Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2020


Compiled by Richard Maund

This page was first uploaded on 22 December 2019 - up-dated on 5 April 2020 - 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 15 December 2019 until Saturday 12 December 2020. 16 May 2020 when they will be subject to the summer and autumn timetable variations to carry the listing through until Saturday 12 December 2020. These changes - including timetabled engineering diversions - will be incorporated in due course, after the relevant working timetables become available.

All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings are subject to further and short notice alteration at any time - particularly over the Christmas/New Year period and on public holidays. OpenTrainTimes and Realtime Trains websites enable checking for any amendments or short term variations to working timetable details for specific train schedules.

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At the start of the timetable period, of the services shown below some Northern services were subject to cancellations (particularly at weekends) on account of staff rostering difficulties, while many TransPennine Express Liverpool - Newcastle - Edinburgh and vice versa services were cancelled pending completion of crew training on new rolling stock.


COVID-19 - Coronavirus

From 18 March 2020 operators began reducing services and from 23 March 2020 all operators have significantly reduced their services (some more than once), so most of the entries below will not be running to the timings or frequency shown.
Where it is known that at least some services have continued to use the line in question, a note is given below in green type, although this information is subject to change as services are further reduced.
Where it is known that all services over a line have been suspended the entry is so endorsed below.

It will be impractical for your compiler to capture all the detailed changes, so check operators' websites or OpenTrainTimes and Realtime Trains websites - or, particularly for historic data beyond the back-reach of those sites, the Open Rail website.
Services shown with operating dates beyond 16 May - including those without end date - represent the planned summer/autumn service but may likewise be subject to suspension or alteration as the pandemic develops.

Remember that non-essential travel in the UK is now legally prohibited
and is strongly discouraged in Ireland.



ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS


Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction (51,53) YE01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1V81 0559 Sheffield - Reading
1M00 1700 Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
1C90 2321 Sheffield - Derby
1L20 2136/2137 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0523 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
1F02 0552 St.Pancras International - Sheffield
1Y36 2215 Nottingham - Sheffield
    Saturdays:
1F00 0627 Derby - Sheffield
1R50 0520 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street
Also any trains in Masborough Junction - Beighton Junction entry
Emergency service : line remains in use

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
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

Trent East Junction - Toton Centre (53) CJ03
    Saturdays:
1E34 0557 Derby - Newcastle
1V81 0545 Sheffield - Reading (from 23 May until 12 September 2020)
1C90 2320 Sheffield - Derby
    Sundays:
1C90 2236 Sheffield - Derby
Also diverted trains shown under Aldwarke North Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Beighton Junction entry.
Emergency service : line remains in use

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
1L20 2137 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1Y34 2112 Nottingham - Leeds
    Sundays:
1L20 2116 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
1Y61 2109 Leeds - Nottingham
1Y62 2133 Nottingham - Leeds
1Y94 2233 Nottingham - Sheffield
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction (49) CJ04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L01 0456, 1L02 0607 Nottingham - Norwich
1P99 1627 Derby - Kettering
1M06 0926 Corby - Derby
2R92 2103 Spalding - Nottingham / Derby
    Saturdays:
1L01 0505, 1L02 0607 Nottingham - Norwich
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
1Y97 0613 Retford - Nottingham
1L36 0655/0656 Retford - Leeds
2P30 2251 Retford - Sheffield
    Sundays:
2P20 1314 Sheffield - Retford
2B85 0912 Retford - Meadowhall
2B52 1414 Retford - Sheffield
Emergency service: line remains in use

Corby - Manton Junction (49,53) CJ04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M06 0926 Corby - Derby
1M44 1750 St Pancras International - Melton Mowbray
1P01 0558 Melton Mowbray - St Pancras International
1P99 1627 Derby - Kettering
Emergency service: line remains in use

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

Gainsborough Central - Wrawby Junction (30) YE07
    Saturdays:
Three trains each way between Retford and Barnetby.
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 21 March 2020

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 very limited use applied each weekend until 28/29 December 2019. Also each Saturday evening from 4 April until 6 June 2020 (except 11 April and 2 May):
1N34 2006 SO Kings Cross - Newcastle
1D34 2100 SO Kings Cross - Leeds/Doncaster/Leeds

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 25 July until 12 September 2020:
1S01 0753 Derby - Skegness
1S02 1140 Skegness - Derby
1S04 1235 Skegness - Nottingham
    Sundays 17 May until 13 September 2020:
2S09 0900 Nottingham - Skegness
2S14 1227, 2A58 1622 Skegness - Nottingham
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: lines remain in use

Greenford LUL Bay Junction (South Junction) - Northolt Junction (115) PA01
    Mondays to Fridays:
2M27 1147 West Ealing - High Wycombe
2V27 1055 South Ruislip – West Ealing
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

Old Kew Junction - South Acton Junction and Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Junction
Steam Dreams outward Royal Windsor Steam Express from Victoria to Windsor & Eton Riverside TO in summer (2 June to 8 September 2020) (normally only first morning journey by this route)
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer (2 June to 8 September 2020)

Strawberry Hill Junction - Fulwell Junction (149,152) WH01
    Mondays to Fridays:
Trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Sudbury Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) (65,66,176) CB01
[common with next entry between Wembley Yard South Junction and Willesden West London Junction]
2K02 0553 SSuX Milton Keynes Central - Euston
2N98 2104 SSuX Northampton - Euston
Southern trains between Kensington Olympia and Harrow & Wealdstone
Emergency service: line remains in use

Wembley Yard - Wembley Yard South Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) (65) CB01 {amplified entry for existing route}
[common with previous entry between Wembley Yard South Junction and Willesden West London Junction]
    ¶ Diversionary use only:
When diverted via East Coast route, Caledonian Sleepers 1M11 and 1S25 use this route in one direction to reverse at Wembley Yard : see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry

Wembley Yard - Wembley Yard South Junction - Harlesden Junction (via Up & Down High Level Goods Line) (65) CB01 {new entry for existing route}
    ¶ Diversionary use only:
When diverted via East Coast route, Caledonian Sleepers 1M11 and 1S25 use this route in one direction to reverse at Wembley Yard, while 1M16 and 1S26 use this route in both directions to reverse at Wembley Yard : 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
Emergency service: lines remain in use

Willesden Suburban Junction - Kensal Green Junction (59) LC02
    Mondays to Fridays:
2N03 0552 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
    Saturdays:
2L01 0600 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2M44 2345 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
    Sundays:
2L01 0901 Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford
2M48 0015, 2M16 2300 Stratford - Willesden Junction Low Level
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

[Junction Road Junction - ] Covered Way west end - Gospel Oak Junction (62) LC02
No booked service (service not implemented from May 2019) - entry will be deleted from future editions

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 5/6 April 2020 until 21/22 June 2020:
1S25 2027/2031 Euston - Inverness *
1S26 2134 Euston - Glasgow Central §
1M11 2145 Glasgow Central - Euston §
1M16 2026 Inverness - Euston *
[notes: Additional departures are diverted via the East Coast: on Friday evenings 10 April and 1 May and Monday evenings 13 April and 25 May. 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]
Emergency service from 22 March 2020: Fort William and Aberdeen services suspended until 30 May; from 26 March 2020: Glasgow and Edinburgh served by portion detached/attached at Edinburgh from the London <—> Inverness service (only a single train between Edinburgh and London).

