Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2013


Compiled by Richard Maund

This page was first uploaded on 5 December 2012. Up-dated on 24 August 2014


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operate from Sunday 9 December 2012 until Saturday 7 December 2013. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings are subject to further and short notice alteration at any time - particularly on public holidays. For Explanation of references and other general information: please refer to the Introduction.

Editorial notes: Public timetable times are used in this edition (although the occasional working time may have slipped in un-noticed - they may be a minute or so earlier for arrivals, a minute or so later for departures). Four-character train reporting numbers have been added (which should facilitate enquiries through Open Train Times). A review of lines which fall in the indeterminate area at the edges of the criteria for inclusion/exclusion has resulted in adding to this issue four existing routes. While neither "rare" nor obscure to most users (the routes are clearly shown on the Network Rail system map accompanying the national timetable), these may be helpful for less experienced users: Stoke Works Junction - Abbotswood Junction; Weston super Mare avoiding line; Colwich Junction - Stone Junction; Morecambe - Heysham Port. Over the past couple of years, steam and other excursions which have followed a regular schedule over a number of weeks (usually during the summer season) have been incorporated; from this year only abridged details are included for those expected to be using "obscure" routes on more than a once-off basis (although no attempt has been made to include multi-day "land-cruise" trains such as Royal Scotsman or similar offered by other operators). It should not be assumed that these trains run every week - consult operator's publicity.


ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Services to, from and through Nottingham were subject to alteration during resignalling works from 20 July to 25 August 2013.
See the East Midlands Trains Major Disruptions at Nottingham Station webpage and
various post hoc magazine reports, such as Modern Railways November 2013.

Sheet Stores Junction - Stenson Junction (53,57) CC01
Diversionary use only
MONDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS 17 JUNE UNTIL 19 JULY 2013:
1F76 2100 SSuX, 1F79 2130 SSuX, 1D91 2315 St. Pancras International - Derby
MONDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS 9 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 18 OCTOBER 2013:
2A74 2215 SSuX, 2A78 2315 SSuX Nottingham - Derby
EARLY MORNINGS TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS FROM 22 OCTOBER 2013:
1C05 0428 MSSuX, 1C06 0455 MSSux, 1C08 0505 SO Derby - St. Pancras International

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction (51,53) YE01
1Y08 0712 Beeston - Leeds (20 July until 24 August 2103)
1M00 1652 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
1L20 2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham / East Midlands Parkway
1Y03 0554 SO Sheffield - Nottingham
1V81 0601 SuX Sheffield - Reading
1C90 2321 SSuX Sheffield - Derby (from 21 October 2013)
1F00 0622 SSuX / 0626 SO Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0520 SuX Nottingham / 0513 SuX East Midlands Parkway - Liverpool Lime Street
1Y08 0711 SO Nottingham - Leeds
1Y60 2015 SuO / 2045 SSuX Nottingham - Sheffield
1D62 1815 SuX, 1D69 1930 SSuX St.Pancras International - Leeds (22 July until 24 August 2013)
1F49 1540 SuO St.Pancras International - Sheffield (15 September until 20 October 2013)
See also Tapton Junction - Barrow Hill Railway Centre entry in Regular but infrequent services section, below

Toton Centre - Trent South Junction via High Level Goods Lines (53) CJ03
[common with next but one entry between Toton Centre and Meadow Lane Junction]
Diversionary use only
SUNDAYS FROM 27 OCTOBER 2013:
1F01 0954 SuO Leicester - York
1D81 2200 SO St.Pancras International - Nottingham
1F79 2130 SO, 1F83 2225 SO St.Pancras International - Derby
1F19 0930 SuO St.Pancras International - Sheffield
1C18 0625 SuO, 1C23 0728 SuO Derby - St.Pancras International
1C28 0753 SuO, 1C33 0901 SuO, 1C38 1003 SuO Sheffield - St.Pancras International

Trent East Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ03
1E34 0555 SO Derby - Newcastle
1C90 2236 SuO / 2320 SO Sheffield - Derby
1V81 0545 SO Sheffield - Reading (25 May until 7 September 2013)
VSOE excursions between Victoria and Chesterfield for Chatsworth House
MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS FROM 31 DECEMBER 2012 UNTIL 23 MARCH AND 20 MAY UNTIL 15 JUNE 2013:
1C11 0500 SO/ 0502 SSuX Sheffield - St.Pancras International
1M00 1652 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
1C89 2142 SSuX, 1C90 2351 SSuX Sheffield - Derby
MONDAY TO FRIDAY EVENINGS FROM 25 MARCH UNTIL 17 MAY AND 29 JULY UNTIL 6 SEPTEMBER 2013:
1F75 2055 SSuX, 1F83 2225 SSuX St.Pancras International - Sheffield
20 JULY UNTIL 25 AUGUST 2013:
Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich services (this direction only)
1D62 1815 SuX, 1D69 1930 SSuX St.Pancras International - Leeds
1F75 2055 FSSuX, 1F83 2225 FO St.Pancras International - Sheffield
1B23 0634 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras International
SUNDAYS FROM 27 OCTOBER 2013:
All trains shown in previous entry

Attenborough Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ03
[common with next but one entry above between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
1Y60 2040 SO, 1Y64 2111 SSuX Nottingham - Sheffield
1Y20 1015 SuO (from 19 May 2013), 1Y40 1513 SuO, 1Y94 2133 SuO Nottingham - Leeds
1L20 2121 SuO Liverpool Lime Street / 2329 SSuX Sheffield - Nottingham (until 24 March and from 19 May 2013)
1L20 2137 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1L20 2137 SO Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham (15 December 2012 until 13 March and from 18 May 2013)
1Y03 0554 SO / 0600 SSuX Sheffield - Nottingham
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 31 DECEMBER 2012 UNTIL 22 MARCH AND 20 MAY UNTIL 14 JUNE 2013:
1Y01 0517 SSuX Sheffield - Nottingham
20 JULY UNTIL 25 AUGUST 2013: during Nottingham resignalling, only the following trains used this route:
1Y01 0508 MSSuX, 1Y03 0554 SO / 0600 SSuX Sheffield - Beeston
1Y53 1805 SuX Leeds - Beeston
1Y04 0618 SSuX, 1Y08 0712 SO / 0713 SSuX Beeston - Leeds
1Y60 2044 SO Beeston - Sheffield

Toton Centre - Trowell Junction (49,53) CJ03
All trains in previous two entries except the trains shown as SUNDAYS FROM 27 OCTOBER 2013 (which reverse at Toton).

