Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

listing regular passenger trains over obscure rail routes in the British Isles

2006

This page was updated on 4 June 2015


This is a suitable opportunity to thank Geoff Brockett for his help, over the years, with information about the London Underground entries in PSUL. At the same time, I would also acknowledge the assistance of a small number of insiders elsewhere in the railway industry who respond valiantly to my random queries; they prefer to remain anonymous (but they know who they are!). Many thanks to them all.

Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 11 December 2005 to Saturday 9 December 2006.

All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings were subject to alteration at any time - particularly on public holidays. During leaf fall season (October/November) local retimings may have included earlier departures.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction


 

ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn [53,56] (51,53) YE
D 0600 SO Leeds - Birmingham New Street/Bristol Temple Meads
2135 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth

Trent East Jn - Toton Jn [53] (53) CJ
D 0600 SO Leeds - Birmingham New Street/Bristol Temple Meads
0614 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras
1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
0500 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras
0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth

Attenborough Jn - Toton Jn [53] (49) CJ
2135 SuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1030 SO St.Pancras - Sheffield
¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 11 JUNE TO 3 DECEMBER 2006:
0906/0912 SuO Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
¶ SUNDAYS FROM 11 JUNE TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2006:
Trains between Nottingham and Chesterfield

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

Syston North Jn - Syston East Jn [42] (49) CJ
1944 SuO Norwich - Nottingham
0456 SSuX, 0613 SSuX, 0619 SO, D 1238 SuO Nottingham - Norwich
1243 SuO Manchester Piccadilly/1358 SuO Sheffield/1451 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

Kettering North Jn - Manton Jn [43] (53) CJ
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS FROM 14/15 JANUARY TO 25/26 MARCH 2006:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester from 2200 SO

[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

Allington West Jn [formerly Allington Jn] - Allington North Jn [54] (19) YA
Trains between Nottingham and Sleaford / Boston not shown to call at Grantham
[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

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 except 0525 SSuX Clapham Junction - Watford Junction and 2318 SSuX Watford Junction - Clapham Junction

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
    [note: 0142 SuO Waterloo - Twickenham was booked this route only "if required"]

    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
    Subject to the occasional exception.

    Latchmere No 1 Jn - Latchmere No 3 Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn [21] (51) WB
    D 0535 SO Gatwick - Manchester Piccadilly
    0915 SO Brighton - Manchester Piccadilly
    1538 SuO Manchester Victoria/1555 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 1817 SuO Banbury - Brighton

    Factory Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn (south-eastern side) [21] (195,196,199,200,212) WB
    From Victoria:
    1916 SSuX, 1946 SSuX to Dartford [reportedly unreliable by this routing]
    To Victoria:
    SE trains from the Up Atlantic Line:
    from Ashford International at 0620/0622 SSuX, 0708/0711 SSuX, 0740/0743 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, 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 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 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
    [notes: Equivalent SE outbound services to the Down Atlantic Line tended to use the Chatham Reversible Line to Voltaire Road Jn. Upon the transfer of Eurostar services to St.Pancras International in 2007, the use of Stewarts Lane route may be curtailed.]

    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
    0728 SSuX, 0908 SSuX and hourly to 1504 SSuX Horsham - Victoria

    Brixton Jn - Canterbury Road Jn - Cambria Jn [21] (195,212,350) WB
    0923 SSuX Dartford - Victoria
    0007 SuX Gillingham - Victoria
    0527/0529 SSuX, 2210 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0541 SO Victoria - Ramsgate
    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 were 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 {route resumed from 7 January 2006}
    D 0532 SO Stratford - Enfield Town (until 4 February)
    D 0528 SO Liverpool Street - Enfield Town (via Stratford) (from 11 February)
    [note: Service over this route did not run in 2005, as had been planned. ]

    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 [22] (178) WF
    Principal uses:

  • departures from London Bridge half-hourly between 0824 SO/0954 SSuX and 1554 SSuX/1854 SO - via Spur line
  • SuX trains terminating at London Bridge having been shown to call at any station between Sydenham and Brockley - via Reversible line