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
[note: the early morning trains are particularly subject to cancellation or diversion via Earlsfield if engineering work so requires; some of these trains are subject to withdrawal from December 2020 - see consultation document].
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 24 March 2020

Latchmere No 1 Junction - Nine Elms, West London Junction
No service in 2020 - this entry will not appear in future

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.
Emergency service: lines remain in use

Pouparts Junction - Longhedge Junction (52, 186) WB01
Belmond British Pullman excursions returning from Sussex to Victoria
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer (2 June to 8 September 2020)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

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
Steam Dreams outward Royal Windsor Steam Express from Victoria to Windsor & Eton Riverside TO in summer (2 June to 8 September 2020)
Steam Dreams Sunset Steam Express TO in summer (2 June to 8 September 2020)
    Mondays to Fridays:
2Y06 0550 Victoria - Ashford International
2K90 0717 Rochester - Victoria
2U62 0756, 2U68 0902, 2U66 1808, 2U68 1838, 2U74 2002 Dartford - Victoria
2K52 1452 Dover Priory - Victoria
2U68 0850, 2U72 1918, 2U76 2020, 2U78 2050, 2U80 2120, 2U82 2150, 2U84 2220, 2U86 2250 Gravesend - Victoria
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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 (and other titles) alternate ThO in summer
Most Belmond British Pullman excursions between Victoria and destinations other than Kent
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

[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
No service in 2020 - this entry will not appear in future

Battersea Park (platform 2) - Factory Junction (178*) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
9H05 0633, 9H71 2303 Battersea Park - Dalston Junction
9M67 2204 Dalston Junction - Battersea Park
    Sundays:
9H09 0726 Battersea Park - Highbury & Islington
[note *: trains shown without Battersea Park times in eNRT table 178 - refer instead to Overground timetable]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur) (182) WF01A
    Mondays to Fridays:
1I07 0645, 1I09 0713 Horsham - Victoria
1I11 0807, 1I59 2007 Dorking - Victoria
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction (195,212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
2U40 0004 TWThFO, 2K02 0512, 2K04 0542, 2U08 0708, 2U12 0745, 2U16 0807, 2U22 0904 and half-hourly until 2U10 1735, 2U12 1755, 1F84 1807, 2U18 1904 and half-hourly until 2U38 2334 Victoria - Dartford / Gravesend / Maidstone East / Dover Priory
2U54 0526 Gillingham - Victoria
1K06 0532 Dover Priory - Victoria
2U98 1852 Barnehurst - Victoria
2K78 2105 Dover Priory - Victoria
2K82 2205 Dover Priory - Victoria (from 18 May 2020)
1K76 2153 Ramsgate - Victoria
    Saturdays:
2U40 0004, 2U14 0704 and half-hourly until 2U38 2334 Victoria - Dartford / Gravesend
2K82 2205 Dover Priory - Victoria (from 23 May 2020)
    Sundays:
9Y09 0712, 9Y11 0744, 9Y13 0814,9Y15 0844, 9Y17 0914 Victoria - Sevenoaks
2U40 0004, 2U16 0734 then half-hourly until 2U32 2334 Victoria - Dartford
2K20 0810 then hourly until 2K80 2310 Victoria - Gillingham / Faversham / Canterbury East
1K96 1900 Victoria - Ramsgate (from 17 May 2020)
2U58 0639 Barnehurst - Victoria
9K90 0646, 9K92 0716 Orpington - Victoria
2K14 0640 Gillingham - Victoria
2U60 0702 then half-hourly until 2U76 1102 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]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction (171) WF03
    Mondays to Fridays:
2I90 1617 Streatham Hill - London Bridge
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 30 March 2020

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 last regularly ran via this route on 30 April 2016, being diverted via Stoke Newington or cancelled on week-by-week basis (although it did run this way on 18 August 2018). It resumed running via South Tottenham from 14 December 2019 (except from 18 January until 15 February 2020 because of engineering work and the closure of the line between Woodgrange Park and South Tottenham)].
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 28 March 2020

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 and nor are these trains]
Unadvertised staff trains operate outwith peak hours, as shown in LUL Victoria Line working timetable, page 6. At the depot, trains normally use no. 60 road, but occasionally use no. 19 road instead.
Emergency service: line remains in use

Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham (204) WC01
1Y86 0015 ThFSSuO Charing Cross - Tunbridge Wells
1Y02 0445 SSuX Tonbridge - Charing Cross
    ¶ Diversionary use:
None shown in this timetable but from 2 until 20 March 2020 all Down trains from the Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) entry were diverted via this route.
Emergency service: line remains in use

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)
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
    ¶ Diversionary use:
None shown in this timetable, but frequent week-night diversions of Fenchurch Street services to/from Liverpool Street instead
Emergency service: regular weekend service temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020 (although services had been diverted to Fenchurch Street on Sundays from 12 January and on Saturdays from 15 February 2020) - line remains in use for week-night engineering diversions.]

