Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2011


Compiled by Richard Maund

This page was updated on 4 June 2015

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Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 12 December 2010 until 10 December 2011. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings were subject to alteration at any time - particularly on public holidays.

The National Rail Timetable and its printed derivatives omitted - usually through the omission of relevant footnotes - some trains or parts of their routes which were advertised in train operating companies' own timetables; a note is included below in relevant cases that have come to notice.

¶ denotes pre-planned engineering diversions. Don't forget that all Sunday trains - and even weekday trains - were subject to further diversion or alteration.

Where appropriate, trains are grouped by direction under each route heading.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction.

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ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction (51,53) YE
1652 SSuX Glasgow Central / 1807 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
2321 SSuX Sheffield - Derby
0554 SO Sheffield - Nottingham
0601 SuX Sheffield - Reading
0620 SSuX, 0626 SO Derby - Sheffield
0520 SuX Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
1115 SO Nottingham - Leeds
2013 SuO, 2045 SSuX Nottingham - Sheffield

Toton Centre - Trent South Junction via High Level Goods Lines (53) CJ {diversionary route from 3 April to 15 May 2011}
[common with next but one entry between Toton Centre and Meadow Lane Junction]
Diversionary use only
¶ SUNDAYS 3 APRIL UNTIL 15 MAY 2011:
1350 SuO Leeds - St.Pancras International

Trent East Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ
0555 SO Derby - Newcastle
2235 SuO, 2320 SO Sheffield - Derby
0545 SO Sheffield - Reading (28 May to 10 Sep 2011)
¶ SUNDAYS 3 APRIL UNTIL 15 MAY 2011:
Trains between Chesterfield and Derby

Attenborough Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ
[common with next but one entry above between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
2039 SO Nottingham - Sheffield
1006 SuO, 1512 SuO, 2120 SuO Nottingham - Sheffield / Leeds
2122 SuO/2137 SuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham (except Sats 17 September to 22 October 2011)
0554 SO/0600 SSuX Sheffield - Nottingham

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

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction (49) CJ
1634 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras
1244 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Norwich
0451 SSuX, 0504 SO, 0554 SO, 0556 SSuX Nottingham - Norwich
0930 SSuX Corby - Derby
2100 SSuX Spalding / 2130 SSuX Peterborough - Nottingham

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

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ
0930 SSuX Corby - Derby
1800 SSuX St.Pancras - Melton Mowbray
1634 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras
0559 SSuX Melton Mowbray - St. Pancras
¶ SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SUNDAYS 19/20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 26/27 MARCH 2011:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester from 22 00 Saturdays until 1400 Sundays 20 and 27 February, and until end of service Sundays 6 until 27 March

[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
D 0824 SO, D 0900 SuO, 0955 SuX Nottingham - Skegness
D 1126 SO, D 1227 SuO, D 1622 SuO, 1730 SuX Skegness - Nottingham
2102 SuX/FSO Skegness / 2137 FSSuX Boston - Nottingham
Dated SO trains ran 23 July to 10 September; dated SuO trains ran 29 May to 11 September 2011.
[note: West Junction is the Nottingham apex, East Junction the Grantham apex and North Junction the Sleaford apex of the triangle]

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Northolt Park Junction - Northolt Junction (115) PA/CG {introduction of two Down routes between these points from 22 August 2011}
Normal routes:

  • Down trains calling at South Ruislip: Down Northolt Loop (dive-under - formerly Down Main line)
  • Down trains not calling at South Ruislip: Down Main line
  • (note: revised timetable started 4 September 2011)

    Old Oak Common West - Northolt Junction (115) PA/CG
    [common with next entry between Greenford West Junction and Northolt Junction]
    1136 SSuX Paddington - High Wycombe / Gerrards Cross
    1044 SSuX Gerrards Cross - Paddington (from 5 September 2011)

    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
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable

    Harlesden Junction - Wembley Yard Reception & Departure Line no. 1 (via Down and Down/Up High Level Goods Lines) (400,401) CB
    Diversionary use only
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable

    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. Pathways were provided for a single round-trip replacement service but not utilised (a weekly road replacement continued to operate instead). These pathways provided but not utilised as the service did not run:
    2112 SSuX Ealing Broadway - Clapham High Street
    2017 SSuX Clapham High Street - Ealing Broadway
    )

    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
    Until 21 May 2011:
    0559 SO, 0600 SSuX, 0611 SuX Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
    2312 SuX Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    [note: As advertised in London Overground timetable]
    From 22 May 2011:
    0557/0558 SuX, 0900 SuO Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
    2330 SuO Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction Low Level
    2315 SSuX, 2345 SuX Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level

    Camden Junction - Camden Road West Junction (59,60,400,401) CB
    Diversionary use only
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable

    Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction (400,401) LC/YA
    Diversionary use only
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable

    Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney (152,155,158) WH
    0042 SX Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
    0105 SX Waterloo - Southampton Central
    2312 SuX Waterloo - Basingstoke (from 23 May 2011)
    0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    2254 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo (from 23 May 2011)

    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 (double track Latchmere Curve from 26 April 2011) and Clapham Junction platform 2 (temporarily diverted to platform 17 from 28 March until 25 April 2011)

