Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2009

This page was updated on 4 June 2015


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 14 December 2008 until Saturday 12 December 2009.


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

Sheet Stores Junction - Stenson Junction (53,57) CC
Diversionary use only
¶ SUNDAYS FROM 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
0621 SuO, 0729 SuO Derby - St. Pancras
2300 SuO St.Pancras - Derby
¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS AND MONDAY MORNINGS FROM 6/7 SEPTEMBER 2009:
2052 SuO, 2152 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leicester
0420 MO Derby - St.Pancras International
1625 SuO, 1825 SuO Stansted Airport - Birmingham New Street
[note: actual use varied considerably from this by short term planning arrangements]

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction (51,53) YE
0620/0626 SuX Derby - Sheffield
1805 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
0518/0520 SuX Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
D 1111 SSuX Nottingham - Leeds [until 15 May 2009]
1115 SO Nottingham - Leeds
2013 SuO, 2045 SSuX Nottingham - Sheffield
0554/0601 SuX Sheffield - Reading
2321 SSuX Sheffield - Derby

Trent South Junction - Toton Centre via High Level Goods Lines (53) CJ {new diversionary route from 18 July until 6 September 2009}
[common with next but one entry between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
Diversionary use only
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS FROM 18/19 JULY UNTIL 5/6 SEPTEMBER 2009:
0554 SuO, 0656 SuO, 0751 SuO Derby - St.Pancras International
1010 SuO Leicester - York
2130 SO, 2025 SuO, 2225 SO, 2300 SuO St.Pancras International - Derby
2030 SuO St.Pancras International - Leeds
2130 SuO St.Pancras International - Sheffield
0914 SuO, 1000 SuO Sheffield - St.Pancras International

Trent East Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ
0555 SO Derby - Newcastle
D 1406 SuO Leeds - St.Pancras [until 25 January 2009 and from 29 March until 6 September 2009]
D 2213 SuO Sheffield - Derby [until 12 July 2009]

Attenborough Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ
[common with previous but one entry between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
D 2142 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Nottingham [until 5 September 2009]
1006 SuO, 1508/1512 SuO Nottingham - Leeds
0906 SuO Nottingham - Sheffield / Liverpool Lime Street
D 1535/1540 SuO Nottingham - Sheffield / Liverpool Lime Street [until 22 March 2009]
2038/2040 SO, 2120 SuO Nottingham - Sheffield
0554 SO/0600 SSuX Sheffield - Nottingham

Toton Centre - Trowell Junction (49,53) CJ
All trains in previous three entries

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction (49) CJ
0451 SSuX, D 0504 SO, D 0554 SO, 0556 SSuX Nottingham - Norwich
1244/1245 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 1349 SuO Sheffield - Norwich
2100 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham

Thrumpton West Junction - Retford West Junction (high level platform 2) (30) YE
2018 SuX Huddersfield - Retford
0703 SuX Retford - Leeds
2245 SuX Retford - Sheffield
0546 SuX Sheffield - Retford

Kettering North Junction - Manton Junction (53) CJ
Diversionary use only
¶ SUNDAYS 1 FEBRUARY UNTIL 26 MARCH 2009:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester
From 23 February 2009 regular service reintroduced between Kettering and a station at Corby and from 27 April 2009 one round trip SSuX extended between Corby and Melton Mowbray. Thereafter, this entry read:

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ {regular service added from 27 April 2009 to existing diversionary route}
0602/0603 SSuX Melton Mowbray - St. Pancras
1800 SSuX St.Pancras - Melton Mowbray
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS 12/13 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 5/6 DECEMBER 2009:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester from 2300 Saturdays

[Harrowden Junction -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) - see South East England (North) section

Trent Junctions [Gainsborough] - Wrawby Junction (30) YE
SO trains between Retford and Barnetby.

Allington West Junction - Allington North Junction (19) YA
Trains between Nottingham and Sleaford / Boston not shown to call at Grantham:
D 0807 SO, D 0900 SuO, 0955 SuX, D 1406 SO Nottingham - Skegness
D 1128 SO, D 1227 SuO, D 1327 SO, D 1622 SuO, 1730 SuX, 2100/2109 SuX Skegness - Nottingham
[note: West Junction is the Nottingham apex, East Junction the Grantham apex and North Junction the Sleaford apex of the triangle]

 

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Old Oak Common West - Northolt Junction (115) PA/CG
[common with next entry between Greenford West Junction and Northolt Junction]
1003 SSuX Gerrards Cross - Paddington
1120 SSuX Paddington - Princes Risborough

Greenford (LUL) Bay Junction - Northolt Junction PA/CG [common with previous entry between Greenford West Junction and Northolt Junction]
Diversionary use by Virgin Trains "replacement shuttle" services between Euston and Coventry/Nuneaton via Banbury when WCML closed for pre-planned engineering work between Euston and Rugby - no service shown in timetable

Strawberry Hill Junction - Fulwell Junction (149,152) WH
SSuX trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell

Sudbury Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) (66,176,400,401) CB
Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Harrow & Wealdstone
¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS 24 MAY UNTIL 5 JULY 2009:
2140 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
2007 SuO Euston - Inverness
2232 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central

Harlesden Junction - Wembley Yard Reception & Departure Line no. 1 (via Down and Down/Up High Level Goods Lines) (400,401) CB
Diversionary use only
¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS 24 MAY UNTIL 5 JULY 2009:
2025 SuO Inverness - Euston
[note: actual use of this route, rather than that in previous entry, reportedly erratic]

Acton Main Line (Acton East/Poplar Junction) - Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Junction LC [common with next entry between Acton Main Line and West London Junction]
Service ceased from 15 December 2008.