    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
    0902 SO/1002 SSuX and half-hourly to 1532 SSuX/1832 SO Charing Cross - Gravesend
    SSuX departures from Charing Cross to Barnehurst, Dartford, Gravesend, Hayes and Slade Green at 1628, 1655, 1702, 1717, 1724, 1739, 1746, 1801, 1808, 1826, 1843
    0536 SO/0936 SSuX and half-hourly to 1536 SSuX/1806 SO, 1553 SSuX, 2120 SSuX Dartford - Charing Cross
    0946 SSuX and half-hourly to 1516 SSuX Gravesend - Charing Cross
    0543 SO/1812 SSuX and half-hourly to 2143/2147 SuX Gillingham - Charing Cross (except 2043 SSuX)
    1601 SSuX Plumstead - Charing Cross
    During the morning peak trains from Lewisham to Charing Cross not shown to call at New Cross

    Temple Mills East Jn - former Chobham Farm Jn - Stratford [22] (22) LB
    Local services between Tottenham Hale and Stratford except any in next entry.

    Temple Mills East Jn - High Meads Jn - Channelsea Jns - Stratford Central Jn [22] (22) LB {new route from 7 January until 4 February 2006}
    0532 SO Stratford - Enfield Town
    [note: Service over this route did not run in 2005, as had been planned. Last date advertised for use was Saturday 4 February 2006. With effect from Saturday 11 February 2006 regular use of this route ceased again as replacement train ran via former Chobham Farm route.]

    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/LC
    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 use 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) 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
    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) YA [common with next entry between King Edward Bridge East Jn and Greensfield Jn]
    0658 SSuX, D 1358 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    0617/0625 SuX, 0830 SO, 1030/1036 SuX, 1433/1437 SuX Carlisle - Newcastle
    0749 SSuX Doncaster - Newcastle
    D# 0743 SSuX, 1242/1245 SuX, 1342/1345 SSuX, 1442/1445 SuX, 1642/1645 SO Hexham - Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe (D# = to 10 June)
    0905 SSuX, 1504 SO Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1230 SSuX, 1300 SuX, 1400 SSuX MetroCentre - Newcastle/Morpeth
    0619 SSuX Newcastle - Paignton
    1044 SuX Newcastle - MetroCentre
    1124 SuX Newcastle - Carlisle
    1219 SSuX Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield
    D1425 SO, 1425 SSuX Plymouth - Edinburgh
    [notes: Apart from those starting from Newcastle, trains use route inward bound to Newcastle.
    Weekend workings shown above apply only until 25/26 March 2006.]

    King Edward Bridge North Jn - Gateshead Park Lane Jn [75] (44) YD [common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Jn and Greensfield Jn]
    0832 SSuX Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    1800 SuO Whitby/1930 SuO Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 1/2 APRIL TO 10 JUNE 2006:
    All National Rail trains between Newcastle and Sunderland

    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, and not routed via Stockton Hartburn Jn - Stockton Cut Jn.

    Ferryhill South Jn - Norton on Tees South [68] (26) YD {new route from 14 January 2006}
    D+ 1546 SO Bournemouth - Newcastle
    D+ 1658 SO Bristol Temple Meads/1830 SO Birmingham New Street - Newcastle
    D# 0612 SO Newcastle - Bournemouth
    D+ 0647/0650 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street/Bristol Temple Meads
    D+ = from 14 January 2006 (except 28 January and 4 February); D# = from 16 September 2006
    [note: The afternoon trains, in particular, were susceptible to diversion via the East Coast Main Line to avoid opening signal boxes.]

    Stockton Hartburn Jn - Stockton Cut Jn [68] (44) YD
    1220 SuO, 1537 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1330 SuO, 1624 SuO Hartlepool - Darlington
    D+ 1546 SO Bournemouth - Newcastle
    D+ 1658 SO Bristol Temple Meads/1830 SO Birmingham New Street - Newcastle
    D# 0612 SO Newcastle - Bournemouth
    D+ 0647/0650 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street/Bristol Temple Meads
    D+ = from 14 January 2006 (except 28 January and 4 February); D# = from 16 September 2006
    [note: The Saturday afternoon trains, in particular, were susceptible to diversion via the East Coast Main Line to avoid opening signal boxes.]