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction (49) CJ04
1P69 1635 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras International
1L01 0503 SSuX/0504 SO, 1L02 0609 SSuX/0612 SO Nottingham - Norwich (started from Derby during Nottingham resignalling)
1M06 0930 SSuX Corby - Derby
2R92 2100 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham /East Midlands Parkway
20 JULY UNTIL 25 AUGUST 2013:
Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich services (both directions) and other "short" journeys on that service
1S01 0753 SO Derby - Skegness
1S02 1640 SO Skegness - Derby

Thrumpton West Junction - Retford West Junction (high level platform 2) (30) YE07
2P87 2015/2018 SuX Huddersfield - Retford
2P51 0546 SuX Sheffield - Retford
1L74 0703 SuX Retford - Leeds
2P90 2245 SuX Retford - Sheffield

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ04
1M06 0930 SSuX Corby - Derby
1M61 1800 SSuX St.Pancras International - Melton Mowbray
1P69 1635 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras International
1P10 0601 SSuX Melton Mowbray - St.Pancras International
SUNDAYS FROM 15 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 20 OCTOBER 2013:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester

[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) YE07
SO trains between Retford and Barnetby.
1T01 1030 SO Sheffield - Cleethorpes (25 May until 6 July 2013)
1B91 1811 SO Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport (25 May until 6 July 2013)

Allington West Junction - Allington North Junction (19) YA05
2S11 0935/0949/0955 SuX Nottingham - Skegness
2S24 1730 SuX, 2S32 2102 SuX Skegness - Nottingham (except certain dates during Notingham resignalling)
1S01 0753 SO Derby - Skegness (31 August and 7 September 2013)
1S02 1140 SO Skegness - Derby (31 August and 7 September 2013)
Additional services operated on summer Sundays:
2S09 0845 SuO Nottingham - Skegness (19 May until 8 September 2013)
2S14 1227 SuO Skegness - Nottingham (19 May until 8 September 2013)
2A58 1622 SuO Skegness - Derby (19 May until 8 September, except 21 and 28 July, 2013)

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Services to, from and through London Bridge and its envrions are subject to alteration
during major remodelling works until 2017; see the Thameslink webpage.

Northolt Park Junction - Northolt Junction (115) CG01
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

    Old Oak Common West - Northolt Junction (115) PA01
    [common with next entry between Greenford West Junction and Northolt junction]
    2M28 1136 SSuX Paddington - West Ruislip
    1V28 1102 SSuX South Ruislip - Paddington

    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 (but ran - for example - 23/24 December 2012 and during May Bank Holiday weekend).

    New Kew Junction - South Acton Junction and Acton Wells Junction - Brent Curve Junction (Cricklewood) {new entry - existing route}
    VSOE excursions between Victoria and Chatsworth House.

    Strawberry Hill Junction - Fulwell Junction (149,152) WH01
    SSuX trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell

    Sudbury Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) (66,176,400-403) CB01
    Principal uses: Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Harrow & Wealdstone; ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route (to reverse at Wembley European Freight Operations Centre).

    Acton Main Line (Acton East/Poplar Junction) - Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Junction LC02
    [common with next entry between Acton Main Line and West London Junction]
    Rail service ceased from 15 December 2008. A weekly road replacement continued to operate until June 2013 but this route was formally closed from 17 June 2013 and will not be referred to in future.

    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 (but ran - for example - 23/24 December 2012 and during May Bank Holiday weekend).

    Willesden - Mitre Bridge Junction (176) CB01/LC02
    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) LC02
    2L01 0557 SO, 2L00 0558 SSuX, 2N02 0900 SuO Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
    2J96 0759 SSuX Woodgrange Park - Willesden Junction Low Level (from 20 May 2013)
    2N15 2305 SuO Stratford (from 19 May) / 2330 SuO Gospel Oak (until 12 May) - Willesden Junction Low Level
    2M45 2345 SuX Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level

    Earl's Court Junction - Kensington (Olympia) [London Underground]

  • SSuX: from Kensington (Olympia): 0550, 0606, 0615, 0624, 0632, 1958, 2038; from High Street Kensington: 1941, 2021
  • SSuX exhibition days (dates as advertised): from Kensington (Olympia): 0550, 0606, 0615, 0624, 0632, 0955, 1028 and half-hourly until 2300; from High Street Kensington: 1011 and half-hourly until 2241
  • SO: from Kensington (Olympia): 0553 and approximately every 15-20 minutes until 0739 then every 20 minutes until 2319, 2335, 2350; from High Street Kensington: 0656, 0710, 0725, 0741 and every 20 minutes until 2321, 2336
  • SuO: from Kensington (Olympia): 0735, 0758, 0805, 0819 and every 20 minutes until 2259, 2326, 2350; from Earl's Court: 0758; from High Street Kensington: 0807, 0821 and every 20 minutes until 2301, 2323, 2338

    [Junction Road Junction - ] Covered Way west end - Gospel Oak Junction (London Overground timetable 3) LC02
    2J96 0759 SSuX Woodgrange Park - Hampstead Heath (extended to Willesden Junction Low Level from 20 May 2013)
    [note: previously often extended to Willesden Junction on a short-notice basis]

    Camden Junction - Camden Road West Junction (400-403) LC02
    Diversionary use only
    ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route: see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry
    [note: on occasion, trains may be diverted, instead, via Harlesden Junction - Kensal Green Junction: check for specific dates with the Open Train Times or Realtime Train Info websites]

    Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction (400-403) LC02
    Diversionary use only
    ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route:
    SUNDAY NIGHTS 31 MARCH UNTIL 16 JUNE 2013:
    1S25 2028 SuO Euston - Inverness
    1S26 2145 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    1M11 2140 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    1M16 2026 SuO Inverness - Euston
    NIGHTS 14 UNTIL 21 JULY 2013:
    All ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers

    Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney (152,155,158) WH02
    2K77 0042 SX Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
    1B01 0105 SX Waterloo - Southampton Central
    2L77 2312 SuX Waterloo - Basingstoke
    2L10 0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    2L82 2254 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo

    Latchmere Junctions - Clapham Junction (176) WB02
    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 Curve and Clapham Junction platform 1
    Check locally for the occasional exception.

    Latchmere No 1 Junction - Latchmere No 3 Junction - Longhedge Junction WB02
    2B29 1002 SSuX Kensington Olympia - Wandsworth Road (until 14 June 2013)
    2M45 1609 SSuX Clapham High Street - Kensington Olympia (until 14 June 2013)
    [note: this route formally closed from 17 June 2013 and will not be referred to in future]

    Pouparts Junction - Longhedge Junction WB02 {new entry - existing route}
    VSOE excursions returning from Sussex to Victoria.

    Longhedge Junction - Factory Junction (178) WB02
    From 9 December 2012 this section carries the London Overground service between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction (Windsor side) via the East London and South London lines, and will not be referred to in future.

    Factory Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Battersea Pier Junction (south-eastern side) (195,196,199,200,212) WB01
    2B96 0530 SSuX Victoria - Bromley South
    2F12 0640 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    2U56 0653 SSuX Barnehurst - Victoria
    2U62 0756 SSuX, 2U64 1738 SSuX Dartford - Victoria
    2K90 0708 SSuX, 2K80 1632 SSuX, 2K94 1702 SSuX Gillingham - Victoria
    2D06 1625 SSuX Orpington - Victoria (despite being shown in the working timetable by this route, in practice train runs reversible line, to avoid conflict with an Overground train)
    2B90 1818 SSuX Sevenoaks - Victoria
    Most VSOE excursions between Victoria and destinations in Kent.

    Longhedge Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Battersea Pier Junction (south-eastern side) WB01{new entry - existing route}
    The Railway Touring Co's outward Dorset Coast Express WO in summer.
    Most VSOE excursions between Victoria and destinations other than Kent.