    Latchmere No 1 Junction - Latchmere No 3 Junction - Longhedge Junction - Factory Junction (176) WB
    2112 SSuX Ealing Broadway - Clapham High Street (pathway provided but not used)
    1004 SSuX Kensington Olympia - Wandsworth Road
    2017 SSuX Clapham High Street - Ealing Broadway (pathway provided but not used)
    1612 SSuX Wandsworth Road - Kensington Olympia

    Factory Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) (195,196,199,200,212) WB
    [common with next entry between Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side)]
    To Victoria: SSuX:
    0640, 0715 from Ashford International
    0654 from Barnehurst
    0613, 0756, 1738 from Dartford
    0650, 0708, 0733, 1632, 1702 from Gillingham
    1625 from Orpington
    1818 from Sevenoaks
    All the above trains diverted via Up Chatham Main / Chatham Reversible lines from 5 November to 24 December 2011, because of engineering work.

    Clapham Junction Ludgate Junction - Longhedge Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) WB
    [common with previous entry between Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side)]
    Summer only - 5 July until 13 September 2011
    ND 0850 TO Victoria - Weymouth
    ND 1635 TO Weymouth - Victoria
    ND = The Railway Touring Co's Dorset Coast Express; 5 July until 13 September 2011
    [note: route also used by other special trains but to a less regular schedule]

    Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF
    0721/0722 SSuX Horsham - Victoria

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

  • To Victoria:
    1845 SSuX, 2032 SSuX, 2102 SSuX, 2132 SSuX, 2202 SSuX, 2232 SSuX from Sevenoaks
    0922 SuO and hourly until 1922 SuO from Canterbury East
    0634 SuO and hourly until 0834 SuO, 2034 SuO, 2134 SuO, 2234 SuO from Faversham
  • From Victoria:
    1803 SSuX, 1818 SSuX, 1907 SSuX to Ashford International
    0743 SSuX, 1734 SSuX to Dartford
    0724 SuO and hourly until 2224 SuO to Faversham /Canterbury East
    0658 SuX and hourly until 1558 SSuX/1858 SO, 1628 SSuX, 1704 SSuX, 1754 SSuX, 1928 SSuX, 1958 SuX, 2058 SSuX to Rochester/Gillingham
    0613 SO/0909 SuO/2143 SSuX and half-hourly until 2309 SuO/2343 SuX, 0739 SuO, 0809 SuO to Sevenoaks / Orpington
    [note: Other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill are booked to run via the Atlantic Lines.]

    Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (177) WF
    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 except during SSuX peak hours) work as unadvertised staff trains from / to Northumberland Park.

    South Bermondsey Junction - Bricklayers Arms Junction (178,184) WF

  • Departures from London Bridge - via Spur line: 1744 SSuX to East Grinstead; 1824 SSuX to Crystal Palace
  • Most terminating arrivals at London Bridge shown to call at any station between Sydenham and Brockley - via Reversible line or via Spur line

    Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham (203) WC
    1612 SSuX Beckenham Junction - Charing Cross
    0903 SSuX Cannon Street - Beckenham Junction
    [note: As advertised in Southeastern timetable]

    Westferry - Canary Wharf (via West India Down Viaduct line, avoiding North Quay Junction) [Docklands Light Railway]
    Trains from Bank to Lewisham, not calling at West India Quay from start of service SSuX until 1900 SSuX .

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

  • From Charing Cross: SSuX: 0536, 1642, 1703, 1726, 1734, 1747, 1809, 1818
  • From Lewisham towards London: most trains not stopping at New Cross except SSuX between about 1630 and about 1830

    Ravensbourne Junction - Shortlands Junction (Ravensbourne Chord - diveunder) (195,212) WB
    [note: only accessible to or from Shortlands fast lines platforms 1 and 2]
    Most stopping trains to or from the Catford line.

    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]

  • SSuX "except peaks" and SO: x.58 Victoria - Gillingham and x.32 return
  • SuO: x.24 Victoria - Faversham or Canterbury East and x.34/x.22 (respectively) return
    Trains to or from the Catford line other than those using Ravensbourne Chord (previous entry)

    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
    2035 SSuX, 2135 SSuX Liverpool Street - Grays
    2051 SSuX Barking - Liverpool Street
    1948 SSuX, 2046 SSuX, 2331 SSuX Grays - Liverpool Street
    0429 SSuX Stanford-le-Hope - Liverpool Street

    Barking Station Junction - Barking platforms 7/8 (via T&H Lines) (1,62) LC
    Trains in previous entry plus:
    Until 31 December 2010:
    0920 SO, 0950 SSuX, 1020 SuX, 1850 SuX, 2235 SO, 2250 SuO, 2305 SuX Gospel Oak - Barking
    0632 SuX, 0647 SSuX, 0702 SO, 0905 SuO, 1532 SuX, 1602 SO, 1632 SSuX Barking - Gospel Oak
    From 3 January 2011 until 21 May 2011:
    1850 SSuX, 2150 SuX, 2235 SO, 2250 SuO, 2305 SuX Gospel Oak - Barking
    0632 SuX, 0647 SSuX, 0702 SO, 0905 SuO Barking - Gospel Oak
    From 22 May 2011:
    2140 SuO, 2150 SuX, 2310 SuO, 2335 SuX Gospel Oak - Barking
    0632 SuX, 0647 SuX, 0853 SuO, 0908 SuO, 0923 SuO Barking - Gospel Oak
    [note: Other London Overground trains to or from the T&H (Tottenham & Hampstead Junction) line on Table 62 normally use Barking bay platform line 1]

    Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) (212) WB
    Through SSuX trains between Cannon Street and Rochester / Chatham or beyond. Exception: 0608 SSuX Faversham - Cannon Street

    St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB
    0608 SSuX Faversham - Cannon Street

    Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB/WC
    1845 SSuX (until 20 May 2011), 1940 SSuX Victoria - Orpington
    0534 SSuX Orpington - City Thameslink

    Slade Green Junction - Perry Street Fork Junction (200) WC
    0727 SSuX, 0732 SSuX, 0744 SSuX Cannon Street - Barnehurst via Slade Green
    1645 SSuX Charing Cross - Barnehurst via Slade Green
    0754 SSuX, D1 1624 SSuX, D1 1704 SSuX, D1 1726 SSuX Cannon Street - Slade Green via Barnehurst (D1 = from 23 May 2011)
    0823 SSuX, 1734 SSuX Charing Cross - Slade Green via Barnehurst
    [notes: As advertised in Southeastern timetable; all these trains continue back to London.]

    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]
    Table 26 trains:
    0556 SSuX Derby - Newcastle
    1706 SSuX, 1919 SuX (from 23 May 2011) Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1125 SuX Plymouth - Dundee
    1740 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    0611 / 0613 SuX Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
    0621 SuX Newcastle - Reading
    1012/1015/1017 SuX, 2133 / 2155 SSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    1925 /1933 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1004 SuO, 2011 SuO Newcastle - Whitby/Middlesbrough (22 May until 12 June 2011)
    Table 48 trains:
    Until 21 May 2011:
    0625 SuX, 0830 SO, 1033 SuX, 1134 SSuX Carlisle - Newcastle
    1212 SSuX, 1612 SO Glasgow Central - Newcastle
    1230 SSuX, 1300 SuX, 1400 SSuX Metrocentre - Newcastle / Morpeth
    1244 SuX, 1344 SSuX, 1444 SuX, 1644 SO, 2114 SO Hexham - Newcastle or beyond
    0536 SSuX, 1024 SSuX, 1044 SuX, 1124 SuX, 1424 SO, 1712 SSuX, 1801 SSuX Newcastle - Metrocentre or beyond
    From 22 May 2011:
    Trains on this line particularly susceptible to being retimed a few minutes earlier during leaf fall season
    0625 SuX, 0828 SO, 1028 SuX, 1228 SuX, 1328 SuX, 1628 SuX Carlisle - Newcastle
    0745 SSuX Dumfries - Newcastle
    0709 SuX, 1612 SO Glasgow Central - Newcastle
    1001 SuX and hourly to 1301 SuX, 1401 SSuX, 1501 SSuX, 1601 SuX, 2215/2230 SuX Metrocentre - Newcastle or beyond
    0742 SuX, 1145 SuX, 1345 SuX, 1443 SuX, 1645 SuX Hexham - Newcastle or beyond
    0944 SSuX, 1044 SuX, 1122 SuX, 1322 SuX, 1622 SSuX, 1744 SuX, 1922 SSuX Newcastle - Metrocentre or beyond
    [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]
    Until 21 May 2011:
    0703 SO Hartlepool - Hexham
    0656 SO, 0832 SuX, 1032 SO, 1132 SO, 1332 SO, 1730 SO, 1830 SO, 1920 SO, 1930 SuO Middlesbrough - Newcastle or beyond
    0916 SO, 1216 SO, 1516 SO Nunthorpe - Hexham
    1328 SuO Sunderland - Metrocentre
    From 22 May 2011:
    1732 SSuX, 1940 SO Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    1328 SuO Sunderland - Metrocentre

    Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main line avoiding station) (26) YA
    Until 21 May 2011:
    1030 SuX Kings Cross - Aberdeen
    1200 SuX Kings Cross - Inverness
    0752 SSuX, 0952 SSuX, 1350 SuO Aberdeen - Kings Cross
    0550 SSuX, 0600 SSuX, 0930 SuO, 1000 SuO Edinburgh - Kings Cross
    1350 SSuX Glasgow Central - Kings Cross
    0755 SuX Inverness - Kings Cross
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable
    From 22 May 2011:
    0540 SSuX Edinburgh - Kings Cross
    ScotRail Caledonian sleepers when diverted via East Coast route - no diversions shown in timetable

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Dalton Junction - Park South Junction CE {new route from 23 July 2011}
    Summer only - 23 July until 13 August 2011
    ND [various - ] 1055 SO Carnforth - Ravenglass
    ND 1620 SO Ravenglass - Carnforth [- various]
    ND = Stateman Rail's The Lakelander; 23 July until 13 August 2011.

    Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE
    0546 SuX Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
    1619 SSuX Morecambe - Leeds (this train was not suspended during Arnside (Kent) viaduct works)
    1427 SuO Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds (from 22 May 2011)

    Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction [Northern Rail leaflet 15] CF
    Summer only - 28 May until 10 September 2011
    0753 SO Chester - Runcorn

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

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

  • Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0626, 0722, 0824, 1726, 1753, 1926 and subsequent departures
    SO: 0724, 0824, 1726, 1825, 1927 and subsequent departures
    SuO until 3 February and from 4 April 2011: 1028/1020, 1130 and subsequent departures (except 1828 and 2356) (from 22 May until 19 June 2011, Sunday services suspended until early afternoon)
  • Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0605, 1418, 1651, 1845
    SO: 0605, 1617, 1918, 2350
    SuO until 3 February and from 4 April 2011: 0908, 1103 and hourly until 2203 (except 2103), 2236 (from 22 May until 19 June 2011, Sunday services suspended until early afternoon)

    Sandbach - Northwich West Junction (81) CF
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAYS 9 JANUARY UNTIL 13 FEBRUARY 2011:
    Virgin Trains between Crewe and Chester:
    1000 SuO Crewe - Holyhead
    1705 SuO, 1805 SuO Euston - Holyhead
    1905 SuO Euston - Chester
    1339 SuO Chester - Euston
    2039 SuO Chester - Crewe
    1055 SuO, 1250 SuO Holyhead - Euston
    1355 SuO Holyhead - Crewe

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (36,65) CL
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    ND 0805 WO Lancaster - Carlisle
    ND 1500 WO Carlisle - Lancaster
    ND = Statesman Rail's The Fellsman; 20 July until 14 September 2011.
    ¶ SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS 2/3 APRIL UNTIL 21/15 (sic) MAY 2011:
    Virgin Trains between Preston and Carlisle

    [Salford] Harbour City - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
    This is the direct Eccles line, avoiding MediaCityUK.
    Until 23 December 2010:
    Used before 0700 SSuX / 0915 SO; after 1830 SO / 2015 SSuX; and all day SuO.
    From 24 December 2010 until 28 April 2011:
    Used before 1000 SSuX; after 1600 SSuX; and all day SSuO.
    From 29 April 2011:
    Used only between 0745 SSuX / 0955 SO and 1800 SO / 2000 SSuX (no Sunday service).

    MediaCityUK - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
    Used by Eccles line trams when running via MediaCityUK at times other than those in next entry above.

    Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84,85) CM
    0500 WThO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
    2134 SuO, 2235 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe (until 2 January and from 20 February until 22 May 2011)
    2228 / 2230 WThO Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    0830 SuO Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly (until 2 January and from 20 February 2011)
    0828 SuO, 0928 SuO Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly (until 2 January and from 20 February 2011)
    1940 SSuX Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
    ¶ SUNDAYS 20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 27 MARCH 2011:
    1052 SuO Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    1210 SuO Lancaster - Birmingham New Street
    0920 SuO Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh or Glasgow Central and hourly until 1220 SuO

    Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78) CL/CM
    0922 FO Stockport - Stalybridge
    [note: As advertised in Northern timetable but suspended from 18 March until 14 April 2011, inclusive]
    ND 0712 FO Crewe - Scarborough
    ND 1655 FO Scarborough - Crewe
    ND = The Railway Touring Co's Scarborough Flyer; 22 July until 9 September 2011

    Dinting West Junction - Dinting East Junction (avoiding Glossop) (79) CM
    Until 30 September 2011:
    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 3 October 2011:
    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
    2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SUNDAYS 20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 27 MARCH 2011
    Trains between Oxford and Didcot if running through to or from Reading or beyond

    Didcot East Junction - Didcot North Junction (via avoiding line) (116) PA
    Most trains from Reading to Oxford not shown to call at Didcot Parkway
    All trains from Oxford to Reading not shown to call at Didcot Parkway
    [note: did not apply on Sundays 20 February until 27 March 2011]

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

    Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground]
    0519 SuX Chesham - Watford
    0604 SuX, 0631 SSuX, 0647 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0704 SuO and 0714 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    0038 MO, 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth
    During leaf fall season (2 October to 10 December 2011) the 0519 SuX Chesham started 0516 and the 0631 SSuX Rickmansworth did not run.

    Langley Junction (up) - Langley South Junction (via up Hertford spur) (24) YA
    Up trains to the Hertford North line from points north of Stevenage
    [notes: Accessible only from platform 1; trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally run via the down, reversible, spur - check locally for the occasional exception. Main line trains diverted via Hertford North on Sunday mornings (until about 1130) 20 February until 27 March 2011.]

    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) (49) 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]
    Most down local trains to the Southend line from Shenfield - but check locally for use of platform 4 or 5 (trains to/from other platforms use the main lines).

