Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2016


Compiled by Richard Maund

This page was first uploaded on 13 December 2015. Up-dated on 13 December 2016


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operate from Sunday 13 December 2015 until Saturday 10 December 2016. All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings were subject to further and short notice alteration at any time - particularly on public holidays.

Southern Railway operated a reduced Monday to Friday service throughout their network from 11 July 2016 (but normal service on Saturdays and Sundays). On Mondays to Fridays until 2 September 2016 there was only limited service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction, and no service between Crystal Palace, Bromley Junctions and Beckenham Junction. From 5 September 2016, service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction was increased (but not fully restored) and service between Crystal Palace, Bromley Junctions and Beckenham Junction was restored. Southern Railway also operated a reduced service throughout their network from 6 December 2016 (when not strike-bound) with no weekday service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction, and no service between Crystal Palace, Bromley Junctions and Beckenham Junction.

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For Explanation of references and other general information: please refer to the Introduction. In appropriate cases, listings for weekdays are given separately from weekends.


ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction (51,53) YE01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M00 1700 Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
1L20 2137 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1V81 0601 Sheffield - Reading
1C90 2321 Sheffield - Derby
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0521 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
1Y60 2047 Nottingham - Sheffield
    Saturdays:
1Y03 0554 Sheffield - Nottingham
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0520 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
1Y08 0711 Nottingham - Leeds
    Sundays:
1Y60 2015 Nottingham - Sheffield

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]
Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and Chesterfield for Chatsworth House

Trent East Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ03
    Saturdays:
1E34 0556 Derby - Newcastle
1V81 0545 Sheffield - Reading (from 21 May until 10 September 2016)
2S24 1730 Skegness – Derby (from 23 July until 10 September 2016)
1C90 2320 Sheffield - Derby
    Sundays:
1C90 2236 Sheffield - Derby

Attenborough Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ03
[common with next but one entry above between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1Y60 2043 SO, 1Y64 2114 SX Nottingham - Sheffield
1L20 2137 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1Y03 0554 SO / 0603 SX Sheffield - Nottingham
    Sundays:
1Y20 1012, 1Y40 1512, 1Y94 2133 Nottingham - Leeds
1L20 2121 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham

Toton Centre - Trowell Junction (49,53) CJ03
All trains in previous two entries

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction (49) CJ04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1P69 1636 Derby - St.Pancras International (except 12 September until 21 October 2016)
1L01 0456, 1L02 0610 Nottingham - Norwich
1M06 0926 Corby - Derby (except 12 September until 21 October 2016)
2R92 2105 Spalding - Nottingham
    Saturdays:
1L01 0505, 1L02 0611 Nottingham - Norwich

Thrumpton West Junction - Retford West Junction (high level platform 2) (30) YE07
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2P87 2013 / 2018 Huddersfield - Retford
2P51 0546 Sheffield - Retford
1L74 0701 Retford - Leeds
2P90 2245 Retford - Sheffield

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ04
    Mondays to Fridays except 12 September until 21 October 2016:
note: services not restored until Tuesday 25 October 2016
1M06 0926 Corby - Derby
1M61 1800 St.Pancras International - Melton Mowbray
1P69 1636 Derby - St.Pancras International
1P10 0600 Melton Mowbray - St.Pancras International

[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
    Saturdays only: three trains each way between Retford and Barnetby.

Allington West Junction - Allington North Junction (19) YA05
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2S11 0955 Nottingham – Skegness (except Saturdays 23 July until 10 September 2016)
2S24 1730, 2S32 2102 Skegness – Nottingham / Derby
    Sundays 15 May until 11 September 2016:
2S09 0900 Nottingham - Skegness
2S14 1227 Skegness - Nottingham
2A58 1622 Skegness - Derby

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Services to, from and through London Bridge and its environs were subject to alteration during major remodelling works until 2017; there were no Thameslink services through London Bridge until resumption in January 2018.

Northolt Park Junction - Northolt Junction (115) CG01
Normal routes for Down (northbound) trains:
  calling at South Ruislip: Down Northolt Loop (dive-under - former Down Main line)
  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]
    Mondays to Fridays:
2M29 1136 Paddington - West Ruislip
2V27 1057 South Ruislip - Paddington

New Kew Junction - South Acton Junction and Acton Wells Junction - Brent Curve Junction (Cricklewood) LC02
Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and Chesterfield for Chatsworth House

Strawberry Hill Junction - Fulwell Junction (149,152) WH01
    Mondays to Fridays: trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell

Sudbury Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) (66,176,400-403) CB01
2K02 0554 SSuX Milton Keynes Central - Euston
2Y24 1954 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Euston
Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Harrow & Wealdstone (but see general note about service reductions and withdrawals)
Ά Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route (to reverse at Wembley European Freight Operations Centre): see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry.

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 (see general note about service reductions and withdrawals)

Willesden Suburban Junction - Kensal Green Junction (59) LC02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2L00 0558 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2J96 0759 Woodgrange Park - Willesden Junction Low Level (until 3 June 2016)
2M45 2345 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    Saturdays:
2L01 0557 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2M45 2345 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    Sundays:
2N02 0900 Willesden Junction Low Level - Gospel Oak / Stratford
2M15 2305 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level

Earl's Court Junction - Kensington (Olympia) [London Underground]
    Mondays to Fridays: from Kensington (Olympia): 0547, 0559, 0615, 0625 (from 16 May 2016), 0637 (from 16 May 2016), 0645, 0715 (from 16 May 2016), 1958, 2038; from High Street Kensington: 1940, 2021. On Monday to Friday exhibition days - dates as advertised (but only very infrequently) - a regular service applied throughout the day
    Saturdays and Sundays: regular service throughout the day

[Junction Road Junction - ] Covered Way west end - Gospel Oak Junction (62) LC02
    Mondays to Fridays until 3 June 2016:
2J96 0759 Woodgrange Park - Willesden Junction Low Level
[note: temporarily cancelled thereafter]

Camden Junction - Camden Road West Junction (400-403) LC02
    Ά Diversionary use only: Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route: see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry
[note: on occasion, trains were diverted, instead, via Harlesden Junction - Kensal Green Junction (this had been noted for mid-week diversions rather than the usual weekend diversions)]

Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction (400-403) LC02
     Ά Diversionary use only: Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route
     Ά Sunday nights/Monday mornings 10/11 April until 19/20 June 2016:
1S25 2028 Euston - Inverness
1S26 2145 Euston - Glasgow Central
1M11 2144 Glasgow Central - Euston
1M16 2026 Inverness - Euston
Similar diversions applied on night of Monday/Tuesday 2/3 May 2016
This routing also applied from 31 December 2015 until 17 January 2016 on some dates because of closure of the West Coast Main Line at Lamington river bridge (near Lockerbie). After the latter date until 19 February (northbound)/21 February 2016 (southbound), the Lowland sleeper normally ran via Carlisle and G&SW route to Glasgow only, the Highland sleeper normally ran south of Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line to and from Kings Cross. The Highland sleeper did run from Euston - using the diversionary route - on Friday nights 12 and 19 February and to Euston - using the diversionary route - on Sunday nights 14 and 21 February.

Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney (152,155,158) WH02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2K77 0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
1B01/1L01 0105, 2L77 2312 Waterloo - Basingstoke/Southampton Central
2L10 0454, 2L82 2254 Basingstoke - Waterloo
     Saturdays:
2L77 2312 Waterloo - Basingstoke
2L10 0454, 2L82 2254 Basingstoke - Waterloo
    Sundays:
2K77 0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
1B01 0105 Waterloo - Southampton Central

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 (see general note about service reductions and withdrawals)
    London Overground trains between Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction: Latchmere Curve and Clapham Junction platform 1

Pouparts Junction - Longhedge Junction (52, 186) WF01A/WB02
Belmond British Pullman excursions returning from Sussex to Victoria.
     Ά Daily except Saturday nights/Sunday mornings:
1D04 0032 SX Victoria - Gatwick Airport
1U09 0135 Gatwick Airport – Victoria
2W82 0010 MX Brighton - Bedford
2W84 0116, 2W86 0216, 2W88 0316, 2W90 0346 SX, 2W92 0416 Three Bridges - Bedford
2W85 0040, 2W87 0140, 1W77 0220, 2W91 0240, 1W79 0320, 2W83 2340 Bedford - Three Bridges / Brighton
     Ά Saturday nights/Sunday mornings :
2W82 0010 Brighton – Bedford
2W82 0536 Brighton – Blackfriars
2W83 2340 Bedford - Three Bridges
[notes: The two Victoria services (Gatwick Express) were particularly susceptible to diversion via Battersea Park. The remaining services (Thameslink) were "as required" alternative pathways when overnight engineering work blocked their normal route via Herne Hill]

Factory Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) (195,196,199,200,212) WB01
[common with next entry between Stewarts Lane Junction and Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side)]
Most Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and destinations in Kent
    Mondays to Fridays:
2M96/2B96 0530 Victoria - Bromley South
2K12 0832 Victoria – Dover Priory
2U56 0653 Barnehurst – Victoria
1F12 0640 Ashford International – Victoria
2U54 0607, 2U62 0756, 2U62 1708, 2U64 1738, 2U66 1808 Dartford – Victoria
2K90 0707 Gillingham – Victoria (16 May until 26 August 2016)
2D06 1625 Orpington - Victoria
2K82 1737 Rainham – Victoria (from 16 May 2016)
2B90 1818 Sevenoaks - Victoria.

Longhedge Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) WB01
[common with previous entry between Stewarts Lane Junction and Grosvenor Bridge Junction (south-eastern side) and with next entry between Longhedge Junction and Stewarts Lane Junction]
The Railway Touring Co's outward Dorset Coast Express WO in summer.
Most Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and destinations other than Kent.

[note: "Grosvenor Bridge Junction" is used for timetable purposes to distinguish the south-eastern side junction for Stewart's Lane from the central side junction; in signal engineering terms and in the Sectional Appendix both are still known as "Battersea Pier Junction"]

Longhedge Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Battersea Pier Junction (central side) WB01/WF01A
[common with previous entry between Longhedge Junction and Stewarts Lane Junction]
     Ά Daily except Saturday nights/Sunday mornings:
1D04 0032 SX Victoria - Gatwick Airport
1U09 0135 Gatwick Airport – Victoria
[note: These services were particularly susceptible to diversion via Battersea Park or via the previous entry to Victoria (south-eastern side)]

Battersea Park (platform 2) - Factory Junction (178) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
9O02 0618 Battersea Park – Dalston Junction
9O69 2309 Battersea Park - Clapham High Street (until 13 May 2016)
9O69 2303 Battersea Park – Dalston Junction (from 16 May 2016)
9P66 2221 Dalston Junction - Battersea Park (until 13 May 2016)
9P65 2206 Dalston Junction - Battersea Park (from 16 May 2016)
    Sundays:
9P09 0722 Battersea Park – Highbury & Islington

Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF01A
    Mondays to Fridays:
2E13 0720/0721 Horsham - Victoria

Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction (195,212) WB01
[common with next entry between Brixton Junction and Canterbury Road Junction]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1K84 0007 MX Victoria – Ramsgate
2K06 0734 and hourly (except 0834, 1734 and 1834) until 2K84 2234 Victoria - Gillingham / Faversham / Canterbury East / Dover Priory
2U12 0743, 2K08 0758, 2K90 1604, 2K30 1703, 2K34 1754, 1F94 1803, 1F64 1818, 2K42 2004, 2U36 2309 Victoria - Dartford / Gillingham / Sheerness on Sea / Maidstone East / Ashford International
2K62 0750 Gillingham – Victoria
2U58 1608 Dartford – Victoria
2B92 1845 Sevenoaks - Victoria
    Saturdays:
1K84 0007 Victoria – Ramsgate
2K08 0634 and hourly until 2K50 2334 Victoria - Gillingham / Faversham / Canterbury East / Dover Priory
    Sundays:
1K84 0007 Victoria – Ramsgate
2U16 0739 and half-hourly until 2U32 2339 Victoria – Dartford
2K20 0804 and hourly until 2K80 2304 Victoria - Faversham / Canterbury East
2U58 0638 and half-hourly until 2U82 2208 Dartford – Victoria
2K14 0642 Gillingham and hourly (later starting back from Faversham / Canterbury East) until 2K78 2216 Faversham - Victoria
[note: other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill were booked to run via the Atlantic Lines.]

Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Loughborough Junction (52) WB01
[common with previous entry between Brixton Junction and Canterbury Road Junction]
Those Thameslink services shown under Pouparts Junction - Longhedge Junction entry when they ran by that route.

Metropolitan Junction - Cannon Street (199) WC01
Route withdrawn from timetable at December 2015 timetable change but continued to operate on "weekly notice basis" until last running on evening of 23/24 December 2015.

Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (171) WF03
    Mondays to Fridays only:
2I23 1001 London Bridge (low level) - Streatham Hill
2I05 0620 Streatham Hill - London Bridge (from 18 July until 2 September 2016)

Seven Sisters Junction - South Tottenham West Junction and South Tottenham East Junction - Tottenham South Junction (21,22) LB01A
    Saturdays only until 30 April 2016:
2U00 0531 Liverpool Street - Enfield Town
[note: cancelled or diverted thereafter]

Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platforms) - 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) worked as unadvertised staff trains from / to Northumberland Park. At some times there were separate shuttles. At the depot, trains normally used no. 60 road, but occasionally used no. 19 road instead (only one a day from 15 May 2016).

South Bermondsey Junction - Bricklayers Arms Junction (178,184) WF01A
The Reversible line is now the Sussex Reversible line, the Down Spur the Bermondsey Reversible line and the Up Spur the Up Bermondsey Spur. Until 2017 this was the only route between New Cross Gate and London Bridge, leading to the low level platforms.

Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham (204) WC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1Y86 0015 MX Charing Cross – Tonbridge
1Y02 0449 / 0450 Tonbridge - Charing Cross
    Saturdays:
1Y86 0015 Charing Cross – Tunbridge Wells
    Sundays from 28 August 2016:
1Y86 0015 Charing Cross – Tunbridge Wells

Westferry - Canary Wharf (via West India Down Viaduct line, avoiding North Quay Junction) [Docklands Light Railway]
Trains from Bank to Lewisham (trains that did not call at West India Quay).

Lewisham Vale Junction - Tanners Hill Junction (via St John's flyover - or flydown - line) (199,200) WC01
All trains between Charing Cross and Lewisham.
[note: The slow lines access to Lewisham station was only available for trains between Cannon Street and Lewisham during this phase of the London Bridge remodelling work]

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.