Acton Main Line (Acton East/Poplar Junction) - Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (51) LC [common with previous entry between Acton Main Line and West London Junction]
Diversionary use by Virgin Trains "replacement shuttle" services between Euston and Coventry/Nuneaton via Banbury when WCML closed for pre-planned engineering work between Euston and Rugby - no service shown in timetable

Willesden - Mitre Bridge Junction (176) CB/LC
Normal routes:

  • London Overground trains between Willesden Junction High Level and Kensington Olympia: High Level lines to/from Willesden Junction High Level
  • Southern trains between Harrow & Wealdstone and Kensington Olympia: Branch lines to/from West London Junction

    Willesden Suburban Junction - Kensal Green Junction (59) CB/LC
    2249 SuO, 2312 SuX Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    0558/0559 SuX, 0611 SuX, 0855 SuO Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford

    Camden Junction - Camden Road West Junction (59,60,400,401) CB
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS 24 MAY UNTIL 5 JULY 2009:
    2140 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2007 SuO Euston - Inverness
    2232 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2025 SuO Inverness - Euston

    Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction (400,401) LC/YA
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS 24 MAY UNTIL 5 JULY 2009:
    2140 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2007 SuO Euston - Inverness
    2232 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2025 SuO Inverness - Euston

    Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney (152,155,158) WH
    0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    0105 Waterloo - Southampton Central
    0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill

    Latchmere Junctions - Clapham Junction (176) WB
    Normal routes:

  • Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction: West London lines and Clapham Junction platforms 16 and 17
  • London Overground trains between Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction: Latchmere Reversible line and Clapham Junction platform 2 .

    Latchmere No 1 Junction - Latchmere No 3 Junction - Longhedge Junction - Factory Junction WB
    Service ceased from 15 December 2008
    Service restored from 18 May 2009:
    1012 SSuX Kensington Olympia - Wandsworth Road
    1635 SSuX Wandsworth Road - Kensington Olympia

    Factory Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) (195,196,199,200,212) WB

  • From Victoria:
    0604 SSuX, 1906 SSuX to Orpington
    1916 SSuX, 1946 SSuX to Dartford
  • To Victoria:
    Southeastern trains from the Up Atlantic Line:
    0713 SSuX, 1527 SSuX from Ashford International
    0723 SSuX from Barnehurst
    0736 SSuX, 0756 SSuX, 0843 SSuX, 1605 SSuX, 1637 SSuX, 1727 SSuX, 1839 SSuX, 0654 SO / 0924 SuX and half-hourly to 1524 SuX / 1824 SO from Dartford
    1552 SSuX from Dover Priory
    0545 SO / 0945 SuX and half-hourly to 1844 SuX, then 1945 SuX, 2045 SuX, 2145 SO from Faversham
    1953 SSuX from Orpington
    0817 SSuX from Slade Green
    [note: Equivalent Southeastern outbound trains to the Down Atlantic Line tended to use the Chatham Reversible Line to Voltaire Road Junction.]

    Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF
    Until 15 May 2009
    0728 SSuX Horsham - Victoria
    From 18 May 2009
    Use of route ceased (remaining train diverted via slow line connection)

    Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction (195,212) WB

  • To Victoria:
    1019 SuO and hourly to 1919 SuO from Canterbury East
    0632 SuO and hourly to 0932 SuO, 2032 SuO, 2132 SuO, 2342 from Faversham
    0554 SO, 0644 SuO, 0714 SuO, 0744 SuO, 2314 SuO fromOrpington
    0528 SSuX, 0722 SSuX, 2210 SSuX from Ramsgate
    0604 SO / 0755 SuO /2034 SuX and half-hourly to 2225 SuO / 2234 SuX from Sevenoaks
  • From Victoria:
    1656 SSuX to Ashford International
    1748 SSuX to Broadstairs
    0809 SSuX, 0909 SSuX and half-hourly to 1539 SSuX, 0939 SO, 0824 SuO and hourly to 2124 SuO, 2235 SuO to Faversham or Canterbury East
    2309 SSuX to Canterbury West
    D 1124 ThO to Folkestone West (VSOE connection to Venezia Santa Lucia)
    2342 SX to Gillingham
    1600 SSuX to Rochester
    0613 SO / 0738 SuO / 2142 SSuX and half-hourly to 2308 SuO / 2342 SuX to Sevenoaks or Orpington
    [note: Other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill are booked to run via the Atlantic Lines.]

    Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (177) WF
    0832 SSuX, 1549/1556 SSuX Streatham Hill - London Bridge

    Seven Sisters Junction - South Tottenham West Junction and South Tottenham East Junction - Tottenham South Junction (21,22) LB
    0528 SO Liverpool Street - Enfield Town (via Stratford)

    Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platform or Cleaning Shed) - Seven Sisters [London Underground]
    [notes: Accessible only from platforms 4 and 5 at Seven Sisters. Northumberland Park Depot not accessible to the public]
    Some Victoria Line public trains 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 Junction - Bricklayers Arms Junction (178) WF
    Principal uses:

  • departures from London Bridge to Victoria via Crystal Palace half-hourly between 0824 SO/0924 SSuX and 1624 SSuX/1924 SO, also at 1824 SSuX, 1924 SSuX, 2054 SSuX, 2124 SSuX, 2154 SSuX, 2254 SSuX; also at 0852 SSuX and 0921 SSuX to Tattenham Corner, 0946 SSuX to Tonbridge - via Spur line
  • SuX trains terminating at London Bridge having been shown to call at any station between Sydenham and Brockley (exception: 0633 SSuX from Tattenham Corner) - via Reversible line or via Spur line
    [note: Down Spur line temporarily out of use from 14 April 2009 until restored 7 October 2009]

    Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham (203) WC
    1542 SSuX Beckenham Junction - Charing Cross
    0924 SSuX Cannon Street - Beckenham Junction

    Westferry - Canary Wharf (via West India Down Viaduct line, avoiding North Quay Junction) [Docklands Light Railway] {new route from 24 August 2009}
    Trains from Bank to Lewisham, 0630 to 1000 SSuX and 1500 to 1930 SSuX

    Lewisham Vale Junction - Tanners Hill Junction (via St John's reversible flyover line) (199,200) WC

