Passenger Train Services over Unusual Lines

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

2007

This page was updated on 27 December 2010


Unless otherwise indicated, trains operated Sunday 10 December 2006 to Saturday 8 December 2007

All dates quoted are inclusive, but services and timings were subject to alteration at any time - particularly on public holidays. During leaf fall season (October / November) local retimings may have included earlier departures.

A number of franchise name changes took effect on 11 November 2007 but the train services shown herein were not altered before the December 2007 timetable change date.

Explanation of references: refer to the Introduction


Don't forget that all Sunday trains - and even weekday trains - were subject to further diversion or alteration.


ENGLAND - EAST MIDLANDS

Sheet Stores Junction - Stenson Junction [53] (53,57) CC
No service shown in timetable

Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction [53,56] (51,53) YE
D 0600 SO Leeds - Bristol Temple Meads
2135 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
2025/2026 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
D 0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth

Trent East Junction - Toton Junction [53] (53) CJ
Until 10 June and from 6 August 2007:
D 0600 SO Leeds - Bristol Temple Meads
0614 SSuX Leeds - St.Pancras
1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
0500 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras
0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth
From 11 June until 5 August 2007:
No service

Attenborough Junction - Toton Junction [53] (49) CJ
Until 10 June and from 6 August 2007:
2135 SuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
0906/0919 SuO, D 1528 SuO Nottingham - Sheffield / Liverpool Lime Street
1030 SO St.Pancras - Sheffield via Nottingham
1502 SO Sheffield - St.Pancras via Nottingham
From 11 June until 5 August 2007:
No service

Toton Junction - Trowell Junction [53] (49,53) CJ
All trains in previous two entries

Syston North Junction - Syston East Junction [42] (49) CJ
1944 SuO Norwich - Nottingham
0456 SSuX, 0613 SSuX, 0619 SO Nottingham - Norwich
1239/1244 SuO Manchester Piccadilly/1358 SuO Sheffield - Norwich
2058/2100 SSuX Spalding - Nottingham

Thrumpton West Junction - Retford West Junction (high level platform 2) [54] (30) YE
0518 SuX Barnsley - Retford
0703 SuX Retford - Leeds
2245 SuX Retford - Sheffield
2144 SuX Sheffield - Retford
[notes: From 20 May 2007 these trains are identified on Table 30 as arrivals endorsed with note f and departures endorsed with note b. Service suspended 26 June to 12 August 2007 in consequence of flood damage at Kiveton.]

Kettering North Junction - Manton Junction [43] (53) CJ
No service shown in timetable

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

Trent Junctions [Gainsborough] - Wrawby Junction [54,63] (30) YE
0802 SO, 1201 SO, 1530 SO Sheffield - Cleethorpes
1113 SO, 1456 SO, 1806 SO Cleethorpes - Sheffield
[note: Service suspended Saturdays 1 July to 11 August 2007 in consequence of flood damage at Kiveton.]

Allington West Junction - Allington North Junction [54] (19) YA
Trains between Nottingham and Sleaford / Boston not shown to call at Grantham
[note: West Junction is the Nottingham apex, East Junction the Grantham apex and North Junction the Sleaford apex of the triangle]

 

ENGLAND - GREATER LONDON

Old Oak Common West - Northolt Junction [20] (115) PA/CG
1001 SSuX Gerrards Cross - Paddington
1111 SSuX Paddington - Princes Risborough

Strawberry Hill Junction - Fulwell Junction [16] (149,152) WH
SSuX trains between Strawberry Hill and Fulwell

Sudbury Junction - Willesden West London Junction (via Willesden Relief Lines diveunder) [20] (66,400) CB
SN trains between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction except 0525 SSuX Clapham Junction - Watford Junction and 2318 SSuX Watford Junction - Clapham Junction
SUNDAY NIGHTS 4 FEBRUARY TO 25 MARCH AND 29 JULY TO 2 SEPTEMBER 2007:
2142 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
[note: This route or that next below also in emergency daily use (other than Saturday nights) by Anglo-Scottish sleeper services from 25 February to 10 March 2007 in consequence of derailment on west coast main line at Lambrigg ground frame, Oxenholme.]