    Colchester Junction - East Gate Junction (via Up & Down Avoiding Line) (11) LA
    [note: Accessible only from or to platforms 1 and 2]
    Down trains to the Clacton line: through from points south of Colchester or departures from Colchester not shown from platform 5
    Up arrivals at Colchester from the Clacton line at 0807 SO, 1007 SSuX, 1107 SO (until 21 May 2011), 1915 / 1920 SSuX, 2007 SSuX, 2107 SSuX and 2208 SO

    Manningtree North Junction - East Junction (11,14) LA
    1912 SuO, 1943 SuX Cambridge - Harwich International
    0657 / 0659 SO, 0746 SuO Ipswich - Harwich International
    0525 SSuX Lowestoft - Harwich International
    0750 SuX, 0830 SuO Harwich International - Cambridge
    2110 SuO, 2138 SuX Harwich International - Ipswich / Lowestoft
    [note: As advertised in NXEA timetables]

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)

    Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt [Marchwood Military Railway]
    [note: Ministry of Defence site, not normally accessible to general public]
    N 0745 SSuX, N 1335 FSSuX Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt (staff)
    N 1220 FO, N 1230 FSSuX, N 1645 FSSuX Jetty Halt - Mulberry 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.
    A few Guildford line starting/terminating trains not shown from/to platforms 4A or 4B at Reading.

    Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH
    SuO trains between Waterloo/Staines and Woking via Egham
    2252 SuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    0527 SuX Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    ND 0850 TO Victoria - Weymouth
    ND 1635 TO Weymouth - Victoria
    ND = The Railway Touring Co's Dorset Coast Express; 5 July until 13 September 2011
    [note: route also used by other special trains but to a less regular schedule]

    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 running non-stop via Redhill: Gatwick Express 0530 SSuX, 0600 SSuX, 0700 SSuX, 0730 SSuX, xx.30 SuO from Victoria; all trains between 2340 and 0530 SuX/0700 SuO.

    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.]

    Sittingbourne Western Junction - Middle Junction (212) WA
    0500 SSuX Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
    2132 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
    1636 SSuX Bedford - Ashford International (until 20 May 2011)
    0736 SuX/0745 SuO and hourly until 1237 SSuX/1637 SO/2145 SuO, 1637 SuX, 1712 SSuX, 1842 SSuX, 2037 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    0625 SSuX Ashford International - Bedford
    0715 SSuX, 0647 SuO/0930 SuX and hourly until 1430 SSuX/1830 SO/2147 SuO, 1826 SSuX, 1919 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    [note: Other trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International ran via the Maidstone Relief line, to reach platforms 5 and 6]

    Minster Station and West Junction - Minster South Junction (207) WA
    1340 SSuX, 1440 SSuX Charing Cross - Ramsgate
    0740 SSuX, 0805 SSuX Ramsgate - Charing Cross

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Junction (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe Junction Halt (140) PC
    Trains shown to call at Coombe Junction Halt:
    0833/0835 SuX, 0958 SuX Liskeard - Looe
    0909 SuX, 1032 SuX Looe - Liskeard
    [note: other trains reversed at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

    [Crediton -] site of Coleford Junction - Okehampton [- Meldon Quarry] (136) PC
    Dartmoor Railway operated between Okehampton and Meldon Quarry, and - at Christmas time 2010 - between Okehampton and near site of Coleford Junction. Services [Crediton -] site of Coleford Junction - Okehampton were operated by First Great Western under contract to Devon County Council and advertised locally in summer only:
    Sundays 22 May until 18 September 2011:
    from St. James' Park (Exeter) at 0903, 1100, 1303, 1503, 1702, returning from Okehampton at 1000, 1200, 1400, 1557/1600, 1800
    [note: Track from Crediton to site of Coleford Junction is Network Rail (former L&SW down line), thence to Okehampton and Meldon is privately owned].

    Bristol Dr.Days Junction - Feeder Bridge Junction (123,132) PC
    1338 SSuX Westbury - Bristol Parkway (until 20 May 2011)
    1553 SSuX Bristol Parkway - Bath Spa (from 23 May 2011)
    Also used by trains (diverted from the direct Swindon - Bristol Parkway route) shown to call at Bristol Parkway with extended station time (or Bath Spa then Newport), but not shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads:
    ¶ SUNDAYS 26 JUNE UNTIL 31 JULY 2011:
    Trains between Paddington and South Wales

    Yeovil Pen Mill Junction - Yeovil Junction (160) WG
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAYS 20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 27 MARCH 2011:
    First Great Western trains between Westbury and Yeovil Junction.

    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. Other trains at Norchard use the high level platform on the through line.
    D1 1105 Norchard - Lydney Junction
    D1 1505 Lydney Junction - Norchard
    D1 = Timetable B dates
    Additional workings from and to Norchard Low Level operated for special events days.

    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; Night Riviera sleepers when not running via Castle Cary and D 1820 FO Exeter - Paddington.

    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; Night Riviera sleepers (of which the route varied by day and date) and D 1820 FO Exeter - Paddington.