  • From Charing Cross:
    SSuX: 0549, 0926, 0956 and all subsequent departures (except x.17 and x.47) shown to call at Lewisham until 1532, then departures to Barnehurst, Dartford, Gillingham, Gravesend, Hayes and Slade Green at: 1556, 1626, 1637, 1655, 1700, 1718, 1725, 1737, 1746, 1801, 1805, 1823, 1825, 1842, 1854, 1917, 1921, 1926 and then at x.20, x.26, x.50 and x.56 each hour
    SO: 0556, 0626, 0656, 0726, 0756, 0856 and then at x.02, x.26, x.32 and x.56 each hour until 1832, then at 1926 and half-hourly until 2256 to Gravesend, Sevenoaks or Orpington
  • From Lewisham towards London not stopping at New Cross:
    SSuX: all from 0624 to 1621, then 1628, 1646, 1718, 1744, 1810, 1829, 1845, 1901 and all from 1915
    SSuO: all day
  • Also: 0648 SSuX Gravesend - Charing Cross; 0736 SSuX Strood - Charing Cross

    Ravensbourne Junction - Shortlands Junction (Ravensbourne Chord - diveunder) (195,212) WB
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands fast lines platforms 1 and 2]
    The diveunder route was booked for use by various non-stop trains, plus the following stopping trains:

  • From Ravensbourne to Shortlands:
    SSuX: until 0938 and from 1638 (except 1837, 1938, 2008)
    SO: none
    SuO: all
  • From Shortlands to Ravensbourne:
    SSuX: until 0911 and from 1637 (except 0718, 0825, 0854, 1837, 1937, 2007)
    SO: none
    SuO: from 0826 until 2256

    Ravensbourne Junction - Shortlands Junction (Catford Loop Lines - ground level) (195,196,212) WB
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands slow lines platforms 3 and 4]
    Trains to or from the Catford line except those using Ravensbourne Chord (previous entry).
    Principal usage - hourly patterns:
    SSuX "between the peaks":
    x.09 and x.39 Victoria - Faversham and x.15 and x.45 return
    x.12 and x.42 Blackfriars - Sevenoaks and x.04 and x.34 return
    SO:
    x.09 and x.39 Victoria - Faversham and x.15 and x.45 return
    x.12 and x.42 Victoria - Sevenoaks and x.04 and x.34 return
    SuO: x.24 Victoria - Faversham or Canterbury East (but not return)
    [note: from 22 March 2009 Blackfriars trains started/terminated north thereof]

    Channelsea South Junction - Stratford Central Junction LB
    0858 SSuX, 0955 SSuX Stratford - Bishops Stortford
    0925 SSuX Stratford - Stansted Airport
    [note: although shown in working timetable, service ceased from 18 October 2008; these trains were unable to use this route from that date until 14 April 2009 because of an engineering occupation and thereafter because another part of their route not cleared for Driver Only Operation (passenger)]
    ¶ MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS 9 MARCH UNTIL 9 APRIL 2009:
    2135/2136 SuX, 2155/2156 SuX, 2215/2216 SuX, 2255/2256 SuX Richmond - Stratford High Level
    2252 SuX Stratford High Level - Richmond
    2312 SuX Stratford High Level - Willesden Junction Low Level
    2332 SuX Stratford High Level - Camden Road
    [note: this is a separate route from the broadly parallel route into Stratford High Level new platforms 1 and 2 which came into use on 14 April 2009.]

    Channelsea North Junction - High Meads Junction - Temple Mills East Junction (22) LB
    0858 SSuX, 0955 SSuX Stratford - Bishops Stortford
    0925 SSuX Stratford - Stansted Airport
    [note: although shown in working timetable, service ceased from 18 October 2008; these trains were unable to use this route from that date until 14 April 2009 because of an engineering occupation and thereafter because new "covered way" (tunnel) on this part of their route not cleared for Driver Only Operation (passenger)]

    Parks Bridge Junction - Ladywell Junction (Ladywell Loop) (203) WC
    SuX trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not shown to call at Lewisham

    Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction (1) LA/LC
    2050 SSuX Barking - Liverpool Street
    1948 SSuX, 2046 SSuX, D 2331 SSuX Grays - Liverpool Street
    2035 SSuX, 2135 SSuX Liverpool Street - Grays
    0429 SSuX Stanford-le-Hope - Liverpool Street

    Barking Station Junction - Barking platforms 7/8 (via T&H Lines) (1,62) LA/LC
    0631/0632 SSuX, 0654 SO, 0905 SuO, 1534 SO and hourly to 1834 SO, 1614 SO and hourly to 1814 SO Barking - Gospel Oak
    2050 SSuX Barking - Liverpool Street
    1455 SO and hourly to 1755 SO, 1535 SO and hourly to 1735 SO, 2255 SO, 2325 SuX Gospel Oak - Barking
    1948 SSuX, 2046 SSuX, D 2331 SSuX Grays - Liverpool Street
    2035 SSuX, 2135 SSuX Liverpool Street - Grays
    0429 SSuX Stanford-le-Hope - Liverpool Street
    [notes: Other London Overground trains to or from the T&H line on Table 62 normally use Barking bay platform line 1. Service between Barking and Gospel Oak affected by engineering work most weekends between 7 February and 29 November 2009]

    Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) (196,212) WB
    Through SSuX trains between Cannon Street and Rochester/Chatham or beyond
    Through SuX trains from Cannon Street to the Maidstone East line

    St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (196) WB
    Through SuX trains from the Maidstone East line to Charing Cross or Cannon Street

    Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB/WC
    0723 SSuX Orpington - Blackfriars /St.Albans City
    D 0906 SSuX Victoria - Orpington [until 15 May 2009]

    Slade Green Junction - Perry Street Fork Junction (200) WC
    SSuX trains between Barnehurst and Slade Green.

