Priory at 0546/0549 SSuX, 1549/1552 SSuX
    from Faversham at 0545 SO / 0945 SuX and half-hourly to 1844 SuX / 1945 SO, then hourly to 2045 SuX, 2145 SO, and at 0615 SuO and hourly to 1615 SuO, 2115 SuO, 2215 SuO
    from Folkestone Central at D 0741 SSuX
    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
    0007 SO Gillingham - Victoria
    0527/0529 SSuX, 2210 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0748 SSuX Victoria - Maidstone East
    0807 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

    Seven Sisters Jn - South Tottenham West Jn and South Tottenham East Jn - Tottenham South Jn [21] (21,22) LB
    0817 SSuX Cheshunt - Stratford
    1742 SSuX Stratford - Cheshunt
    [note: From 16 May 2005 until further notice these trains 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 shown 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 shown 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

    Copper Mill Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - former Chobham Farm Jn - Stratford [platform 11/12] [22] (21,22) LB
    Throughout this timetable period, the two booked trains were cancelled. A frequent regular service was restored between Tottenham Hale and Stratford from 12 December 2005 which was then regarded as a recognised route north of Temple Mills East Junction.

    Parks Bridge Jn - Ladywell Jn (Ladywell Loop) [22] (203) WC
    SuX trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not shown 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
    [ notes: Trains to or from the T&H line on Table 62 used Barking bay platform line 1; exception: 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) booked to use platform 7 via the T&H Lines Flyover. Gospel Oak - Barking service replaced by buses 5 to 22 August (not clear whether the CC trains also affected)]

    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
    0552 SO, 0718 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
    0749 SSuX Doncaster - Newcastle
    1445 SO Hexham - Sunderland
    1504 SO Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1015 SuO MetroCentre - Middlesbrough / Saltburn
    1230 SSuX MetroCentre - Newcastle
    1240 SuX MetroCentre - Newcastle/Morpeth
    0619 SSuX Newcastle - Paignton
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Doncaster
    0717 MSSuX Saltburn - Newcastle
    0720 SO Seaham - Hexham [leaving 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]
    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 shown 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]

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (36,82,98) CE
    2127 SSuX, D 2127 SO Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness
    D 1058 SO Morecambe - Leeds

    Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn [51] (81) CE
    Summer service only
    D 0825 SO Chester - Runcorn

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton le Willows Jn [51,60] (90) CE [common with next entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    0645 SuX, 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]
    0527 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glasgow Central
    2020 SSuX Glasgow Central - Manchester Piccadilly

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn [51] (65,81) CE
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SuX: 0715/0716, 0918 and hourly to 1918, 2227 SSuX, D 2227 SO, D 2327 SO
    SuO to 18 September only: 1002, 1102, 1159, 1400, 1529, 1632, 1849
    SuO from 25 September: no service
    Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SuX: 0751 and hourly to 1650, 1502, 1817, 1850, 2050, 2150, D 2348 SO
    SuO to 18 September only: 0925, 1056, 1204, 1343, 1530, 1656, 1805, 1949, 2049, 2157, 2341
    SuO from 25 September: no service

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Jn [61] (94) CE
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 24/25 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Carlisle and Preston

    Heald Green North Jn - Heald Green South Jn [52] (65,84) CE
    1050 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS TO 2/3 JULY AND AGAIN FROM 13/14 AUGUST TO 17/18 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Wilmslow / Crewe or south and Manchester not shown to call at Manchester Airport
    [note: On the weekends of 9/10 July to 6/7 August inclusive other engineering work supervened and this route not in use.]
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 25 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Crewe or south and Liverpool Lime Street or 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 diversion - using this route - of trains between Birmingham New Street / Buxton and Manchester Victoria applied 6/7 August and 15 October; see local publicity and West Coast Project & Travel Update brochure.