    Battersea Park (platform 2) - Factory Junction (178) WB01 {new entry - existing route with reduced service from 9 December 2012}
    9O05 0618 SSuX Battersea Park Highbury & Islington (except 21 September until 13 October 2013)
    9P70 2217 SSuX Highbury & Islington - Battersea Park (except 21 September until 13 October 2013)

    Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF01A
    2E13 0721 SSuX Horsham - Victoria

    Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction (195,212) WB01

  • To Victoria:
    2K62 0750 SSuX from Gillingham
    2B92 1845 SSuX from Sevenoaks
    2K58 0922 SuO and hourly until 2K78 1922 SuO from Canterbury East
    2K52 0634 SuO and hourly until 2K56 0834 SuO, 2K80 2034 SuO, 2K82 2134 SuO, 2K84 2234 SuO from Faversham
  • From Victoria:
    1F94 1803 SSuX, 2F64 1818 SSuX, 1F68 1907 SSuX to Ashford International
    2U12 0743 SSuX, 2U10 1734 SSuX to Dartford
    2K10 0724 SuO and hourly until 2K40 2224 SuO to Faversham / Canterbury East
    2K04 0658 SuX and hourly until 2K26 1558 SSuX /2K34 1958 SO, 2K28 1628 SSuX, 2K30 1704 SSuX, 2K34 1754 SSuX, 2K40 1928 SSuX, 2K42 1958 SuX, 2K44 2058 SSuX to Rochester / Gillingham
    [note: other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill are booked to run via the Atlantic Lines.]

    Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (177) WF03
    2I80 1601 SSuX Streatham Hill - London Bridge

    Seven Sisters Junction - South Tottenham West Junction and South Tottenham East Junction - Tottenham South Junction (21,22) LB01A
    2U00 0531 SO Liverpool Street - Enfield Town

    Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platform or Cleaning Shed) - Seven Sisters [London Underground]
    [notes: Accessible only to or from Seven Sisters platforms 4 and 5. 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) WF01A

  • Departure from London Bridge - via Spur line: no services
  • 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 (203/204) WC01
    1Y02 0452 SSuX Tonbridge - Charing Cross
    2Y92 1612 SSuX Beckenham Junction - Charing Cross
    2Y86 0015 MX Charing Cross - Tonbridge
    2Y91 0903 SSuX Cannon Street - Beckenham Junction

    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 [later extended until 2100 SSuX].

    Lewisham Vale Junction - Tanners Hill Junction (via St John's flyover - or flydown - line) (199,200) WC01
    This route was double tracked from 2 April 2013; the service may be subject to increase at a future timetable change.

  • From Charing Cross: SSuX: 2S04 0536, 2S54 1642, 2S56 1703, 2S58 1726, 2M58 1734, 2S60 1747, 2S62 1809, 2M62 1818; SO: 2V62 1917
  • 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) WB01
    [note: Accessible only to or from Shortlands fast lines platforms 1 and 2]
    Most stopping trains to or from the Catford line. Check locally at Shortlands for the occasional exception.

    Ravensbourne Junction - Shortlands Junction (Catford Loop Lines - ground level) (195,196,212) WB01
    [note: Accessible only to or from Shortlands slow lines platforms 3 and 4]
    Trains to or from the Catford line other than those using Ravensbourne Chord (previous entry) - principal uses:

  • 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

    Parks Bridge Junction - Ladywell Junction (Ladywell Loop) (203) WC01
    SuX trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not shown to call at Lewisham

    Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction (1) LC01
    2R74 2035 SSuX, 2R78 2135 SSuX Liverpool Street - Grays
    2R93 2051 SSuX Barking - Liverpool Street
    2R73 1948 SSuX, 2R77 2046 SSuX, 2R85 2333 SSuX Grays - Liverpool Street
    2D97 0429 SSuX Stanford-le-Hope - Liverpool Street
    [note: see also Gas Factory Junction - Bow Junction entry under Regular but infrequent services, below]

    Barking Station Junction - Barking platforms 7/8 (via T&H Lines) (1,62) LC02
    Trains in previous entry plus:
    2J04 2140 SuO, 2J25 2150 SuX, 2J39 2335 SuX Gospel Oak - Barking
    2J98 0617 MO, 2J00 0632 MSuX, 2J02 0647 SuX, 2J01 0853 SuO, 2J03 0908 SuO, 2J05 0923 SuO Barking - Gospel Oak
    [notes: other London Overground trains to or from the T&H (Tottenham & Hampstead Junction) line on Table 62 normally use Barking bay platform line 1; see also Gas Factory Junction - Bow Junction entry under Regular but infrequent services, below]

    Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Most through SSuX trains between Cannon Street and Rochester / Chatham or beyond:
    1G85 1646 SSuX, 1G87 1708 SSuX, 1G89 1730 SSuX, 1G93 1814 SSuX, 1G95 1844 SSuX Cannon Street - Ramsgate
    1G91 1752 SSuX Cannon Street - Broadstairs
    1G85 0545 SSuX Gillingham - Cannon Street
    1G89 0545 SSuX Dover Priory - Cannon Street
    1G91 0625 SSuX, 1G93 0648 SSuX Broadstairs - Cannon Street
    1G95 0659 SSuX Ramsgate - Cannon Street

    St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    1G87 0608 SSuX Faversham - Cannon Street
    1G97 0719 SSuX Ramsgate - Cannon Street

    Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB01
    2Y86 0015 MX Charing Cross - Tonbridge
    2M26 1940 SSuX Victoria - Orpington
    1Y02 0452 SSuX Tonbridge - Charing Cross
    2L55 0534 SSuX Orpington - Blackfriars

    Slade Green Junction - Perry Street Fork Junction (200) WC02
    Shown as "limited service" on London & South East schematic map, but now with regular service ca. 0800 SuX to 1800 SuX between Barnehurst and Slade Green - see Southeastern Metro train times booklet 7C.

    ENGLAND - NORTH EAST

    King Edward Bridge South Junction - Gateshead High Level Bridge Junction (26,48) YA04/YD03
    [common with next entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    Table 26 trains:
    1E34 0556 SSuX Derby - Newcastle
    1E89 1622 SuO Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle (from 17 February until 24 March 2013)
    1P24 1020 SuO (from 31 March until 12 May 2013), 1P50 1635 SSuX, 1P52 1705 SO, 1P52 1720 SuO (until 10 February and from 31 March 2013), 1P60 1920 SO, 1P64 2120 SSuX Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1S49 1125 SuX Plymouth - Dundee (except Saturdays 25 May until 7 September 2013)
    1E64 1733/1740 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    1N60 0842 SO York - Newcastle
    1M76 1935 SuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1F61 0611 SuX Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
    1P31 1017 SSuX, 1P69 2156 SSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    1V83 0622 SO Newcastle - Reading
    Table 48 trains:
    Trains on this line are particularly susceptible to being retimed a few minutes earlier during leaf fall season from October (these variations are not shown below)
    2N04 0625 SuX, 2N12 0828 SO, 2N20 1028 SuX, 2N28 1228 SuX, 2N36 1329/1330 SuX, 2N44 1628 SuX Carlisle - Newcastle
    2N12 0745 SSuX Dumfries - Newcastle
    1E95 0708/0709 SuX, 1E87 1612 SO Glasgow Central - Newcastle
    2N06 0742 SuX, 2N22 1145 SuX, 2N30 1345 SuX, 2N34 1445 SuX, 2N42 1645 SuX Hexham - Newcastle or beyond
    2A06 1001 SuX and hourly to 2A16 1301 SuX, 2A18 1401 SSuX, 2A22 1501 SSuX, 2A26 1601 SuX, 2W85 2215/2230 SuX Metrocentre - Newcastle or beyond
    2W18 0944 SSuX, 2N17 1022 SSuX, 2W20 1044 SuX, 2N21 1122 SuX, 1S74 1322 SuX, 2M34 1622 SSuX, 2W64 1743/1744 SuX, 2N51 1924/1925 SuX Newcastle - Metrocentre or beyond
    [note: apart from those starting from Newcastle, trains use route inward bound to Newcastle.]