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:
    Mondays to Fridays (except peaks) and Saturdays:
x.34 Victoria - Dover Priory and x.52 return
    Sundays:
x.04 Victoria - Canterbury East and x.04 return

Parks Bridge Junction - Ladywell Junction (Ladywell Loop) (203) WC01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
Trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not shown to call at Lewisham

Channelsea North Junction - Stratford Central Junction West (59) LC02
    Mondays to Fridays only :
2L52 1830 Clapham Junction - Stratford (until 3 June 2016)
2N14 2007 Richmond – Stratford (from 16 May 2016)

Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction (1) LC01
    Saturdays and Sundays only: half-hourly service between Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness
[note: the previous “unsocial hours” Monday to Friday services ceased with the December 2015 timetable change]

Barking Station Junction - Barking platforms 7/8 (via T&H Lines flyover) (1,62) LC02
Principal use:
Trains in previous entry
[note: most London Overground trains to or from the T&H (Tottenham & Hampstead Junction) line on Table 62 used Barking bay platform line 1 but a few trains – at beginning and end of service – used the flyover in passenger service, in getting to and from East Ham depot]

Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays only:
Most through trains between Cannon Street and Rochester / Chatham or beyond:
1G85 1636, 1G89 1730, 1G91 1752, 1G93 1814, 1G95 1844 Cannon Street – Broadstairs / Ramsgate
1G87 1708 Cannon Street – Dover Priory (from 29 August 2016)
1G95 0703 Broadstairs - Cannon Street
1G93 0643 Dumpton Park - Cannon Street

St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays only:
1G87 0607 Faversham - Cannon Street
1G85 0544 Gillingham - Cannon Street
1G91 0624 Broadstairs - Cannon Street

Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1Y86 0015 MX Charing Cross – Tonbridge (from 30 August 2016)
2M26 1940 Victoria – Orpington (until 26 August 2016)
1Y02 0449 / 0450 Tonbridge - Charing Cross
2L55 0534 Orpington – Blackfriars
    Saturdays from 3 September 2016:
1Y86 0015 Charing Cross – Tunbridge Wells
    Sundays from 28 August 2016:
1Y86 0015 Charing Cross – Tunbridge Wells

Slade Green Junction - Perry Street Fork Junction (200) WC02
Shown as "limited service" on London & South East schematic map, but had regular service ca. 0800 SuX until 1800 SuX between Barnehurst and Slade Green.

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:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E34 0556 Derby – Newcastle
1E77 1710, 1E94 2022 Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
1E64 1745 Reading – Newcastle
1F62 0603, 1F96 2027 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
1P71 2155 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
2A55 2221 Newcastle - Darlington
    Saturdays:
1E76 1612 Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee (until 13 May and from 17 September 2016)
1E64 1745 Reading – Newcastle
1F62 0603 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
1V83 0623 Newcastle - Reading
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
1E78 1801 / 1812 Liverpool Lime Street / 1845 Manchester Piccadilly – Newcastle
1E94 2022 Liverpool Lime Street – Newcastle (until 8 May 2016)
1P71 2200 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
Table 48 trains:
[note: trains on this line particularly susceptible to being retimed a few minutes earlier during leaf fall season from October - these variations are not shown below]
    Mondays to Fridays:
2N04 0628, 2N20 1025, 2N36 1332, 2N44 1628 Carlisle – Newcastle
2N12 0743 Dumfries - Newcastle
1E95 0708 Glasgow Central – Newcastle
2N06 0742 Hexham – Middlesbrough
2N30 1342 Hexham – Newcastle
2W35 1231 Metrocentre - Newcastle
2N01 0625, 2W18 0944, 2N17 1022, 2W20 1044, 2N21 1122, 1S74 1323, 2M34 1622, 2W50 1644, 2W64 1744, 2N51 1925 Newcastle - Metrocentre or beyond
    Saturdays:
2N04 0625, 2N12 0828, 2N28 1228, 2N36 1332, 2N44 1628 Carlisle – Newcastle
2N08 0618 Dumfries - Newcastle
1E95 0707, 1E97 1612 Glasgow Central – Newcastle
2N06 0742 Hexham – Middlesbrough
2N30 1342 Hexham - Nunthorpe
2W85 2233 Metrocentre – Newcastle
2W20 1044, 2N21 1122, 1S74 1323, 2W50 1644, 2W64 1744, 2N51 1925, 2W74 1958 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) YD03
[common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    Saturdays:
2W72 1833 Middlesbrough - Newcastle
2W76 1926 Nunthorpe - Newcastle
    Sundays:
2W38 1742 Middlesbrough – Newcastle

Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main lines outside station) (26, 401-403) YA04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E01 0540 Edinburgh - Kings Cross
    Sundays:
1E98 1220 Edinburgh - Kings Cross
Ά Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route: see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry
This routing also applied from 31 December 2015 until 17 January 2016 on some dates because of closure of the West Coast Main Line at Lamington river bridge (near Lockerbie). After the latter date until 19 February (northbound)/21 February 2016 (southbound), the Lowland sleeper normally ran via Carlisle and G&SW route to Glasgow only, the Highland sleeper normally ran south of Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line.

ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

Morecambe - Heysham Port (98) CE02
    Mondays to Saturdays (daily in summer):
Trains between Lancaster and Heysham Port

Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE02
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2C00 0546 Lancaster - Morecambe – Windermere
2Y61 1605 SX Lancaster - Morecambe – Leeds
    Sundays:
2Y99 1429 Lancaster - Morecambe – Leeds
2C45 2103 Lancaster - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness

Farington Junction - Lostock Hall Junction CL06
Railway Touring Co. excursions between the north-west and the Settle & Carlisle line when calling at Wigan but not Preston en route to/from Hellifield. Suspended during 2016-7 closure of the northern section of the Settle & Carlisle line.

Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction (Northern Rail timetable leaflet 15) CF01
Summer use only
    Saturdays 21 May until 10 September 2016:
2F80 0753 Chester - Runcorn
[notes: not shown in e-NRT; this line to resume regular services - target date December 2018 timetable change]

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Newton le Willows Junction (90) CL02
[common with next entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2F25 0644 Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction (82) CL02
[common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
First TransPennine Express services between Manchester and Wigan North Western, and between Manchester and Preston not calling at Bolton (applied until electrification of Chorley route).

Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction (81,400-404) CE01
1S25 2116 SSuX Euston – Aberdeen
1S26 2327 SuO / 2350 SSuX Euston - Glasgow Central
1M11 2315 SuO / 2340 SSuX Glasgow Central – Euston
except on those Sunday nights when Caledonian Sleepers diverted via East Coast route: see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry
Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0621, 0824, 0926, 1752, 1922, 2026, 2126, 2224, 2348
     Saturdays: 0621, 0824, 0926, 1527, 1926, 2030, 2224, 2348
     Sundays: 1028 and hourly (except 1828) until 2330, 2354
Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0605, 1220 (until 13 May 2016), 1418 (from 16 May 2016), 1519, 1651, 1845
     Saturdays: 0605 (until 14 May 2016), 1617, 2350
     Sundays: 0909 and hourly (except 2103) until 2203, 2233

Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (36,65) CL06
Statesman Rail's 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.
The above are suspended during the 2016-7 closure of the northern section of the Settle & Carlisle line.
    Sundays:
Trains between Blackburn / Clitheroe and Hellifield or beyond on the Settle & Carlisle line

MediaCityUK - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams:
    until 25 June 2016: all Eccles services
    26 June to 27 August 2016: service suspended
    from 28 August 2016: Mondays to Fridays before 0715 and after 2000; Saturdays before 0900 and after 1800; Sundays and Bank Holidays all day

[Salford] Harbour City - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams:
    until 29 August 2016: service suspended
    from 30 August 2016: Mondays to Fridays 0715 to 2000; Saturdays 0900 to 1800; Sundays and Bank Holidays no service

Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84,85) CM01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O04 0511 FX Manchester Piccadilly – Bournemouth
1H99 2230 Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
1H74 1940 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
    Sundays:
1W40 0818 / 0830 Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
1W02 0828, 1W04 0928 Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly

Philips Park West Jn - Ashburys Jn (39) CL05
Route withdrawn from 13 September 2015.

Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78a) CL04
[common with next entry south of Denton Junction]
    Fridays only:
2J45 0922 Stockport - Stalybridge

Heaton Norris Junction - Ashton Moss North Junction CL04
[common with previous entry south of Denton Junction]
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
    Mondays to Fridays:
Morning and evening peak services ran Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop / Dinting (morning) or vice versa (afternoon) - instead of Dinting / Glossop / Hadfield and back - and thus covered the complete triangle. During the leaf-fall season from 9 October 2016, trains between the peaks also covered the complete triangle.
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2H72 2327 Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (via Didcot West Curve) (116) PA04
    Mondays to Fridays except 1 until 12 August 2016:
1M79 2146 Reading - Birmingham New Street

Didcot East Junction - Didcot North Junction (via Didcot 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
[note: line closed 30 July until 14 August 2016]

[Harrowden Junction - ] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [ - Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) (53) CJ02A
Return Belmond British Pullman excursions from Chesterfield for Chatsworth House to Victoria
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1F89 0015 MX St.Pancras International – Leicester
1C01 0445 Leicester - St.Pancras International
1C92 0736 SX Derby - St.Pancras International

Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground]
    Mondays to Fridays:
0512 / 0515 / 0516 Chesham - Watford
0608 Rickmansworth – Watford
0029 MO, 0049 MX Watford - Rickmansworth
    Saturdays:
0512 / 0515 / 0516 Chesham - Watford
0049 Watford – Rickmansworth
    Sundays:
0700 Rickmansworth - Watford
[note: LUL show after-midnight services as being the end of the previous day's service, not the start of the calendar day of operation].

Langley Junction (up) - Langley South Junction (via up Hertford spur) (24) YA02
[note: Accessible only from Stevenage platform 1]
Up trains to the Hertford North line from points north of Stevenage; trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally run via the down, reversible, spur.

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

Ely North Junction - Ely West Junction (via west curve) (49) LB03
    Sundays only:
1R54 1554 Norwich - Sheffield / Manchester Piccadilly

Shenfield - Mountnessing Junction (via reversible Southend Loop) (5) LA01
[note: Accessible only from Shenfield platforms 4 and 5]
    Until 16 September 2016:
Most down local trains to the Southend line from Shenfield with use of platform 4 or 5 (trains to/from other platforms used the main lines), plus only the following trains in the up direction:
1K01 0400 SSuX and 1K03 0430 SSuX Southend Victoria - Liverpool Street
2J41 1836 SSuX and 2J43 1919 SSuX Southminster - Shenfield
note: the above usage effectively ceased from 17 September 2016 because of layout remodelling at Shenfield
    From 17 September until 4 November 2016: Mondays to Fridays only:
2J06 0632 Shenfield - Southminster
2J41 1836 Southminster - Shenfield
note: services diverted away from this route from 7 November 2016 because of engineering work

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 were also a few Up arrivals from the Clacton line).

Manningtree North Junction - East Junction (11,14) LA02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2A04 0525 Lowestoft - Harwich International
2A48 1944 Cambridge - Harwich International
2W06 0750 Harwich International – Cambridge
2D98 2138 Harwich International - Lowestoft
    Saturdays:
2A04 0659 Ipswich - Harwich International
2A48 1944 Cambridge - Harwich International
2W06 0750 Harwich International – Cambridge
2D98 2138 Harwich International - Lowestoft
    Sundays:
2A90 0751 Ipswich - Harwich International
2A92 1912 Cambridge - Harwich International
2W12 0830 Harwich International – Cambridge
2Y92 2110 Harwich International - Ipswich
[note: in future this will be regarded as an established route and services will not be listed in detail]

ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)

Northam Junction - Southampton Eastern Docks (Ocean Liner Terminal) WG01
Belmond British Pullman 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.

Reading station, Caversham Road Junction - Oxford Road Junction (116,122) PA03
To or from the Reading West direction, at Reading station, platforms 1,2,3,7 and 8 are accessible only by the Westbury Lines; platforms 4,5, 6 and 9 are not accessible; and platfoms 10 to 15 are accessible only by the Feeder Lines. Trains booked to use the Feeder Lines were:
All Up trains from the Newbury line running through to Paddington (except 1A98 1731 SuO from Penzance)
Other arrivals at Reading from Newbury or Basingstoke lines:
    Mondays to Fridays: 0026 MX, 0635, 0726, 0806, 0832, 0850, 1144, 1205, 1233, 1634, 2030 (from Newbury), 2100, 2351
    Saturdays: 0026, 0655, 0708, 0718, 0808, 0819, 0908, 1008, 1035, 1208, 1235, 1308, 1408, 1435, 1634, 1835, 1844, 1908, 1920, 2008, 2108, 2331
    Sundays: 1004, 1216, 1903, 2316, 2345
Departures from Reading to Newbury or Basingstoke lines:
    Mondays to Fridays: 0515, 0605, 0613, 1212, 1942, 2306
    Saturdays: 0510, 0607, 0612, 0639, 0647, 0711, 0746, 0748, 0946, 1348, 2150, 2250
    Sundays: 1052, 1244, 1952, 2152, 2322
All other trains booked to use the Westbury Lines. At Reading West, if you can see signal T2802 at the Up end of platform 2 showing a "clear" aspect: no "feather" indicates use of Up Westbury line; "feather" position 1 indicates use of Feeder lines (M for main, R for relief); "feather" position 2 indicates west curve (D for down line, U for up line).

Reading East Main Junction, 8421 points - Reading Southern Junction (Reading Low Level line) (148) WH03
[note: Accessible only to or from Reading platforms 13 or higher]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O52 0434, 1O54 0524, 2O26 0554, 2O27 0606, 1O56 0632 / 0634 Reading - Shalford / Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle – Guildford
1V63 1913, 2V75 2222, 1V71 2318 Gatwick Airport – Reading
2V72 2002 Shalford – Reading
2V74 2135 Redhill – Reading
    Saturdays:
1O54 0534, 2O27 0604, 1O56 0634, 2O55 2334 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V46 0531 Gatwick Airport - Reading
    Sundays:
2O96 2219 Reading - Gatwick Airport (except 18 September until 23 October 2016)
2V38 0811, 2V65 2009, 1V67 2109, 2V69 2209, 1V71 2309 Gatwick Airport - Reading

Reading New Junction - Reading Spur Junction (Reading Spur line) (148) WH03
[note: Accessible only to or from Reading platforms 7 to 10]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E79 0602 Guildford - Newcastle
    Saturdays:
1O52 0434 Reading - Gatwick Airport
1E79 0609 Guildford – Newcastle
    Sundays:
1O32 1735 Newcastle – Guildford
1E44 1214 Guildford – Newcastle

Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH03
The Railway Touring Co's Dorset Coast Express outward WO in summer.
Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and Winchester/Beaulieu, and return excursions from Bristol/Bath to Victoria
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1S75 2252 Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
1S08 0527 Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    Sundays:
Trains between Waterloo/Staines and Woking via Egham.

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 - ran non-stop via Redhill.