Harlesden Junction - Sudbury Junction (via High Level Goods Line)[20] (400,401) CB {new route, for diversionary use}
SUNDAY NIGHTS 4 FEBRUARY TO 25 MARCH AND 29 JULY TO 2 SEPTEMBER 2007:
2025 SuO Inverness - Euston
2013 SuO Euston - Inverness
2231 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
[note: This routeing proved erratic with some trains using the route next above instead.]

Acton Main Line (Acton East/Poplar Junction) - Acton Wells Junction - West London Junction (reversible line) - Mitre Bridge Junction [20] (51) LC
Table 51 trains between Reading, Kensington Olympia and East Croydon (SuX until 14 September, SSuX from 15 September 2007)
[note: Under re-franchising these services will be withdrawn from December 2008]

Willesden - Mitre Bridge Junction [20] (51,66,186) CB/LC
Normal routes:

  • table 51 VT trains between Reading and East Croydon: South West lines to/from Acton Wells Junction
  • table 186 SS trains to/from Willesden Junction High Level: High Level lines to/from Willesden Junction High Level
  • table 186 SN trains to/from Watford Junction: Branch lines to/from West London Junction

    Willesden Suburban Junction - Kensal Green Junction [20] (59) CB/LC
    2249 SuO, 2312/2313 SuX Stratford Low Level - Willesden Junction Low Level
    0558/0600 SuX, 0611/0613 SuX Willesden Junction Low Level - Stratford Low Level

    Camden Junction - Camden Road West Junction [22] (400,401) CB
    SUNDAY NIGHTS 4 FEBRUARY TO 25 MARCH AND 29 JULY TO 2 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    2142 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2025 SuO Inverness - Euston
    2013 SuO Euston - Inverness
    2231 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    [note: This route also in emergency daily use (other than Saturday nights) by Anglo-Scottish sleeper services from 25 February to 10 March 2007 in consequence of derailment on west coast main line at Lambrigg ground frame, Oxenholme.]

    Camden Road Central Junction - Copenhagen Junction [21] (400,401) LC/YA
    SUNDAY NIGHTS 4 FEBRUARY TO 25 MARCH AND 29 JULY TO 2 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    2142 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    2025 SuO Inverness - Euston
    2013 SuO Euston - Inverness
    2231 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    [note: This route also in emergency daily use (other than Saturday nights) by Anglo-Scottish sleeper services from 25 February to 10 March 2007 in consequence of derailment on west coast main line at Lambrigg ground frame, Oxenholme.]

    Point Pleasant Junction - East Putney [21] (152,155,158) WH
    0454 SuX Basingstoke - Waterloo
    0105 Waterloo - Southampton Central
    0042 Waterloo - Strawberry Hill

    Latchmere Junctions - Clapham Junction [21] (51,186) WB
    Normal routes:

  • table 51 VT trains between Reading and East Croydon and table 186 SN trains between Watford Junction and East Croydon: West London lines and Clapham Junction platforms 16 and 17
  • table 186 SS trains between Willesden Junction High Level and Clapham Junction: Latchmere Reversible line and Clapham Junction platform 2

    Latchmere No 1 Junction - Latchmere No 3 Junction - Longhedge Junction - Factory Junction [21] (51) WB
    D 0535/ 0536 SO Gatwick Airport - Macclesfield / Manchester Piccadilly (until 9 September 2007)
    D 0915 SO Brighton - Macclesfield / Manchester Piccadilly (until 9 September 2007)
    D 0754 SO Manchester Piccadilly - Brighton (until 19 May 2007)
    D 1654 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Gatwick Airport (from 21 May 2007)
    [note: Under re-franchising these services will be withdrawn from December 2008]