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH EAST

    King Edward Bridge South Junction - Gateshead High Level Bridge Junction (26,48) YA/YD [common with next entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    0625 SuX, 0829 SO, 1028/1030/1033 SuX, 1435/1436 SSuX Carlisle - Newcastle
    0555 SuX Derby - Newcastle
    D 1548 SO Glasgow Central - Newcastle [from 23 May 2009]
    D1 0613 SSuX, 1242/1244 SuX, 1342/1344 SSuX, 1442/1444 SuX, 1642/1644 SO, D2 2110/2114 SO Hexham - Newcastle/Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe [D1 = from 7 September 2009; D2 = from 23 May 2009]
    1706 SSuX Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1230 SSuX, 1300 SuX, 1400 SSuX MetroCentre - Newcastle / Morpeth
    1024 SSuX, 1122/1124 SuX, 1424 SO Newcastle - Carlisle
    D 0634 SO Newcastle - Glasgow Central [until 16 May 2009]
    1044 SuX, 1801 SSuX Newcastle - MetroCentre
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    0620/0621 SuX, 0933 SSuX Newcastle - Reading
    0613 SuX Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
    1012/1015 SuX, 2147 SSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0830 SO Penzance / 0930 SO Newquay / 1125 SuX Plymouth - Dundee
    1740 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    0842 SuX York - Newcastle
    [note: Apart from those starting from Newcastle, trains used route inward bound to Newcastle.]

    King Edward Bridge North Junction - Gateshead Park Lane Junction (44) YD [common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    0832 SSuX Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    All Saturday NT trains from Sunderland to Newcastle (except 0719 SO and 2014 SO from Nunthorpe from 23 May 2009)
    1328 SuO Sunderland - MetroCentre
    1800 SuO Whitby / 1930 SuO Middlesbrough - Newcastle

    Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main line avoiding station) (26) YA
    Trains between York and Newcastle not shown to call at Darlington, Middlesbrough or Sunderland.

    Stockton Hartburn Junction - Stockton Cut Junction (44) YD
    Now having daily trains between Sunderland and Kings Cross operated by Grand Central as well as Sunday trains between Hartlepool and Darlington operated by Northern this route will not be referred to in future.

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Lytham Road tram stop - Manchester Square junction [Blackpool Transport]
    Early morning journeys from Rigby Road depot towards Cleveleys advertised to start at Lytham Road tram stop (note L in timetable).
    Until 11 January and from 4 April until 9 April 2009:
    Lytham Road depart 0753, 0813
    From 12 January until 3 April 2009:
    With the "main line" north of Little Bispham closed for engineering works, no journeys were advertised from Lytham Road, although the journeys timed at Rigby Road at 0752, 0812, 0832 and 0852 (until 22 February) and at 0751/0752, 0811/0812, 0831/0832 and 0852 SSuO (from 23 February) must have run from there.
    From 10 April until 19 July 2009:
    Lytham Road depart 0753, 0813, 0823, 0843, 0903
    From 20 July until 8 November 2009:
    Lytham Road depart 0753, 0803 SO, 0813, 0823, 0836 SO, 0843, 0850 SO, 0903/0905, 0920/0923
    From 9 November 2009:
    Service suspended for winter engineering work
    [note: All journeys daily unless otherwise shown]

    Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE
    D 1427 SuO Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds [from 17 May until 13 September 2009]
    0538/0545 SuX Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
    1619/1622 SSuX Morecambe - Leeds

    Farington Junction - Lostock Hall Junction (65) CE {new diversionary route from 31 January 2009}
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SATURDAYS 31 JANUARY UNTIL 21 MARCH 2009:
    1133 SO Euston - Carlisle
    ¶ SUNDAYS 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    Trains between Preston and Blackburn (reversing at Farington Junction)

    Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction (81) CF
    Summer service only - 23 May until 5 September 2009
    D 0753 SO Chester - Runcorn

    Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Newton le Willows Junction (90) CL
    0645/0647 SuX, 1821 SuX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

    Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction CL
    Service ceased from 14 December 2008

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction (81) CE
    Principal use:

  • Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0605, 1651, 1845
    SO: 0605, 1616
    SuO until 22 March and from 17 May 2009: 1103 and hourly until 2003, 2203, 2236/2239 (also 1009 from 8 November 2009)
  • Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SuX: 0626 SSuX, 0722/0724, 0824, 1726, 1825 SO, 1926 and all subsequent departures
    SuO until 22 March and from 17 May 2009: all departures (except 1828 and 2356)

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (36,65) CL
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ND 0815 WO Lancaster - Carlisle
    ND 1500 WO Carlisle - Lancaster
    ND = Statesman Rail's The Fellsman; 29 July until 2 September 2009
    ¶ SATURDAYS 31 JANUARY UNTIL 21 MARCH 2009:
    0620 SO Birmingham New Street - Carlisle
    1133 SO Euston - Carlisle
    1234 SO Carlisle - Euston
    1739 SO Carlisle - Birmingham New Street

    Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84,85) CM
    2228 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1940 SSuX Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
    0511 WThO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
    ¶ SUNDAYS UNTIL 25 JANUARY AND FROM 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    0828 SuO, 9828 SuO Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly
    2134 SuO, 2235 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    0752 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 17 MAY 2009:
    0828 SuO, 0928 SuO Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly
    0830 SuO Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
    2135 SuO, 2235 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe
    ¶ SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 7/8 NOVEMBER 2009:
    Trains between Crewe and Preston (without stops at Warrington Bank Quay or Wigan North Western) from mid-day Saturday until mid-day Sunday
    Note: trains not booked to call at Crewe not diverted via this route.

    Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78) CL/CM
    0922 FO Stockport - Stalybridge

    Dinting West Junction - Dinting East Junction (avoiding Glossop) (79) CM
    Until 4 October 2009:
    0646 SSuX and approx every 20 mins to 0829 SSuX, also 1548 SSuX and approx every 20 Mins to 1759 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield (morning trains via the curve on their outward journey, afternoon trains on their inward journey) [only these trains used all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2327 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop
    From 5 October 2009:
    All trains 0613 SSuX until 1759 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield (morning trains via the curve on their outward journey, afternoon trains on their inward journey) [only these trains used all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2327 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

    Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (116) PA {new route from 15 December 2008}
    2145 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street

    Didcot East Junction - Didcot North Junction (via avoiding line) (116) PA
    All trains from Oxford to Reading not shown to call at Didcot Parkway
    Most trains from Reading to Oxford not shown to call at Didcot Parkway.
    Exceptions: 2040 SSuX, 2145 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street; 0558 SSuX, 2221 FO Paddington - Oxford; 0915 SuO Southampton Central - Manchester Piccadilly; 0940 SuO and hourly to 1840 SuO Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

    [Harrowden Junction -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) (53) CJ
    0015 MSuX St.Pancras - Leicester
    0724/0726 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras [to be overtaken by 0750 Nottingham and 0727 Sheffield - St.Pancras]

    Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground]
    0517/0519 # SuX Chesham - Watford [ # - earlier departure is during leaf-fall season in the autumn]
    0549 SuX, 0604 SuX, 0647 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0704 SuO, 0714 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    0026 MO, 0037 MO, 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth

    Langley Junction (up) - Langley South Junction (via up Hertford spur) (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 via the down, reversible, spur]

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

    Ely North Junction - Ely West Junction (via west curve) (17) LB
    1553 SuO Norwich - Sheffield / Manchester Piccadilly

    Shenfield - Mountnessing Junction (via reversible Southend Loop) (5) LA
    [note: Accessible only from Shenfield platforms 4 and 5]
    Principal use by most down local trains to the Southend line from Shenfield

    Colchester Junction - East Gate Junction (via Down Avoiding line (from Tuesday 1 September 2009: Up & Down Avoiding Line)) (11) LA
    [note: Accessible only from or to platforms 1 and 2; trains starting at Colchester often used the reversible Clacton Single line]
    Principal use down trains to the Clacton line from points south of Colchester

    Manningtree North Junction - East Junction (11) LA
    0622 SSuX Bury St.Edmunds - Harwich International
    1912 SuO, 1943 SuX Cambridge - Harwich International
    0747 SuX, 0830 SuO Harwich International - Cambridge
    2110 SuO, 2134 SuX Harwich International - Ipswich
    0700 SO, 0745 SuO Ipswich - Harwich International

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)

    Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt [Marchwood Military Railway]
    [note: Ministry of Defence site, not normally accessible to general public]
    N 1220 FO, N 1230 FSSuX, N 1645 FSSuX Jetty Halt - Mulberry Halt (staff)
    N 0745 SSuX, N 1335 FSSuX Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt (staff)

    Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Junction (157) WG
    Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea

    Reading New Junction - Reading Spur Junction (148) PA/WH
    [note: Accessible only from platforms 4,5,6,8,9 and 10 at Reading]
    Through trains between Oxford and Guildford or beyond; line also used by a few Guildford line starting/terminating trains booked from/to platforms other than 4A or 4B at Reading.

    Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH
    0021 MO, 0741/0742 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 Junction - Earlswood (via Quarry line) (186) WE
    Most trains between London Victoria or East Croydon and Gatwick Airport not shown to call at Redhill.
    Exceptions: Gatwick Express xx.00 from Victoria (often non-stop via Redhill); all trains between 2340 and 0530.

    Newhaven Harbour Junction - Newhaven Harbour [platform 3 = Marine platform] WE
    N 2015 SSuX Newhaven Marine - 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.]

    Ebbsfleet International - Springhead Road Junction {new route opened 21 November 2009}
    This new line was used for scheduled half-hourly public "preview" service between Faversham and St.Pancras International on Saturdays only, 21 November to 12 December 2009 inclusive. The route will not be referred to again after the introduction of regular, daily operation from Sunday 13 December 2009.

    Sittingbourne Western Junction - Middle Junction (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 (196) WA
    Most trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International via the Maidstone Relief line (to reach platforms 5 and 6) but the following via the original Maidstone lines (or the parallel Maidstone Loop line):
    0600 SO, 0623 SSuX, 070 SuO, 0801 SuO, 0901 SuO, 0934 SSuX, 1436 SSuX, 1634 SSuX, 1900 SSuX Ashford International - London termini
    0944 SuO and hourly (except 1044 and 1644) to 1944 SuO, 1532 SSuX, 1624 SO Canterbury West - Victoria
    1448 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International

    Minster Station and West Junction - Minster South Junction (207) WA
    1539 SSuX, 1640 SSuX Ashford International - Ramsgate
    0530 SSuX Charing Cross - Ramsgate
    1353 SSuX Charing Cross - Margate
    0727 SSuX, 0805 SSuX, 1710 SSuX, 1809 SSuX Ramsgate - Ashford International or Charing Cross
    D1 0418 SSuX Dover Priory - Ashford International
    D1 1930 SSuX Ashford International - Dover Priory
    D1 = 27 July until 28 August 2009

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Junction (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe Junction Halt (140) PC
    Trains shown to call at Coombe Junction Halt
    [note: Other trains reverse at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

    [Crediton -] site of Coleford Junction - Okehampton (136) PC
    [note: Track from Crediton to site of Coleford Junction is Network Rail (former L&SW down line), thence to Okehampton owned and controlled by Aggregate Industries plc]
    Summer service only - 7 June to 20 September 2009
    D 0903 SuO, D 1103 SuO, D 1303 SuO, D 1503 SuO, D 1703 SuO St. Jamesí Park - Okehampton
    D 1002 SuO, D 1202 SuO, D 1402 SuO, D 1602 SuO, D 1802 SuO Okehampton - St. Jamesí Park
    [note: Dartmoor Railway service - suspended after operation on 13 April 2008 - restored between Meldon Quarry and Okehampton from 10 April 2009, thence to Sampford Courtenay from 23 May 2009].