Newhaven Harbour Junction - Newhaven Harbour [platform 3 = Marine platform] WE03
N 2F30 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 (as it was again for this timetable period) - 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) WA06
    Mondays to Fridays:
2U91 0456 Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
2K30 1703, 2K36 1822 Victoria - Sheerness-on-Sea
2P58 0621 / 0622, 2K60 0700 Sheerness-on-Sea - Victoria

Minster Station and West Junction - Minster South Junction (207) WA02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2R40 1340, 2R43 1410 Charing Cross - Ramsgate (via Dover)
2W24 0742, 2W26 0805 Ramsgate - Charing Cross (via Dover)
Above service suspended from 25 December 2015 until 4 September 2016 on account of line closure between Dover and Folkestone: emergency timetable:
    Mondays to Fridays from 4 January until 2 September 2016:
2R45 1555 Dover Priory - Ramsgate
2W25 0742, 2W29 0805 Ramsgate - Dover Priory
[note: the extra SSuX through round trip Dover Priory (dep. 0645) <--> St. Pancras International (dep. 1750) advertised from 25 January until 2 September 2016 did not run via this curve but reversed with attach/detach at Ramsgate]

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 reversed at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

[Crediton - ] site of Coleford Junction - Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton (136) PC03
Summer use only - Sunday Rover services Exeter - Crediton - Okehampton operated by Great Western Railway for Devon County Council:
     Sundays 15 May until 11 September 2016:
from St. James' Park (Exeter) to Okehampton at 2K02 0901, 2K04 1101, 2K08 1427, 2K10 1629;
returning from Okehampton at 2J03 0955, 2J05 1158, 2J09 1523, 2E27 1759 (to Exeter St.Davids only).
[note: Track from Crediton to site of Coleford Junction: Network Rail (former L&SW down line); thence privately owned. Additional services internal to the latter section operated as advertised by Dartmoor Railway and Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association as Granite Line Ltd.].

Worle Junction - Uphill Junction (134) PC01
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
    Mondays to Fridays:
2R98 1553 Bristol Parkway / 1557 Filton Abbey Wood - Bath Spa
Ά 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

Yeovil Pen Mill Junction - Yeovil Junction (160) WG06 {route restored with regular service from 14 December 2015}
    Mondays to Fridays until 13 May 2016:
1L58 1542 Yeovil Pen Mill – Waterloo
2V14 1630, 2V18 1833, 2V30 2130 Yeovil Pen Mill – Yeovil Junction
1L39 1350, 1L47 1550, 1L59 1850 Waterloo – Yeovil Pen Mill
1064 1648 Yeovil Junction – Yeovil Pen Mill – Salisbury
1L51 1650, 1L55 1750 Waterloo – Yeovil Junction – Westbury
    Mondays to Fridays from 16 May 2016:
1L18 0541, 1L58 1544 Yeovil Pen Mill – Waterloo
2V14 1631, 2V30 2130 Yeovil Pen Mill – Yeovil Junction
1L39 1350, 1L59 1850 Waterloo – Yeovil Pen Mill
1064 1648 Yeovil Junction – Yeovil Pen Mill – Salisbury
1L51 1650, 1L55 1750 Waterloo – Yeovil Junction – Westbury
    Saturdays from 21 May until 3 September 2016:
2V34 1210 Weymouth – Yeovil Junction
2O39 1328, 2O43 1355 Yeovil Pen Mill – Yeovil Junction
1L66 1656 Weymouth – Waterloo
1L50 0715 Waterloo – Weymouth
2V38 1307, 2V42 1345 Yeovil Junction – Yeovil Pen Mill
2V46 1405 Yeovil Junction – Weymouth
[note: in future this will be regarded as a regular route and services will not be listed in detail]

Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway]
Trains starting at Norchard for Lydney Junction or vice versa - usually only 1000 Norchard - Lydney Junction (for dates see DFR timetable). Additional workings from and to Norchard Low Level may operate for special events days. Other trains at Norchard use the high level platform on the through line.

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.

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.

Westbury East Loop Junction - Hawkeridge Junction (125,135,406) PC02
    Mondays to Fridays until 13 May 2016:
1C90 1706 Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads
[note: cancelled thereafter]

Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction (158) WG04 {entry restored 4 January until 31 March 2016 only}
    Ά Diversionary use only – Mondays to Thursdays 4 January until 31 March 2016 only:
1O28 1727, 1O30 1827, 1O34 1927 Manchester Piccadilly – Southampton Central / Bournemouth

ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

Stone Junction - Colwich Junction (67) CB03
Trains between Stoke-on-Trent and Euston not shown to call at Stafford use the direct line.

Little Bridgeford Junction - Lower Heamies (65) CB03 {new entry from 29 March 2016}
The Up and Down Fast lines and the Up Slow line follow their established route through Norton Bridge but the Down Slow line is diverted - via Searchlight Lane Junction - on a separate alignment to the west (there is no "junction" at Lower Heamies where the Down Slow rejoins its old alignment). At Stafford, if the signal at the Down end of platforms 1, 3, 4 or 6 shows a "clear" aspect with route indication "S" (or platform 5 shows a "clear" aspect with no "feather") this indicates use of Down Slow line - a train running direct to Crewe would then use this route. Trains booked to use the Down Slow line were:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1F31 0618 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1F54 1801 Birmingham New Street – Liverpool Lime Street
1P05 1846 FO Euston – Preston (until 13 May 2016)
9P43 1943 Euston – Preston (from 16 May 2016)
1S25 2116 Euston – Aberdeen/Inverness
1K63 2239 Birmingham New Street – Crewe
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street – Holyhead (susceptible to STP diversion via fast line)
1Y85 2049, 1K77 2200 Euston – Crewe
1S26 2350 Euston - Glasgow Central
    Saturdays:
1F31 0618 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1F32 0701, 1F40 1101, 1F44 1301 Birmingham New Street – Liverpool Lime Street (from 21 May 2016)
1F54 1801 Birmingham New Street – Liverpool Lime Street
    Sundays:
1S25 2057 Euston – Aberdeen/Inverness
1S26 2327/2328 Euston - Glasgow Central
1F24 2121 Euston – Liverpool Lime Street
1D33 2240 Birmingham International – Holyhead (from 18 September 2016)
1H77 2151 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly (from 15 May 2016)

Norton Bridge Junction - Yarnfield Junction (Norton Bridge East Chord) (67) CB03 {new entry from 29 July 2016)}
Trains between Stafford and Stoke on Trent – especially when running to or from the Birmingham line – normally used the double track flyover route (opened 29 March 2016) between Little Bridgeford Junction and Yarnfield Junction, but the former Up line is retained as a reversible single track. Trains using the Norton Bridge East Chord were those from Crewe via Stoke on Trent to Stafford which continue towards the Trent Valley line (rather than towards Birmingham).

Click here and here for schematic plans of the new layout at Norton Bridge.

