Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2019


Compiled by Richard Maund

This page was first uploaded on 31 December 2018 - up-dated on 24 August 2019 - amendments recently incorporated are shown in red
Any changes apply from the start of the timetable year unless otherwise shown below.


For Explanation of references and other general information: please refer to the Introduction.

Unless otherwise indicated, trains operate from Sunday 9 December 2018 until Saturday 14 December 2019.

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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 0559 Sheffield - Reading
1C90 2321 Sheffield - Derby
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0523 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
1Y36 2215 Nottingham - Sheffield
    Saturdays:
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0520 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
Also trains shown in Masborough Junction - Beighton Junction entry

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 25 May 2019)
1C90 2320 Sheffield - Derby
    Sundays:
1C90 2236 Sheffield - Derby

Attenborough Junction - Toton Centre (49,53) CJ03
[common with next but one entry above between Meadow Lane Junction and Toton Centre]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1Y03 0601/0603 Sheffield - Nottingham (from 20 May 2019)
1Y34 2112 Nottingham - Leeds
1L20 2137 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
    Sundays:
1Y62 2133 Nottingham - Leeds
1Y94 2233 Nottingham - Sheffield
1L20 2116 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1Y61 2101/2108 Leeds - 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:
1P68 1625 Derby - Kettering
1L01 0456, 1L02 0610 Nottingham - Norwich
#1M06 0926 Corby - Derby
2R92 2105 Spalding - Nottingham / Derby
    Saturdays:
1L01 0505, 1L02 0608 Nottingham - Norwich
    ¶ Diversionary use: 28 May until 2 June 2019:
Trains between Kettering and Loughborough or north thereof will use this route if not booked to call at Leicester

Thrumpton West Junction - Retford West Junction (30) YE07
[note: these trains use Retford high level platform 2]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2P05 0610/0613, 1L89 2143 Sheffield - Retford
2P60 0614, 2P30 2251 Retford - Sheffield
1L36 0656 Retford - Leeds
    Sundays:
2P20 1314 Sheffield - Retford
2B85 0912 Retford - Meadowhall
2B52 1414 Retford - Sheffield

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M06 0926 Corby - Derby
1M44 1750 St Pancras International - Melton Mowbray
1P68 1625 Derby - Kettering
1P01 0603 Melton Mowbray - St Pancras International
    ¶ Diversionary use: 28 May until 2 June 2019:
Trains between Kettering and Leicester or north thereof will use this route

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

Trent Junctions (Gainsborough) - Wrawby Junction (until 18 May 2019); Gainsborough Central - Wrawby Junction (from 20 May 2019) (30) YE07
From 20 May 2019 the section Trent Junctions - Gainsborough Central regained Monday to Saturday regular service for the first time since 4 October 1993
    Saturdays:
Three trains each way between Retford and Barnetby
[note: suspended on account of staff dispute in progress at the beginning of the timetable period; resumed 16 February 2019]

Sleaford North Junction - Sleaford South Junction (Sleaford avoiding line)
    ¶ Diversionary use only:
East coast trains when diverted via Gainsborough instead of Retford - none shown in current timetable but applied 24 and 25 August, and expected to apply Saturdays and Sundays each weekend 26/27 October until 30 November/1 December 2019 inclusive

Allington West Junction - Allington North Junction (19) YA05
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2S11 0955 Nottingham - Skegness
2S24 1724 SO, 2S24 1730 SX, 2S32 2102 Skegness - Nottingham
Additional summer weekend services:
    Saturdays 20 July until 7 September 2019:
1S01 0753 Derby - Skegness
1S02 1140 Skegness - Derby
1S04 1235 Skegness - Nottingham
    Sundays 19 May until 8 September 2019:
2S09 0900 Nottingham - Skegness
2S14 1227, 2A58 1622 Skegness - Nottingham

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Northolt Park Junction - Northolt Junction (115) CG01
Normal routes for Down (northbound) trains:
  calling at South Ruislip: Down Northolt Loop (diveunder - former Down Main line)
  not calling at South Ruislip: Down Main line

Greenford LUL Bay Junction (South Junction) - Northolt Junction (115) PA01 {route altered from 10 December 2018}
    Mondays to Fridays:
2M27 1146/1147 West Ealing - High Wycombe
2V27 1055/1102 South Ruislip – West Ealing

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

Old Kew Junction - South Acton Junction and Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Junction {new entry from 4 June 2019}
Steam Dreams outward Royal Windsor Steam Express from Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside TO in summer (normally only first morning journey by this route)
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer

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) (65,66,176) CB01
2K02 0553/0554 SSuX Milton Keynes Central - Euston
2Y24 1954 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Euston (until 17 May 2019)
9Y24 1805 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Euston (from 20 May 2019)
Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Harrow & Wealdstone
    ¶ Diversionary use:
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

Willesden Suburban Junction - Kensal Green Junction (59) LC02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2N03 0551 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2N69 0015 TWThFO Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level (until 17 May 2019)
2N68 2359 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level (until 17 May 2019)
    Saturdays:
2L01 0600 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2N69 0015 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level (until 11 May 2019)
2M44 2345 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    Sundays:
2L01 0901 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2M48 0015, 2M16 2300 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level

Earl's Court Junction - Kensington (Olympia) [London Underground]
    Mondays to Fridays:
from Kensington (Olympia): 0550, 0559, 0616, 0625, 0638, 0645, 0715, 1958, 2038
from High Street Kensington: 1940, 2021
On Monday to Friday exhibition days - dates as advertised (but only very infrequently) - a regular service applies throughout the day
    Saturdays and Sundays: regular service throughout the day

[Junction Road Junction - ] Covered Way west end - Gospel Oak Junction (62) LC02 {service notionally restored 20 May 2019 - but see note}
2J34 2313 SSuX Barking - Hampstead Heath
[note: retimed to terminate at Upper Holloway on a week-by-week basis - has so far run to Hampstead Heath only on Friday 21 June 2019.]

Camden Road West Junction - Camden Junction (65) LC02
    ¶ Diversionary use only:
Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route : all trains in next entry

Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction (65) LC02
    ¶ Diversionary use only:
Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route
    Sunday nights/Monday mornings from 31 March / 1 April 2019 until 15 / 16 June 2019:
1S25 2028 Euston - Inverness *
1S26 2134 Euston - Glasgow Central §
1M11 2145 Glasgow Central - Euston §
1M16 2026 Inverness - Euston *
[notes: Over Easter and May Bank Holiday weekends, the following trains ran via the East Coast to/from King's Cross instead of Euston (so not using the London area diversionary routes): Friday morning arrivals and evening departures (Easter only); Saturday morning arrivals; Sunday evening departures; Monday morning arrivals and evening departures. On Thursday 18 April and Friday 3 May, northbound departures left from Euston with earlier departure times and ran via the diversionary route. * = carries portions for or from Aberdeen and Fort William; § = carries portion for or from Edinburgh]

Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney (152,155,158) WH02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2K77 0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill
1B01 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 No 1 Junction - Nine Elms, West London Junction {new entry from 4 June 2019}
Steam Dreams outward Royal Windsor Steam Express from Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside TO in summer (normally only first morning journey by this route)
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer

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.