    Northallerton East Jn - Boroughbridge Road - Longlands Jn [68] (26) YD {new route from 14 January 2006}
    D+ 0650 SO Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads (D+ = from 14 January to 4 June 2006 (except 28 January and 4 February))
    D$ 1546 SO Bournemouth - Newcastle (D$ = from 11 June 2006; this train susceptible to diversion via the East Coast Main Line to avoid opening signal boxes)

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Blackpool Lytham Road tram stop - Manchester Square junction [Blackpool Transport] [60]
    Until 5 November 2006:
    Early morning journeys from Rigby Road depot towards Cleveleys advertised to start at Lytham Road tram stop (note L in timetable). [see Blackpool Transport Tram timetable leaflet]
    From 6 November 2006 until Spring 2007:
    0534 SuX, 0554 SuX, 0614, 0634, 0654, 0714 SuO, 0734 SuO Rigby Road/Lytham Road - Fleetwood Ferry
    1830, 1909, 2326, 2356, 0026 Fleetwood Ferry - Rigby Road/Lytham Road
    Note: during temporary closure of the line to Starr Gate for relaying, these were the only public journeys to work south of North Pier/Talbot Square

    Bare Lane Jn - Hest Bank Jn [60] (36,82,98) CE
    0819 SSuX, D 0819 SO Leeds - Morecambe
    2127 SSuX, D 2127 SO Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Grange over Sands / Barrow-in-Furness

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

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton le Willows Jn [51,60] (65,90) CL [common with next entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    1725 SSuX, D 1725 SuO Plymouth - Preston
    0616 SSuX, D 0616 SO Preston - Plymouth
    0645 SSuX, D 0645 SO, 1742 SSuX, D 1742 SO Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

    Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Parkside Jn [51,60] (82) CL [common with previous entry between Golborne Jn and Lowton Jn]
    0510 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glasgow Central
    2010 SSuX Glasgow Central - Manchester Piccadilly
    [note: pointwork partially removed at Parkside Jn 21 May 2006 and Down East Curve blocked (east-to-north direction); until restoration of pointwork, trains in this direction ran via Bolton]

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn [51] (65,81) CE
    0616 SSuX, D 0616 SO Preston - Plymouth
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 1217, 1531, 2124, 2349/2350
    SO until 9 September 2006: 1531, 1721, 2349
    SO from 16 September 2006: no service
    SuO until 4 June 2006: 1530, 1715, 1815
    SuO 11 June to 10 September 2006: 1038, 1815
    SuO from 17 September 2006: no service
    All departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line except 0602 SuX, 1756 SuX, D# 2149 SSuX, D$ 2352 SuX (D# = from 12 June; D$ = until 10 June)
    [note: no Saturday or Sunday service from 16/17 September 2006.]

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Jn [61] (36,65) CL
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 14/15 JANUARY TO 25/26 FEBRUARY AND AGAIN FROM 1/2 APRIL TO 6/7 MAY 2006:
    Trains between Carlisle and Preston
    [note: No diversions via this route during March because of short-notice emergency closure of Settle & Carlisle line for relaying.]

    Heald Green North Jn - Heald Green South Jn [52] (65,84) CM
    Until 25 June (emergency service because of inability to commission Italian signalling system):
    1710 SSuX Deansgate - Wilmslow
    0732 SSuX Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly
    From 26 June (emergency service because of inability to commission Italian signalling system):
    0732 SSuX Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly

    Heaton Norris Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn [58] (84) CL [Common with next entry south of Denton Jn]
    ¶ SUNDAYS 30 JULY TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Certain trains between Stockport and Manchester Victoria, where the Manchester time endorsed b (c on page 1189) (northbound) and c (southbound) on table 84.
    Similar diversions - advertised locally - applied on Saturday 5, 12 and 19 August.
    ¶ SATURDAYS FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    1217 SO Euston - Glasgow Central
    0820 SO Aberdeen - Birmingham New Street
    [note: all other diverted WCML autumn Saturday evening and Sunday services ran via Stockport and Manchester Oxford Road.]

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

    Dinting West Jn - Dinting East Jn (avoiding Glossop) [52] (79) CM
    Until 10 September 2006:
    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 11 September 2006:
    All services 0617 SSuX until 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

     

    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 confliction with up trains (so some ten VT down trains booked non-stop via the station).

    [Harrowden Jn -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Jn] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Wymington / Sharnbrook tunnel) [43] (53) CJ
    0710 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]
    0517/0519 SuX Chesham - Watford
    0549 SuX, 0604 SuX, 0647 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0704 SuO, 0714 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    0026 MO, 0037 MO, 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth
    [note: The TfL on-line journey planner may or may not tally with the working and public timetable (London Underground Tube guide for Amersham and Chesham) data quoted above].