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]
Emergency service: line remains in use

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 0638 Dumpton Park - Cannon Street
[notes: Maidstone East - Cambridge service, using this route, was not introduced, despite some trains appearing the December 2019 working timetable. From 24 February 2020 - on account of pointwork damage - trains diverted (Up train diverted via up Chatham Loop (next entry)).]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) (212) WB01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G85 0540 Gillingham - Cannon Street
1G87 0607 Faversham - Cannon Street
1G91 0623 Broadstairs - Cannon Street
1G95 0655, 1G97 0719 Ramsgate - Cannon Street
[note: Maidstone East - Cambridge service, using this route, was not introduced, despite some trains appearing the December 2019 working timetable. Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) (195) WB01
1Y86 0015 ThFSSuO Charing Cross - Tunbridge Wells
9K04 0533 SSuX Orpington - Luton
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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 Saturdays :
1P19 0910, 1P37 1810¶ Manchester Airport - Newcastle
1P23 1142 Manchester Piccadilly - Newcastle (from 18 May 2020)
9S15 1524 SO Liverpool Lime Street - Edinburgh (from 23 May 2020)
1S49 0925 ThX† Penzance/ 0940 Newquay / 1127 Plymouth - Dundee
1P41 0641, 1P26 1244/1245 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
9M07 0903 Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street (from 18 May 2020)
2A55 2221 SX Newcastle - Darlington (from 18 May 2020)
    Sundays:
1P30 1445 Newcastle - Manchester Airport (from 17 May 2020)
9M14 1421 Edinburgh - Liverpool Lime Street (from 16 February 2020)
Table 48 trains:
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2N16 0803 SX Carlisle - Morpeth
2A32/1N72 1552 Carlisle - Nunthorpe
1N53 0618/0622 Saltburn - Carlisle *
1N73 1808 Newcastle - Prudhoe
    Sundays:
2A52 1038 Metrocentre - Morpeth
2A67 1758 Metrocentre - Newcastle
[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); † = is FX 18 May - 10 September 2020; ¶ = is SX from 23 May 2020; * = Saltburn train uses this route leaving Newcastle]
Emergency service: line remains in use

King Edward Bridge North Junction - Gateshead Park Lane Junction (44) YD03 {new route scheduled from 16 December 2019 * }
[common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    Mondays to Saturdays until 16 May 2020:
2N02 0600 Newcastle - Saltburn
    Mondays to Saturdays from 17 May 2020:
2N02 0600 Newcastle - Saltburn
1H20 1101 Newcastle - Middlesbrough
1H48 1933 Newcastle - Whitby
1H41 1614/1615 Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    Sundays from 17 May 2020:
2N14 1449 Carlisle - Nunthorpe
[note *: train 2N02 actually ran via High Level Bridge on 16 and 21 December....]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main lines outside station) (26, 65) YA04
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1E01 0540 SX Edinburgh - Kings Cross
9M05 0514/0516/0517 Edinburgh - Liverpool Lime Street (from 17 February 2020)
9M17 1732/1733
Edinburgh - Liverpool Lime Street (from 17 February 2020)
1P19 0910 SX Manchester Airport - Newcastle (from 17 February until 27 March 2020)
    Sundays:
9S09 0923 Liverpool Lime Street - Edinburgh (from 16 February 2020)
1E96 1220 Edinburgh - Kings Cross
1P36 1743 Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    ¶ Diversionary use:
Caledonian Sleepers when diverted via East Coast route : see Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction entry
Emergency service: regular services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020 although diverted Caledonian Sleepers will use the line

ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

Morecambe - Heysham Port (98) CE02
This is regarded as a regular route and services are not listed in detail. 2020 service: one round trip daily between Morecambe and Heysham Port.
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 21 March 2020

Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction (82,98) CE02
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2C99 0518/0530 Lancaster - Morecambe (via Carnforth)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 21 March 2020

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.

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 1759/1800 Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western
1M83 0745 SX, 1M87 1144 TO, 1M87 1203/1205 *, 1M81 1626/1629 Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street
    Sundays:
1M89 1405 SuO Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street (until 10 May 2020)
[notes: other Glasgow trains in southbound direction and all Glasgow trains in northbound direction run via St. Helens. * = retimed to 1144 on Tuesdays until 12 May only.]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 24 March 2020

Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction (82) CL02
[common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
Northern services between Manchester Airport (or Manchester Piccadilly) and Blackpool North, Barrow in Furness or Windermere when booked to call at Wigan North Western plus TransPennine Express services:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M67 2212 Edinburgh - Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport
1S30 0457 Manchester Piccadilly - Glasgow Central
1S98 2310 Manchester Airport - Preston
    Saturdays:
1M64 1847 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
    Sundays:
1M63 0825 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria (until 5 January and from 23 February until 29 March and from 28 June 2020)
1M64 0913/0915 Edinburgh - Manchester Airport
1M67 2210 Edinburgh - Manchester Airport (starting Preston 0106 MO 6 April until 22 June 2020)
1S98 2301 Manchester Airport - Preston
Emergency service: line remains in use

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, 0646, 0745, 0827, 0845, 0927 (from 18 May 2020), 0947, 1044, 1126, 1139, 1235, 1327 (until 15 May 2020), 1345, 1437, 1539, 1639, 1736, 1747, 1840, 1930, 1943, 2027, 2043, 2127, 2150, 2224, 2348
     Saturdays: 0625, 0646, 0745, 0829, 0843, 0928, 0946, 1039, 1139, 1235, 1345, 1439, 1526, 1540, 1640, 1727, 1735, 1844, 1929, 1939, 2030, 2042, 2150, 2225, 2244, 2348
     Sundays: 1020, 1126, 1230, 1332, 1427, 1528, 1627, 1727, 1930, 2031, 2128 (from 17 May 2020), 2227, 2331, 2356
Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
     Mondays to Fridays: 0606, 0645, 0746, 0850 (from 18 May 2020), 0920, 0945, 1046, 1147, 1247, 1346, 1421, 1446, 1640, 1649, 1846, 1851 (from 18 May 2020), 2048, 2238
     Saturdays: 0645, 0748, 0850 (from 23 May 2020), 0945, 1046, 1147, 1247, 1347 (from 23 May 2020), 1447, 1619, 1744 (from 23 May 2020), 1848, 2048, 2350
     Sundays: 1010, 1104, 1203, 1303, 1403, 1503, 1603, 1703, 1803, 1903, 2003, 2211, 2233
The above timings may vary by a minute or two either way from 17 May 2020
In addition, 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 after 29 March 2020.
Emergency service: line remains in use

Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction (42) CL06
Excursion trains between Lancashire or south thereof and the Settle & Carlisle line plus
    Sundays until 10 May and from 20 September 2020:
1M46 0812 Blackpool North - Hellifield
1M50 1529 Preston - Hellifield
1M48 1030 Hellifield - Preston
1M76 1715 Hellifield - Blackpool North
    Sundays from 17 May until 13 September 2020:
1M46 0840 Blackpool North - Carlisle
1M76 1648 Carlisle - Blackpool North
[note: these Sunday trains did not run in December 2019 and ran haphazardly during January. Northern reached an agreement in late January with ASLEF which should see more reliable Sunday services - but continue to check Northern's website - eventually.]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 22 March 2020