    King Edward Bridge North Junction - Gateshead Park Lane Junction (44) YD03
    [common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    2W76 1940 SO Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    2W18 1328 SuO Sunderland - Metrocentre (until 12 May 2013)

    Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main lines outside station) (26, 401-403) YA04
    1E01 0540 SSuX Edinburgh - Kings Cross
    (note that 1220 SuO from Edinburgh and TransPennine Express diverted trains to Scotland without stop at Darlington were booked non-stop through the station)
    ScotRail Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route: see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Dalton Junction - Park South Junction CE05
    Statesman Rail's The Lakelander SO in summer.

    Morecambe - Heysham Port (98) CE02 {new entry - existing route}
    SuX (daily in summer) trains between Lancaster and Heysham Port

    Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE02
    2C00 0546 SuX Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
    2Y99 1427 SuO, 2Y61 1603 SSuX Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds

    Farington Junction - Lostock Hall Junction CL06
    Railway Touring Co. excursions betwen the north-west and the Settle & Carlisle line when calling at Wigan but not Preston en route to/from Hellifield.

    Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction [Northern Rail timetable leaflet 15] CF01
    Summer only - 25 May until 7 September 2013
    2F80 0753 SO Chester - Runcorn

    Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Newton le Willows Junction (90) CL02
    [common with next entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    2F25 0647 SuX, 2F31 1821 SuX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

    Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction (82) CL02 {service restored 10 December 2012}
    [common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    1N52 0546 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Blackpool North
    1U82 2008 SSuX Barrow-in-Furness - Manchester Airport
    SUNDAYS 6 JANUARY UNTIL 10 FEBRUARY 2013:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Preston
    SUNDAYS 15 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 20 OCTOBER 2013:
    Trains between Manchester and Preston until ca. 1030
    [note: this will become the regular route for electrificed TransPennineExpress services between Manchester and Scotland from December 2013].

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction (81) CE01

  • Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0626, 0722, 0824, 1726, 1753, 1926 and subsequent departures
    SO: 0722, 0824, 1726, 1825, 1927 and subsequent departures
    SuO except 6 January until 10 February and 4 August until 8 September 2013: 1028 and subsequent departures (except 1828)
  • Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 0605, 1418, 1651, 1845
    SO: 0605, 1616, 2350
    SuO except 6 January until 10 February and 4 August until 8 September 2013: 0908 and hourly until 2003

    Sandbach - Northwich West Junction (81) CF03
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (36,65) CL06
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn / Clitheroe and Hellifield or beyond on the Settle & Carlisle line
    [note: these trains - previously only from April until October - commenced running all-year from 15 September 2013]
    Statesman Rail's The Fellsman WO in summer.
    The Railway Touring Co's Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express SO in winter.
    The Railway Touring Co's Cumbrian Mountain Express in summer.
    SATURDAY AFTERNOONS/SUNDAY MORNINGS 30/31 MARCH UNTIL 18/19 MAY 2013:
    Virgin Trains between Preston and Carlisle from ca. 1300 SO to ca. 1500 SuO (TransPennine Express trains diverted via East Coast)

    MediaCityUK - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
    Used by Eccles line trams - which run via MediaCityUK - at times other than shown in next entry.

    Salford Harbour City - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
    Used from 0745 to 2000 SSuX and from 0955 SO to 1835 SO (no Sunday service) by Eccles line trams avoiding MediaCityUK, and beginning/end of service journeys from/to depot: see Traveline-Northwest journey planner route MET4 or the Metrolink working timetable for fuller details.
    [note: timings quoted above are those given in the A Guide to using Trams in Greater Manchester pamphlet, which differs from timings given on the Metrolink Tram times page for MediaCityUK].

    Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84,85) CM01
    1O04 0511 MTWThO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
    1H99 2230 MTWThO Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1W15 0830 SuO Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
    1W09 0828 SuO, 1W11 0928 SuO Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly
    1H74 1940 SSuX Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
    13 UNTIL 21 JULY 2013:
    A daytime hourly shuttle service from Birmingham and Crewe to Preston (northbound only) used this route each day.

    Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78) CL04
    2J45 1013 FO Stockport - Stalybridge
    The Railway Touring Co's Scarborough Flyer FO in summer

    Heaton Norris Junction - Ashton Moss North Junction CL04 {entry restored}
    The Railway Touring Co's Cumbrian Mountain Express from Crewe, calling at Manchester Victoria, SO in summer.

    Dinting West Junction - Dinting East Junction (avoiding Glossop) (79) CM04
    2H72 2327 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop
    SSuX morning and evening peak services run Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop / Dinting (morning) or vice versa (afternoon) - instead of Dinting / Glossop / Hadfield and back - and thus cover the complete triangle. During the leaf-fall season from 7 October, SSuX trains between the peaks also cover the complete triangle.

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

    Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (116) PA04
    1M79 2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street

    Didcot East Junction - Didcot North Junction (via avoiding line) (116) PA04
    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

    [Harrowden Junction -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) (53) CJ02A
    1F89 0015 MSuX St.Pancras - Leicester
    1C92 0726 SSuX Derby - St.Pancras
    SATURDAY NIGHTS/SUNDAYS 25/26 MAY UNTIL 15/16 JUNE 2013:
    Trains between Bedford and Kettering from ca. 2200 saturday until ca. 1300 Sunday
    SUNDAYS/MONDAY MORNINGS 23/24 JUNE UNTIL 28/29 JULY 2013:
    Up (southbound) Sunday trains between Kettering and Bedford
    1C01 0444 MO Leicester - St.Pancras International

    Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground]
    427D 0514 SuX Chesham - Watford
    453D 0700 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    401D 0029 MO, 454D 0048 MSuX Watford - Rickmansworth
    [note: The 2052 SSuX Watford - Rickmansworth, despite being advertised in the December 2012 Amersham/Chesham Tube guide, was withdrawn from that date.]

    Hitchin North Junction - Hitchin East Junction (via Down Cambridge Flyover) (24) YA02 {new route from 25 June 2013}
    This, the new flyover line from Hitchin towards Letchworth Garden City, will become the normal route for trains to the Cambridge branch at Hitchin - probably by the next timetable change - and will then be deleted from this listing. Meanwhile, it is is use by a limited number of scheduled passenger trains during driver route familiarisation: initially:
    2F27 1252 SSux, 2F31 1352 SSuX, 2F33 1452 SSuX Moorgate - Letchworth Garden City
    2F19 1052 SSuX, 2F23 1152 SSuX Moorgate - Letchworth Garden City (from 19 August 2013)

    Langley Junction (up) - Langley South Junction (via up Hertford spur) (24) YA02
    Up trains to the Hertford North line from points north of Stevenage including all Up through trains between Stevenage and Kings Cross (diverted via Hertford North) on Sundays 17 February until 24 March and from 15 September until 20 October 2013
    [notes: Accessible only from Stevenage platform 1; trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally run via the down, reversible, spur - check locally for the occasional exception].

    Welwyn Garden City flyover (24) YA01
    [note: Accessible only from Welwyn Garden City platforms 3 and 4]
    Most starting up local trains. Check locally for the occasional exception.

    Ely North Junction - Ely West Junction (via west curve) (49) LB03
    1R54 1553 SuO Norwich - Sheffield / Manchester Piccadilly

    Shenfield - Mountnessing Junction (via reversible Southend Loop) (5) LA01
    [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) LA02
    [note: Accessible only from or to platforms 1 and 2]
    Principal uses: Down trains to the Clacton line from originating points south of Colchester, plus other departures from Colchester to the Clacton line from platforms 1 or 2 (there are also a few Up arrivals from the Clacton line).