    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; subject to the occasional exception.]

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

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

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

    Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn [35] (51) PA/WG
    Summer service only
    D 0946 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh
    D 1046 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh
    D 0852 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 ran non-stop via Redhill; between 2340 and 0530 trains ran non-stop via Redhill.

    Newhaven Harbour Jn - Newhaven Harbour [platform 3 = Marine platform] [12] WE
    N 1852 SSuX Newhaven Harbour - Lewes
    [note: This train has been "temporarily" barred for passenger use since Thursday 17 August 2006 because of the alleged condition of the Marine platform roof (since removed). Despite continuing to appear in working timetables as a passenger train (unadvertised), it has thereafter always been re-designated - under timetable variations - as an empty stock train, or cancelled. Despite the alleged embargo on passenger use, passengers have been allowed to disembark from railtours there - for example, on 8 June 2014.]

    Crayford Spur B Jn - Crayford Spur A Jn [38] (200) WC
    This regular service route is shown on the Network Rail Timetable Map and henceforth regarded as a recognised route.

    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 used 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
    1714 SO Cannon Street - Ashford International
    1448 SSuX, 1618 SO, 2351 SO 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)
    [notes: See VSOE publicity for dates of operation and for the special fares that apply. This route was expected to be withdrawn at the end of this season but continued into 2007.]

    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 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 service only
    Summer Sunday trains from 28 May to 24 September 2006
    [note: Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton section of line also used by Dartmoor Railway as advertised.]

    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 SSuX, 2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    0443 TWThFO Bristol Parkway - Paddington
    2030 SSuX 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 timetable.
    [note: although shown in the National Rail timetable from 11 June without a Bristol Temple Meads stop, the 2240 SuO Cardiff Central - Warminster continued to reverse there]

    Yeovil Pen Mill Jn - Yeovil Jn [8] (135) WG
    No service shown in timetable but diversions - using this route - of trains between Paddington and Exeter applied 27 to 31 December 2005, also Sundays 8 January to 5 February 2006.

    Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Jn ground frame [Dean Forest Railway] [32] {existing route, with reduced service from 25 March 2006}
    On operating days, first departure from Norchard to Lydney Junction and last arrival at Norchard from Lydney Junction.

    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
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between Paddington and Bristol apply Sundays 8 January to 26 February 2006.

    Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn [9] (158) WG
    1155 SuO Aberdeen / 1450 SuO Edinburgh / 2054 SuO Banbury - Southampton Central
    0839 SuO Southampton Central - Banbury / Birmingham New Street / Stockport /Manchester Piccadilly

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn [47] (65,68,401) CC {new weekday use from 12 December 2005 - previously engineering diversions only}
    0601 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh
    1752 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SATURDAYS TO 10 JUNE 2006 (except 24 and 31 December 2005) and FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Euston and Manchester Piccadilly except trains shown to call at Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton
    Other trains from Euston to the North West:
    D 0525, 0531, 0659, D+ 0715, D+ 0814/0817, 0917, D+ 1017, D+ 1117, D+ 1217, 1317, D+ 1417, D+ 1517, D+ 1617, D+ 1717, 1803, 1817, 1903, 1917, 1950
    Other trains from the North West to Euston - departure times may vary slightly on some dates:
    Until 10 June:
    From Preston [some start further north]: 0538 and hourly to 1147, D+ 1247, 1347, 1447, D+ 1547, D* 1647, D+ 1747, D+ 1848, D+1948
    From Liverpool Lime Street: 0604, 0706, D* 1104, D* 1503, 1730/1809, 1914/2004
    D* = except 14 January to 25 March 2006; D+ = except 14 January to 6 May 2006
    2300/2345 FO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2341 FO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2040 FO Inverness - Euston
    From 16 September:
    From Crewe: 0646, 1631, 1648, 1729, 1831, 1931, 2033
    From Glasgow Central: 0710, 1110, 1310, 1510
    From Lancaster: 0526
    From Liverpool Lime Street: 0522, 0640 and hourly to 1658
    2300/2345 FO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2341 FO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2040 FO Inverness - Euston
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 11 JUNE 2006 and FROM 17 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Darlaston Jn - Bescot Jn [47] (65,68) CC
    Trains in previous entry plus:
    0630 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1810 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street