MediaCityUK - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams: Mondays to Fridays before 0700 and after 2000; Saturdays before 0900 and after 1830; Sundays and Bank Holidays all day
i.e. when no service via next entry. Check with TfGM website (select tram symbol).
Emergency service: line remains in use

(Salford) Harbour City - Broadway [Manchester Metrolink]
Used by Eccles trams: Mondays to Fridays 0700 to 2000; Saturdays 0900 to 1830; Sundays and Bank Holidays no service
i.e. when no service via previous entry. Check with TfGM website (select tram symbol).
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020 except, possibly, early and late journeys from/to depot

Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction (65,84) CM01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O04 0511 MTWThO Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
1H99 0613/0615 Liverpool Lime Street - Wilmslow
1F92 0748/0749 Wilmslow - Liverpool Lime Street
1H74 1940 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
1H99 2230 Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    Saturdays:
2F19 2322 Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly
    Sundays:
1W02 0830, 1W04 0929 Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly
1W40 0830 Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
Emergency service: line remains in use

Philips Park West Junction - Ashburys Junction (39) CL05
Passenger use of this section not scheduled in December 2019 - May 2020 timetable period - last booked used 20 October 2019

Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78a) CL04
    Saturdays:
2J45 0945 Stockport - Stalybridge (from 23 May 2020)
2J45 1043 Stockport - Stalybridge (until 16 May 2020)
2J44 0846 Stalybridge - Stockport (from 23 May 2020)
2J44 1013 Stalybridge - Stockport (until 16 May 2020)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 21 March 2020

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 2329 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop
Emergency service: line remains in use

ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

Didcot West Curve Junction - Foxhall Junction (via Didcot West Curve) (116) PA04
No booked service (service withdrawn after Friday 13 December 2019)- entry will be deleted from future editions

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

[Harrowden Junction - ] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [ - Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow line / Slow lines (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) (53) CJ02A
Belmond British Pullman excursion on Saturdays from Victoria to Chesterfield for Chatsworth House
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C01 0442 MO Leicester - St Pancras International
1C98 0731 Derby - St Pancras International
    Sundays :
1D84 2230 St Pancras International - Nottingham
1F86 2300 St Pancras International - Derby
[notes: (re-)introduction of second (Up) Slow line was due 2 January 2020 but deferred; meantime, the Down Slow line is used reversibly.
Emergency service: line remains in use

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]
Emergency service: line remains in use. Subject to alteraton from 6 April.

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:
1P99 0324 SSuX Peterborough - Kings Cross
2J01 0422 SuX Stevenage - Kings Cross
2J03/2F03 0458/0502 SuX, 2J07/2F07 0528/0532 SuX, 2J12/2F11 0658 SuO Stevenage - Moorgate / Kings Cross
2J12 0606 SSuX Stevenage - Moorgate
plus
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 reversible Down Hertford line, from platform 4 or 5 (latter when platform commissioned). Check locally for the occasional exception.
[note: from 19 May 2019 until 16 May 2020, regular service between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone SSuO, with very limited SSuX use (for details see eNRT table 24), plus any diversions]
Emergency service: line remains in use (note: replacement bus service Stevenage - Watton-at-Stone replaced by hourly train service - but to/from platform 4 at Stevenage)

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
Emergency service: service temporarily suspended from 29 March 2020 (diverted to reverse at Ely)

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:
1K01 0400 SuX, 1K03 SuX 0430 Southend Victoria - Liverpool Street
2J41 1836 SSuX Southminster - Shenfield
2J43 1919 SSuX Southminster - Shenfield (until 15 May 2020)
1K61 2359 SX Southend Airport - Liverpool Street (until 15 May 2020)
1K61 2343 SX Southend Victoria - Liverpool Street (from 17 May 2020)
Emergency service: line remains in use

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)
Emergency service: line remains in use

Manningtree North Junction - East Junction (11,14) LA02
This is regarded as a regular route and services are not listed in detail. 2020 service: two round trips, daily, between Ipswich (or beyond) and Harwich International
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: all service temporarily suspended

Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Junction (157) WG03
Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea. Check locally for the occasional exception.
Emergency service: line remains in use

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]
    Until 16 May 2020:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O52 0431, 1O53 0532, 1O54 0556, 2O56 0605, 1O57 0632, 2O60 0727, 1O73 1431, 1O80 1647 Reading - Shalford / Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V54 0851 Redhill - Reading
1V64 1958, 1V68 2100, 2V81 2200, 1V71 2318 Gatwick Airport - Reading
1V65 2002 Shalford - Reading
    Saturdays:
1O52 0428, 1O54 0531, 2O28 0559, 1O56 0631, 2O30 0659, 1O78 1431, 2O55 2334 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
1V63 1900, 1V67 2100, 2V75 2216/ Gatwick Airport - Reading
2V61 1230, 2V73 2030, 2V74 2135 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
2O60 0739, 2O64 0841, 2O96 2218 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1V37 0811, 1V65 2015, 2V67 2103, 1V69 2218, 2V71 2304 Gatwick Airport - Reading
1E44 1214 Guildford - Newcastle
2V60 1743, 2V62 1843, 2V64 1943 Redhill - Reading
    From 17 May 2020:
    Mondays to Fridays:
1O52 0431, 1O53 0449, 2O27 0516, 1O55 0601, 2O28 0626, 1O57 0650, 1O73 1431, 1O81 1749, 2O88 2236 Reading - Shalford / Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V73 1859, 2V74 1954 Redhill - Reading
1V60 1828 Gatwick Airport - Reading (from 14 September 2020)
1V65 2030, 1V68 2100, 2V81 2200, 1V71 2318 Gatwick Airport - Reading
    Saturdays:
1O52 0355 Oxford - Gatwick Airport
1O54 0532, 1O55 0601, 1O28 0619, 1O57 0701, 2O34 1019, 1O78 1431, 2O55 2334 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1O40 1335 Newcastle - Guildford
2V48 0630, 1V64 1930,1V68 2100, 2V82 2217 Gatwick Airport - Reading
2V61 1800, 2V73 1900, 2V74 2135 Redhill - Reading
    Sundays:
2O60 0747, 2O64 0847, 2O96 2217 Reading - Redhill / Gatwick Airport
1V37 0811, 1V65 2015, 2V67 2103, 1V69 2218, 2V71 2308 Gatwick Airport - Reading
1E44 1214 Guildford - Newcastle
2V60 1743, 2V62 1843, 2V64 1943 Redhill - Reading
Emergency service: lines remain in use