    Factory Junction - Stewarts Lane Junction - Battersea Pier Junction (south-eastern side) [21] (195,196,199,200,212) WB
    From Victoria:
    1916 SSuX to Dartford [to avoid conflict with 1913 Waterloo - Bruxelles and 1918 Victoria - Ashford International]
    1946 SSuX to Dartford [to avoid conflict with 1943 Waterloo - Paris and 1948 Victoria - Ashford International]
    [both reportedly erratic by this route]
    To Victoria:
    SE trains from the Up Atlantic Line:
    from Ashford International at 0620/0622 SSuX, 0708/0711 SSuX, 0740/0743 SSuX, 1527 SSuX
    from Barnehurst at 0724 SSuX
    from Canterbury West at 0747 SSuX
    from Dartford at 0737 SSuX, 0756 SSuX, 1606 SSuX, 1640 SSuX, 1727 SSuX, 1839 SSuX, 0653 SO / 0923 SuX and half-hourly to 1523 SuX / 1823 SO
    from Dover Priory at 0546/0549 SSuX, 1549/1552 SSuX
    from Faversham at 0545 SO / 0945 SuX and half-hourly to 1844 SuX / 1945 SO, then hourly to 2045 SuX and at 0615 SuO and hourly to 2215 SuO
    from Gillingham at 0649 SSuX, 0747 SSuX
    from Orpington at 0701 SuO and hourly to 1001 SuO
    from Sevenoaks at 0811 SuO and hourly to 1011 SuO, then half-hourly to 1811 SuO, then hourly to 2111 SuO
    from Slade Green at 0816 SSuX
    [notes: Equivalent SE outbound services to the Down Atlantic Line tend to use the Chatham Reversible Line to Voltaire Road Junction.]

    Nine Elms Junction - Linford Street Junction [21] WB
    Until 13 November 2007:
    All Eurostars to/from Waterloo International
    From 14 November 2007:
    Service ceases; this route will not be referred to in future.

    Streatham North Junction - Streatham South Junction (via reversible fast spur)[17] (182) WF
    0728 SSuX, 0908 SSuX and hourly to 1504 SSuX, 1604 SO Horsham - Victoria
    Exception: 1004 SSuX Horsham - Victoria.

    Brixton Junction - Canterbury Road Junction - Cambria Junction [21] (195,212,350) WB
    0923 SSuX Dartford - Victoria
    2342 Faversham - Victoria
    0527/0529 SSuX, 2210 SSuX Ramsgate - Victoria
    0541 SO Victoria - Ramsgate
    0748 SSuX Victoria - Maidstone East
    0807 SSuX Victoria - Faversham
    D 1124 ThO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia Santa Lucia)
    1656 SSuX Victoria - Ashford International
    2311 SSuX Victoria - Canterbury West
    2341 SX Victoria - Gillingham
    [note: Other trains between Victoria and Denmark Hill were booked to run via the Atlantic Lines, despite what might be implied by the National Rail Timetable Map]

    Tulse Hill Junction - Leigham Junction [17] (177) WF
    D1 0832 SSuX, 1550 SSuX Streatham Hill - London Bridge
    D1 = from 21 May 2007

    Seven Sisters Junction - South Tottenham West Junction and South Tottenham East Junction - Tottenham South Junction [21] (21,22) LB
    0528 SO Liverpool Street - Enfield Town (via Stratford)

    Northumberland Park Depot (Staff Platform or Cleaning Shed) - Seven Sisters [London Underground] [26]
    [notes: Accessible only from platforms 4 and 5 at Seven Sisters. Northumberland Park Depot not accessible to the public]
    Some Victoria Line public services starting / terminating at Seven Sisters (at approx. 20 or 30 min intervals) work as unadvertised staff trains from / to Northumberland Park except during SSuX peak hours.

    South Bermondsey Junction - Bricklayers Arms Junction [22] (178) WF
    Principal uses:

  • departures from London Bridge to Victoria via Crystal Palace half-hourly between 0824 SO/0954 SSuX and 1554 SSuX/1854 SO, also at 1745 SSuX, 1924 SSuX, 1954 SSuX, 2054 SSuX; also at 0849 SSuX to Brighton - via Spur line
  • SuX trains terminating at London Bridge having been shown to call at any station between Sydenham and Brockley (exception: 0634 SSuX from Tattenham Corner) - via Reversible line

    Beckenham Junction - New Beckenham [18] (203) WC
    0857 SSuX Charing Cross - Beckenham Junction

    Lewisham Vale Junction - Tanner's Hill Junction (via St John's reversible flyover line) [22] (199,200) WC
    0802 SO/1002 SSuX and half-hourly to 1532 SSuX/1832 SO Charing Cross - Gravesend
    Charing Cross departures to Barnehurst, Dartford, Gravesend, Hayes and Slade Green:
    SSuX: 1628, 1655, 1702, 1717, 1724, 1739, 1746, 1801, 1808, 1826, 1843, 1919, 1949
    Lewisham departures towards London not stopping at New Cross:
    SSuX: 0625 to 1621 and from 1915
    SO: all day
    SuO: 0843, 0914, 0943, 1843 and hourly to 2243
    0651 SSuX Gravesend - Charing Cross
    0733 SSuX Strood - Charing Cross