Pouparts Junction - Longhedge Junction (52, 186) WB01
Belmond British Pullman excursions returning from Sussex to Victoria

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:
2Y06 0550 Victoria - Ashford International
2K90 0717 Rochester - Victoria
2U62 0756, 2U66 1808, 2U68 1838, 2U74 2002 Dartford - Victoria
2K64 0828 Gillingham - Victoria (until 17 May 2019)
2K52 1452 Dover Priory - Victoria
2U68 0850, 2U72 1918, 2U76 2020, 2U78 2050, 2U80 2120, 2U82 2150, 2U84 2220, 2U86 2250 Gravesend - 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)]
The Railway Touring Co's outward Dorset Coast Express alternate ThO 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 Stewarts Lane from the central side junction; in signal engineering terms and in the Sectional Appendix both are still known as "Battersea Pier Junction"]

Linford Street Junction - Nine Elms Junction {new entry 4 from June 2019}
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer

Battersea Park (platform 2) - Factory Junction (178*) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
9H05 0633, 9O69 2303 Battersea Park - Dalston Junction
9P65 2204 Dalston Junction - Battersea Park
    Sundays:
9P09 0726 Battersea Park - Highbury & Islington
[note *: trains shown without Battersea Park times in e-NRTT table 178 - refer instead to Overground timetable]

Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF01A
    Mondays to Fridays:
1I07 0645, 1I09 0713 Horsham - Victoria
1I11 0807 Dorking - Victoria

Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction (195,212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
2U40 0008 TWThFO, 2K02 0512, 2K04 0542, 2U08 0708, 2U12 0745, 2U16 0806, 2U10 1734/1735, 2U12 1755, 1F84 1807 Victoria - Dartford / Gravesend / Maidstone East / Dover Priory
2U54 0526 Gillingham - Victoria
1K06 0532 Dover Priory - Victoria
2U60 0735 Dartford - Victoria
2U98 1852 Barnehurst - Victoria
2K78 2105 Dover Priory - Victoria
1K76 2153 Ramsgate - Victoria
    Sundays:
9Y09 0712, 9Y11 0744, 9Y15 0844, 9Y17 0914 Victoria - Sevenoaks
2U16 0736 then half-hourly until 2U32 2336 Victoria - Dartford
2K20 0810 then hourly until 2K80 2310 Victoria - Gillingham / Faversham / Canterbury East
2U58 0639 Barnehurst - Victoria
9K90 0646, 9K92 0716 Orpington - Victoria
2K14 0640 Gillingham - Victoria
2U60 0702 then half-hourly until 2U84 2232 Dartford - Victoria
9Y94 0728, 9Y96 0758 Sevenoaks - Victoria
2K18 0714, 2K22 0814 Faversham - Victoria
2K26 0902 then hourly until 2K78 2202 Canterbury East - Victoria
[note: other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill are booked to run via the Atlantic Lines]

Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (171) WF03
    Mondays to Fridays:
2I90 1617 Streatham Hill - London Bridge

Seven Sisters Junction - South Tottenham West Junction and South Tottenham East Junction - Tottenham South Junction (21,22) LB01A
    Saturdays:
2U00 0530 Liverpool Street - Enfield Town
[note: this train is susceptible to diversion via Stoke Newington or cancellation on week-by-week basis; it has not run via booked route since 18 August 2018; and looks unlikely to resume soon]

Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platforms) - Seven Sisters [London Underground]
[notes: accessible only to or from Seven Sisters platforms 4 and 5; Northumberland Park Depot is not accessible to the public]
Some Victoria Line public trains starting / terminating at Seven Sisters (at approximately 20 or 30 min intervals except during SSuX peak hours) work as unadvertised staff trains from / to Northumberland Park. At some times there are separate shuttles. At the depot, trains normally use no. 60 road, but occasionally use no. 19 road instead.

Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham (204) WC01
1Y86 0015 ThFSSuO Charing Cross - Tunbridge Wells
1Y02 0445 MSSuX Tonbridge - Charing Cross

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

Lewisham Vale Junction - Tanners Hill Junction / Lewisham - St Johns (199,200) WC01
Principal uses: trains between Lewisham and Charing Cross usually use the St Johns flyover and Tanners Hill line; trains between Lewisham and Cannon Street usually use the Slow Line connection and run via St Johns station

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) (195,212) 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) - so principal uses:
    Mondays to Fridays (except peaks) and Saturdays:
x.42 Victoria - Dover Priory and x.52 return
    Sundays:
x.10 Victoria - Canterbury East and x.02 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

Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction (1) LC01
    Saturdays and Sundays:
Half-hourly service between Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

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 use Barking bay platform line 1 but a few trains - at beginning and end of service - use 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:
Most through trains between Cannon Street and Rochester / Chatham or beyond:
1G85 1630, 1G87 1709, 1G89 1730, 1G91 1752, 1G93 1811, 1G95 1845, 1G97 1920 Cannon Street - Faversham / Broadstairs / Ramsgate / Dover Priory
1G93 0640/0643 Dumpton Park - Cannon Street
[note: an SuX off-peak Cambridge to Maidstone East service, using this route, has yet to be introduced, despite appearing the May 2019 working timetable]

St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G87 0604/0607 Faversham - Cannon Street
1G85 0540 Gillingham - Cannon Street
1G91 0620/0623 Broadstairs - Cannon Street
1G95 0652/0655, 1G97 0719 Ramsgate - Cannon Street
[note: an SuX off-peak Maidstone East to Cambridge service, using this route, has yet to be introduced, despite appearing the May 2019 working timetable]

Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB01
1Y86 0015 ThFSSuO Charing Cross - Tunbridge Wells
9K04 0533 SSuX Orpington - Luton