    Manningtree North Junction - East Junction (11,14) LA02
    2A92 1912 SuO, 2A48 1944 SuX Cambridge - Harwich International
    2A04 0659 SO, 2A90 0751 SuO Ipswich - Harwich International
    2A04 0525 SSuX Lowestoft - Harwich International
    2W06 0750 SuX, 2W12 0830 SuO Harwich International - Cambridge
    2Y92 2110 SuO, 2D98 2138 SuX Harwich International - Ipswich / Lowestoft

    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)
    These services ceased after operation on 27 August 2013

    Northam Junction - Southampton Eastern Docks (Ocean Liner Terminal) WG01 {new entry - existing route}
    VSOE excursions between Victoria and Southampton Eastern Docks for Beaulieu.

    Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Junction (157) WG03
    Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea. Check locally for the occasional exception.

    Reading West Junction - Oxford Road Junction (51) WG07 {new entry from 23 June 2013}
    Diversionary use only
    SATURDAY NIGHTS/SUNDAY MORNINGS 22/23 JUNE UNTIL 27/28 JULY 2013:
    CrossCountry trains between Oxford and Basingstoke from ca. 2130 Saturday until ca. 1130 Sunday
    SATURDAYS 14 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 19 OCTOBER and SUNDAYS FROM 15 SEPTEMBER 2013:
    CrossCountry trains between Oxford and Basingstoke, if not booked to call at Guildford.
    [note: although shown in CrossCountry's public timetable brochure to use this route until 1 December, trains on Sundays from 3 November either reverse at Reading or divert via Guildford - check routes specifically with Open Train Times or Realtime Trains websites]

    Reading East Main Junction, 8421 points - Reading Southern Junction (Reading Low Level line) (148) WH03 {new route from 2 April 2013}
    [note: Accessible only to or from Reading platforms 13 or higher]
    2 April until 18 May 2013:
    2O27 0606 SuX Reading - Shalford
    1O32 1732 SO Newcastle - Guildford
    From 19 May 2013:
    1O52 0434 MSSuX, 1O52 0434 SO (from 14 September), 1O54 0524 SuX, 1O56 0634 SuX (from 15 July), 2O55 2334 SO (from 22 June) Reading - Gatwick Airport
    2O26 0554 SSuX, 2O52 2003 (from 9 September) Reading - Redhill
    2O27 0604/0606 SuX Reading - Shalford (from 15 July)
    1O90 1335 SSuX, 1O32 1732 SO (until 7 September and from 26 October), 1O32 1735 SuO (23 June until 28 July and from 15 September) Newcastle - Guildford
    2V46 0531 SO (from 14 September), 1V67 2109 SuO (from 15 September), 2V69 2209 SuO (from 15 September), 2V75 2222 SSuX (from -----), 1V71 2318 SSuX (from 16 July) Gatwick Airport - Reading
    2V55 0919 SSuX (from 9 September), 2V72 2002 SSuX Shalford - Reading
    2V70 1743 SSuX (from 9 September), 2V74 2135 SSuX (from 15 July) Redhill - Reading
    SUNDAYS 10 AND 17 NOVEMBER AND 1 DECEMBER 2013:
    CrossCountry trains between Oxford and Southampton via Guildford.

    Reading New Junction - Reading Spur Junction(Reading Spur line) (148) WH03
    [note: Accessible only to or from Reading platforms 7 to 11]
    Until 18 May 2013:
    1O52 0434 SuX, 1O54 0524 SSuX / 0534 SO, 1O56 0634 SO, 2O55 2334 SO (from 16 February until 23 March 2013) Reading - Gatwick Airport
    2O27 0604 SO Reading - Redhill
    2O27 0606 MSSuX Reading - Shalford (until 28 March 2013)
    1O32 1732 SuX* / 1735 SuO Newcastle - Guildford (* = SSuX after 23 March 2013)
    1E79 0602 SuX Guildford - Newcastle
    1E44/1S49 1214 SuO Guildford - Newcastle / Edinburgh
    2V46 0531 SO, 1V63 1913 SSuX, 1V67 2109 SuO (from 17 February 2013), 2V69 2209 SuO (from 17 February 2013), 2V75 2222 SSuX, 1V71 2318 SSuX Gatwick Airport - Reading
    2V72 1934 SO (until 9 February 2013) / 2002 SSuX Shalford - Reading
    2V73 2034 SSuX, 2V74 2135 SSuX Redhill - Reading
    From 19 May 2013:
    1O52 0434 MO, 1O52 0434 SO (until 7 September), 2O55 2334 SO (until 15 June) Reading - Gatwick Airport
    1O32 1732 SO (14 September until 19 October), 1O32 1735 SuO (when not shown by previous route) Newcastle - Guildford
    1E79 0602/0609 SuX, 1E44 1214 SuO (from 15 September) Guildford - Newcastle
    2V46 0531 SO (until 13 July), 1V63 1913 SSuX, 1V67 2109 SuO (until 8 September), 2V69 2209 SuO (until 8 September), 2V75 2222 SSuX (until ----) Gatwick Airport - Reading
    2V70 1743 SSuX (from 9 September), 2V74 2135 SSuX (until 12 July) Redhill - Reading

    Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH03
    SuO trains between Waterloo/Staines and Woking via Egham
    1S75 2252 SuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    1S08 0527 SuX Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    The Railway Touring Co's Dorset Coast Express outward WO in summer.
    VSOE excursions between Victoria and Winchester/Beaulieu, and return excursions from Bristol/Bath to Victoria.

    Stoats Nest Junction - Earlswood (via Quarry line) (186) WE01
    Most trains between London Victoria or East Croydon and Gatwick Airport not shown to call at Redhill. Some exceptions - particularly overnight Gatwick Express services - run non-stop via Redhill.

    Newhaven Harbour Junction - Newhaven Harbour [platform 3 = Marine platform] WE03
    The unadvertised 2F30 2015 SSuX Newhaven Marine - Lewes has been "temporarily" barred for passenger use since Thursday 17 August 2006 because of the alleged condition of the Marine platform roof. Nevertheless, it continues to run and to be shown as a passenger train in the printed working timetable. However, passengers are still unable actually to join it and throughout the current timetable year it has been re-designated (under a timetable variation) as an empty stock train.

    Sittingbourne Western Junction - Middle Junction (212) WA06
    2U91 0456/0500 SSuX Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
    2U92 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) WA03
    2N12 0736 SSuX / 0737 SO, 2N16 0745 SuO and hourly until 2N36 1237 SSuX / 2N52 1637 SO/ 2N82 2245 SuO, 2N16 0807 SSuX, 2N52 1637 SuX, 2N56 1712 SSuX, 2N60 1742 SSuX, 1F94 1803 SSuX, 2N66 1842 SSuX, 2N74 2037 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    1E63 0625 SSuX Ashford International - Bedford
    1A92 0715 SSuX, 2A12 0647 SuO/ 1A22 0930 SuX and hourly until 1A42 1430 SSuX / 1A58 1830 SO/ 2A72 2147 SuO, 2A24 0947 SSuX, 1A58 1826 SSuX, 1A62 1926 SSuX, 2A64 1947 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) WA02
    2R40 1340 SSuX, 2R44 1440 SSuX Charing Cross - Ramsgate
    2W24 0740 SSuX, 2W25 0805 SSuX Ramsgate - Charing Cross

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Junction (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe Junction Halt (140) PC06
    Trains shown to call at Coombe Junction Halt
    [note: all other trains reverse at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

    [Crediton - ] site of Coleford Junction - Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton [ - Meldon Quarry] (136) PC03
    During 2013, Dartmoor Railway only operated on an occasional basis and had no live website: for information about charter services which operated, visit the Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association website.
    Services [Crediton -] site of Coleford Junction - Okehampton were operated by First Great Western on summer Sundays, 26 May until 15 September 2013:
      from St. James' Park (Exeter) to Okehampton at 0901, 1100, 1303, 1503, 1702
      returning from Okehampton at 0955, 1158, 1400, 1556, 1759 (to Exeter St.Davids only).
    [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].