Stoke Works Junction - Abbotswood Junction (57) PB02
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 - Portobello Junction (400,401) CC04
    Ά Diversionary use only - Sunday nights / Mondays mornings only (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
1M11 2315 Glasgow Central – Euston
1S26 2327/2328 Euston - Glasgow Central

Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G00 0422 Chester - Birmingham New Street
1G76 1921 Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street – Holyhead
1J36 2332 Birmingham New Street – Shrewsbury
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston – Wolverhampton
    Saturdays until 21 May and again from 10 September 2016:
2J02 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall

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: any train in next entry

Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (70) CC04
    Saturdays only until 21 May 2016 and again from 10 September 2016:
2J02 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall
[note: diverted from 28 May (one week later than shown in working timetable) until 3 September 2016]

Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M89 2150 Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
1M80 2014 Paignton - Birmingham New Street
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
note: Services between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa diverted via this route from 25 October until 4 November 2016 because of engineering work

Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70,75) CC04
[common with next two entries between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    Mondays to Fridays:
2K81 0704, 2K82 0741, 2K83 0811, 2K92 1744, 2K93 1816, 2K94 1846, 2K96 1940, 2K99 2235 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street
2K55 0842 and half-hourly until 2K74 1812 (except 1542 and 1612) Birmingham New Street - Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
1D19 2252 MWFO Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
1J36 2332 MWFO Birmingham New Street – Shrewsbury
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston – Wolverhampton
1G00 0422 TThO Chester - Birmingham New Street
1G76 1921 TThO Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
    Saturdays:
2K82 0740 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street
2K53 0742 and half-hourly until 2K75 1842 (except 1612) Birmingham New Street - Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

Soho South Junction - Perry Barr South Junction (51,68) CC04
[common with adjacent entries between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M79 2146 Reading - Birmingham New Street
    Saturdays when advertised:
N 2T01 1328, N 2T02 1420 Birmingham New Street - Witton: London Midland football specials for principal 1500 KO Aston Villa home games (outward journey only).

Soho North Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68) CC04 {new entry from 28 May 2016 until 3 September 2016}
[common with previous two entries between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    Saturdays from 28 May until 3 September 2016:
2J02 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall
[note: started one week later than shown in working 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]
    Mondays to Fridays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street towards Cheltenham Spa: 1V02 0537, 1V43 0742 and hourly until 1V69 2042
Departures from Cheltenham Spa towards Birmingham New Street: 1S39 0912, 1M29 0942, 1S43 1111, 1M45 1342, 1M49 1441, 1M53 1542, 1M93 1641, 1M61 1742, 1M65 1841, 1M69 1940, 1M77 2056, 1M83 2117, 1M87 2215
    Saturdays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street towards Cheltenham Spa: 1V02 0542, 1V41 0642 and hourly until 1V69 2042
1M20 0607, 1M07 1554 Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street towards Cheltenham Spa: 1V57 1442 and hourly until 1V71 2142
Departures from Cheltenham Spa towards Birmingham New Street: 1M45 1341, 1M49 1441, 1M53 1541, 1M93 1640, 1M61 1741, 1M65 1840, 1M69 1941, 1M80 2249
note: Services diverted away from this route from 25 October until 6 November 2016 because of engineering work

Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Junction (51,57) CC02
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    Saturdays:
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
1E68 1747 Southampton Central - York
    Sundays:
1V48 0810 Leeds - Plymouth

Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (65,400,401) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M79 2146 Reading - Birmingham New Street
    Ά Diversionary use only - Sunday nights / Mondays mornings only (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
1M11 2315 Glasgow Central – Euston
1S26 2327/2328 Euston - Glasgow Central

Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G90 2139 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
1D85 2203 Birmingham New Street - Nottingham
1E68 1746 Southampton Central - York
    Saturdays:
1G90 2139 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
1V50 0900 Leeds - Plymouth

Nuneaton North Junction - Nuneaton Abbey Junction (66) CJ04
Ά Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable but used by CrossCountry services when diverted between Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent and required to reverse at Nuneaton. Not to be confused with the new chord from the overbridge.

Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Junction
Vintage Trains' excursions departing/arriving at their Tyseley Warwick Road platform.

ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

Embsay - Bow Bridge loop [Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway]
Trains returning from Bolton Abbey to Embsay use this section (after passing non-stop through Embsay station) when operating their normal one-train service. However, this section is not used when a two-train service is in operation - for dates see their timetable.

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. Principal arrival use is by most of the Doncaster - Leeds stopping services, plus a number of other services. Departure use from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C15 0525, 2B07 0821, 2B09 0921, 2B29 1921, 2B33 2121
    Saturdays:
1O82 0616, 2B09 0921 and hourly until 2B29 1921
    Sundays:
1V50 0900

Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction (26,31) YE05
    Fridays:
2N46 2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    Sundays:
1E75 1825 Plymouth - Leeds
    Ά Sunday to Friday nights:
1D35 2235 SuO, 1D36 2330 SSuX Kings Cross – Leeds

Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (31) YE05
Grand Central services between Bradford Interchange and Doncaster not shown to call at Pontefract Monkhill, viz.:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1A70 0752 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
1D81 1603, 1D95 1952 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Saturdays:
1D91 1048, 1D93 1548, 1D81 1636 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Sundays:
all four services each way
plus the following:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1B52 2327 Manchester Airport - Sheffield
1B59 0325 MX Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly (ran via Chinley on Mondays)
2N46 2315 Sheffield - Leeds
    Saturdays:
1B59 0325 Sheffield - Manchester Airport
    Sundays:
1E75 1825 Plymouth - Leeds

Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east chord [Stagecoach Supertram]
Morning trams from Cricket Inn Road at the following times to Herdings Park or Halfway:
    Mondays to Fridays: 0520, 0530, 0539, 0559, 0600, 0659, 0713, 0719, 0722, 0739
    Saturdays: 0522, 0531, 0542, 0600, 0602, 0850, 0916
    Sundays: 0721, 0741, 0801
Late evening trams to Cricket Inn Road, timed at Sheffield Stn - Hallam University at the following times (but not timed at Castle Square or Cathedral):
    Sunday nights: 2324, 2344
    Monday mornings: 0004, 0024, 0043
    Monday nights to Saturday nights: 2339/2340, 2359
    Tuesday mornings to Sunday mornings: 0020, 0023/0024, 0043
[note: as shown in Blue and Purple route in printed booklet issued by Stagecoach.]

Woodburn Junction - Rotherham Central Junction (29) YE07
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E68 1746 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

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
    Mondays to Fridays:
1W34 1041 Sheffield - Bridlington
1B90 1855, 1B94 2047 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1E68 1746 Southampton Central - York
1B65 0504 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
1B63 0540 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1O84 0725 Newcastle - Southampton Central
1J30 1511 Bridlington - Sheffield
1J35 2057 Hull - Sheffield
    Saturdays:
1B90 1855 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1B63 0540 Doncaster - Manchester Airport

Milford Junction - Burton Salmon Junction (site) - Castleford (39,40) YE04
West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express traverses this section on York - York circular section of journey (but operates on only three dates, in October)
West Coast Railways' The Dalesman ThO in summer
    Mondays to Fridays:
1K28 1926 Manchester Piccadilly – Hull (from 16 May 2016)
1E96 2230 Liverpool Lime Street - York
1P68 2315, 1P02 0038 MX Manchester Airport - York
1P01 0138 MX, 1P03 0252 MX, 1P05 0400 MX, 1P69 2230 York - Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport
    Saturdays:
1E63 1525 Plymouth - York
1P02 0038 Manchester Airport - York
    Saturdays until 13 February and from 21 May 2016:
1P68 2320 Manchester Airport - York
1P01 0138, 1P03 0252, 1P05 0400 York - Manchester Airport
1V46 0620 York - Plymouth (except 21 May until 10 September 2016)
1P69 2230 York - Manchester Piccadilly
    Sundays:
1K28 2018 Leeds – Hull (from 15 May 2016)
1E95 2152 Liverpool Lime Street - York (until 19 June and from 28 August 2016)
    Sundays until 14 February 2016:
1P02 0100, 1P04 0425, 1P10 0630 Manchester Airport - York
1P03 0220, 1P05 0350, 1P07 0500, 1P11 0600, 1P15 0700 York – Manchester Airport

Milford Junction - Gascoigne Wood (39) YG04 {Route withdrawn from 1 November 2015 but restored from 16 May 2016}:
    Mondays to Fridays from 16 May 2016:
1K28 1926 Manchester Piccadilly – Hull
    Sundays from 22 May 2016:
1K28 2018 Leeds – Hull (despite being scheduled in working timetable, did not run this route on 15 May)

Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe (33) YE01
Northern Rail trains between Sheffield and York

Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YE01
     Ά Diversionary use only - Sunday to Friday nights:
1N35 2200 SX 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.

Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Junction (33) YG04
    Mondays to Saturdays:
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
    Saturdays only:
1A13 0655 Skipton - Kings Cross

Shaftholme Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YA03
    Mondays to Saturdays: Grand Central services between Doncaster and Pontefract Monkhill (i.e. those not shown in Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction entry)
    Ά Sunday to Friday nights:
1N35 2200 Kings Cross - Newcastle
1D35 2235 SuO, 1D36 2330 SSuX Kings Cross – Leeds

Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction (32) YE05
    Mondays to Saturdays:
Trains between Goole and Leeds

Doncaster Flyover East Junction - Loversall Carr Junction (Up line) (26) YA03
[note: Accessible only from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1A70 0752 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross

Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (Down line) (26) YA03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1N83 1108 Kings Cross - York

Trent Junctions - Wrawby Junction - see East Midlands section

IRELAND

A new "Mainline, South & West, Waterford" Working Timetable came into effect on Sunday 20 November 2016 but none of the entries below was affected - apart from Glasnevin Junction - Islandbridge Junction.

Limerick Junction: Kyle crossing points - Milltown crossing points (via Limerick Junction Loop [avoiding line])
Non-stop trains between Thurles (or north thereof) and Limerick:
    Mondays to Saturdays:
A403 0640, A405 0740 Limerick - Dublin Heuston
A406 1525, A410 1725 Dublin Heuston - Limerick
    Sundays:
A401 0825, A403 1025, A405 1225, A407 1420, A409 1620, A411 1820 Limerick - Dublin Heuston
A400 1125, A402 1325, A404 1525, A406 1825, A408 1925, A410 2110 Dublin Heuston - Limerick

Kilkenny: Lavistown South Junction - Lavistown North Junction
    Mondays to Saturdays:
A505 0710 Waterford - Dublin Heuston
    Fridays and Saturdays only:
A515 1600 Waterford - Dublin Heuston
    Fridays only:
A518 1615 Dublin Heuston - Waterford

Glasnevin Junction - Islandbridge Junction
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland's Dublin Connolly - Kilkenny or Cork line excursions
From 21 November 2016 regular commuter services between Newbridge and Grand Canal Dock use this route, which will not appear here in future.

Dublin Connolly (platform 7) - Newcomen Junction
    Mondays to Fridays:
D906 0804 Dublin Connolly - Maynooth
[notes: see also Regular but infrequent services, below]

Carriganore - Gracedieu [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway]
    Saturdays only: trains between Kilmeadan and Gracedieu (adjacent to the toll plaza for the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge, just short of former junction; not a joining/alighting point).

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.
Use was limited to Belfast - Dublin Enterprise services, which would cease if and when the new Belfast Transport Hub opened (construction could commence in 2017) as these trains would be diverted to the new station. Thereafter, passenger use would presumably be limited to RPSI special trains.

Whitehead Excursion Platform (RPSI) - Whitehead [Railway Preservation Society of Ireland]
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland excursions departing/arriving at their Whitehead Excursion platform.

SCOTLAND

Services were altered or suspended during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel from 20 March until 6 August 2016 - see Scotrail's leaflet for further information.

Knightswood South Junction (Anniesland) - Dawsholm Junction (Anniesland Single Line) GA12 {new entry from 20 March 2016}
This connecting line restored the link between the Anniesland branch and the Singer lines, and from 20 March until 7 August 2016 formed part of a balloon-loop route for trains diverted away from Glasgow Queen Street high level station. Anniesland branch trains run to and from their terminal bay platform 3, by the parallel Anniesland Platform Line.

Maryhill Park Junction - Knightswood North Junction (227) GA12
Trains between Glasgow Queen Street high level and the West Highland line, also summer Sunday trains in next entry. Service altered or suspended during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel 20 March until 6 August 2016 - inbound services diverted away from this route.

Muirhouse South Junction - Larkfield Junction (222) GA04 {route temporarily added}
    Ά Diversionary use only: Sundays 31 July until 21 August 2016:
Trains between Glasgow Central and East Kilbride and between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock.

Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction (227) GA12
Summer use only
    Sundays 26 June until 28 August 2016:
1Y29 0808 Edinburgh - Oban
1Y30 1711 Oban - Edinburgh
     Ά Diversionary use during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel 20 March until 6 August 2016 - Dundee, Perth, Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa trains diverted to run a clockwise balloon-loop service via Springburn, Glasgow Queen Street low level and Anniesland except those diverted to and from Glasgow Central - see below; Edinburgh (via Falkirk) trains diverted to run an anti-clockwise balloon-loop service via Anniesland, Glasgow Queen Street low level and Springburn.

Sighthill West Junction - Cowlairs West Junction (227) GC02B {route restored}
     Ά Diversionary use during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel 20 March until 6 August 2016 - Dundee, Perth, Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa trains diverted to run a clockwise balloon-loop service via Springburn, Glasgow Queen Street low level and Anniesland except those diverted to and from Glasgow Central - see below; Edinburgh (via Falkirk) trains diverted to run an anti-clockwise balloon-loop service via Anniesland, Glasgow Queen Street low level and Springburn. Also weekday services between [Falkirk Grahamston - ] Springburn and Anniesland.

Springburn (Sighthill West Junction) - Cowlairs South Junction (226) GC02B
1T98 0845, 1T99 1447 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street high level (no equivalent outward workings).
Trains between Springburn and Glasgow Queen Street high level station use this curve, whereas trains between Springburn and Glasgow Queen Street low level travel via Bellgrove.
Service between Glasgow Queen Street high level, Cumbernauld and Falkirk, using this route, was suspended on Mondays to Fridays until 31 December 2015 because of service revisions in consequence of closure of Forth Road Bridge (the Inverness trains were not affected).
Service also suspended over this section during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel 20 March until 7 August 2016 - the two Inverness trains being diverted to Glasgow Central via Coatbridge Central and the Falkirk service diverted via Cowlairs West Junction and Maryhill to Anniesland.

Coatbridge Junction - Langloan Junction GA11 {route restored}
     Ά Diversionary use during track relaying work in Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel 20 March until 7 August 2016 - trains between Aberdeen or Inverness and Glasgow diverted to and from Glasgow Central - minimum one train an hour in each direction.

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

Mossend South Junction - Mossend East Junction (224,225) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2Y76 0600 Motherwell - Edinburgh
2Y77 1718 / 1720 / 1722 Edinburgh - Motherwell (until 6 August 2016)

Holytown Junction - Wishaw Central Junction (65,225) GA01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C05 0736 Carstairs – Dalmuir / Anderston
1M90 0422 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1R20 0428 Glasgow Central - Euston
1C04 1700 Anderston - Carstairs
    Saturdays:
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston

Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA01
Virgin (West Coast), TransPennine Express, CrossCountry and Virgin East Coast trains between Edinburgh or Carlisle and Motherwell unless shown in previous entry. ScotRail trains between Carstairs and Motherwell not shown to call at Wishaw.