    Galton Jn - Smethwick West [47] (51,57,71) CG
    0612 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Exeter St.Davids / Paignton
    2045 SO Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    1940 SSuX, D 1940 SuO Plymouth/2146 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - 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 Junction]
    All SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    0630 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1810 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    D# 1302 SuO Preston/1226 SuO Oxenholme - Euston [D# = 15 January to 7 May 2006]
    ¶ SATURDAYS (except 24 and 31 December 2005) TO 10 JUNE 2006 and FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains from Euston to the North West: D+ 0715, D+0817/0818, 0917, D+ 1017, D+ 1117, D+ 1217, 1317, D2 1417, D+ 1517, D+ 1617, D+ 1717, D3 1817
    Trains from the North West to Euston - departure times may vary slightly on some dates:
    Until 10 June 2006:
    From Preston [some start further north]: 0744 and hourly to 1147, D+ 1247, 1347, 1447, D+ 1547, D* 1647
    From Liverpool Lime Street: D* 1104, D* 1503
    From 16 September 2006:
    From Liverpool Lime Street: 0742 and hourly to 1444
    From Glasgow Central: 0710, 1110, 1310
    From Crewe: 1631, 1729
    D* = except 14 January to 25 March 2006; D+ = except 14 January to 6 May 2006; D2 = except 14 January to 6 May and except from 16 September 2006; D3 = from 16 September 2006
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 11 JUNE TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall applied from 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006.

    Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn [48] (68) CC [common with adjacent entries between Soho East Jn and Perry Barr West Jn]
    2154 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham New 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
    D 0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International applied from 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006.

    Birmingham Grand Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next three entries]
    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 adjacent entries]
    0530 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    D 1819 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Worcester Shrub Hill
    2047 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    D 1738 SSuX Nottingham - Great Malvern
    Virgin Cross Country trains through between the Cheltenham line and the Stafford line (to avoid reversal at Birmingham New Street)

    Landor St Jn - St Andrew's Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Lifford West Jn [41,48] (57) CC [partly common with adjacent entries] {new route from 17 December 2005 until 9 September 2006 only}
    D 1746 SO Bournemouth - Leeds
    [note: from 17 September 2006 booked to reverse at Birmingham New Street instead]
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between between Nuneaton or Derby and Birmingham New Street applied from 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006.

    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 Derby and Bristol applied from 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006.

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Jn [41,42] (51,57) CC {previously diversionary use only - regular use from 17 September until 3 December 2006}
    D1 0845 SuO Leeds - Birmingham New Street
    D1 2203 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leeds
    D1 = from 17 September 2006
    ¶ SUNDAYS 15 JANUARY TO 26 MARCH 2006:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

    Aston South Jn - Stechford South Jn [48] (65) CC
    Autumn/Spring service only
    D 0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    Diversions - using this route - of trains between Lichfield or Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International applied from 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006.
    ¶ SATURDAYS (except 24 and 31 December 2005) TO 10 JUNE 2006 and FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown in Table 68 to call at Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SUNDAYS TO 11 JUNE 2006 and FROM 17 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn [42] (57) CC
    D 2203 SO Birmingham New Street - Derby
    D 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    0747 SSuX Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
    1405 SSuX Edinburgh - Plymouth
    D 1750 SuO, 1805 SSuX, D* 1805 SO Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street [D* = to 7 January and from 13 May 2006]
    1624 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Derby
    D 2020 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    D+ 1825 SO Plymouth - Derby [D+ = to 7 January and from 1 April to 10 June 2006]
    0615 SSuX, D 0615 SO Southampton Central - Edinburgh

    Nuneaton North Jn - Nuneaton Abbey Jn [42] (66)
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 17 JUNE TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between Rugby and Birmingham New Street

    Hatton West Jn - North Jn [42] (71) CG
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND 1203 SuO, ND 1655 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    ND = Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express and Bullring Express; Sundays 2 July to 24 September 2006. [Outward trains ran via Henley in Arden. Exceptionally, these trains on 17 and 24 September ran via Henley in Arden in both directions.]