    Westbury East Loop Junction - Hawkeridge Junction (125,135,406) PC
    Diversionary use only until 21 May 2011, thereafter weekday service:
    1706 SSuX Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads
    ¶ SUNDAY NIGHTS/MONDAY MORNINGS UNTIL 13/14 FEBRUARY AND FROM 3/4 APRIL UNTIL 15/16 MAY AND FROM 30/31 OCTOBER 2011:
    2115 SuO Penzance - Paddington
    ¶ SUNDAYS 20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 27 MARCH 2011:
    1659 SuO Taunton - Paddington
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 30 OCTOBER 2011:
    Trains between Bath Spa and Paddington
    2350 SuO Paddington - Penzance

    Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction (158) WG {service (which ceased from 13 December 2009) restored 13 December 2010}
    1334 SSuX Newcastle - Southampton Central

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Junction - Portobello Junction (400,401) CC
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ MONDAYS UNTIL 13 JUNE AND FROM 8 AUGUST 2011:
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central

    Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains shown to call at Tame Bridge Parkway (until 28 January 2011)
    1921 SSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    2332 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    2003 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton
    ¶ MONDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2230 SSuX, 2330 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    ¶ SUNDAYS 9 JANUARY UNTIL 13 FEBRUARY 2011:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton

    Portobello Junction - Darlaston Junction (65,68,401) CC
    All trains in previous two entries

    Darlaston Junction - Bescot Junction (65,68,75) CC
    All trains in previous three entries. Exception: trains via Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (see next entry)

    Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (70) CC
    1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton

    Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG
    2105 SSuX (from 28 March 2011), 2150 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    2012 SSuX Paignton - Birmingham New Street
    0500 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    2205 SuO Birmingham New Street - Worcester Shrub Hill (from 22 May 2011)
    ¶ MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS 28 MARCH UNTIL 20 MAY 2011:
    2128 SSuX Hereford - Birmingham New Street
    2224 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Worcester Shrub Hill
    2300 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Gloucester
    ¶ MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS 28 MARCH UNTIL 17 JUNE 2011:
    1708 SSuX Edinburgh - Bristol Temple Meads

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70,75) CC
    2332 MWFO Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    2003 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    1921 TThO Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    0510 SSuX Wrexham General - Marylebone (until 28 January 2011)
    ¶ MONDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2230 SSuX, 2330 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    ¶ SUNDAYS 9 JANUARY UNTIL 13 FEBRUARY 2011:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton

    Perry Barr West Junction - Perry Barr South Junction (51,68) CC
    Service ceased after operation on 16 May 2010; regular movement resumed from 23 May 2011
    From 23 May 2011:
    2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Small Heath South Junction (51,71,75) CG
    [common with next entry between Grand Junction and Bordesley Junction]
    CrossCountry trains between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa not shown to call at Coventry
    0510 SSuX, 1328 SSuX Wrexham General - Marylebone (until 28 January 2011)
    1619 SuO, 1833 SuO Marylebone - Wrexham General (until 23 January 2011)
    [note: Wrexham & Shropshire trains did not run this route when engineering work caused diversion via West Coast Main Line and deletion of Leamington Spa and Banbury stops was advertised on their website]

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Kings Norton Junction (51,57) CC,CG
    [common with previous entry between Grand Junction and Bordesley Junction]
    0542 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    0642 SO Birmingham New Street - Paignton
    0600 SuX and hourly to 1907 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Cheltenham Spa and beyond
    1900 SSuX, 2000 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    2210 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street (except 20 February until 15 May and 26 June until 31 July 2011)
    2105 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street (except 28 March until 20 May 2011)
    1525 SO Newquay - Manchester Piccadilly (28 May until 10 September 2011)
    0628 SSuX Penzance - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    0625 SSuX, 1825 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    0607 SO, 0956 SO, 1554 SO Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
    Sunday trains from the Cheltenham Spa line to Manchester Piccadilly (from 22 May 2011, on dates when advertised to operate)
    Sunday trains from Manchester Piccadilly to the Cheltenham Spa line (on dates when advertised to operate)

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Junction (51,57) CC
    1925 / 1933 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1747 SO Southampton Central - York
    ¶ SUNDAYS 20 FEBRUARY UNTIL 27 MARCH 2011:
    Trains between Derby / Burton on Trent and Birmingham New Street
    ¶ SUNDAYS 3 APRIL UNTIL 15 MAY 2011:
    0903 SuO, 1003 SuO, 1033 SuO Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh
    0810 SuO, 0900 SuO Leeds - Birmingham New Street

    Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (65,400,401) CC
    Until 28 January 2011:
    Wrexham & Shropshire trains. Exceptions: trains not shown to call at Tame Bridge Parkway and trains shown under Birmingham Grand Junction - ... - Small Heath South Junction entry, above
    From 29 January until 22 May 2011:
    Service ceased apart from engineering diversions
    From 23 May 2011:
    2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ MONDAYS UNTIL 13 JUNE AND FROM 8 AUGUST 2011:
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central

    Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC
    1705 SO Edinburgh / 1917 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    2137 SuX Nottingham - Birmingham New Street (except Saturdays 28 May until 18 June 2011)
    2203 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Nottingham
    1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York

    Hatton North Junction - West Junction (71) CG
    0555 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND† 1237 SuO, ND1615 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    ND = Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express; 3 July until 11 September 2011; † = not 4 September [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.