    Channelsea Junctions - Stratford Central Junction {new route from 11 December 2006 to 18 May 2007} [22] (59) LB
    From 11 December 2006 to 18 May 2007:
    0639 SSuX, 0727 SSuX, 0830 SSuX, 1641 SSuX Camden Road - Stratford (Main)
    0718 SSuX, 1718 SSuX Clapham Junction - Stratford (Main)
    1635 SSuX Richmond - Stratford (Main)
    0711 SSuX, 0828 SSuX, 1712 SSuX Stratford (Main) - Clapham Junction
    0758 SSuX, 1742 SSuX, 1828 SSuX Stratford (Main) - Camden Road
    0900 SSuX Stratford (Main) - Richmond
    From 19 May 2007:
    No service

    Parks Bridge Junction - Ladywell Junction (Ladywell Loop) [22] (203) WC
    SuX trains to and from the Catford Bridge line not shown to call at Lewisham

    Forest Gate Junction - Woodgrange Park Junction and Barking Station Junction - Tilbury Line Junction West (via T&H Lines Flyover) [22] (1) LA/LC
    Until 19 May 2007:
    2258 SSuX, 2358 SSuX Liverpool Street - Shoeburyness
    2136 SSuX, 2236 SSuX Shoeburyness - Liverpool Street
    From 20 May 2007:
    2038 SSuX, 2138 SSuX Liverpool Street - Barking
    2004 SSuX, 2103 SSuX Barking - Liverpool Street
    [notes: Trains to or from the T&H line on Table 62 use Barking bay platform line 1; exceptions via the T&H Lines Flyover: 0654 SSuX Barking - Gospel Oak which uses platform 8 and between 1400 and 1845 on Saturdays when trains from 1325 SO Gospel Oak - Barking / 1408 SO Barking - Gospel Oak to 1755 SO Gospel Oak - Barking / 1838 SO Barking - Gospel Oak (all inclusive) were scheduled to use platform 7]

    Chislehurst Junction - St Mary Cray Junction (via reversible Chatham loop) [18] (196,212) WB
    Through SSuX trains between Cannon Street and Chatham or beyond
    Through SuX trains from Cannon Street to the Maidstone East line

    St Mary Cray Junction - Chislehurst Junction (via up Chatham loop) [18] (196) WB
    Through SuX trains from the Maidstone East line to Charing Cross or Cannon Street

    Bickley Junction - Petts Wood Junction (via fast Tonbridge loop) [18] (195) WB/WC
    0718 SSuX Orpington - Blackfriars

    Slade Green Junction - Perry Street Fork Junction [38] (200) WC
    SSuX trains between Barnehurst and Slade Green.

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH EAST

    King Edward Bridge South Junction - Gateshead High Level Bridge Junction [75] (26,48) YA/YD [common with next entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    0659 SSuX, D2 1059 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    0617/0625 SSuX, D1 0625 SO, D1 0830 SO, 1030/1036 SSuX, D1 1028/1035/1036 SO, 1433/1436 SSuX, D5 1436 SO Carlisle - Newcastle
    0749 SSuX Doncaster - Newcastle
    D3 1350 SuO Edinburgh - Southampton
    D4 0613 SSuX, 1242/1244 SSuX, D1 1244 SO, 1342/1344 SSuX, 1442/1444 SSuX, D1 1442/1444 SO, D1 1642/1644 SO Hexham - Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe
    D2 1704 SSuX Manchester Airport - Newcastle
    1230 SSuX, 1300 SSuX, D1 1300 SO, 1400 SSuX MetroCentre - Newcastle/Morpeth
    D2 1627 SSuX Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    D2 1024 SSuX, 1124 SSuX, D1 1122 SO Newcastle - Carlisle
    D2 0613/0615 SuX Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
    D2 2147 SSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    1044 SSuX, D1 1044 SO Newcastle - MetroCentre
    0619 SSuX Newcastle - Paignton
    1219 SSuX Newcastle - Plymouth
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield
    1425 SSuX Plymouth - Edinburgh
    (D1 = until 24 March and from 26 May 2007; D2 = from 21 May 2007; D3 = from 16 September 2007; D4 = from 10 September 2007; D5 = until 24 March 2007)
    [note: Apart from those starting from Newcastle, trains use route inward bound to Newcastle]