    Worle Junction - Uphill Junction (134) PC01 {new entry - existing route}
    Trains between Bristol and Bridgwater not shown to call at Weston-super-Mare use the direct line.

    Bristol Dr.Days Junction - Feeder Bridge Junction (123,132) PC01
    2R98 1553 SSuX Bristol Parkway - Bath Spa
    Also used by trains (diverted from the direct Swindon - Bristol Parkway route) shown to call at Bristol Parkway with extended station time (or at Bath Spa then Newport or vice versa), but not shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads:
    SATURDAY EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS 16/17 FEBURARY UNTIL 23/24 MARCH 2013:
    Trains between Paddington and South Wales
    SUNDAYS FROM 27 OCTOBER 2013:
    Trains between Paddington and South Wales

    Yeovil Pen Mill Junction - Yeovil Junction (160) WG06
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this 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. Other trains at Norchard use the high level platform on the through line.
    1635 Lydney Junction - Norchard (for dates see DFR timetable)
    Additional workings from and to Norchard Low Level may operate for special events days.

    Clink Road Junction - Blatchbridge Junction (via Frome avoiding line) (135) PC02
    Trains between Reading and Taunton. Night Riviera sleepers (of which the route varies by day and date) use this route when running via Castle Cary. Exceptions: trains shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa, and 1A30 1820 FO Exeter - Paddington (12 July until 30 August 2013).

    Heywood Road Junction - Fairwood Junction (via Westbury avoiding line) (135) PC02
    Trains between Reading and Taunton. Night Riviera sleepers (of which the route varies by day and date) use this route when running via Castle Cary. Exceptions: trains shown to call at Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa, and 1A30 1820 FO Exeter - Paddington (12 July until 30 August 2013).

    Westbury East Loop Junction - Hawkeridge Junction (125,135,406) PC02
    1C90 1706 SSuX Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads

    Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction (158) WG04
    Diversionary use only - no service shown in timetable.

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Stone Junction - Colwich Junction (67) CB03 {new entry - existing route}
    Trains between Stoke-on-Trent and Rugeley Trent Valley not shown to call at Stafford use the direct line.

    Stoke Works Junction - Abbotswood Junction (57) PB02 {new entry - existing route}
    Trains between Birmingham and Cheltenham Spa not shown to call at Worcester use the direct line, except those shown in the Galton Junction - Smethwick West entry (below).

    Bushbury Junction - Oxley, Stafford Road Junction (131) CC05
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable
    Note that Virgin Trains had proposed a weekday (two-round trips) service between Shrewsbury and Euston by this route (reversing at Stafford) from December 2013 but this was rejected by the Office of Rail Regulation and a start date of May 2014 is now posited.

    Bushbury Junction - Portobello Junction (400,401) CC04
    MONDAYS (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
    1M11 2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    1S26 2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central

    Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC004
    1G76 1921 SSuX Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    1J36 2332 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    1G43 2003 SSuX, 1G48 2230 SSuX, 1G49 2330 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    2J97 1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton when intermediate stops via Dudley Port are shown to be omitted for all trains.

    Portobello Junction - Darlaston Junction (65,68,400,401) CC04
    All trains in previous two entries

    Darlaston Junction - Bescot Junction (65,68,75) CC04
    All trains in previous three entries. Exception: 2J97 1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton (until 17 May 2013) / 2J02 0638 SO Wolverhampton - Walsall (from 25 May 2013) (see next entry)

    Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (70) CC04
    2J97 1936 SSuX Walsall - Wolverhampton (until 17 May 2013)
    2J02 0638 SO Wolverhampton - Walsall (from 25 May 2013)

    Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG04
    1M87 2105 SSuX, 1M89 2150 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    1M80 2014 SSuX Paignton - Birmingham New Street
    1V01 0500 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    SUNDAYS 6 JANUARY UNTIL 10 FEBRUARY 2013:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester/Great Malvern/Hereford

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70,75) CC04
    [common with next entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    2K25 1742 SSuX, 2K53 1812 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Rugeley Trent Valley
    1J36 2332 MWFO Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    1G43 2003 SSuX, 1G48 2230 SSuX, 1G49 2330 SSuX Euston - Wolverhampton
    SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street (except 2A68 2235 SO Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street)
    1G76 1921 TThO Holyhead - Birmingham New Street

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr South Junction (51,68) CC04
    [common with previous entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    1M79 2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street
    N 2T01 1342 SO, N 2T02 1417 SO Birmingham New Street - Witton: London Midland football specials for principal 1500 KO Aston Villa home games (outward journey only).

    Soho North Junction - Perry Barr South Junction CC04
    [common with previous two entries between Soho East Junction and Perry Barr West Junction and with next previous entry between Perry Barr West Junction and Perry Barr South Junction]
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Small Heath South Junction (51,71,75) CG02
    [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

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Kings Norton Junction (51,57) CC02
    [common with previous entry between Grand Junction and Bordesley Junction]
    1V02 0537 SSuX / 0542 SO Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    1V41 0642 SO Birmingham New Street - Paignton
    1V43 0600 SuX / 1V57 1307 SuO* and hourly to 1V69 1907 SuX / 1V71 2007 SuO* Manchester Piccadilly - Cheltenham Spa and beyond
    1M33 1000 SSuX, 1M37 1100 SSuX, 1M49 1400 SuO*, 1M93 1600 SuO*, 1M61 1700 SSuX, 1M65 1800 SuO*, 1M69 1900 SX*, 1M77 2000 SSuX, 1M80 2210 SuO* Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    1M25 0700 SSuX Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
    1M65 1654 SSuX Exeter St.Davids - Birmingham New Street
    1M41 1007 SSuX, 1M45 1050 SuO*, 1M93 1401 SSuX Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly
    1S43 0628 SSuX, 1M49 0940 SSuX, 1M31 1230 SuO* Penzance - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    1S39 0625 SSuX, 1M53 1252 SuO*, 1M83 1825 SSuX Plymouth - Birmingham New Street or beyond
    1M20 0607 SO, 1M07 1554 SO Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
    [note * = Sunday trains do not run 6 January until 10 February, nor from 27 October, 2013]

    Landor St Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Kings Norton Junction (51,57) CC02
    [partly common with previous two entries]
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Junction (51,57) CC02
    1V48 0810 Leeds - Plymouth (until 30 December 2012 and from 23 June 2013)
    1M76 1935 SuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1E68 1747 SO Southampton Central - York
    SUNDAYS 17 FEBRUARY UNTIL 24 MARCH 2013:
    Sunday trains between Burton on Trent and Birmingham New Street until 1600

    Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (65,400,401) CC04
    1M79 2146 SSuX Reading - Birmingham New Street
    MONDAYS (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
    1M11 2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    1S26 2327 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central

    Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC01
    1V50 0900 SuO Leeds - Plymouth (until 30 December 2012 and from 23 June 2013)
    1G90 2137 SuX Nottingham / 2210 SuX Derby - Birmingham New Street
    1D85 2203 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Derby / Nottingham
    1E68 1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York

    Nuneaton North Junction - Nuneaton Abbey Junction (66) CJ04
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable

    Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Junction {new entry - existing facility}
    Vintage Trains' excursions departing/arriving at their Tyseley Warwick Road platform.