Reading New Junction - Reading Spur Junction (Reading Spur line) (148) WH03
[note: accessible only to or from Reading platforms 7 to 10]
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1E79 0601 SX, 1E79 0609 SO Guildford - Newcastle
2V67 1459 SX Redhill - Reading (from 14 September 2020 - subject to confirmation)
    Sundays:
1O32 1735 Newcastle - Guildford
Emergency service: all service temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction (149) WH03
The Railway Touring Co's outward Dorset Coast Express (and other titles) 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 (2 June to 8 September 2020)
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1S75 2252 Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
1S77 0022 MO Staines - Woking
1S08 0527 Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    Sundays:
Hourly trains between Waterloo/Staines and Woking via Egham
Emergency service: line remains in use (Sunday service maintained except when engineering work intervenes)

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.
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: all service temporarily suspended line from 23 March 2020

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
Emergency service: all service temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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]
Emergency service: line remains in use

[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:
Dartmoor Railway CIC was put into administration and all operations shut down 7 February 2020. A stop block was thereafter erected at the Network Rail property boundary at site of Coleford Junction and there appears to be no expectation of service in summer 2020.
[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 CIC and Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association - apparently having last run on 23 December 2019 and 29 September 2019, respectively - are suspended until further notice.]

Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren Junction [West Somerset Railway]
Summer use only - services Taunton - Bishops Lydeard operated by Great Western Railway:
2020 timetable details awaited

Worle Junction - Uphill Junction (134) PC01
Trains between Bristol and Bridgwater not shown to call at Weston-super-Mare use the direct line
Emergency service: line remains in use

Bristol Dr Days Junction - Feeder Bridge Junction (123,132) PC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
2R23 1603 Filton Abbey Wood - Bath Spa
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway]
    Dates as advertised during June 2020:
0943 WSSuO Norchard Low Level - Lydney Junction
[note: see also Regular but infrequent services, below, for usage 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
Emergency service: line remains in use

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).
Emergency service: line remains in use

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

Worgret Junction - Norden [Swanage Railway]
Swanage Railway hope to start their own summer service over this section in 2020 - 2020 timetable details awaited

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

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 until 15 May 2020:
1F31 0552,1F43 1218, 1F47 1418, 1F49 1518, 1F53 1718, 1F61 2117 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
1F46 1149, 1F54 1549 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1U33 1146, 1U43 1646, 1U45 1746, 1Y93 1852, 1U53 2149, 1Y95 2051, 1K77 2200 Euston - Crewe
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
    Mondays to Fridays from 18 May 2020:
1F31 0516 Northampton - Liverpool Lime Street
1F61 2135 Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street
1Y53 1149, 1Y15 1215, 1Y21 1515, 1Y54 1549, 1F63 1713, 1F89 1813 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1U33 1146, 1U43 1646, 1U45 1746, 1Y93 1852, 1U53 2149, 1Y95 2051, 1K77 2200 Euston - Crewe
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
    Saturdays until 16 May 2020:
2U21 0637 Northampton - Crewe
1U29 0946, 1U33 1146 Euston - Crewe
1F46 1149, 1F50 1349, 1F52 1449, 1F54 1549, 1F56 1649, 1F58 1749 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1F57 1918 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime Street
    Saturdays from 23 May 2020:
2U21 0637 Northampton - Crewe
1F36 0756 Northampton - Liverpool Lime Street
1U29 0946, 1U33 1146, 1F60 1849 Euston - Crewe
1Y81 0849, 1F46 1149, 1F50 1349, 1F52 1449, 1F54 1549, 1F56 1649, 1Y25 1715, 1F58 1749 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
    Sundays:
1U39 1443, 1U41 1543, 1U45 1743, 1U47 1843 Euston - Crewe
1Y85 1431, 1F24 2121 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
1D33 2240 Birmingham International - Chester
1H77 2151 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly
Emergency service: line remains in (apparently very limited) use

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.
    Sundays:
1C60 0912 Crewe - Coventry
2K42 0839 Birmingham New Street - Crewe
1H22 0901 Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
Emergency service: line remains in use (including notional weekday use, but subject to cancellation or routeing via flyover)

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)
Emergency service: line remains in use

Bushbury Junction - Portobello Junction (65) CC04
2K99 0604 SO Northampton - Crewe (until 16 May 2020)
2K99 0645 SO Birmingham International - Crewe (from 23 May 2020)
    ¶ 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 2330 Euston - Glasgow Central (carries portion for Edinburgh)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 28 March 2020

Wolverhampton Crane Street Junction - Portobello Junction (65,68) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G00 0422 Chester - Birmingham New Street
1G99 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
1G76 1922 Holyhead - Birmingham New Street
1D19 2252 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead
1J36 2335 Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston - Wolverhampton
    Saturdays :
2J00 0542/0543 Wolverhampton - Rugeley Trent Valley
1G98 0813, 1G99 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays :
1Y58 1012 Liverpool Lime Street - Euston
1C84 2108 Crewe - Coventry
Emergency service: line remains in use

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 0542/0543 Wolverhampton - Rugeley Trent Valley
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 28 March 2020

Galton Junction - Smethwick West (57) CG04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M89 2145 Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
1M80 2018/2020 Paignton - Birmingham New Street
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V01 0500 Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
Emergency service: line remains in use

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:
1G99 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
9G37 1803, 9G43 2003, 9G48 2230, 9G49 2330 Euston - Wolverhampton
Departures from Walsall for Birmingham:
0715, 0739, 0815, 0849, 0916, 0950, 1015, 1049, 1115, 1149, 1215, 1249, 1315, 1349, 1415, 1449, 1515, 1546, 1615, 1649, 1717, 1749, 1815, 1849, 1916, 1948, 2036, 2155
Departures from Birmingham New Street for Walsall:
0526, 0750, 0850, 0946, 1046, 1147, 1246, 1346, 1446, 1546, 1646, 1745, 1853, 1954, 2047
    Saturdays:
9K10 0604 Northampton - Crewe
1G98 0813, 1G99 1513 Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street
Departures from Walsall for Birmingham:
0645, 0656, 0746, 0813, 0842, 0916, 0942, 1016, 1042, 1116, 1142, 1216, 1242, 1316, 1342, 1416, 1442, 1516, 1542, 1616, 1643, 1716, 1742, 1816, 1842, 1916, 1943
Departures from Birmingham New Street for Walsall:
0751, 0851, 0950, 1050, 1150, 1247, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650, 1750, 1853, 1953, 2053
    Sundays:
1Y58 1012 Liverpool Lime Street - Euston
Departures from Walsall for Birmingham:
1011, 1111, 1211, 1311, 1411, 1511, 1611, 1712, 1816, 1916, 2017, 2111, 2220, 2321
Departures from Birmingham New Street for Walsall:
1046, 1244, 1444, 1544, 1645, 1745, 1847, 1944, 2053, 2151, 2245
[note: timings above subject to minor variations from 17 May 2020]
Emergency service: line remains in use