    Bristol Dr.Days Junction - Feeder Bridge Junction (123,125,132,134) PC
    1338 SSuX Westbury - Bristol Parkway
    [note: 0646 SSuX Frome - Cardiff Central reversed at Bristol Temple Meads]
    Used by 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 - none in timetable

    Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway]
    Trains starting at Norchard for Lydney Junction, or terminating at Norchard from Lydney Junction.
    Timetable A dates:
    1040 Norchard - Lydney Junction
    1635 Lydney Junction - Norchard
    Timetable B dates:
    1000, 1250, 1540 Norchard - Lydney Junction
    1208, 1524, 1600, 1648 Lydney Junction - Norchard

    Clink Road Junction - Blatchbridge Junction (via Frome avoiding line) (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton.
    Exceptions: trains shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera when not running via Castle Cary.

    Heywood Road Junction - Fairwood Junction (via Westbury avoiding line) (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton.
    Exceptions: trains shown to call at Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera.

    Westbury East Loop Junction - Hawkeridge Junction (125,135,406) PC
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ MONDAY MORNINGS dated as shown:
    D 2350 SuO Paddington - Penzance [29 March to 10 May 2009]
    D 2115 SuO Penzance - Paddington [until 25 January and from 17 May 2009 ]
    ¶ SUNDAYS 19 JULY UNTIL 6 SEPTEMBER 2009:
    0825 SuO, 0940 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Paddington

    Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction (158) WG
    1345 SuO Glasgow Central/ 1718 SuO Newcastle - Southampton Central

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Junction - Portobello Junction (400,401) CC
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ MONDAYS UNTIL 23 MARCH AND FROM 14 SEPTEMBER 2009:
    2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC {existing route with reduced service from 14 December 2008}
    2332 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    D1 1958 SuO, 2003 SSuX, 2243 SSuX, 2343 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton [D1 = from 17 May until 12 July and again from 13 September 2009]
    1921 SSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains between Shrewsbury and Banbury
    ¶ SUNDAYS 1 FEBRUARY UNTIL 22 MARCH 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton

    Portobello Junction - Darlaston Junction (65,68,401) CC {existing route with reduced service from 14 December 2008}
    Trains in previous two and next two entries

    Darlaston Junction - Bescot Junction (65,68,75) CC
    2332 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    D1 1958 SuO, 2003 SSuX, 2243 SSuX, 2343 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton [D1 = from 17 May until 12 July and again from 13 September 2009]
    1921 SSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains between Shrewsbury and Banbury
    ¶ SUNDAYS 1 FEBRUARY UNTIL 22 MARCH 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton
    ¶ SUNDAYS UNTIL 22 MARCH AND FROM 13 SEPTEMBER 2009:
    2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (70) CC {existing route with reduced service from 14 December 2008}
    1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton

    Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG
    0500 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    D1 2100 SSuX, 2150 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street [D1 = from 18 May 2009]
    D 1709 SSuX Edinburgh - Bristol Temple Meads [from 18 May 2009]
    D 2010 SSuX Paignton - Birmingham New Street [from 18 May 2009]
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 8 NOVEMBER 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester or beyond

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70,75) CC [common with next entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    2332 MWFO Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    D1 1958 SuO, 2003 SSuX, 2243 SSuX, 2343 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton [D1 = from 17 May until 12 July and again from 13 September 2009]
    1921 TThO Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    0645 SSuX, 0930 SuO, 1615 SuO, 1832 SuO Marylebone - Wrexham General
    0512 SSuX, 1047 SuO, 1311 SuO, 1703 SuO Wrexham General - Marylebone
    SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street (except 2035 SO, 2135 SO, 2235 SO Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street)
    ¶ SUNDAYS 1 FEBRUARY UNTIL 22 MARCH 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton
    Exceptions: from Birmingham New Street: 0840, 0855, 0914, 0932, 0950, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1930, 2030, 2111, 2116, 2120, 2230, 2233, 2311; from Wolverhampton: 0754, 0854, 0900, 0927, 1032, 1234

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr South Junction (51,68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    D 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street [not 19 July until 6 September 2009]
    D 2140 SuO Reading - Birmingham New Street [not 19 July until 6 September 2009]

    Soho North Junction - Soho East Junction CC
    Service ceased from 15 December 2008.

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Small Heath South Junction (51,71,75) CG [partly common with next entry]
    CrossCountry trains between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa not shown to call at Coventry.
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains between Wrexham General and Marylebone not listed under entry for Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Kings Norton Junction (51,57) CC [partly common with previous entry]
    0542 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    0642 SuX Birmingham New Street - Paignton / Plymouth
    D 1900 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Manchester Piccadilly [from 18 May 2009]
    D 1817 SuO Paignton / D 2000 SuO, 2000 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    D 2100 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street [until 15 May 2009]
    D 2008 SuX Paignton - Birmingham New Street [until 15 May 2009]
    D 1555 SuO Penzance - Birmingham New Street
    D1 1825 SO, 1825 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New Street [D1 = from 28 March until 10 May 2009]
    D 1905 SuO Plymouth / D 2200/2210 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    D2 0956 SO, D1 1554 SO Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street [D1 = from 28 March 2009; D2 = from 11 April 2009]
    CrossCountry trains from Manchester Piccadilly to the Cheltenham line except Sundays 1 February until 22 March and from 8 November2009
    CrossCountry SuO trains from the Cheltenham line to Manchester Piccadilly except Sundays 1 February until 22 March and from 8 November2009

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Junction (51,57) CC {regular service added to existing diversionary route from 20 December 2008}
    Until 16 May 2009
    1822 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    From 17 May 2009
    Regular service ceased - line reverted to diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAYS UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby until 1100
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 1 FEBRUARY UNTIL 22 MARCH 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

    Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (65,400,401) CC
    D 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street [not 19 July until 6 September 2009]
    D 2140 SuO Reading - Birmingham New Street [not 19 July until 6 September 2009]
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains between Shrewsbury and Banbury
    Exceptions: 0512 SSuX Wrexham General - Marylebone; 0645 SSuX Marylebone - Wrexham General; all Sunday journeys
    ¶ MONDAYS UNTIL 23 MARCH AND FROM 14 SEPTEMBER 2009:
    2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC
    D 2203 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Nottingham [until 15 May 2009]
    1925 SO, D1 1925 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street [D1 = until 15 May 2009]
    2020/2035 SO, 2137 SSuX Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
    1840 SSuX Reading - York

    Nuneaton North Junction - Nuneaton Abbey Junction (66) CJ
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAYS 29 MARCH TO 10 MAY 2009:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Stafford or Stoke on Trent

    Hatton West Junction - North Junction (71) CG
    0555/0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND 1232 SuO, ND 1610 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    ND = Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express; 5 July until 13 September 2009 [Outward trains ran via Henley in Arden.]