Inverness Rose Street Junction - Welsh's Bridge Junction (239,240) GC06
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2H86 1713 Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
[note: Train used this route inward bound to Inverness.]

Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (230,242) GC02A/GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1N80 0713 Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street
1N79 1733 Glasgow Queen Street - Markinch
Both these trains were suspended during December 2015 because of service revisions in consequence of closure of Forth Road Bridge and again from 21 March until 5 August 2016 because of service revisions in consequence of closure of Glasgow Queen Street high level tunnel.

Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2G20 0556, 2G22 0620 Markinch - Edinburgh
2G32 0614, 1K10 2243 Perth - Edinburgh
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
2G25 2148 Edinburgh - Perth
2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Saturdays:
2G22 0620 Markinch - Edinburgh
1K10 2243 Perth – Edinburgh
2G25 2148, 2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Sundays:
2G28 0936 Perth - Edinburgh
2G39 1855 Edinburgh - Perth

Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (225) GC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C99 2105 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh

WALES

Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction (128) PB04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2E18 0814 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour
1B96 1040 / 1043 Newport - Fishguard Harbour
     Saturdays:
1B96 1040 Newport / 1059 / 1100 Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour

Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB09
    Mondays to Fridays:
1B96 1040 / 1043 Newport - Fishguard Harbour
1V62 1830 FX Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen
1W48 0503 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
1B97 1329 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V54 1630 Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
1W48 0450 / 0501 / 0504 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
    Sundays:
1E16 1200 / 1205 Cardiff Central - Milford Haven

Landore Junction - Swansea Loop West Junction (128) PB04
     Saturdays:
1B96 1040 Newport / 1059 / 1100 Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
1B57 1328 / 1330 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    Sundays:
1B96 0150 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
[note: Trains in previous entry use this route on occasion to suit operating convenience.]

Margam East Junction - Margam Moors Junction via OVE (Ogmore Vale Extension) line (125) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L05 0352 / 0357 Swansea - Paddington

Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (128) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L05 0352 / 0357 MX Swansea - Paddington
2V06 0556 Shrewsbury – Swansea - Cardiff Central
1B41 1914 Milford Haven – Cardiff Central #
2L60 2115 Maesteg – Cardiff Central #
2B68 1959 Tenby – Cardiff Central #
1B51 0535 Cardiff Central – Milford Haven #
2L41 0553 Cardiff Central - Maesteg
1B53 0642 Cardiff Central – Fishguard Harbour #
1V64 1930 Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen
1B94 2245 Paddington - Swansea (except Monday to Thursday evenings 12 September until 20 October 2016)
    Saturdays:
2L60 2115 Maesteg – Cardiff Central #
[note: trains marked # booked to call at Ninian Park]

Newport: Gaer Junction - Park Junction (127) PB08 {route temporarily restored}
    Ά Diversionary use only: Saturdays and Sundays 9/10 January until 2/3 April and from 29/30 October 2016:
Trains between Newport and Ebbw Vale Town
[note: re-opening of this route to regular services is still awaited]

Maindee North Junction - Maindee East Junction (131) PB07 {route temporarily restored}
    Ά Diversionary use only: Saturdays and Sundays 9/10 April until 14 (not 15) May 2016 (0600 Saturdays until 2359 Sundays), also Monday to Thursday nights from 4/5 April until 12/13 May 2016 (2200 MTWThO until 0600 TWThFO):
Trains between Newport and Cwmbran

Bishton: Up relief line over flyover / Down relief line outside flyover (132) PB03 {route temporarily added}
    Ά Diversionary use only: Saturdays and Sundays 25/26 June until 10/11 September 2016:
Trains between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Wrexham General (former GWR side, platform 3) - Wrexham Exchange Junction (successor to WM&CQR [later LNER] - S&CR [later GWR] link line) (101) CF04
Daily, first departure from Wrexham General to Bidston and last arrival at Wrexham General from Bidston.



Regular but infrequent services

Briton Ferry, Court Sart Jn/Up Flying Loop Jn - Hendy Jn (Swansea District line)
Excursions from South Wales via this route to The Royal Welsh Show, held near Builth each year in late July.
2016 dates: 18 - 21 July
Schedule: 1Z37 0714 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Builth Road and 1Z38 1845 return

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 when so advertised.
2016 dates: 16 and 17 July, 17 and 18 September

Aylesbury Vale Junction - Quainton Road
On Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays a shuttle service of trains between Aylesbury and Quainton Road used this section when so advertised.
2016 dates: 2 May, 29 August
Schedule: usually 1035 from Aylesbury and then hourly (except 1335) until 1635, returning 30 mins later but may vary when other Chiltern Railways services are affected by engineering work.

Downpatrick - Loop Platform - Magnus's Grave (former King Magnus's Halt ("King's Halt")) - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway]
 For Halloween Weekend, trains used the south line to Magnus's Grave.
2016 dates: 29, 30, 31 October
Schedule: Monday: trains between 1800 and 2100; Saturday and Sunday: trains between 1400 and 1700.
 For Christmas service ("The Lapland Express") trains ran to Inch Abbey and back, then back to the Loop north Platform by a very short section of the south line. Not clear whether this arrangement applied in 2016 because of engineering work.
2015 dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 28 November until 20 December
2016 dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 26 November until 18 December
Schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 40 minutes until 1700

Dublin Connolly (platform 7) - Newcomen Junction
In addition to the scheduled service over this line (see under IRELAND, above), it is used if the route via Drumcondra is blocked. At the conclusion of the All-Ireland Hurling and Football semi-finals and finals, held at Croke Park on Sundays mid-August until mid-September, if the 1643 Pearse - Maynooth is held at Drumcondra station to receive passengers after each match, the 1705 Connolly - Sligo is in consequence diverted via this route to overtake. Similarly, for the Leinster Football Championship on a Saturday in mid-May, if a return special to Maynooth is at Drumcondra to receive passengers after the match, the 1905 Connolly - Sligo is in consequence diverted via this route to overtake.
2015 dates: Sundays 16 August until 6 September, and 20 September
2016 dates: Saturday 21 May; Sundays 14 and 28 August, and 4 and 18 September
Schedule: A908 1705 SuO Conolly - Sligo; A914 1905 SO Connolly - Sligo

The following are sections of preserved railways over which no regular public services operate. While known to have been used occasionally by publicly available services, no consistent or regular public use could be ascertained during 2015 or 2016:

Norton Platform - Bishop's Lydeard [West Somerset Railway]
Swanwick Junction - end of line at Greenhill [Midland Railway Trust]
Tapton Junction - Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre [part Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society] [Tapton Junction to the Barrow Hill connection is common with Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction entry, above]
Long(ue)ville Junction - Fletton Junction [Nene Valley Railway]
Horsted Keynes - Ardingly [Bluebell Railway]
Groombridge Junction (site) - limit of former line towards Ashurst Junction [Spa Valley Railway]
Bodiam - Junction Road and Robertsbridge - Robertsbridge Northbridge Street [Rother Valley Railway (out of use during 2016)]
Dereham – Hoe Road [Mid Norfolk Railway]
Bewdley South Junction – Stourport line stub and Bewdley North – Tenbury line stub [Severn Valley Railway]
Mangapps Railway Museum Southminster Road branch [Mangapps Railway Museum]
Goosefield Sidings, Haven Street [Isle of Wight Steam Railway]



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