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 until 17 May 2019:
1E34 0556 Derby - Newcastle
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    Mondays to Fridays from 20 May 2019:
1S49 0925 FX Penzance - Dundee (until 5 September 2019)
1S49 0925 ThX Penzance - Dundee (from 9 September 2019)
9E16 1625 Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
9M18 2001 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1V83 0623 Newcastle - Reading
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    Saturdays from 25 May 2019:
1S49 0940 Newquay / 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
9E16 1625, 9E20 2025 Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
9M18 1958 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
Table 48 trains:
    Mondays to Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
1N56 0827 SO Carlisle - Newcastle
2N10 0618 SO Dumfries - Newcastle
2W30 1357 SX Hexham - Newcastle
2W12 1145 Metrocentre - Newcastle
1N53 0618, 1N55 0718 SO Saltburn - Carlisle *
1N57 1013, 1N59 1115, 1N63 1315, 1N65 1415, 1N67 1515, 1N69 1615, 1N71 1710, 1N73 1810 Newcastle - Hexham / Carlisle
    Mondays to Saturdays from 20 May 2019:
2N16 0803 SX, 1N56 0820 SO Carlisle - Newcastle
1N53 0618 Saltburn - Carlisle *
1N73 1808 Newcastle - Prudhoe
[notes: trains on Table 48 are susceptible to being retimed a few minutes earlier during leaf fall season from October (these variations are not shown above); * = Saltburn trains use this route leaving 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]
2N02 0600 SuX Newcastle - Nunthorpe
[note: subsequent to publication of the YD03 working timetable, this train was amended to run via High Level bridge, so this curve did not regain passenger service.]

Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main lines outside station) (26, 65) YA04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E01 0540 Edinburgh - Kings Cross
9M05 0708 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
1P22 1015/1018, 1P24 1117/1118 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    Saturdays from 25 May 2019:
9M05 0700 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
1P22 1018, 1P24 1117 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    Sundays:
1E96 1220 Edinburgh - Kings Cross
1E19 1147 Aberdeen - Kings Cross
    ¶ Diversionary use:
Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route : see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry

ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

Northern services were subject to cancellations (particularly on Saturdays) on account of staff dispute in progress at the beginning of the timetable period until early February 2019.

Morecambe - Heysham Port (98) CE02
This is regarded as a regular route and services will not be listed in detail. Current service: one round trip daily between Morecambe and Heysham Port

Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE02
    Mondays to Fridays until 17 May 2019:
2C00 0540 Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
2C00 0540 Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
2H01 1446 Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds
    Sundays until 12 May 2019:
2Y11 1215, 2Y13 1515, 2Y15 1715 Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds
    Mondays to Saturdays from 20 May 2019:
2C99 0530 Lancaster - Morecambe (via Carnforth)

Farington Junction - Lostock Hall Junction CL06
Excursion trains between points south of Wigan and the Settle & Carlisle line when not calling at Preston en route to/from Hellifield.

Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction CF01
Summer use only until 2018; this line resumed regular services from 19 May 2019 and will be deleted from future editions.

Wigan Station Junction (82) CL01
The connections between the former L&Y and L&NW routes at Wigan have a very marginal claim for inclusion here (and set no precedents), being little more than pairs of crossovers, permitting movements
(a) between Wallgate station and Springs Branch direction: no booked passenger workings
(b) between North Western station (platforms 1, 2 and 3) and Ince direction: Northern services between Wigan North Western and the Manchester and Bolton lines

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Newton le Willows Junction (90) CL02
[common with next entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2F17 0702, 2F21 0806 SX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street
2W30 1759 Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western
[note: use of this route by some TransPennine Express Glasgow to Liverpool trains may commence during the period of the May 2019 working timetable]

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction (82) CL02
[common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
Until 18 May 2019:
TransPennine Express services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow or Edinburgh, and Northern services between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North when not booked to call at Bolton.
From 19 May 2019:
Northern services between Manchester Airport (or Manchester Piccadilly) and Blackpool North, Barrow in Furness or Windermere when booked to call at Wigan North Western.
1M94 1847 SO Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1M93 0825 SuO Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria (from 23 June 2019)
1M94 0916 SuO Edinburgh - Manchester Airport (until 16 June 2019)
1M97 2213 SSuX Edinburgh - Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport
1M97 2210 SuO Edinburgh - Manchester Airport (from 23 June 2019)
1S98 2248 SuO / 2310 SSuX Manchester Airport - Carlisle (from 15 September 2019)

Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction (81) CE01
Until 18 May 2019:
Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0621, 0826, 1746, 1921, 2026, 2126, 2223, 2348
     Saturdays: 0621, 0828, 0927, 1527, 1927, 2030, 2224, 2248, 2348
     Sundays: 1021 and hourly (except 1827) until 2330, 2354
Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0605, 1418, 1519, 1649, 1844
     Saturdays: 1618, 2350
     Sundays: 1009 and hourly (except 2103) until 2203, 2233
From 19 May 2019:
Departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0746, 0945, 1045, 1147, 1245, 1346, 1420, 1446, 1520, 1646, 1845, 2046, 2238
     Saturdays: 0546, 0748, 0946, 1046, 1147, 1245, 1446, 1618, 2046, 2350
     Sundays: 1009 and hourly until 2003
Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0621, 0646, 0745, 0827, 0845, 0947, 1044, 1139, 1235, 1345, 1437, 1538, 1639, 1736, 1747, 1840, 1930, 1939, 2027, 2043, 2127, 2150, 2224, 2348
     Saturdays: 0622, 0646, 0745, 0829, 0849, 0928, 0946, 1039, 1139, 1235, 1345, 1439, 1526, 1540, 1640, 1735, 1844, 19927, 1939, 2030, 2042, 2225, 2249, 2348
     Sundays: 1020, 1126, 1230, 1332, 1427, 1528, 1627, 1727, 1930, 2031, 2128, 2227,2331, 2355
Caledonian Sleepers use this route, apart from the following exceptions: (i) southbound Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William; (ii) Glasgow/Edinburgh in both directions on Sunday nights.

Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (42) CL06
Excursion trains between Lancashire or south thereof and the Settle & Carlisle line
    Sundays until 12 May and from 15 September 2019:
1M46 0812/0814 Blackpool North - Hellifield
1M50 1535 Preston - Hellifield
1M48 1030 Hellifield - Preston
1M76 1715 Hellifield - Blackpool North
    Sundays from 19 May until 8 September 2019:
1M46 0840 Blackpool North - Carlisle
1M76 1748 Carlisle - Blackpool North
[note: these Sunday trains have ran only on 20 January, 3 and 10 February, 7, 14 and 28 April, and each week thereafter (although still being susceptible to suspension on week-by-week basis) - check Northern's website]

MediaCityUK - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams (service E): Mondays to Fridays before 0715 and after 2000; Saturdays before 0900 and after 1800; Sundays and Bank Holidays all day
i.e. when no service via next entry

(Salford) Harbour City - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams (service E): Mondays to Fridays 0715 to 2000; Saturdays 0900 to 1800; Sundays and Bank Holidays no service
i.e. when no service via previous entry

Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84) CM01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O04 0511 MTWThO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
1H99 2230 Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
1H74 1940 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
1H41 0613 Liverpool Lime Street - Wilmslow (from 20 May 2019)
1F92 0748 Wilmslow - Liverpool Lime Street (from 20 May 2019)
    Saturdays:
2E37 2320 Wilmslow - Manchester Victoria (until 18 May 2019)
2F19 2322 Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly (from 25 May 2019)
    Sundays:
1W40 0830 Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
1W02 0828, 1W04 0928 Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly

Philips Park West Junction - Ashburys Junction (39) CL05
    Sundays until 10 February and from 31 March until 20 October 2019:
1E27 0746 Manchester Airport - Scarborough

Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78a) CL04
    Saturdays:
2J45 0945 Stockport - Stalybridge
2J44 0846 Stalybridge - Stockport
[note: suspended on account of staff dispute in progress at the beginning of the timetable period; resumed 16 February 2019]

Dinting West Junction - Dinting East Junction (avoiding Glossop) (79) CM04
    Mondays to Fridays:
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.
2G35 2327/2329 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (via Didcot West Curve) (116) PA04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2L01 0351 MX Oxford - Reading
1M79 2145 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

[Harrowden Junction - ] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [ - Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) (53) CJ02A
Route not available 2200 Friday 2 August until 0400 Monday 2 September 2019 - trains run via main line
Belmond British Pullman excursion on Saturdays from Victoria to Chesterfield for Chatsworth House
    Mondays to Fridays (except as above):
1C01 0441 Leicester - St Pancras International
1C98 0731 Derby - St Pancras International (from 20 May 2019)
    Sundays (except as above):
1D84 2230 St Pancras International - Nottingham
1F86 2300 St Pancras International - Derby

Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground]
    Mondays to Fridays:
0512/0516* Chesham - Watford
0608 Rickmansworth - Watford
0019 MO, 0049 TWThFO Watford - Rickmansworth
    Saturdays:
0512/0516* Chesham - Watford
0049 Watford - Rickmansworth
    Sundays:
0700 Rickmansworth - Watford
[notes: see LUL timetables -> "Watford Tube guide"; LUL show after-midnight services as being the end of the previous day's service, not the start of the calendar day of operation; * = the earlier morning departure time applies during leaf fall season October - December]

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 including all Up through trains between Stevenage and Kings Cross when diverted via Hertford North for engineering work. Trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally run via the down, reversible, spur. Check locally for the occasional exception.
[note: from 19 May 2019 for at least a year, regular service between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone will be SSuO, with very limited SSuX use (for details see NRTT table 24), plus any diversions]

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
    Sundays:
1R54 1554 Norwich - 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 with use of platform 4 or 5 (trains to/from other platforms use the main lines), plus a few trains in the up direction (Mondays to Fridays):
1K01 0400, 1K03 0430 Southend Victoria - Liverpool Street
2J41 1836, 2J43 1919 Southminster - Shenfield

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
This is now regarded as a regular route and services will not be listed in detail. Current service: two round trips, daily, between Ipswich (or beyond) and Harwich International

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. Check locally for the occasional exception.

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 accessible only by the Westbury Lines; platforms 4,5,6 and 9 not accessible; and platforms 10 to 15 accessible only by the Feeder Lines
Principal use of the Up Feeder Line: trains from the Newbury line running through to Paddington
Principal use of the Down Westbury Line: trains running through from Paddington to the Newbury line
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 0431 MO, 1O53 0532, 1O54 0554, 2O56 0605, 1056 0632, 1O80 1651 Reading - Shalford / Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V54 0851 Redhill - Reading
1V62 1900, 1V68 2100, 1V71 2318 Gatwick Airport - Reading
1V65 2002 Shalford - Reading
    Saturdays:
1O52 0400 Oxford - Gatwick Airport
1O54 0532, 2O28 0604, 1O76 1332, 2O55 2335 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O56 0632 Reading - Gatwick Airport (until 17 May 2019)
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V46 0524, 1V65 2000, 2V75 2216 Gatwick Airport - Reading
2V65 1530,2V74 2135 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
2O60 0747/0748, 2O64 0847/0848, 2O96 2217 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1V37 0818, 1V65 2015/2017, 2V67 2107, 1V69 2218, 2V71 2308 Gatwick Airport - Reading
1E44 1214 Guildford - Newcastle (from 19 May 2019)
2V60 1743, 2V62 1843, 2V64 1943 Redhill - 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:
1O52 0431 TWThFO Reading - Gatwick Airport
1E79 0601 Guildford - Newcastle
2V81 2200 Gatwick Airport - Reading
    Saturdays:
2O30 0704 Reading - Redhill (from 5 January 2019)
1O56 0632 Reading - Gatwick Airport (from 25 May 2019)
1E79 0609 Guildford - Newcastle
2V73 2030 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
1O32 1735 Newcastle - Guildford
1E44 1214 Guildford - Newcastle (until 12 May 2019)

Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH03
The Railway Touring Co's outward Dorset Coast Express alternate ThO in summer
Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and Winchester/Beaulieu, and return excursions from Bristol/Bath to Victoria
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1S75 2252 Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
1S77 0021 MO Staines - Woking
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 - run non-stop via Redhill.

Sittingbourne Western Junction - Middle Junction (212) WA06
    Mondays to Fridays:
2U91 0456 Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
2K02 1712, 2K06 1812 Victoria - Sheerness-on-Sea
2K58 0624, 2K60 0700 Sheerness-on-Sea - Victoria

Minster Station and West Junction - Minster South Junction (207) WA02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2R39 1438, 2R43 1538 Ashford International - Dover - Ramsgate (portions off 1310 and 1410 respectively from Charing Cross)
2W24 0742, 2W26 0805 Ramsgate - Dover - 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 (136) PC03
Summer use only - services Exeter - Crediton - Okehampton operated by Great Western Railway for Devon County Council:
    Sundays 19 May until 8 September 2019:
2K02 0857, 2K04 1100, 2K08 1426 St. James' Park - Okehampton
2K10 1705 Exeter St.David's - Okehampton
2J03 0953, 2J05 1214 Okehampton - St.James' Park
2J09 1552, 2E27 1756 Okehampton - Exeter St David's
[notes: 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]

Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren Junction [West Somerset Railway] {new entry from 27 July 2019}
Summer use only - services Taunton - Bishops Lydeard operated by Great Western Railway:
    Saturdays 27 July, 3, 17, 31 August, 7, 21 September and 5 October 2019:
0939, 1028, 1210, 1537, 1636 Taunton - Bishops Lydeard
1003, 1145, 1253, 1609, 1711 Bishops Lydeard - Taunton
[note: times will vary for WSR special event weekends]

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 1554 Bristol Parkway - Bath Spa

Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway] {service resumed from 31 March 2019}
Yellow dates: 1025 and 1111 Norchard - Lydney Junction; 1535 Lydney Junction - Norchard
Purple dates: 1110 Norchard - Lydney Junction; 1545 Lydney Junction - Norchard
See also entry at foot of listing for use on 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 may vary 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. Exceptions: trains shown to call at Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa, and Night Riviera sleepers (of which the route may vary by day and date).

Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction WG04
The Railway Touring Co's return Dorset Coast Express alternate ThO in summer

Worgret Junction - Norden [Swanage Railway]
UK Railtours' Swanage Sunday Specials on four summer Sundays
Summer use only - services between Wareham and Corfe Castle operated by South Western Railway for Swanage Railway:
    Saturdays 25 May until 7 September 2019:
1L11 1117, 2G03 1312, 2G05 1512 Wareham - Corfe Castle
2G02 1210, 2G04 1445, 1L66 1545 Corfe Castle - Wareham
[note: in 2017, Swanage Railway ran their own trial diesel service between Swanage and Wareham - there should be a second phase of the trial at some future date]

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 - Heamies Bridge (65) CB03
The Up and Down Fast lines and the Up Slow line follow their established route through Norton Bridge but the Down Slow line is segregated - via Searchlight Lane Junction - on a separate alignment to the west (there is no "junction" at Heamies Bridge 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 are:
    northbound Caledonian Sleepers (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry)
Until 18 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1F31 0618 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1F32 0701, 1F36 0901 and hourly until 1F46 1401, 1F54 1801 Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street
1K63 2239 Birmingham New Street - Crewe
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
1Y85 2049, 1K77 2200 Euston - Crewe
    Saturdays:
1F31 0618 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1F32 0701, 1F36 0901 and hourly until 1F57 2001 (except 1501 and 1901) Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street
    Sundays:
1F24 2121 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1H77 2151 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
From 19 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1F31 0552, 1F43 1218 and hourly until 1F53 1718 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1U33 1146, 1U45 1746, 9K90 1852, 1U53 2149 Euston - Crewe
9F54 1549 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
    Saturdays:
2U21 0637 Northampton - Crewe
1U29 0946, 9F46 1149, 9K38 1910 Euston - Crewe
9F50 1349, 9F52 1449, 9F54 1549, 9F56 1649, 9F58 1749 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1F57 1919 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
    Sundays:
1F51 1635 Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street
1F24 2121 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1D33 2240 Birmingham International - Holyhead
1H77 2151 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly

Norton Bridge Junction - Yarnfield Junction (Norton Bridge East Chord) (67) CB03
Trains between Stafford and Stoke on Trent - especially when running to or from the Birmingham line - normally use the double track flyover route between Little Bridgeford Junction and Yarnfield Junction, but the former Up line is retained as a reversible single track.
Until 18 May 2019:
Trains from Crewe via Stoke on Trent to Stafford which continued towards the Trent Valley line, rather than towards Birmingham (except 1U20 0652 SSuX Crewe - Euston).
From 19 May 2019:
    Sundays:
1G60 0912 Crewe - Stoke on Trent - Birmingham New Street
1H22 0901 Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
1K44 0917 Birmingham New Street - Stoke on Trent - Crewe

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 (65) CC04 {regained limited 'other than diversionary' use from 25 May 2019}
9K10 0604 SO Northampton - Crewe (from 25 May 2019)
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday nights / Mondays mornings (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
1M11 2315 Glasgow Central - Euston (carries portion from Edinburgh)
1S26 2328 Euston - Glasgow Central (carries portion for Edinburgh)

Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G00 0422 Chester - Birmingham New Street
1G44 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
1G76 1921 Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
1J36 2332/2335 Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston - Wolverhampton
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
2J00 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall
    Saturdays from 25 May 2019:
2J00 0610 Wolverhampton - Walsall
1G10 0813, 1G44 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
1J74 2045 Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
    Sundays from 19 May 2019:
1L73 1012 Liverpool Lime Street - Birmingham New Street
1G84 2108 Crewe - Birmingham New Street

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

Darlaston Junction - Bescot Junction (65,68) CC04
All trains in previous three entries
Exception: any train in next entry

Darlaston Junction - Pleck Junction (70) CC04
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
2J00 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall
    Saturdays from 25 May 2019:
2J00 0610 Wolverhampton - Walsall

Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M89 2150 Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
1M80 2014/2020 Paignton - Birmingham New Street
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central

Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70) CC04
[common with next entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
Until 18 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
2K81 0705, 2K82 0742, 2K83 0812, 2K92 1742, 2K93 1812, 2K96 1942, 2K99 2242 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
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston - Wolverhampton
    Saturdays:
2K82 0742 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street
2K53 0742 and half-hourly until 2K75 1842 (except 0912) Birmingham New Street - Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
From 19 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
2I47 0645 and hourly until 2I85 1847 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham International
1W70 0709 and hourly until 2C29 1918 Rugeley Trent Valley - Coventry / Euston
2A80 0526, 2K54 0749 Birmingham New Street - Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
9K48 0612 and hourly (except 1424) until 9K70 1723 Euston - Rugeley Trent Valley
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston - Wolverhampton
    Saturdays:
9K10 0604 Northampton - Crewe
9K46 0640 Northampton - Rugeley Trent Valley
9K48 0624 and hourly until 9K70 1724 Euston - Rugeley Trent Valley
1J74 2045 Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
1Y10 0606, 1Y22 0813 and hourly until 2Y29 1914 Rugeley Trent Valley - Euston
2I51 0753 and hourly until 2I85 1846 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham International
1G10 0813, 1G44 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
2K58 1011 and hourly until 2K56 2208 Coventry - Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley
1Y52 0914 Walsall - Euston
2C07 1011, 2C11 1111, 2C15 1211 Walsall - Coventry
2C19 1241 and hourly until 2C47 1941 Rugeley Trent Valley - Coventry
2Y55 2150 Rugeley Trent Valley - Northampton
2K57 2252 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street
1L73 1012 Liverpool Lime Street - 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]
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M79 2145 Reading - Birmingham New Street
    Football match days except Saturdays:
2T01 1340, 2T02 1418 Birmingham New Street - Witton [these two football specials - outward journey only - are not in the timetable but may operate for principal 1500 KO Aston Villa home games (as they did on 1 January 2019); similar trains may apply for major matches with other KO times. For possible dates see Aston Villa's website and check with Realtime Trains. The return trains (and Saturday outward and return trains) usually run via Aston.]

Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Small Heath South Junction (51,71) 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 0912/0916, 1M29 0942/0946, 1S43 1111/1116, 1M45 1340, 1M49 1441, 1M53 1540/1542, 1M93 1640, 1M61 1742, 1M65 1841, 1M69 1940, 1M77 2055, 1M83 2116, 1M87 2217
    Saturdays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street towards Cheltenham Spa: 1V02 0542, 1V41 0642 and hourly until 1V69 2042
1M20 0607 Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street (until 18 May 2019)
1M03 0944, 1M07 1544 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 1340, 1M49 1440, 1M53 1540, 1M93 1640, 1M61 1740, 1M65 1840, 1M69 1940, 1E73 2011, 1M80 2249

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 1747/1750 Southampton Central - York
    Sundays:
1V48 0810 Leeds - Plymouth

Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (51,65,68) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M79 2145 Reading - Birmingham New Street
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday nights / Mondays mornings (except when diverted via East Coast route - see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry):
1M11 2315 Glasgow Central - Euston (carries portion from Edinburgh)
1S26 2328 Euston - Glasgow Central (carries portion for Edinburgh)

Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G90 2139 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
1D85 2203 Birmingham New Street - Nottingham
1E68 1746/1747 Southampton Central - York
    Saturdays:
1G90 2139 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
1V50 0900 Leeds - Plymouth

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

ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

Northern services were subject to cancellations (particularly on Saturdays) on account of staff dispute in progress at the beginning of the timetable period until early February 2019.

Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction - see England - North West section

Embsay - Bow Bridge loop [Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway]
Now used only occasionally - transferred to "occasional use" section, below.

Northallerton East Junction - Boroughbridge Road - Longlands Junction (39) YA03/YD01
    Sundays:
1P79 1447 Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
1P80 1448 Middlesbrough - Manchester Airport

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, avoiding potential conflictions between Holbeck Junction and the station throat. Principal arrival use is most of the Doncaster - Leeds and Knottingley - Leeds stopping services, plus a number of other services. Departure use from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line is:
Until 18 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C15 0519, 2A01 0524, 2N00 0542, 2A03 0618, 2A19 1428, 2N22 1648, 2B29 1823, 2N32 2148, 2N40 2244, 2N38 2310
    Saturdays:
2A01 0524, 2N00 0534, 1O82 0617, 2A03 0618, 2B09 0922, 2A19 1428, 1V64 1611, 2B29 1823, 2N30 2048, 2N36 2213, 2N40 2244
    Sundays:
2N01 0845, 1V50 0900, 2N03 0929, 2A65 1025, 2N05 1031, 1C43 1050, 2N11 1348, 2N15 1542, 2B15 1623, 2N19 1749
From 19 May 2019:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C15 0519, 2A01 0524, 2N00 0534, 2N04 0748, 2N31 2028, 2N34 2230, 2N38 2310
    Saturdays:
2A01 0524, 2N00 0534, 2N04 0748, 1V64 1611, 2A31 2028, 2N40 2244
    Sundays:
2N01 0846, 1V50 0900, 2N03 0930, 2A65 1025, 2N05 1031, 1C43 1050, 2N07 1148, 2N11 1348, 2B11 1421, 2B15 1621, 2N17 1648, 2N19 1749, 2N21 1848, 2N23 1948, 2N25 2048, 2N29 2237

Leeds, Whitehall East Junction - Engine Shed Junction YE02/YG04
West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express "north route" alternate ThO in summer

Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction (26,31) YE05
    Fridays:
2N37 2315 Sheffield - Leeds
    Sundays:
1E75 1825 Plymouth - Leeds
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday to Friday nights:
1D36 2235 SuO / 2333 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds

Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (26,31) YE05
Grand Central services between Bradford Interchange and Doncaster not shown to call at Pontefract Monkhill, viz.:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1A70 0756 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
1D81 1627, 1D95 1954 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Saturdays:
1D91 1048, 1D93 1548, 1D81 1627 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Sundays:
all four services each way
plus the following:
    Monday nights/Tuesday mornings to Friday nights/Saturday mornings:
1B52 2330 SSuX Manchester Airport - Sheffield
1B59 0324 MSuX Sheffield - Manchester Airport
2N37 2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds
    Sundays:
1E75 1825 Plymouth - Leeds

Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east chord [Stagecoach Supertram]
Trams from Cricket Inn Road at the following times to Halfway or Herdings Park:
    Mondays to Fridays: 0510, 0525, 0530, 0550, 0555, 0619, 0639, 0657, 1540
    Saturdays: 0512, 0525, 0532, 0555, 0822, 0842
    Sundays until December 2018: 0721, 0739, 0741, 0759, 0801, 0819
    Sundays from January 2019: 0721, 0741, 0801
Late evening trams to Cricket Inn Road, timed at Sheffield Station-Hallam University at the following times (but not timed at Castle Square or Cathedral):
    Sunday nights/Monday mornings: 2324, 2344, 0004, 0024
    Tuesday mornings to Sunday mornings: 0029, 0049
[notes: timetables available at Travel South Yorkshire website; the journeys returning to Cricket Inn Road may run early]

Woodburn Junction - Tinsley North Junction ( - Rotherham Central Junction) (29) YE07
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E68 1746/1747 Southampton Central - York
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
1B52 2330 Manchester Airport - Sheffield
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sundays 13 January until 3 February 2019:
Trains between Doncaster or Leeds (via Moorthorpe) and Sheffield when line via Meadowhall is blocked - none shown in timetable but applied on these Sundays
[note: section between Tinsley North Junction and Rotherham Central Junction is also used by Sheffield Supertram tram-trains]

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 {additional entry}
    ¶ Diversionary use only
Hull Trains' trains diverted to/from St.Pancras International when work on East Coast Main Line precludes services running to/from King's Cross - none shown in current timetable but applied on 24 and 25 August 2019.