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Copley Hill East Junction - Copley Hill West Junction (Copley Hill chord) (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 weekday departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 1919, 2309
  • Local train weekday arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0714, 0744, 0914, 1130, 1214, 1313, 1414, 1515, 1815, 1841, 1915, 1933, 2246, 2330 FO
    SO: 0714, 0744, 0914, 1002, 1716, 1815, 1830, 2013, 2032, 2147, 2243
    [note:also a few longer-distance trains used this route.]

    Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction (26,31) YE
    D2 1821 SuO Plymouth / D2 2203 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leeds [D2 = from 19 July 2009]
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    D1 2130 SuO, 2205/2210 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds [D1 = until 10 May and from 19 July 2009]
    [note: Although booked by this route, the Kings Cross trains usually only used the route when engineering work so required.]

    Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (31) YE
    D2 1821 SuO Plymouth / D2 2203 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leeds [D2 = from 19 July 2009]
    2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds

    Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east chord [Stagecoach Supertram]
    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, 0659 SSuX, 0713 SSuX, 0719 SSuX, 0721 SuO, 0722 SSuX, 0739 SSuX, 0741 SuO, 0801 SuO, 0850 SO, 0916 SO.

    Woodburn Junction - Rotherham Central Junction YE
    Service ceased from 14 December 2008

    Holmes Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke North Junction (29,31) YE
    Trains between Sheffield and Doncaster or Leeds not shown to call at Rotherham Central or Barnsley
    Exceptions: a few early morning or late evening trains ran non-stop via Rotherham Central

    Woodhouse Junction - Beighton Junction (53) YE
    0620/0626 SuX Derby - Sheffield
    1805 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
    0518/0520 SuX Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
    D 1111 SSuX Nottingham - Leeds [until 15 May 2009]
    1115 SO Nottingham - Leeds
    2013 SuO, 2045 SSuX Nottingham - Sheffield
    0554/0601 SuX Sheffield - Reading
    2321 SSuX Sheffield - Derby

    Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Junction - Thrybergh Junction - Mexborough East Junction (29) YE
    D 0555 SO Derby - Newcastle [from 23 May 2009]
    0540 SuX Doncaster - Manchester Airport
    1855 SSuX, 2047 SSuX Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
    0723 SSuX / 0725 SO Newcastle - Reading
    D 1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield [until 15 May 2009]
    1740 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    1841 SSuX Reading - York

    Milford Junction - Castleford (39,40) YE
    D 0054 SuO Leeds - York [from 13 September 2009]
    D 1927 SO Leeds - York [until 5 September 2009]
    D 2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2030 SuO Huddersfield - Hull [until 10 May and from 19 July 2009]
    1425/1525 SO Plymouth - York
    0609 SO York - Plymouth
    D 0740 SuO York - Leeds [from 13 September 2009]
    ¶ MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS:
    2230 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - York
    2318 FSSuX, D2 0400 SuX Manchester Airport - York/Scarborough [D2 = until 4 September 2009]
    D1 0146 MSSuX, D1 0252 MSSuX, 0352 SO / 0400 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport [D1 = from 17 May until 4 September 2009]
    ¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS UNTIL 25 JANUARY AND FROM 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    Trains between York and Leeds until about 0730

    Milford Junction - Gascoigne Wood (39) YG {semi-regular service added to existing diversionary route}
    D 2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2030 SuO Huddersfield - Hull [until 10 May and from 19 July 2009]

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe (26,33,51) YE/YG
    NT trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33
    1925 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA/YE
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2200 SX Kings Cross - York
    [note: Although booked by this route, the trains usually only used the route when engineering work so required.]

    Milford Junction - Ferrybridge North Junction (26,33,51) YE/YG
    All trains in previous two entries

    Sherburn Junction - Milford Junction (33,39,51) YG
    All trains in previous three entries plus:
    D 0054 SuO Leeds - York [from 13 September 2009]
    D 1927 SO Leeds - York [until 5 September 2009]
    1425/1525 SO Plymouth - York
    0609 SO York - Plymouth
    D 0740 SuO York - Leeds [from 13 September 2009]
    ¶ MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS:
    2230 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - York
    2318 FSSuX, D2 0400 SuX Manchester Airport - York/Scarborough [D2 = until 4 September 2009]
    D1 0146 MSSuX, D1 0252 MSSuX, 0352 SO / 0400 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport [D1 = from 17 May until 4 September 2009]
    ¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS UNTIL 25 JANUARY AND FROM 29 MARCH UNTIL 10 MAY 2009:
    Trains between York and Leeds until about 0730

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Junction (33) YG
    1105 SSuX, 1846 SO Hull - York
    0843 SSuX, 1153 SSuX York - Selby / Hull
    SuX trains between York and Selby shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet

    Hambleton North Junction - East Junction (33) YG
    Non-stop trains between York and Selby
    Exceptions: trains shown in previous entry

    Hambleton South Junction - West Junction (31) YA
    0744 SO Harrogate - King's Cross

    Shaftholme Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA/YE
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2200 SX Kings Cross - York
    2130 SuO, 2205/2210 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: Although booked by this route, the trains usually only used the route when engineering work so required.]