    Heaton Norris Jn - Guide Bridge Station Jn [58] (78) CE [Common with previous entry south of Denton Jn]
    D 1615 FO Stalybridge - Stockport [summer]
    D 1123 SO Stockport - Stalybridge [autumn]

    Dinting West Jn - Dinting East Jn (avoiding Glossop) [52] (79) CE
    Until 18 September 2005:
    0645 SSuX and approx every 20 mins to 0827 SSuX, also 1547 SSuX and approx every 20 Mins to 1759 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield (morning trains use the curve on their outward journey, afternoon trains on their inward journey) [only these trains use all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2325 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop
    From 19 September until 10 December 2005:
    SSuX trains Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield until 1759 SSuX (until 1147 SSuX trains use the curve on their outward journey, thereafter on their inward journey) [only these trains use all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2325 SSuX 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 shown to call at Didcot Parkway
    Most down trains from Reading to Oxford (or beyond) not shown 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 - St.Pancras [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
    [note: Service subject to minor revision from 25 September 2005 for leaf-fall season.]

    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]

    Welwyn Garden City flyover [36] (24) YA
    [note: Accessible only from platforms 3 and 4.]
    Most starting up local trains

    Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn (via west curve) [44] (17) LB
    1553 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

    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 1645 FSSuX Jetty Halt - Mulberry Halt (staff)
    N 0745 SSuX, N 1335 FSSuX Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt (staff)
    Friday afternoon services withdrawn from unknown date

    Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Jn [10] (157) WG
    Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea

    Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn [35] (51) PA/WG
    Summer service only
    D 0946 SO Bournemouth - Glasgow Central
    D 1046 SO Bournemouth - Aberdeen
    D 0850 SO Edinburgh - Bournemouth

    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.

    Addlestone Jn - Byfleet Jn [15] (149) WH
    0021 MO, 0742 SuO Staines - Woking
    2252 SuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    0525 SuX Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    SuO trains between Waterloo and Woking via Staines

    Stoats Nest Jn - Earlswood (via Quarry line) [12] (186) WE
    Most trains between London Victoria or East Croydon and Gatwick Airport not shown to call at Redhill. Exceptions: the GX xx.00 from Victoria, which often runs non-stop via Redhill; between 2340 and 0530 trains run non-stop via Redhill.

    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):
    0620/0623 SSuX, 1631/1632 SSuX, 1900 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    1024 SSuX, 1532 SSuX Canterbury West - Victoria
    1448 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International

    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 and for the special fares that apply.]

    Minster Station and West Jn - Minster South Jn [14] (207) WA
    SSuX trains between Minster and Sandwich
    [note: During the period of the closure of line between Folkestone and Dover, additional trains operated approximately hourly, SSuX, 3 May to 2 September 2005, as shown in National Rail Timetable; thereafter, the more restricted normal service resumed.]

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Jn (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe [2] (140) PC
    Trains shown 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 to 18 September 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]
    D1 1335 Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren and back
    D1 = Gold timetable periods which are, principally, Bank Holiday weekends and daily 19 July to 1 September 2005
    [note: Passengers cannot join or alight at Norton Fitzwarren ]
    As this facility is now advertised in the West Somerset Railway's timetable it will not be referred to in future.

    Bristol Dr.Days Jn - Feeder Bridge Jn [28] (125,132) PC
    0727 SSuX Filton Abbey Wood - Southampton Central
    0725 SSuX Warminster - Filton Abbey Wood
    2115 MTWThO, 2245 MTWThO Paddington - Swansea
    0443 TWThFO Bristol Parkway - Paddington
    2030 MTWThO Swansea - Paddington
    Other trains (diverted from the direct Swindon - Bristol Parkway route) shown to call at Bath Spa and Bristol Parkway or Newport, but not shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads (see Table 132): none shown in current timetable

    Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn (via Frome avoiding line) [9] (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton. Exception: trains shown to call 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. Exception: trains shown to call 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
    1350/1450 SuO Edinburgh - Southampton Central
    0839 SuO Southampton Central - Manchester Piccadilly

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 24/25 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Wolverhampton. Exception: xx.03 SO hourly from Euston (VT8 route) booked non-stop via Dudley Port and Wolverhampton station.