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 2202 Reading - Birmingham New Street
[note: see also Regular but infrequent services, below, for usage on some football match days.
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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 for Cheltenham Spa:
0537, 0742, 0842, 0942, 1042, 1142, 1242, 1342, 1442, 1542, 1642, 1742, 1842, 1942, 2042
Departures from Cheltenham Spa for Birmingham:
0915/0916, 0940, 1115/1116, 1340, 1440, 1540, 1640, 1740, 1840 (until 15 May 2020), 1940 (until 15 May 2020), 2055, 2115/2116, 2213
    Saturdays:
1M03 0944, 1M07 1544 Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
Departures from Birmingham New Street for Cheltenham Spa:
0542, 0642, 0742, 0842, 0942, 1042, 1142, 1242, 1342, 1442, 1542, 1642, 1742, 1842, 1942, 2042
Departures from Cheltenham Spa for Birmingham:
nil
    Sundays:
Departures from Birmingham New Street for Cheltenham Spa:
1442, 1542, 1642, 1742, 1842, 1942, 2042, 2142
Departures from Cheltenham Spa for Birmingham:
1940, 2011, 2250
Emergency service: line remains in use

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 0810/0811 Leeds - Plymouth
Emergency service: line remains in use

Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction (51,65,68) CC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1M79 2202 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 2330 Euston - Glasgow Central (carries portion for Edinburgh)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction (57) CC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1G90 2136/2138 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
1E68 1747 Southampton Central - York (until 15 May 2020)
1E73 1727 Plymouth - Leeds (from 18 May 2020)
1D85 2203 Birmingham New Street - Nottingham
    Saturdays:
1G90 2139 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street
    Sundays:
1V50 0900 Leeds - Plymouth
Emergency service: line remains in use

Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Junction
Vintage Trains' advertised 'main line' excursions appear not to have used Tyseley Warwick Road platform and this branch after 16 December 2017 (confirmation of date welcomed) - entry will be deleted from future editions. The platform is still used for 'internal' shuttles on Tyseley Locomotive Works open days - see Regular but infrequent services, below.

ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction - see England - North West section

Northallerton East Junction - Boroughbridge Road - Longlands Junction (39) YA03/YD01
    Sundays:
1P77 1336 Manchester Airport - Redcar Central
1P80 1605 Redcar Central - Manchester Airport
1A94 2305 Redcar Central - York

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.
    Mondays to Fridays:
Departures from Leeds for Wakefield Westgate:
0519, 0611, 0811 and hourly until 1611, 1641, 1711, 1757, 1811, 1911, 2010, 2111, 2230, 2311
Departures from Wakefield Westgate for Leeds:
0013 MX, 0659 (until 15 May 2020), 0828, 1110 (until 15 May 2020), 1647 ThX (until 15 May 2020), 1710, 1820 (from 18 May 2020), 2011, 2048, 2110, 2147, 2200, 2234, 2255 (until 15 May 2020), 2316
    Saturdays:
Departures from Leeds for Wakefield Westgate:
0611 and hourly until 1611, 1641, 1711, 1757, 1811, 1820 (from 23 May 2020), 1911, 2010, 2111, 2244
Departures from Wakefield Westgate for Leeds:
0659 (until 16 May 2020), 0828, 1110 (until 16 May 2020), 1710, 2011, 2048, 2110, 2148, 2212, 2313, 2316 FO, 2320 (from 18 May 2020)
    Sundays:
Departures from Leeds for Wakefield Westgate:
0900, 0920, 1025, 1050, 1511 (from 17 May 2020), 1621, 1721 (until 10 May 2020)
Departures from Wakefield Westgate for Leeds:
0855 (until 10 May 2020), 0956, 1046, 1122, 1156 (until 10 May 2020), 1225, 1256, 1356, 1447, 1626 (from 17 May 2020), 1725 (from 17 May 2020), 1751, 1833, 1847, 1855, 1923, 1948/1952, 2025, 2128, 2310 (from 17 May 2020)
[note: this will be regarded as part of the general junctionry in the environs of Leeds and will not appear in future editions; information about usage can then be had from Network Rail's working timetable section YE02.]

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 1827 Plymouth - Leeds
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday to Friday nights:
1D36 2235 SuO / 2333 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
Emergency service: line remains in diversionary use

Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction (26,31) YE05
    Mondays to Fridays:
1A70 0756 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
1D81 1627, 1D95 1948/1954 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Saturdays:
1D91 1048, 1D93 1548, 1D81 1627 Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    Sundays:
1A81 0757/0810, 1A83 1205, 1A70 1508, 1A87 1559 Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
1D91 1150, 1D93 1550, 1D81 1853, 1D95 1922 Kings Cross - Bradford Exchange
1E75 1827 Plymouth - Leeds
    Monday nights/Tuesday mornings to Friday nights/Saturday mornings:
1B52 2330 Manchester Airport - Sheffield
1B59 0325 Sheffield - Manchester Airport
2N37 2315 Sheffield - Leeds
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 4 April 2020

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 : 0721, 0725, 0741, 0755, 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, 0016, 0024
    Tuesday mornings to Saturday mornings: 0026, 0029, 0049
    Sunday mornings: 0026
[notes: timetables available at Travel South Yorkshire website; the journeys returning to Cricket Inn Road may run early]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Woodburn Junction - Tinsley North Junction ( - Rotherham Central Junction) (29) YE07
    Mondays to Fridays:
1B60 0310 MX Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes (from 19 May 2020)
1B62 0521 Sheffield - Cleethorpes
1E68 1747 Southampton Central - York (until 15 May 2020)
1B73 1727 Plymouth - Leeds (from 18 May 2020)
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
1B52 2330 Manchester Airport - Sheffield
1B97 2126 Cleethorpes - Sheffield
1B99 2309 Cleethorpes - Sheffield (from 18 May 2020)
    Saturdays:
1B60 0310 Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes (from 23 May 2020)
1B62 0521 Sheffield - Cleethorpes
[note: section between Tinsley North Junction and Rotherham Central Junction is also used by Sheffield Supertram tram trains]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Aldwarke North Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Holmes Junction (29,31) YE01
[common with next entry between Aldwarke North Junction and Rotherham Masborough (North Station) Junction]
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
Emergency service: line remains in use

Aldwarke North Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Beighton Junction (51) YE01
[common with previous entry between Aldwarke North Junction and Rotherham Masborough (North Station) Junction]
    ¶ 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 this timetable but during King's Cross station total possession on 25/26 January 2020 the following applied:
1A91 0817 SuO, 1A93 1020 SO, 1A92 1215 SuO, 1A94 1240 SO Hull - St. Pancras International
1H03 1235 SuO, 1H05 1419 SO, 1H04 1629 SuO, 1H06 1820 SO St Pancras International - Hull
However, similar arrangements did not apply on 29 February/1 March 2020 as Hull Trains operated only between Hull and Doncaster.