  • Weekday departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0525, 0620 (from 23 May 2011), 2309
    SO: 0615
  • Local train weekday arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    Until 21 May 2011:
    SSuX: 0714, 0744, 0914, 1130, 1214, 1313, 1414, 1515, 1815, 1842, 1915, 1933, 2246, 2338
    SO: 0714, 0744, 0914, 1002, 1716, 1815, 1830, 2013, 2246
    From 22 May 2011:
    SSuX: 0714 and hourly until 2216/2219 (except 1714 SSuX), also 0744, 0842, 1131, 1331, 1831, 1931, 2245, 2340
    SO: 0743, 0914 and hourly to 1914, 0940 and hourly to 1940, 2037, 2114, 2215, 2244, 2314
    [note: some Sunday trains and a few longer-distance trains also used this route.]

    Leeds, Whitehall East Junction - Engine Shed Junction YE/YG
    Summer only
    ND 1655 TWThO Scarborough - York (via York circular)
    ND 1014 TWThO York - Scarborough (via York circular)
    ND = West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express; 19 July until 1 September 2011; traverses this section on York - York circular section of journey

    Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction (26,31) YE
    1530 SuO Penzance / 1823 SuO Plymouth/1954 SuO Taunton - Leeds (until 28 March and from 22 May 2011)
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS until 21 May 2011:
    2130 SuO, 2210 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS from 23 May 2011:
    2235 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: Although shown by this route, the Kings Cross trains usually only used the route when engineering work so required. Sunday evening trains retimed to start at 2115 and 2215 on some dates.]

    Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (31) YE
    1050 SSuX Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange (until 20 May 2011)
    1530 SuO Penzance / 1823 SuO Plymouth/1954 SuO Taunton - Leeds (until 28 March and from 22 May 2011)
    2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds
    0752 / 0755 / 0805 SuO Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross

    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 (29) YE {new route from 13 December 2010}
    1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York

    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 run non-stop via Rotherham Central

    Woodhouse Junction - Beighton Junction (53) YE
    All trains in Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction entry - see East Midlands section

    Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Junction - Thrybergh Junction - Mexborough East Junction (29) YE
    1855 SuX, 2047 SSuX (until 15 July 2011) Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
    1740/1741 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York
    0518 SuX Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
    0540 SuX Doncaster - Manchester Airport
    0725 SO (until 21 May 2011), 0723 / 0725 SSuX Newcastle - Southampton Central

    Milford Junction - Castleford (39,40) YE
    0609 SO York - Plymouth (until 21 May 2011)
    2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2033 SuO Huddersfield - Hull
    1525 SO Plymouth - York
    ND1 1655 TWThO Scarborough - York (via York circular)
    ND1 1014 TWThO York - Scarborough (via York circular)
    ND1 = West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express; 19 July until 1 September 2011; traverses this section on York - York circular section of journey
    ND 0712 FO Crewe - Scarborough
    ND 1655 FO Scarborough - Crewe
    ND = The Railway Touring Co's Scarborough Flyer; 22 July until 9 September 2011
    ¶ MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS:
    0138 MSSuX, 0252 MSSuX, 0352 SO, 0400 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport
    2230 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - York
    2223 FO, 2318 FSSuX, 0038 MSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    ¶ SUNDAY MORNINGS 9 JANUARY UNTIL 13 FEBRUARY 2011:
    0229 SuO, 0344 SuO, 0459 SuO, 0557 SuO, 0656 SuO York - Manchester Piccadilly
    2324 SO Manchester Airport - York
    0142 SuO, 0502 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - York
    ¶ SUNDAYS FROM 26 JUNE UNTIL 11 SEPTEMBER AND FROM 30 OCTOBER 2011:
    2152 SuO Liverpool Lime Street - York

    Milford Junction - Gascoigne Wood (39) YG
    2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2033 SuO Huddersfield - Hull

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe (26,33,51) YE/YG
    Northern trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33
    1917/1925 SO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA/YE
    Diversionary use only
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS until 21 May 2011:
    2200 SX Kings Cross - York
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS from 23 May 2011:
    2200 SuO, 2220 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle
    [note: Although shown by this route, the train usually only used the route when engineering work so required; train retimed to start at 2145 on some dates.]

    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 and in Milford Junction - Castleford entry. Exception: 2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2033 SuO Huddersfield - Hull

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Junction (33) YG
    SuX trains between Selby and Sherburn in Elmet
    1105 SSuX, 1845 SO Hull - York
    0907 SuO Kings Cross - Sunderland (until 15 May 2011)
    2121 SSuX Selby - York
    0843 SSuX, 1153 SSuX York - Selby / Hull

    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
    0907 SuO Kings Cross - Sunderland (until 15 May 2011)
    0744 SO Harrogate / 0655 SO Skipton - Kings Cross

    Shaftholme Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA/YE
    Grand Central services between Pontefract Monkhill and Doncaster
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS until 21 May 2011:
    2200 SX Kings Cross - York
    2130 SuO, 2210 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    ¶ SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS from 23 May 2011:
    2200 SuO, 2220 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle
    2235 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: Although shown by this route, these ¶ trains usually only used the route when engineering work so requires. Sunday evening trains retimed to start at earlier on some dates]