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    All trains in previous entry plus :
    2058 SO Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    1820 SSuX, D 1820 SO Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    1834 SSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    D 2003 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham New Street

    Galton Jn - Smethwick West [47] (51,57,71) CG
    2050 SO Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    1940 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New Street
    0835 SSuX Great Malvern - 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]
    All SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    1820 SSuX, D 1820 SO Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 24 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Euston and the north-west (VT6 and VT8 routes) shown in Table 68 to call at Birmingham New Street, with a "s" stop northbound or with a "u" stop southbound. Exception: xx.03 SO hourly from Euston (VT8 route) booked non-stop via Dudley Port and Wolverhampton station.

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with adjacent entries between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    2051/2054 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]
    Autumn/Spring service only
    D1 0948 SuO Birmingham New Street - Bournemouth
    D1 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street
    D1 = from 25 September

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next entry]
    VT cross-country trains between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa not shown 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 Street - Cardiff Central
    1858 SSuX, D 1858 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Manchester Piccadilly
    D 1858 SO Bristol Temple Meads - Preston
    2058 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    2050 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    D 0934 SuO, 1005 SSuX Glasgow Central - Penzance
    D 1522 SO Newquay - Manchester Piccadilly
    1738 SSuX Nottingham - Hereford
    1358 SuO, D 1410 SO Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly
    0930 SSuX Penzance - Glasgow Central
    D 1825 SO, 1943 SuO Plymouth - Birmingham New Street

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    D1 0948 SuO Birmingham New Street - Bournemouth
    D1 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street
    D1 = from 25 September
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 24 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown in Table 68 to call at Birmingham New Street
    2340 FO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2040 FO Inverness - Euston
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 25 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton
    2325 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

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

    Nuneaton North Jn - Nuneaton Abbey Jn [42] (66)
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS UNTIL 17/18 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugby/Euston

    Hatton West Jn - North Jn [42] (71,73) CG
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND 1204 SuO, ND 1700 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    ND = Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express and Bullring Express; Sundays 3 July to 25 September 2005

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0727 SuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS/MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 25/26 SEPTEMBER TO 30/31OCTOBER:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield or Dewsbury - from 0751 SuO Manchester Airport Middlesbrough / 0855 SuO Leeds - Liverpool Lime Street [note: Prior to this, trains run via and reverse at Bradford Interchange.] until 0324 MO Manchester Airport - York / 0226 MO York - Manchester Airport

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,40) YG
    0727 SuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS/MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 25/26 SEPTEMBER TO 30/31OCTOBER:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury not shown to call at Huddersfield - during same period as previous entry

    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.
    Departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 2309
    SO: nil
    SuO to 18 September: 0900, 2100
    SuO from 25 September: 0845, 1700
    Arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0218 MX, 0913, 1213, 1313, 1400, 1500, 1530, 1813, 1914, 1932, 2143, 2205, 2244, 2305, 2330
    SO: 0218, 0711, 0905, 1001, 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501, 1931, 2144, 2216, D 2246, 2259/2329, 2304
    SuO: 1245, 1653, D 2147, D 2149, D 2332

    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 at the following times 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
    D 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 shown to call at Rotherham Central or Barnsley

    Woodhouse Jn - Beighton Jn [53,56] (53) YE
    0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
    2016 SuO, 2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

    Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough East Jn [56/62] (29) YE {service restored 13 June 2005}
    0540 SuX Doncaster - Manchester Airport
    0345 MSuX Manchester Airport - Doncaster

    Milford Jn - Castleford [62] (39) YE
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 18 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between York and Leeds until 0622 SuO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough / 0755 SuO York - Manchester Airport
    ¶ TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS:
    0135 MSSuX, 0322 MSSuX, 2324 FSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0210 MSSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0026 MSSuX, 0214 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport

    Milford Jn - Moorthorpe [62] (33, 51) YE/YG
    1758 SX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    2016 SuO, 2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    D 0720 SO Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    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
    SuX trains between York and Selby shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet

    Hambleton North Jn - East Jn [62] (42) YG
    Trains between York and Selby not shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet

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

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Jn [62/63] (32) YE
    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.]
    0728 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.]
    No outbound service between Doncaster and the Gainsborough line was shown in this working timetable to use this route (and did not do so because of the difficulty of getting the 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

    [Kilmeadan -] Carriganore - Bilberry [= Waterford South] [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway] [91 - not shown] {new route from 16 June 2005 until 15 September 2005 only}
    Unadvertised "Sunset Express" excursions operate on Thursday evenings (at 1930 from Kilmeadan) 16 June, 21 July, 18 August and 15 September 2005. The line was lifted for road works after the end of summer season 2005.

     

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Belfast City Jn - Central Jn [101] (1,5)
    Trains between Belfast Central and Lisburn or Portadown not shown 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.
    [note: from 26 September 2005 heading to read: Maryhill Park Jn - Knightswood North Jn

    Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs East Jn [82] (227,404) GC
    1910 SuO, 1955 SSuX Fort William - Edinburgh

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

    Law Jn - Shieldmuir Jn [78] (26,65,225) GA
    Principal uses:

  • GN and VT trains between Edinburgh or Carlisle and Glasgow. Exception: certain VT trains not shown to call at Motherwell;
  • SR trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Carstairs not shown to call at Wishaw.

    Inverness Rose Street Jn - Welsh's Bridge Jn [88] (239) GC
    1523 SuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    [notes: Train used this route between Inverness and Muir of Ord. Despite information in the National Rail Timetable, this is the only train shown at First ScotRail's website and in the working timetable as using this route (and allowed extra time for the manoeuvre).]

    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
    2106 SSuX Dundee - Edinburgh

    Haymarket West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Portobello Jn [79] (229) GC [common with next entry between Craiglockhart Jn and Portobello Jn] {new route from 13 June 2005}
    2106 SSuX Dundee - Edinburgh

    Slateford Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Portobello Jn [79] (26) GC [common with previous entry between Craiglockhart Jn and Portobello Jn]
    Summer service only
    D 0725 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn [30] (128) PB
    Summer service only
    D 1016 SO Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    D 1335 SO Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central

    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
    D 1016 SO Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    D 1335 SO Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central

    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 shown in timetable, but see below under Regular but infrequent services.

    Barry Jn - Bridgend, Barry Jn [7,27,31] (130) PD
    Regular local service restored from 12 June 2005.

    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
    1349 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Penzance
    D 0928 SO Manchester Piccadilly / D 0855 SO Manchester Oxford Road - Penzance
    0624 SSuX Penzance - Crewe
    1327/1328 SuO Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly
    0610 SO Penzance - Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Oxford Road
    [note: Regular services over this route ceased with effect from 11 December 2005.]

    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 each year in late July: in 2005, Monday 18 - Thursday 21 July: 0705 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Llandrindod; 1745 MTWThO Llandrindod - Cardiff Central.

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

    Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn [94]
    On the four Sundays prior to Christmas (27 November to 18 December, inclusive, in 2005), an hourly shopping service - advertised locally - ran between Shotts and Glasgow C via Whifflet [note: this was the first year of operation since 2001]: 0923 SuO and hourly to 1823 SuO Glasgow C - Shotts; 0845 SuO and hourly to 1745 SuO Shotts - Glasgow C

    Groombridge - Birchden (former junction near Eridge) [Spa Valley Railway] [12] {new route from 25 June 2005}
    On the weekends of specified "special events" trains may use this section - in 2005 on 25 June 2005.

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway] [100]
    For Halloween and Santa services trains usually use this section (instead of the Inch Abbey line).

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