    Hatton North Junction - West Junction (71) CG03
    2D01 0552 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    2B88 2136 SSuX Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express SuO in summer [outward trains ran via Henley in Arden].
    This route will regain regular daytime weekday services from 9 December 2013. As all three sides of the triangle at Hatton will then have regular use, this entry will be deleted from future editions.

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Copley Hill East Junction - Copley Hill West Junction (Copley Hill chord) (31) YE02
    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: 2120, 2309
  • Weekday arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 0714 and hourly to 1914 (except 1714 SSuX), 0848 and hourly to 1748, 0744, 0842, 1131, 1329, 1830, 1931, 2017, 2114, 2149, 2215 FO, 2246
    SO: 0744, 0814 and hourly to 2314, 0940 and hourly to 2245 (except 1440 SO and 2147 SO)
    [note: some Sunday trains and a few other long-distance trains also use this route.]

    Leeds, Whitehall East Junction - Engine Shed Junction YE02/YG04
    West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express TWThO in summer; traverses this section on York - York circular section of journey.

    Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction (26,31) YE05
    1E75 1530 SuO Penzance / 1824 SuO Plymouth / 1903 SuO Newton Abbot / 2112 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leeds
    2N46 2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    1D35 2210/2235 SuO, 1D36 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds

    Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (31) YE05
    1A81 0758/0817 SuO, 1A83 1200 SuO, 1A87 1543/1601 SuO Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
    1D91 1048 SO / 1147/1150/1152/1158 SuO, 1D93 1547/1550/1558 SuO / 1548 SO, 1D95 1920/1923/1942 SuO, 1D91 1952 SSuX Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    1E75 1530 SuO Penzance / 1824 SuO Plymouth / 1903 SuO Newton Abbot / 2112 SuO Birmingham New Street - Leeds
    2N46 2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds
    1B52 2330 SSuX Manchester Airport - Sheffield (from 20 May 2013)
    1B59 0325 SuX Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly (from 20 May 2013)

    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.
    [notes: as shown in TramGuide (= timetable), which comes in three versions: at Supertram website dated 3 March 2003; at SYPTE website (in search box use "Tram", then refer to Blue and Purple route timetables) dated 23 May 2007, or in printed booklet dated "From 21/01/2012" but with issue date 02/2013. The Traveline Yorkshire journey planner responds with these direct journeys but the Supertram journey planner does not.]

    Woodburn Junction - Rotherham Central Junction (29) YE07
    1E68 1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York

    Holmes Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke North Junction (29,31) YE01
    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

    Masborough Junction - Beighton Junction (51) YE01
    Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable

    Woodhouse Junction - Beighton Junction (53) YE07
    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) YE01
    1B90 1855 SuX, 1B94 2047 SSuX Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
    1E64 1733/1740/1741 SuX Reading - Newcastle
    1E68 1746 SSuX Southampton Central - York
    1B65 0518 SuX Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
    1B63 0540 SuX Doncaster - Manchester Airport
    1O84 0725 SSuX Newcastle - Southampton Central
    [note: from 12 February until 7 July 2013 Cleethorpes trains ran only between Doncaster and Manchester Airport because of colliery slip at Hatfield]

    Milford Junction - Burton Salmon Junction (site) - Castleford (39,40) YE04
    1K28 2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2033 SuO Huddersfield - Hull (until 28 July and from 15 September 2013)

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe (33) YE01
    Northern Rail trains between Sheffield and York
    SUNDAYS 6 JANUARY UNTIL 10 FEBRUARY 2013:
    1F01 1010 SuO Leicester - York
    1C79 1743 SuO York - St.Pancras International

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YE01 Diversionary use only
    SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    1N35 2145 SuO / 2200 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle

    Milford Junction - Burton Salmon Junction (site) - Ferrybridge North Junction (26,33,51) YE01
    All trains in previous two entries

    Sherburn Junction - Milford Junction (33,39,51) YG04
    All trains in previous three entries and in Milford Junction - Castleford entry. Exception: 1K28 2006 SuO Manchester Piccadilly / 2033 SuO Huddersfield - Hull (until 28 July and from 15 September 2013)

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Junction (33) YG04
    SuX trains between Selby and Sherburn in Elmet

    Hambleton North Junction - East Junction (33) YG04
    Non-stop trains between York and Selby.

    Hambleton South Junction - West Junction (31) YG04
    1A13 0655 SO Skipton - Kings Cross
    [note that 1416 dated SuO Wakefield Kirkgate - Kings Cross, shown in working timetable by this route, did not materialise]

    Shaftholme Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA03
    SuX Grand Central services between Doncaster and Pontefract Monkhill
    SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    1N35 2145 SuO / 2200 SSuX Kings Cross - Newcastle
    1D35 2210/2235 SuO, 1D36 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction (32) YE05
    SuX trains between Goole and Leeds

    Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (Down line) (26) YA03
    1N83 1108 SSuX Kings Cross - York

    Doncaster Black Carr Junction - Bessacarr Junction YE07
    [note: Accessible only by southbound trains from Doncaster platforms 1, 2 or 3, using the Up East Slow line to Black Carr Junction.]
    Diversionary use only by southbound trains diverted via Gainsborough instead of Retford - no service shown in timetable. This route has had no regularly scheduled use since 31 May 1999; because of the difficulty of getting balancing inbound workings to the relevant platform, all Doncaster - Gainsborough local trains normally use flyover.

    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:
    from 20 January 2013:
    A403 0640 SuX, A405 0740 SuX, A401 0825 SuO, A403 1025 SuO, A405 1225 SuO, A407 1420 SuO, A409 1620 SuO, A411 1820 SuO Limerick - Dublin Heuston
    A406 1525 SuX, A410 1725 SuX, A400 1125 SuO, A402 1325 SuO, A404 1525 SuO, A406 1825 SuO, A408 1925 SuO, A410 2110 SuO Dublin Heuston - Limerick

    Kilkenny: Lavistown South Junction - Lavistown North Junction
    A505 0710 SuX Waterford - Dublin Heuston

    Glasnevin Junction - Islandbridge Junction {new entry}
    Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's Dublin Connolly - Kilkenny or Cork line excursions

    Carriganore - Gracedieu Junction [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway] {existing facility with reduced service from 2013 season}
    SO trains between Kilmeadan and Gracedieu Junction.

    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] {existing facility}
    Railway Preservation Society of Ireland excursions departing/arriving at their Whitehead Excursion platform.

    SCOTLAND

    Maryhill Park Junction - Knightswood North Junction (227,404) GA12
    Trains between Edinburgh or Glasgow Queen Street and the West Highland line.

    Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction (227,404) GA12
    1B01 1900 SuO / 1950 SSuX Fort William - Edinburgh
    1Y29 0810 SuO Edinburgh - Oban (23 June until 25 August 2013)
    1Y30 1711 SuO Oban - Edinburgh (23 June until 25 August 2013)

    Sighthill West Junction - Cowlairs West Junction (227,404) GA12
    1Y11 0450 SuX Edinburgh - Fort William

    Coatbridge Junction - Langloan Junction GA11 {new route from 30 March 2013}
    Diversionary use only
    SATURDAYS 30 MARCH TO 18 MAY 2013:
    1T48 1605 SO Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central

    Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) (65,225) GA08
    1M21 0426 SO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA01
    ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell via Carstairs not shown to call at Wishaw and most East Coast, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains between Edinburgh or Carlisle and Motherwell.