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction (32) YE
    1716 SuX Leeds - Goole
    0704 /0706 SuX, 1849 SuX Goole - Leeds

    Doncaster Flyover East Junction - Loversall Carr Junction (Up line) (26) YA
    [note: Accessible only from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    Until 20 May 2011:
    0728 SSuX Harrogate - Kings Cross
    1305 SSuX Leeds - Kings Cross
    Route withdrawn from 23 May 2011

    Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (Down line) (26) YA
    Until 20 May 2011:
    1110 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    1719 SSuX Kings Cross - Hull
    From 23 May 2011:
    1108 SSuX Kings Cross - York (to be overtaken by 1123 Kings Cross - Sunderland)
    1040/1045 SuO, 1440/1445 SuO, 1740/1745 SuO Kings Cross - Hull (to be overtaken by xx00 Kings Cross - Edinburgh)

    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

    Kilkenny: Lavistown South Junction - Lavistown North Junction
    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
    0810 SuO Edinburgh - Oban (26 June until 28 August 2011)
    1704 SuO Oban - Edinburgh (26 June until 28 August 2011)

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

    Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) (65,225) GA
    0426 SO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2102 SO Glasgow Central - Edinburgh

    Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA

  • ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell via Carstairs not shown to call at Wishaw
  • most 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 inward bound to Inverness.]

    Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (224/228,242) GC
    0713 / 0714 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street
    1733 SSuX Glasgow Queen Street - Markinch

    Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC
    0555 / 0556 SSuX, 0624 SuX Markinch - Newcraighall
    0614 / 0616 SSuX, 2238 SuX Perth - Edinburgh
    0533 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee (until 21 May 2011)
    1125 SSuX Plymouth - Dudee (from 23 May 2011)
    2133 / 2137 SuX Newcraighall - Perth

    Haymarket West Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (229) GC
    [common with next entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    Until 20 May 2011:
    0533 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee
    Route withdrawn from 23 May 2011

    Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (225) GC
    [common with previous entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    2048 / 2105 SSuX Glasgow Central - Edinburgh

    WALES

    Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction (128) PB
    1057 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB
    1057 SSuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1205 / 1212 SuO Cardiff Central - Milford Haven
    D1 1630 SO, D2 1630 SuX, D1 1830 FSSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven (D1 = from 23 May 2011; D2 = until 21 May 2011)
    0504 SSuX Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly (SSuX until 20 May, SuX from 23 May 2011)
    1330 SSuX Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central / Cheltenham Spa
    [note: See also Regular but infrequent services for use of part of this route.]

    Landore Junction - Swansea Loop West Junction (128) PB
    1057 SO Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    0504 SO Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly (until 21 May 2011)
    1330 SO Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    [note: Trains in previous entry used this route on occasion to suit operating convenience.]

    Margam East Junction - Margam Moors Junction via OVE (Ogmore Vale Extension) line(125) PB {New route from 13 December 2010}
    0357 SSuX Swansea - Paddington

    Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (128) PB
    0357 MSSuX Swansea - Paddington
    2243 SO (from 28 May 2011), 2315 SSuX Cardiff Central - Carmarthen
    1630 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven (until 21 May 2011)
    2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    [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

    In each case, check with the railway concerned near the potential date of operation
    and note that some of these lines may also be used on other occasions when so advertised.
    Some other preserved railways do operate over sections of line beyond their normal service limits, but only on an irregular basis.

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Jn/Up Flying Loop Jn - Hendy Jn (Swansea District line)
    Excursions from South Wales via this route to The Royal Welsh Show, held near Builth each year in late July.
    2011 dates: 18 - 21 July 2011
    2011 schedule: 0730 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Builth Road; 1845 MTWThO Builth Road - Cardiff Central.

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

    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 Gala usually held in June, trains used this section, some trains being freight trains carrying passengers.
    2011 dates: 18, 19 June, 17, 18 September

    Aylesbury Vale Junction - Quainton Road
    On August Bank Holiday Mondays a shuttle service of trains between Aylesbury and Quainton Road used this section.
    2011 dates: 29 August Service not available Spring Bank Holiday 2011 because of engineering work.
    2011 schedule: 1000 from Aylesbury and then hourly until 1700, returning 30 mins later

    Mossend East Junction - Mossend North Junction
    On Sundays prior to Christmas an hourly shopping service ran between Shotts and Glasgow Central via Whifflet until Christmas 2010; no equivalent service for Christmas 2011.
    2010 dates: Sundays 5 until 19 December
    2010 schedule: 0922 SuO and hourly until 1822 SuO Glasgow Central - Shotts; 0845 SuO and hourly until 1745 SuO Shotts - Glasgow Central

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - King Magnus's Halt ("King's Halt") - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway]

  • For Halloween Weekend, trains used this section (south line) (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    2011 dates: 29, 30, 31 October
    2011 Schedule: Sat and Sun: trains between 1400 and 1700; Mon: trains between 1700 and 2000.
  • For Christmas service ("The Lapland Express") trains ran to Inch Abbey and back, then back to the Loop Platform by a short section of the south line.
    2011 dates: SSuO 26 November until 18 December
    Schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 45 minutes to 1700.



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