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction (32) YE
    1716 SuX Leeds - Goole
    0704/0709 SuX, 1849 SuX Goole - Leeds

    Doncaster Flyover East Junction - Loversall Carr Junction (26) YA
    [note: Accessible only from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    0728 SSuX Harrogate - King's Cross
    1305 SSuX Leeds - King's Cross

    Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (26) YA
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
    1110 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds [to avoid conflict with 1127 Kings Cross]
    1719/1720 SSuX Kings Cross - Hull [to avoid conflict with 1730 Kings Cross]
    [note: in consequence of temporary speed restriction]

    Trent Junctions - Wrawby Junction - see East Midlands section

     

    IRELAND

    Limerick Junction: Kyle crossing points - Milltown crossing points (via Limerick Junction Loop [avoiding line])
    Non-stop trains between Thurles (or north thereof) and Limerick

    Dublin Connolly - Newcomen Junction
    0808 SSuX Dublin Connolly - Maynooth
    [note: although remaining in the working timetable, this train normally ran via Drumcondra and entry deleted after this edition].

    Kilkenny: Lavistown South Junction - Lavistown North Junction {new route from 30 November 2009}
    0710 SuX Waterford - Dublin Heuston

     

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Belfast City Junction - Central Junction (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 Junction - Knightswood North Junction (227,404) GA
    Trains between Edinburgh or Glasgow Queen Street and the West Highland line.

    Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction (227,404) GC
    1900 SuO, 1950 SSuX Fort William - Edinburgh

    Sighthill West Junction - Cowlairs West Junction (227,404) GC
    0450 SuX Edinburgh - Fort William

    Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) (26,51,65,225) GA
    D 0425 SO Glasgow Central - Euston [until 24 January and from 23 May 2009]
    D 2100 SO Glasgow Central - Edinburgh [until 21 March and from 23 May 2009]
    D 1221 SO Plymouth - Glasgow Central [until 21 March 2009]
    D 1240 SuO Reading / 0930 SuO Penzance / 1050 SuO Paignton - Glasgow Central [until 10 May 2009]

    Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA
    Principal uses:

  • ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell via Carstairs not shown to call at Wishaw.
  • most National Express East Coast, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains between Edinburgh or Carlisle and Motherwell.

    Inverness Rose Street Junction - Welsh's Bridge Junction (239,240) GC
    1715 SuX Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
    [note: Train used this route prior to arrival at Inverness.]

    Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (228,242) GC
    1733 SSuX Glasgow Queen Street - Kirkcaldy
    0714 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street

    Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC
    0531/0533 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee
    2137 SuX Newcraighall - Perth
    0555 SSuX, 0624 SuX Markinch - Newcraighall
    0614 SSuX, 2238/2240 SuX Perth - Edinburgh

    Haymarket West Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (229) GC [common with next entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    0531/0533 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee

    Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (225) GC [common with previous entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    Previously summer service only - resumed all-year service 18 May 2009:
    2048 SSuX Glasgow Central - Edinburgh

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction (128) PB
    1054/1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB
    1054/1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1327 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    1630 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
    0504 SuX Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
    Note: See also Regular but infrequent services for use of part of this route.

    Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (128) PD
    2315 SSuX Cardiff Central - Carmarthen
    1630 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
    2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    0359 MSSuX Swansea - Paddington
    [note: On down departures from Cardiff Central signal indication N]

    Wrexham General Platform 3 - Wrexham Exchange Junction (via loop) (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) {route restored for 2009}
    Until 2006 excursions from South Wales ran via this route to The Royal Welsh Show, held near Builth each year in late July; they did not use this route in 2007 and 2008 but resumed in 2009.
    2009 dates: 20 - 23 July
    2009 schedule: 0617 MTWThO Treherbert - Cardiff Central - Builth Road; 1845 MTWThO Builth Road - Cardiff Central.

    Moor Road (Leeds) station - Balm Road loop [Middleton Railway]
    On the weekend of the railway's Autumn Gala, usually held towards the end of September, and the Diesel Gala, usually held in June, trains had been known to use this section, some trains being freight trains carrying passengers.
    2009 dates: 6 and 7 June, 19 and 20 September

    Norton Platform - Bishop's Lydeard [West Somerset Railway]
    During the railway's galas, trains used this section when so advertised after Norton Platform opened 1 August 2009

    Aylesbury Vale Junction - Quainton Road
    On some Bank Holiday Mondays a chartered shuttle service of trains between Aylesbury and Quainton Road used this section.
    2009 dates: 4 May, 31 August
    2009 schedule: 1000 from Aylesbury and then hourly until 1700, returning 30 mins later

    Mossend East Junction - Mossend North Junction (220)
    On the four Sundays prior to Christmas an hourly shopping service ran between Shotts and Glasgow Central via Whifflet.
    2008 dates: Sundays 30 November until 21 December
    2009 dates: Sundays 29 November until 20 December
    2008 and 2009 schedule: 0922 SuO and hourly to 1822 SuO Glasgow Central - Shotts; 0845 SuO and hourly to 1745 SuO Shotts - Glasgow Central

    Groombridge - Birchden (former junction near Eridge) [Spa Valley Railway]
    Use of the Birchden extension decided on an individual event basis so the railway did not publish a definitive list for the year but advised that "it is in use for most gala weekends".

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - King Magnus's Halt ("King's Halt") - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway]
    For Hallowe'en and Viking Weekends service trains used this section (south line) (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    2009 dates: 30 and 31 May, 30, 31 October, 1 November

    Downpatrick Loop Platform: avoiding line east junction - Platform [Downpatrick & County Down Railway]
    For Christmas services, trains used the Inch Abbey line and this, the third side of the triangle, to reach Downpatrick Loop Platform, until December 2008, but from December 2009, ran to Inch Abbey and back, then backed to the Loop Platform by a short section of the south line instead of the avoiding line.
    2008 dates: SSuO 29 November until 21 December
    2009 dates: SSuO 28 November until 20 December
    Schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 20 minutes to 1700





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