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn [61,62] (39) YG
    0722 SO, 0727 SSuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 17 SEPTEMBER:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield or Dewsbury - from 0751 SuO Manchester Airport Middlesbrough / 0858 SuO Leeds - Liverpool Lime Street [note: Prior to this, trains ran via and reversed at Bradford Interchange] until 1410 SuO Liverpool Lime Street - Hull / 1337 SuO Middlesbrough - Manchester Airport

    Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn [61,62] (39,41) YG
    0722 SO, 0727 SSuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    ¶ SUNDAYS 15 JANUARY TO 26 MARCH 2006:
    Trains between Leeds and Halifax on Table 41
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 17 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    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) YE
    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.
    Local train departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 2309
    Local train arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0913, 1213, 1313, 1530, 1813, 1913, 1932, 2244, 2330
    SO: 0713, 0740, 1001, 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501, 1715, 1931, 2014, 2032, 2144, 2216

    Calder Bridge Jn - Turners Lane Jn [62] (31) YE
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    2115/2130 SuO, 2210/2215 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: although booked by this route, the Kings Cross trains only used the route when engineering work so required]

    Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn [62] (31) YE
    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, 0602 SO (from 5 August 2006), 0659 SSuX, 0713 SuX (SSuX from 4 August 2006), 0719 SSuX, 0721 SuO, 0722 SSuX, 0739 SSuX, 0741 SuO, 0801 SuO, 0850 SO, 0916 SO.

    Woodburn Jn - Rotherham Central Jn [56] (29) YE {previously summer only}
    0345 SO Manchester Airport - Doncaster
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield

    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 except 0345 SO Manchester Airport - Doncaster, 1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds and 1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield

    Woodhouse Jn - Beighton Jn [53,56] (53) YE
    D 0600 SO Leeds - Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads
    2135 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
    2025 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
    0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
    0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth

    Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough East Jn [56/62] (29) YE
    0540 SO, 0543 SSuX Doncaster - Manchester Airport
    0345 SuX Manchester Airport - Doncaster
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield
    D1 0927 SSuX, D1 1227 SSuX Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
    D1 1057 SSuX, D1 1357 SSuX Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
    D1 = from 8 October 2006

    Milford Jn - Castleford [62] (39) YE {previously engineering diversions only}
    1625 SSuX Plymouth - York
    ¶ SUNDAYS 15 JANUARY TO 26 MARCH 2006:
    Trains between York and Leeds until 0622 SuO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough / 0753 SuO York - Manchester Airport
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 11 JUNE TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2006:
    Trains between York and Leeds until 0642 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Middlesbrough / 0753 SuO York - Manchester Piccadilly/Manchester Airport
    ¶ TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS:
    0135 MSSuX, 2322 FSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0026 MSSuX, 0214 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport

    Ferrybridge North Jn - Moorthorpe [62] (26,33, 51) YE/YG
    NT trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33
    VT trains between Sheffield and York not shown to call at Doncaster, Wakefield or Leeds

    Ferrybridge North Jn - Knottingley West Jn [62] (26) YA/YE {new route from 11 December 2005}
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    D# 2100 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle (D# = from 11 September)
    2200 SSuX, 2145/2200 SuO Kings Cross - York
    [note: although booked by this route, the trains only used the route when engineering work so required]

    Milford Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn [62] (26,33,51) YE/YG
    All trains in previous two entries

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

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Jn [62] (42) YG
    SuX trains between York and Selby shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet
    1105 SSuX Hull - York
    1116 SSuX Selby - York
    1153 SSuX York - Hull

    Shaftholme Jn - Knottingley West Jn [62] (26) YA/YE {new route from 11 December 2005}
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    D# 2100 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle (D# = from 11 September)
    2200 SSuX, 2145/2200 SuO Kings Cross - York
    2115/2130 SuO, 2210/2215 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: although booked by this route, the trains only used the route when engineering work so required]

    Hambleton North Jn - East Jn [62] (42) YG
    Trains between York and Selby not shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet.
    Exceptions which run non-stop via Sherburn:
    1105 SSuX Hull - York; 1116 SSuX Selby - York; 1153 SSuX York - Hull

    Hambleton South Jn - West Jn [62] (31) YA
    0744 SO Harrogate - King's Cross
    0648 SO Leeds - Birmingham New Street
    1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds

    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: Accessible only 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 use Lincoln Flyover.]
    Despite reappearing in this working timetable, the outbound 1920 SO Doncaster - Sleaford did not normally use this route (which has had no regularly scheduled use since 31 May 1999) 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]
    Until Spring 2006:
    Trains from Limerick Junction to Waterford together with their inward workings:
    0914 SuX, 1300 SuX, 1855 SuX Limerick Jn - Waterford
    0600 SuX, 1015 SuX Waterford - Limerick Jn
    1705 SuX Ennis - Limerick Jn [- Waterford]
    Ceased from Spring 2006 (by April 2006), with trains using platforms 1 or 2 instead, as part of scheme for remodelling Limerick Junction.