    Inverness Rose Street Junction - Welsh's Bridge Junction (239,240) GC06
    2H86 1714 SuX Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
    [note: Train uses this route inward bound to Inverness.]

    Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (224/228,242) GC02A
    1N80 0713 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street
    1N79 1733 SSuX Glasgow Queen Street - Markinch

    Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC04
    2G20 0556 SSuX, 2G22 0623 SuX Markinch - Newcraighall
    2G32 0615 SSuX, 1K10 2243 SuX Perth - Edinburgh
    1S49 1125 SSuX Plymouth - Dundee
    2G25 2133 SuX Newcraighall - Perth
    2G17 2319 SuX Edinburgh - Perth

    Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (225) GC01
    1C99 2105 SSuX Glasgow Central - Edinburgh

    WALES

    Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction (128) PB04
    1B96 1057 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB09
    1B96 1057 SSuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1E16 1205 SuO Cardiff Central - Milford Haven (until 10 February and from 31 March 2013)
    1V83 1230 SuO (17 February until 24 March and from 27 October 2013), 1V91 1630 SO (until 9 February and from 30 March 2013), 1V93 1830 FSSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
    1W11 0503 SSuX / 0504 SO Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
    1G97 1329 SSuX Fishguard Harbour - Cheltenham Spa

    Landore Junction - Swansea Loop West Junction (128) PB04
    1B96 1057 SO Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1B57 1330 SO Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    1B96 0148 SuO Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    [note: Trains in previous entry may use this route on occasion to suit operating convenience.]

    Margam East Junction - Margam Moors Junction via OVE (Ogmore Vale Extension) line (125) PB03
    1L05 0357 SSuX Swansea - Paddington

    Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (128) PB03
    1L05 0357 MSSuX Swansea - Paddington
    2B77 2244 SO / 2315 SSuX Cardiff Central - Carmarthen
    1B94 2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea

    Wrexham General Platform 3 - Wrexham Exchange Junction (via loop) (101) CF04
    Daily, first departure from Wrexham General to Bidston and last arrival at Wrexham General from Bidston.



    Contact details for operators of semi-regular excursions mentioned in text above:

    Railway Preservation Society of Ireland: 01 480 0553 (RoI; 00 353 14800553 from UK), by email or at their website.
    Railway Touring Co: 01553 661500, by email or at their website.
    Statesman Rail: 0845 310 2458, by email or at their website.
    Vintage Trains: 0121 708 4960, by email or at their website.
    VSOE (Venice Simplon-Orient-Express): 0207 921 4010, by email or at their website.
    West Coast Railways: 0845 128 4681, by email via their website or at their website


    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.

    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.
    2013 dates: 22 - 25 July 2013
    Schedule: 1Z37 0741 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Builth Road; 1Z38 1845 MTWThO Builth Road - Cardiff Central
    Information - in July - from 0845 6061 660, by email or at their website: Events & Festivals.

    Norton Platform - Bishop's Lydeard [West Somerset Railway]
    During the railway's galas, trains use this section when so advertised.
    2013 dates include: 16, 17, 21, 22, 23*, 24* March (* = only towards Norton Platform)
    Information from 01643 704996, by email or at their website: Events.

    Swanwick Junction - end of line at Greenhill [Midland Railway Trust]
    On occasional event weekends a shuttle service may operate over this short section of the former Midland Swanwick Colliery branch, when so advertised.
    Information from 01773 570140, by email or at their website.

    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 have used this section, some trains being freight trains carrying passengers. The railway is authorised to operate passenger trains over this line on a limited number of occasions each year.
    2013 dates: 29, 30 June, 28, 29 September (arrangements subject to confirmation)
    Information from 0113 2710320, by email or at their website: Timetable: Events.

    Tapton Junction - Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre [part Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society] {new entry}
    [Tapton Junction to the Barrow Hill connection is common with Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction entry]
    On the weekend of the Barrow Hill Live event, the last weekend of September each year, a shuttle service of trains between Chesterfield and the Centre's bay platform uses this section.
    2013 dates: 28 and 29 September
    Schedule: from Chesterfield at 0955 and then approximately hourly (except 1355) until 1555.
    Information from 01246 472450, by email or at their website. Or at East Midlands Trains website.

    Aylesbury Vale Junction - Quainton Road
    On Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays a shuttle service of trains between Aylesbury and Quainton Road uses this section.
    2013 dates: 6 May, 26 August
    Schedule: 1000 from Aylesbury and then hourly until 1700, returning 30 mins later (note: retimed 35 mins later throughout on 6 May 2013 in consequence of engineering work elsewhere on Chiltern Railways)
    Information from 01296 655720, by email or at their website: How to find us. Or (near the date) at Chiltern Railways Plan your Journey webpages: Changes to Train Times.

    Long(ue)ville Junction - Fletton Junction [Nene Valley Railway] {new entry from 23 February 2013}
    During the railway's galas, trains ("Fletton Branch Brake Van Rides") use this section when so advertised.
    2013 dates include: 23, 24 February
    Information from 01780 784444, by email or at their website: Events.

    Horsted Keynes - Ardingly [Bluebell Railway] {new entry - existing facility}
    During the railway's galas, trains ("Brake Van Rides") use a short section of this line when so advertised.
    2013 dates include: 23,24 March
    Information from 01825 720800, by email or at their website: Events.

    Eythorne - Wigmore Lane [East Kent Railway] {new entry - existing facility}
    This section - previously operated on an irregular basis - is shown as a regular feature in the 2013 timetable.
    Information from 01304 832042, by email or at their website.

    Gas Factory Junction - Bow Junction {new entry from 15 December 2012}
    On the last three weekends of December 2012, selected c2c services were diverted to call at Stratford instead of West Ham, and similarly on Christmas Eve and Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December. This routing only applied for specified journeys (usually inbound mornings, outbound afternoons). 2012 dates: 15,16,22,23,24,27,28,29,30 December.
    On weekends leading up to Christmas 2013, selected c2c services were diverted to call at Stratford instead of West Ham as advertised. This routing only applied for specified journeys (usually inbound mornings, outbound afternoons). Similarly, SSuX evenings, outbound, after 2000 from 2 to 23 December inclusive. 2013 dates: Saturdays and Sundays 30 November to 28 December; Mondays to Fridays 2 to 23 December.
    All these trains also used the Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction and Barking Station Junction - Barking platforms 7/8 (via T&H Lines) sections of line mentioned in the main entry.
    Information from 0845 601 4873 (option 3), by email or at their website.

    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 use this section (south line) (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    2013 dates: 26,27,31 October
    Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: trains between 1400 and 1700; weekday: trains between 1800 and 2100. Check locally to confirm route.
  • For Christmas service ("The Lapland Express") trains run to Inch Abbey and back, then back to the Loop Platform by a short section of the south line.
    2013 dates: Saturdays and Sundays 30 November to 22 December
    Schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 45 minutes to 1700
    Information from 077 9080 2049, by email or at their website.


    Don't forget that all Sunday trains - and even weekday trains - are subject to further diversion or alteration.
    Outline information of forthcoming engineering work is given on most train companies' websites and at the National Rail Service Bulletins website. Late information may be available through the Gensheet Yahoo! Group



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