Woodhouse Junction - Beighton Junction (53) YE07
All trains in Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction entry - see England - East Midlands section

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction - see England - East Midlands section

Aldwarke North Junction - Thrybergh Junction - Mexborough East Junction (29) YE01
    Mondays to Fridays:
2C57 0543, 2R57 1205 Sheffield - Doncaster or beyond (until 17 May 2019)
1W45 1225 Sheffield - Bridlington (from 20 May 2019)
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1B92 1953 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1E68 1746/1747 Southampton Central - York
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster (until 17 May 2019)
1B63 0534/0538 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1L31 0603 Doncaster - Sheffield - Lincoln
1B65 0505 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
1O84 0725 Newcastle - Southampton Central
1J45 1000 Scarborough - Sheffield
2C76 1653 Hull - Sheffield (until 17 May 2019)
1J55 2033 Bridlington - Sheffield (until 17 May 2019)
1J43 0832, 1J45 1035, 1J49 1335, 1J55 2035 Bridlington - Sheffield (from 20 May 2019)
2C83 2248 Hull - Sheffield (from 20 May 2019)
    Saturdays:
2C57 0543, 2R57 1205 Sheffield - Doncaster or beyond (until 18 May 2019)
1W45 1225 Sheffield - Bridlington (from 25 May 2019)
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1B92 1953/1956 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1B63 0538 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1L31 0600 Doncaster - Sheffield - Lincoln
1B65 0505 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
2C62 0951, 2C83 2248 Hull - Sheffield (until 18 May 2019)
1J45 1000 Scarborough - Sheffield (until 18 May 2019)
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster (until 18 May 2019)
1J43 0832, 1J45 1035, 1J49 1335 Bridlington - Sheffield (from 25 May 2019)

Milford Junction - Burton Salmon Junction (site) - Castleford (39,40) YE04
West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express ThO in summer
    Mondays to Fridays:
9E22 2224 Liverpool Lime Street - York
1P03 0038 TWThFO, 1P47 2319 FX Manchester Airport - York
1P05 0242 Manchester Piccadilly - York (from 20 May 2019)
1B36 1647 Preston - York (until 17 May 2019)
1P04 0138 TWThFO, 1P06 0247/0252 TWThFO, 1P10 0505 York - Manchester Airport
    Saturdays:
1P03 0038 Manchester Airport - York
1B36 1647 Preston - York (until 18 May 2019)
1E63 1525 Plymouth - York
1P04 0138, 1P08 0353, 1P10 0505 York - Manchester Airport
1V46 0618/0620 York - Plymouth (except 25 May to 7 September 2019)
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday mornings until 10 February 2019:
Trains between Leeds and York between midnight and 0800

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

Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YE01
    ¶ Diversionary use: Monday to Friday nights:
1N35 2200 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:
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)
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday to Friday nights:
1N35 2200 MTWThFO Kings Cross - Newcastle
1D36 2235 SuO / 2333 MTWThFO 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 until 17 May 2019:
1A70 0756 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
    Sundays:
1A25 1045 Leeds - Kings Cross

Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (Down line) (26) YA03
    Sundays:
1H02 1048 Kings Cross - Hull

Doncaster Black Carr Junction - Bessacarr Junction (18) YE07
[note: accessible only by trains to/from Doncaster platforms 1, 2 or 3, using the Up (East) Slow line from/to Black Carr Junction]
    Mondays to Fridays:
2K36 1154 Lincoln - Doncaster
2K50 1900 Sleaford - Doncaster
2K37 1301, 2K65 2036 Doncaster - Lincoln
    Saturdays:
2K46 1410 Lincoln - Doncaster
2K43 1507 Doncaster - Lincoln
    ¶ Diversionary use:
southbound trains when diverted via Gainsborough instead of Retford - none shown in current timetable but expected to apply Saturdays and Sundays each weekend 26/27 October until 30 November/1 December 2019 inclusive

Trent Junctions - Wrawby Junction - see England - 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:
    Mondays to Saturdays:
A403 0640, A405 0740 Limerick - Dublin Heuston
A406 1530, 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 0705 Waterford - Dublin Heuston
    Fridays and Saturdays:
A515 1600 Waterford - Dublin Heuston
    Fridays:
A518 1615 Dublin Heuston - Waterford

Dublin Connolly (platform 7) - Newcomen Junction
    Mondays to Fridays:
D906 0802 Dublin Connolly - Maynooth
    ¶ Diversionary use:
Sligo line trains (including suburban workings) when diverted via Newcomen Junction instead of Drumcondra - none shown in current timetable but applied Saturdays and Sundays of following weekends: 26/27 January, 2/3 March, 23/24 March, 30/31 March, 6/7 April 2019
[note: see also Regular but infrequent services, below]

[Kilmeadan - ] Carriganore * - Gracedieu * [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway]
    Saturdays:
Trains between Kilmeadan and Gracedieu (adjacent to the toll plaza for the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge, just short of former junction)
[notes: * = not a joining or alighting point. Trains extend beyond Gracedieu to/from Bilberry only for pre-arranged groups - no regular service is currently envisaged over this section.]

NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast City Junction - Central Junction (1,5)
Trains between Belfast Lanyon Place (formerly Central) and Lisburn or Portadown not shown to call at (Belfast) Great Victoria Street.
Use is presently limited to Belfast - Dublin Enterprise services which would cease if and when the new Belfast Transport Hub opens as these trains would be diverted to the new station. Thereafter, passenger use would presumably be limited to RPSI special trains.
[note: Despite Belfast Central station being renamed, other operating locations carrying the "Central" name - such as Central Junction - have not been renamed.]

Whitehead Excursion Platform (RPSI) - Whitehead [Railway Preservation Society of Ireland]
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland excursions departing/arriving at their Whitehead Excursion platform, as advertised, including summer Portrush Flyer service

SCOTLAND

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

Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction (227) GA12
Summer use only
    Sundays 23 June until 21 July and again on 25 August 2019:
1Y29 0808 Edinburgh - Oban
1Y30 1711 Oban - Edinburgh
[note: from 28 July until 18 August cancelled because of engineering works and line blockage]

Springburn (Sighthill West Junction) - Cowlairs South Junction (231) GC02B
This route is covered by trains which use Glasgow Queen Street high level platforms, as shown in Table 231, whereas trains between Springburn and Glasgow Queen Street low level travel via Bellgrove.

Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) (65,225) GA08
    Saturdays:
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston
    Sundays from 6 January until 10 February, and again from 31 March until 12 May 2019:
1S40 0905 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sundays 31 March to 28 April 2019
Trains between Glasgow Central High Level and Motherwell

Mossend East Junction - Mossend North Junction (65) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1S92 2105 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
[note: use of this route by some TransPennine Express Glasgow to Liverpool trains may commence during the period of the May 2019 working timetable]

Mossend South Junction - Mossend East Junction (224,225) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2Y76 0559 Motherwell - Edinburgh
1C60 1450 Ayr - Edinburgh (from 20 May 2019)

Holytown Junction - Wishaw Central Junction (65,225) GA01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C05 0736 Carstairs - Garscadden
1S34 0557 Crewe - Glasgow Central
1S37 0531 Euston - Glasgow Central (from 20 May 2019)
1S92 2105 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
1M90 0422 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1R20 0428 Glasgow Central - Euston
1C60 1450 Ayr - Edinburgh (from 20 May 2019)
1C04 1700 Anderston - Carstairs
    Saturdays:
1M90 0422, 1M96 1847 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston
[note: use of this route by some TransPennine Express Glasgow - Liverpool trains may commence during the period of the May 2019 working timetable]

Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA01
Virgin, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry and London North Eastern 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) GC06
    Saturdays until 18 May 2019:
2H86 1713 Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
[note: train used this route inward bound to Inverness; with its withdrawal the only passenger trains over this section are the Royal Scotsman tours]

Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (230,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1N80 0711/0712 Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street
1N79 1733 Glasgow Queen Street - Markinch

Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2G20 0555, 2G22 0617 Markinch - Edinburgh
2G32 0614, 1K10 2244/2246 Perth - Edinburgh
1S49 0925 Penzance / 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
2G25 2152/2153, 2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Saturdays:
2G22 0618 Markinch - Edinburgh
1K10 2244/2246 Perth - Edinburgh
2G25 2150, 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, 1B96 1100 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour
     Saturdays:
1B96 1100 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour

Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB09
    Mondays to Fridays:
1V62 1829/1831 MTWThO Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen
1W48 0503 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
1B97 1250 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V54 1630 Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
1W48 0504 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly

Landore Junction - Swansea Loop West Junction (128) PB04
     Saturdays:
1B97 1243 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    Sundays:
1B97 1240 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
1E16 1205 Cardiff Central - Milford Haven
[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 (125,128) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L05 0354 Swansea - Paddington

Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (125,128) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L05 0354 Swansea - Paddington
2V06 0556 Shrewsbury - Swansea - Cardiff Central
2L52 1016 Maesteg - Cardiff Central
1B41 1914/1916 Milford Haven - Cardiff Central #
2L60 2115 Maesteg - Cardiff Central #
1B98 1959 Tenby - Cardiff Central #
1B51 0535 Cardiff Central - Milford Haven #
2L41 0553 Cardiff Central - Maesteg
1B53 0637/0639 Cardiff Central - Pembroke Dock #
1V64 1931 Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour
1B94 2245 Paddington - Swansea
    Saturdays:
2L60 2115 Maesteg - Cardiff Central #
[note: trains marked # are booked to call at Ninian Park]

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



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

Belmond British Pullman: 0845 077 2222, by email or at their website
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland: 028 9358 6200, by email or at their website
Railway Touring Co: 01553 661500, by email or at their website
Saphos Trains: 0800 038 5320, by email or at their website
Statesman Rail: 0345 310 2458, by email or at their website
Steam Dreams: 01483 209 888, by email or at their website
Vintage Trains: 0121 708 4960, by email or at their website
UK Railtours: 01438 715050, by email or at their website
West Coast Railways: 01524 732100, by email 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 Junction / Up Flying Loop Junction - Hendy Junction (Swansea District line)
Excursions from South Wales via this route to The Royal Welsh Show, held near Builth each year in late July
2019 dates: 22 - 25 July ; Schedule: 1Z37 0714 MTWThO Cardiff Central - Builth Road and 1Z38 1845 return
Information - in July - from 0333 3211 202, by email or at their website.

Aylesbury Vale Junction - Quainton Road
On Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays a shuttle service of trains between Aylesbury and Quainton Road used to use this section but is not doing so in 2019. Their future is unknown and this entry will be deleted from future editions, being insufficiently regular or reliable.
[note: UK Railtours specials will run between Marylebone and Quainton Road on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August 2019]

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 (and, sometimes, semi-finals), held at Croke Park on Sundays mid-August until mid-September, if a Maynooth local or local special train is to be held at Drumcondra station to receive passengers after a match, A908 1710 SuO Connolly - Sligo is in consequence diverted via this route to overtake.
2019 dates: 18 August (Hurling Final), 1 September (Football Final)
Information about the events at the Croke Park website or the IÉ website


The following sections of preserved railways over which no regular public services operate are known to have been used occasionally by special services open to the public. Unless specially noted below, there does not appear to be consistent or regular public use so watch the relevant railways' "events" web pages for possible use:

Embsay - Bow Bridge loop [Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway]: trains use this section if stock blocks the loop line at Embsay.

Moor Road (Leeds) station - Balm Road loop [Middleton Railway]: the railway is authorised to operate passenger trains over this line on a limited number of occasions each year. On two weekends in recent seasons trains have used this section, some trains being freight trains carrying passengers. Information from 0113 2710320, by email or at their website under “Events” - then search for “Balm Road”

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre - connection with Network Rail; Roundhouse platform - Springwell [Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society]: the Springwell service usually operates on event days

Swanwick Junction - end of line at Greenhill [Midland Railway Trust]

Bewdley South Junction - Stourport line stub and Bewdley North - Tenbury line stub [Severn Valley Railway]

Norchard Low Level - Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway]: may be used on special events days - particularly on those when separate services are advertised: Norchard (high level) - Parkend and Norchard (low level) - Lydney Junction (although on Thomas days the low level platform is used only for Thomas + brake van shunts). Santa services between Norchard and Parkend usually operate from and to low level platform with reversal at Middle Forge Junction. Most regular trains at Norchard use the high level platform on the through line.

Dereham - Hoe Road [Mid Norfolk Railway]

Sheringham North Norfolk Railway station - Sheringham Network Rail station [North Norfolk Railway Mainline Cromer Dining Trains]

Long(ue)ville Junction - Fletton Junction [Nene Valley Railway]

Mangapps Railway Museum Southminster Road branch [Mangapps Railway Museum]

Norton Platform - Bishop's Lydeard [West Somerset Railway]: in addition, a trial service between Taunton and Bishop’s Lydeard will operate on specified summer Saturdays in 2019 - see entry in England - South West section above.

Horsted Keynes - limit of former line towards Ardingly [Bluebell Railway]

Bodiam - Junction Road and Robertsbridge - Robertsbridge Northbridge Street [Rother Valley Railway] (presently out of use until further notice)

Goosefield Sidings - Haven Street [Isle of Wight Steam Railway]

Llangollen Goods Junction - Pentrefelin Sidings gate and to former Goods yard (Diesel road) [Llangollen Railway]: look for September Diesel Weekend brake van trips

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]: the use of some part of this line - to serve the Loop Platform - usually applies for their Halloween and Christmas services. At Christmas 2018, trains ran towards King Magnus’s Halt before returning to Loop Platform and Downpatrick.


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 Future engineering work webpage. Late information may be available through the Gensheet Yahoo! Group



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