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:
1B60 0310 MX Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes (from 19 May 2020)
1B62 0521 Sheffield - Cleethorpes
1B92 1953 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1E68 1747 Southampton Central - York (until 15 May 2020)
1B96 2153 Manchester Airport - Doncaster
1B63 0536 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1L31 0603 Doncaster - Sheffield - Lincoln
1O84 0735 Newcastle - Southampton Central
1B65 0505 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
1J42 0653 (from 18 May 2020),
1J45 1000 (until 15 May 2020), 1J48 1300 (until 15 May 2020), 1J52 1700 (from 18 May 2020), 1J55 2000 Scarborough - Sheffield
1J43 0835 Bridlington - Sheffield (until 15 May 2020)
1B97 2126 Cleethorpes - Sheffield
1J96 2245 Hull - Sheffield
2C80 2251 Hull - Sheffield (until 15 May 2020)
2R29 2349 Doncaster - Sheffield (from 18 May 2020)
1B99 2309 Cleethorpes - Manchester Piccadilly (from 18 May 2020)
    Saturdays:
1B60 0310 Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes (from 23 May 2020)
1B62 0521 Sheffield - Cleethorpes
1B92 1953 Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
1B63 0536 Doncaster - Manchester Airport
1L31 0600 Doncaster - Sheffield - Lincoln
1B65 0505 Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
1J43 0835 Bridlington - Sheffield (until 16 May 2020)
1J42 0653 (from 23 May 2020),
1J45 1000 (until 16 May 2020), 1J48 1300 (until 16 May 2020), 1J52 1700 (from 23 May 2020) Scarborough - Sheffield
Emergency service: line remains in use

Milford Junction - Burton Salmon Junction (site) - Castleford (39,40) YE04
West Coast Railways' Scarborough Spa Express ThO in summer
West Coast Railways' The Dalesman York - Carlisle alternate TO in summer
    Mondays to Fridays:
1E57 2308 Liverpool Lime Street - York (from 3 February until 15 May 2020)
1P03 0038 TWThFO, 1P95 2239 Manchester Airport - York
1P97 2340 FX Manchester Airport - York (from 4 April 2020)
1P05 0242 Manchester Piccadilly - York
1P04 0008 TWThFO Newcastle - Manchester Airport (from 4 February 2020)
1P06 0247 TWThFO York - Manchester Airport
1P54 0308 TWThFO York - Manchester Airport (from 19 May 2020)
    Saturdays:
1P03 0038 Manchester Airport - York
1P95 2240 Manchester Airport - York (until 15 February and from 4 April until 16 May 2020)
1E63 1526/1527 Plymouth - York
1P04 0008 Newcastle - Manchester Airport (from 8 February 2020)
1P54 0340 York - Manchester Airport
1V46 0612 York - Plymouth (until 16 May and from 19 September 2020)
    Sundays:
1P95 2237 Manchester Airport - York
1E57 2308 Liverpool Lime Street - York (from 16 February 2020 - but check for diversions via Cross Gates)
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday mornings until 16 February 2020:
Trains between Leeds and York between midnight and 0800
Emergency service: line remains in (very limited) use

Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe (33) YE01
Northern trains between Sheffield and York.
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 21 March 2020

Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction (26) YE01
    ¶ Diversionary use: Monday to Friday nights until 15 May 2020:
1N35 2200 Kings Cross - Newcastle
From 18 May 2020 this train will normally run via the main line, with diversions via Knottingley only on days designated on a week by week basis.
Emergency service: line remains nominally in use (although booked by this route, the train has been running via the main line)

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

Hambleton North Junction - East Junction (33) YG04
Non-stop trains between York and Selby
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 24 March 2020

Hambleton South Junction - West Junction (31) YG04
    Saturdays:
1A13 0655/0656 Skipton - Kings Cross
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1A59 0655, 1A70 0844 SO, 1A63 1022, 1A67 1450 SX, 1A67 1522 SO Bradford Interchange - Kings Cross
1D71 1057 SX, 1D73 1448 SX, 1D75 1957 SO Kings Cross - Bradford Interchange
    ¶ Diversionary use: Sunday to Friday nights:
1N35 2200 MTWThFO Kings Cross - Newcastle (until 15 May 2020)
1D36 2235 SuO / 2333 MTWThFO Kings Cross - Leeds
Emergency service: line remains in (very limited) use

Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction (32) YE05
    Mondays to Saturdays:
Trains between Goole and Leeds
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from from 26 February 2020 - initially on account of flooding, from 23 March for Coronavirus

Doncaster Flyover East Junction - Loversall Carr Junction (Up line) (26) YA03
[note: accessible only from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    Sundays:
1A25 1045 Leeds - Kings Cross
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 22 March 2020

Loversall Carr Junction - Doncaster Flyover West Junction (Down line) (26) YA03
    Sundays:
1H02 1049 Kings Cross - Hull
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 22 March 2020

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 East coast trains when diverted via Gainsborough instead of Retford - none shown in this timetable but very limited use applied each weekend until 28/29 December 2019
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 27 March 2020

Trent Junctions - Wrawby Junction - see England - East Midlands section

IRELAND


An emergency service applies from 30 March 2020 - consult Irish Rail's website

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 30 March 2020

Dublin Connolly (platform 7) - Newcomen Junction
    Mondays to Fridays:
D906 0802 Dublin Connolly - Maynooth
[note: see also Regular but infrequent services, below]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 30 March 2020

[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 and also Regular but infrequent services, below]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

NORTHERN IRELAND

An emergency service applies from 30 March 2020 - consult Translink's website (Train Timetable)

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:
0600 SSuX Belfast Lanyon Place - Portadown
all Belfast Lanyon Place - Dublin Connolly Enterprise services
[notes: Use of this section would be limited when the new Belfast Transport Hub opens (due in 2024), as the Enterprise trains would be diverted to the new station. Despite Belfast Central station having been renamed, other operating locations carrying the "Central" name - such as Central Junction - have not been renamed]
Emergency service: line remains in use

