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 14 April 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 18 May 2019 when they will be subject to the summer and autumn timetable variations to carry the listing through until Saturday 14 December 2019. These changes - including timetabled engineering diversions - will be incorporated in due course.

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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

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
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:
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 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
1P010603 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 (30) YE07
    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 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
[note: additional services apply on summer weekends]

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 West Ealing - High Wycombe
2V27 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

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 0554 SSuX Milton Keynes Central - Euston
2Y24 1954 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Euston
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, 2N68 2359 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    Saturdays:
2L01 0600 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2N69 0015, 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

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: although not shown in the working timetable, for some of these same weekends, Friday night trains may also be diverted via this route. However, Over Easter and May Bank Holiday weekends, the following trains will run 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 will leave from Euston with earlier departure times and run via the diversionary route - check with Caledonian Sleepers website, or OpenTrainTimes or Realtime Trains. * = 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 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
2U68 0850 Gravesend - Victoria
2K52 1452 Dover Priory - Victoria
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"]

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, 2U12 1755, 1F04 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 is not scheduled to do so until 20 April 2019 at earliest]

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 that 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 0643 Dumpton Park - Cannon Street

St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G87 0607 Faversham - Cannon Street
1G85 0540 Gillingham - Cannon Street
1G91 0623 Broadstairs - Cannon Street
1G95 0655, 1G97 0719 Ramsgate - Cannon Street

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
Table 26 trains:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E34 0556 Derby - Newcastle
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    Saturdays:
1S49 0935 Newquay / 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1V83 0623 Newcastle - Reading
1M76 1935 Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
Table 48 trains:
    Mondays to Saturdays:
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
[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]

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, 1P24 1118 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:
2C00 0540 Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
    Saturdays:
2C00 0540 Lancaster - Morecambe - Windermere
2H01 1446 Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds
    Sundays :
2Y11 1215, 2Y13 1515, 2Y15 1715 Lancaster - Morecambe - Leeds

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 is to resume 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

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction (82) CL02
[common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
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.

Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction (81) CE01
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
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:
1M46 0814 Blackpool North - Hellifield
1M50 1535 Preston - Hellifield
1M48 1030 Hellifield - Preston
1M76 1715 Hellifield - Blackpool North
[note: these Sunday trains have ran only on 20 January, 3 and 10 February and from 7 April 2019, having been 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
    Saturdays:
2E37 2320 Wilmslow - Manchester Victoria
    Sundays:
1W40 0830 Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
1W02 0828, 1W04 0928 Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly

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 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (via Didcot West Curve) (116) PA04
    Mondays to Fridays:
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
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C01 0441 Leicester - St Pancras International
    Sundays:
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, 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, 1O56 0632, 1O76 1332, 2O55 2335 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V46 0524, 1V65 2000,2V75 2216 Gatwick Airport - Reading
2V65 1530, 2V74 2135 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
2O60 0748, 2O64 0848, 2O96 2217 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1V37 0818, 1V65 2017, 2V67 2107, 1V69 2218, 2V71 2308 Gatwick Airport - Reading
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)
1E79 0609 Guildford - Newcastle
2V73 2030 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
1O32 1735 Newcastle - Guildford
1E44 1214 Guildford - Newcastle

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
    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:
[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 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 1554 Bristol Parkway - Bath Spa

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 - Corfe Castle
[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; in 2018, South Western Railway ran a service to Corfe Castle. It is not yet known whether (and if so what) service will operate in summer 2019]

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)
    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

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. Trains using the Norton Bridge East Chord are those from Crewe via Stoke on Trent to Stafford which continue towards the Trent Valley line, rather than towards Birmingham (except 1U20 0652 SSuX Crewe - Euston). This usage is expected to cease from the May or December 2019 timetable change.

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
    ¶ Diversionary use only: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
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:
2J00 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall

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:
2J00 0638 Wolverhampton - Walsall

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

Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction (68,70) CC04
[common with next entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    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

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, 1M29 0942, 1S43 1111, 1M45 1341, 1M49 1441, 1M53 1542, 1M93 1641, 1M61 1742, 1M65 1841, 1M69 1941, 1M77 2056, 1M83 2117, 1M87 2217
    Saturdays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street towards Cheltenham Spa: 1V02 0542, 1V41 0642 and hourly until 1V69 2042
1M20 0607, 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 1341, 1M49 1441, 1M53 1540, 1M93 1641, 1M61 1741, 1M65 1841, 1M69 1941, 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 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 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:
    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

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 0325 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 Southampton Central - York
1B52 2330 Manchester Airport - Sheffield
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
    Saturdays:
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 will apply on the above 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

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
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1B92 1953 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1E68 1746 Southampton Central - York
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
1B63 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
1J55 2033 Bridlington - Sheffield
    Saturdays:
2C57 0543, 2R57 1205 Sheffield - Doncaster or beyond
1E64 1745 Reading - Newcastle
1B63 0538 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1L31 0600 Doncaster - Sheffield - Lincoln
1B65 0505 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
2C62 0951, 2C83 2248 Hull - Sheffield
1J45 1000 Scarborough - Sheffield

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 Manchester Airport - York
1B36 1647 Preston - York
1P04 0138 TWThFO, 1P06 0252 TWThFO, 1P10 0505 York - Manchester Airport
    Saturdays:
1P03 0038 Manchester Airport - York
1B36 1647 Preston - York
1E63 1525 Plymouth - York
1P04 0138, 1P08 0353, 1P10 0505 York - Manchester Airport
1V46 0620 York - Plymouth
    ¶ 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: Sunday 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 Kings Cross - Newcastle
1D36 2235 SuO / 2333 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 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 expected to apply 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

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 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: Dalmuir <--> Whifflet (but not Motherwell) services on Table 225 are expected to extend to Wishaw via this route at a future timetable change]

Mossend South Junction - Mossend East Junction (224,225) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2Y76 0559 Motherwell - Edinburgh

Holytown Junction - Wishaw Central Junction (65,225) GA01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C05 0736 Carstairs - Garscadden
1S34 0557 Crewe - Glasgow Central
1S92 2105 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
1M90 0422 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1R20 0428 Glasgow Central - Euston
1C04 1700 Anderston - Carstairs
    Saturdays:
1M90 0422, 1M96 1847 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston
[note: Dalmuir <--> Whifflet (but not Motherwell) services on Table 225 are expected to extend to Wishaw via this route at a future timetable change]

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:
2H86 1713 Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin
[note: train uses this route inward bound to Inverness]

Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (230,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1N80 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 Perth - Edinburgh
1S49 1125 Plymouth - Dundee
2G25 2153, 2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Saturdays:
2G22 0618 Markinch - Edinburgh
1K10 2244 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 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 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 0639 Cardiff Central - Pembroke Dock #
1V64 1931 Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen
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
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 (subject to confirmation): 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 uses this section when so advertised
2019 dates: 6 May, 26 August (subject to confirmation)
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
Information from 01296 655720, by email or at their website. Or (near the date) at Chiltern Railways webpages: Changes to Train Times

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 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 may in consequence be diverted via this route to overtake.
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. 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 may be in prospect - see press report.

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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