    King Edward Bridge North Junction - Gateshead Park Lane Junction [75] (44) YD [common with previous entry between King Edward Bridge East Junction and Greensfield Junction]
    Until 19 May 2007:
    1344 SO Hexham - Middlesbrough
    0832 SuX Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 31 MARCH/1 APRIL TO 19 MAY 2007:
    All NT trains between Newcastle and Sunderland
    From 20 May 2007:
    1344 SO Hexham - Middlesbrough
    1048 SuO and hourly to 1848 SuO MetroCentre - Sunderland / Middlesbrough
    0832 SuX Middlesbrough - Newcastle
    0558 SO Newcastle - Hartlepool
    0900 SuO Newcastle - Sunderland
    D 1000 SuO Newcastle - Middlesbrough (from 16 September 2007)
    2000 SuO Newcastle - Middlesbrough
    All Saturday and Sunday NT trains from Sunderland to Newcastle

    Darlington South Junction - North Junction (via main line avoiding station) [68] (26) YA
    Trains between York and Newcastle not shown to call at Darlington, Middlesbrough or Sunderland, and not routed via Ferryhill South Junction - Norton on Tees South

    Ferryhill South Junction - Norton on Tees South [68] (26) YD
    1546 SO Bournemouth - Newcastle
    1659 SO Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle
    D 0606 SO Newcastle - Bournemouth / Plymouth (to 19 May and from 15 September)
    0646 SO Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    D 0705 SO Newcastle - Plymouth (26 May to 8 September)
    [note: The afternoon trains, in particular, were susceptible to diversion via the east coast main line to avoid opening signal boxes and - in consequence of engineering work south of York - originated at different starting points from those shown on some dates.]

    Stockton Hartburn Junction - Stockton Cut Junction [68] (44) YD
    Trains shown in previous entry plus:
    1220 SuO, 1537 SuO Darlington - Hartlepool
    1330 SuO, 1624 SuO Hartlepool - Darlington
    Grand Central intended to commence a thrice-daily service between Sunderland and Kings Cross, using this route. Although shown in Table 44, these services did not start until Tuesday 18 December 2007 - i.e. after the expiry of the timetable period under notice. The route will not be referred to in future.

    Northallerton East Junction - Boroughbridge Road - Longlands Junction [68] (26) YD
    0646 SO Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads
    1546 SO Bournemouth - Newcastle
    [note: The afternoon trains were susceptible to diversion via the east coast main line to avoid opening signal boxes and - in consequence of engineering work south of York - originated at different starting points from those shown on some dates.]

     

    ENGLAND - NORTH WEST

    Blackpool Lytham Road tram stop - Manchester Square junction [Blackpool Transport] [60]
    Until 7 January 2007 and again from 12 March until 8 April 2007:
    0534 SuX, 0554 SuX, 0614, 0634, 0654, 0714 SuO, 0734 SuO Rigby Road/Lytham Road - Fleetwood Ferry
    From 8 January until 11 March 2007:
    0537 SuX, 0557 SuX, 0617, 0638 SuO, 0658 SuO Rigby Road/Lytham Road - Fleetwood Ferry
    [note: During temporary closure of various sections of the line for relaying, these and the return depot workings were the only public journeys to work south of North Pier/Talbot Square (south of Thornton Gate during the January - March period).]
    From 9 April until 4 November 2007:
    Early morning journeys from Rigby Road depot towards Cleveleys advertised to start at Lytham Road tram stop (note L in timetable).
    From 5 November 2007 until Easter 2008:
    No service because of total closure of line for relaying.