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
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended

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
Emergency service: line remains in use

Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction (227) GA12
Summer use only
    Sundays 17 May until 27 September 2020:
1Y29 0808 Edinburgh - Oban
1Y30 1704 Oban - Edinburgh

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.
Emergency service: line remains in use

Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) (65,225) GA08
    Saturdays:
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston
Emergency service: line remains in use

Mossend East Junction - Mossend North Junction (65) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
1S92 2106 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
1M83 0745 SSuX Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street
1M87 1144 TO* Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street (until 12 May 2020)
[note: * = the use of this route for this journey is unreliable - if a Tuesday 'as required' Network Rail New Measurement Train does not run, 1M87 may run via Uddingston and Motherwell]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Mossend South Junction - Mossend East Junction (224,225) GA01
    Mondays to Saturdays:
2Y76 0559 Motherwell - Edinburgh
1C60 1450 SO Ayr - Edinburgh (until 16 May 2020)
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Holytown Junction - Wishaw Central Junction (65,225) GA01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C05 0735 Carstairs - Garscadden
1S34 0557 Crewe - Glasgow Central
1S37 0531 Euston - Glasgow Central
1S92 2105 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central
1M90 0422 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1R20 0428 Glasgow Central - Euston
1M83 0745, 1M87 1144 TO* (until 12 May 2020), 1M81 1626/1629 Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street
1C04 1700 Anderston - Carstairs
    Saturdays:
1S41 0812 Liverpool Lime Street - Glasgow Central
1M90 0424 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport
1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston
1C60 1450 Ayr - Edinburgh (until 16 May 2020)
1M81 1629 Glasgow Central - Liverpool Lime Street
1M64 1847 Glasgow cenral - Manchester Airport (from 23 May 2020)
[note: * = the use of this route for this journey is unreliable - if a Tuesday 'as required' Network Rail New Measurement Train does not run, 1M87 may run via Uddingston and Motherwell]
Emergency service: line remains in use

Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction (26,65,225) GA01
Avanti West Coast, 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.
Emergency service: line remains in use

Inverness Rose Street Junction - Welsh's Bridge Junction (239) GC06
No booked service (service withdrawn after 18 May 2019 - the only passenger trains over this section now are the Royal Scotsman tours) - entry will be deleted from future editions

Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction (230,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
1N80 0712 Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street
1N79 1733 Glasgow Queen Street - Markinch
[notes: These trains were proposed for withdrawal from 18 May 2020.]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction (229,242) GC04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2G20 0555, 2G22 0618/0620 Markinch - Edinburgh
2G32 0614/0618, 1K10 2249 Perth - Edinburgh
1S49 0925 Penzance - Dundee
2G25 2146/2149, 2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Saturdays:
2G22 0618 Markinch - Edinburgh
1K10 2248 Perth - Edinburgh
2G25 2151, 2G17 2319 Edinburgh - Perth
    Sundays:
2G28 0936 Perth - Edinburgh
2G39 1855 Edinburgh - Perth
Emergency service: line remains in (very limited) use

Haymarket West Junction - Craiglockhart Junction (229) GC01 {new entry}
    ¶ Diversionary use only - none shown in this timetable but were used Friday 27 to Sunday 29 December 2019 for specific trains between Dundee and south of Edinburgh

Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction (225) GC01
    Mondays to Fridays:
1C99 2105 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh
    ¶ Diversionary use - none shown in this timetable but used Friday 27 to Sunday 29 December 2019 for specific trains between Edinburgh and south of Carstairs
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

WALES

Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction (128) PB04
    Mondays to Fridays:
2E18 0816, 1B96 1100 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour
     Saturdays:
1B96 1100 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) (128) PB09
    Mondays to Fridays:
1V62 1831 MTWThO Manchester Piccadilly - Carmarthen
1W48 0500 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
1B97 1250 Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central
    Saturdays:
1V54 1631 Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven
1W48 0502 Carmarthen - Manchester Piccadilly
[note: see also Regular but infrequent services, below]
Emergency service: all services temporarily suspended from 23 March 2020

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]
Emergency service: line remains in use (including weekdays)

Margam East Junction - Margam Moors Junction via OVE (Ogmore Vale Extension) line (125,128) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1B36 2248 FO Paddington - Swansea (when not booked via Barry but not reliable)
1L01 0346 Swansea - Paddington
Emergency service: line remains in use

Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) (125,128) PB03
    Mondays to Fridays:
1L01 0346 Swansea - Paddington
2V06 0556 Shrewsbury - Swansea - Cardiff Central
2B39 1850 Carmarthen - Cardiff Central
1B41 1916 Milford Haven - Cardiff Central
2L60 2115 Maesteg - Cardiff Central (from 18 May 2020)
1B98 1959 Tenby - Cardiff Central
1B51 0535 Cardiff Central - Milford Haven
2L41 0553 Cardiff central - Maesteg (from 18 May 2020)
1B53 0637 Cardiff Central - Pembroke Dock
1B99 2315 Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
1B36 2148 Paddington - Swansea
Emergency service: line remains in (very limited) use

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
Emergency service: line remains in use



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: 0333 996 6720, 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
2020 dates: 20 - 23 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.

Soho South Junction - Perry Barr South Junction
On some football match days except Saturdays, football specials from Birmingham New Street to Witton - outward journey only - may operate for principal 1500 KO Aston Villa home games, while 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.

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 last did so on 7 May 2018. This entry will be deleted from future editions.

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 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.
2020 dates: Hurling Final: 16 August; Football Final: 30 August
Information about the events at the Croke Park website or the IÉ website

[Kilmeadan - Carriganore * - ] Gracedieu * - Bilberry [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway]
Sunset Express excursions on third Thursdays of June, July and August
2020 dates: 18 June, 16 July, 20 August
Schedule: 1900 Kilmeadan - Bilberry and return
2020 details still subject to confirmation


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:

Heritage railways temporarily suspended operations from mid March 2020

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.

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

Swithland Sidings - Mountsorrel [Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre]: as advertised on their and Great Central Railway websites. From autumn 2019 services are normally restricted to the Swithland Sidings - Nunckley Hill Platform section, with no workings to Mountsorrel.

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] (not recently so used)

Tyseley Locomotive Works internal trackage [Tyseley Locomotive Works]: on works open weekends.

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]: a service between Taunton and Bishop’s Lydeard may operate on specified summer Saturdays - see entry in England - South West section above. 2020 timetable details awaited

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, and did so in 2019.


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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