     

    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 Park Jn - 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
    1910 SuO, 1950/1955 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] (26,51) GA
    1125/1130 SuO Glasgow Central - Edinburgh - Bournemouth/Plymouth
    1025 SuO Plymouth/1140 SuO Bournemouth (2016 Edinburgh) - Glasgow Central

    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 which run instead via Holytown;
  • 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
    Until 10 June 2006:
    1523 SuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    [note: Train used this route between Inverness and Muir of Ord. ]
    From 11 June 2006 to 24 September 2006:
    No service
    From 25 September 2006:
    1523 SuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    [notes: Train used this route between advertised arrival at Inverness and advertised departure therefrom; "through" facility "advertised" only by the train conductor, to passengers on board]

    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
    0540 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee
    1727 SuX Edinburgh - Perth
    0623/0624 SX, 0633 SO Markinch - Edinburgh
    0614 SSuX Perth - Edinburgh
    2028 SSuX, 2030 SO Aberdeen - Edinburgh

    Haymarket West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Portobello Jn [79] (229) GC [common with next entry between Craiglockhart Jn and Portobello Jn]
    2028 SSuX, 2030 SO Aberdeen - Edinburgh
    D 0540 SO, 0540 SSuX Edinburgh - Dundee
    Diversions - using this route - of certain trains between Edinburgh, Glasgow or the north applied on weekends 17/18 June to 15/16 July (but with differing arrangements each weekend)

    Slateford Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Portobello Jn [79] (26) GC [common with previous entry between Craiglockhart Jn and Portobello Jn]
    Summer service only
    D 0720 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn [30] (128) PB {previously summer only}
    1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1335 SuX 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] {previously summer only}
    1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1335 SuX 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.

    Leckwith Loop North Jn - Leckwith Loop South Jn (Leckwith Loop) [27] (128) PD
    1758 SSuX Gloucester - Maesteg [to be overtaken by 1715 Paddington - Swansea]
    1958 SuX Gloucester - Maesteg [to be overtaken by 1915 Paddington - Swansea]
    D# 0651 SuX Maesteg - Cardiff Central [to be overtaken by 0555/0600 Carmarthen - Manchester] (D# = until 10 June)
    2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    Diversions - using this route - of main line trains between Cardiff and Bridgend apply 27 December 2005 to 2 January 2006
    [note: On departures from Cardiff Central look for signal indication N]

    Wrexham General Platform 3 - Wrexham Exchange Jn (via loop) [51] (101) CF
    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.
    2006 dates: 24 - 27 July
    2006 schedule: 0728 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Llandrindod; 1745 MTWThO Llandrindod - Cardiff Central.
    Note: this was the last year of operation by this route until 2009.

    Aylesbury - Quainton Road [35]
    On the Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays a chartered shuttle service of trains used this section.
    2006 dates: 1 May and 28 August
    2006 schedule: 1010 from Aylesbury and then hourly until 1710

    Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn [94]
    On the four Sundays prior to Christmas an hourly shopping service - advertised locally - ran between Shotts and Glasgow Central via Whifflet. [note: 2005 was the first year of operation since 2001]
    2006 dates: Sundays 3 to 24 December
    2006 schedule: 0923 SuO and hourly (some hours x.20 or x.22) to 1823 SuO Glasgow Central - Shotts; 0845 SuO and hourly to 1745 SuO Shotts - Glasgow Central

    Groombridge - Birchden (former junction near Eridge) [Spa Valley Railway] [12]
    On the weekends of specified "special events" (2006: Southern Diesels Gala) trains used this section.
    2006 dates: 5 and 6 August
    2006 schedule: not known

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway] [100]
    For Halloween and Santa services trains usually used this section (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    2006 dates: 28 and 29 October and SSuO 2 to 17 December
    2006 schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and half-hourly to 1700





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