    Bare Lane Junction - Hest Bank Junction [60] (36,82,98) CE
    0819 SSuX, D1 0819 SO Leeds - Morecambe (D1 = until 24 March 2007 and 15 September to 27 October 2007)
    2127 SSuX Manchester Airport - Morecambe - Barrow-in-Furness

    Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction [51] (81) CF
    Summer service only
    D 0825 SO Chester - Runcorn

    Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Newton le Willows Junction [51,60] (65,90) CL [common with next entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    1725 SSuX, D1 1725 SuO Plymouth - Preston (D1 = from 1 April to 13 May 2007)
    0615/0616 SuX Preston - Plymouth
    0645 SuX, 1742 SuX Wigan North Western - Liverpool Lime Street

    Golborne Junction - Lowton Junction - Parkside Junction [51,60] (82) CL [common with previous entry between Golborne Junction and Lowton Junction]
    0510 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Carlisle / Glasgow Central
    2010 SSuX Glasgow Central - Manchester Piccadilly
    [note: Pointwork partially removed at Parkside Junction 21 May 2006 and Down East Curve blocked (east-to-north direction); until restoration of pointwork (completed by late January 2007), trains in this direction ran via Bolton]
    SATURDAYS FROM 15 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    0820 SO Aberdeen - Penzance
    1600 SO Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh
    0852 SO Edinburgh - Penzance
    0951 SO Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    1252 SO, 1452 SO Edinburgh - Plymouth
    0648 SO Glasgow Central - Plymouth
    1150 SO, 1350 SO, 1550 SO Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    1325 SO, 1525 SO Plymouth - Preston

    Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Junction - Acton Grange Junction [51] (65,81) CE
    0615/0616 SuX Preston - Plymouth
    D1 1725 SuO Plymouth - Preston (D1 = 1 April - 13 May 2007)
    D2 0533 SO Lancaster - Euston (D2 = 7 July - 8 September 2007)
    Arrivals at Warrington Bank Quay from the Runcorn East line:
    SSuX: 1217, 1531, 1820, 2121/2123, D3 2349 (D3 = 21 May - 7 September 2007)
    SO: 1530, 1719, D4 2349 (D4 = to 8 September 2007)
    SuO to 13 May 2007: 1028, 1531, 2305
    SuO 20 May to 9 September 2007: all except 1714, 1811, 2302
    SuO from 16 September 2007: no service
    All departures from Warrington Bank Quay to the Runcorn East line except 0600 SSuX, 1347 SuO (to 13 May 2007), 1756 SuX, 2149 SSuX

    Sandbach - Northwich West Junction [52] (81) CF
    No service shown in timetable - line blocked for engineering work from 10 December 2005 to 3 November 2007.

    Clitheroe - Hellifield Junction [61] (36,65) CL
    Dated Sunday trains between Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle line
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 31 MARCH/1 APRIL TO 19/20 MAY 2007:
    Trains between Carlisle and Preston
    [note: This route also in emergency use (weekend use not published) by 1946 SSuX Euston - Carlisle and 0433 MSSuX Carlisle - Euston from 26 February to 11 March 2007 in consequence of derailment on west coast main line at Lambrigg ground frame, Oxenholme.]

    Heald Green North Junction - Heald Green South Junction [52] (65,84) CM
    Until 25 March 2007 (emergency service because of continued inability to commission Italian signalling system):
    0738 SSuX Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly
    From 26 March 2007:
    0603 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1846 SSuX Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly
    1752 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 20 MAY TO 1 JULY 2007:
    All trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow/Crewe (unless calling at Manchester Airport).
    SATURDAYAFTERNOONS AND SUNDAYS FROM 15/16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    1155 SuO Aberdeen - Birmingham New Street
    1000 SO Birmingham New Street - Glasgow Central
    1400 SO, 1600 SO Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh
    1040 SuO, 1440 SuO Bournemouth - Glasgow Central
    0845 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Aberdeen
    1000 SuO Cardiff Central - Edinburgh
    0740 SO, 0951 SO, 1651/1652 SSuO Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    0852 SO Edinburgh - Penzance
    0917 SO, 0935 SuO, 1117 SO, 1135 SuO, 1317 SO, 1335 SuO, 1516 SO, 1535 SuO, 1714 SuO, 1717 SO, 1735 SuO, 1904 SO, 1935 SuO Euston - Liverpool Lime Street
    1017 SO, 1034 SuO, 1217 SO, 1235 SuO, 1417 SO, 1435 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    1617 SO, 1817 SO, 1835 SuO, 1914 SuO Euston - Preston
    1635 SuO Euston - Carlisle
    0610 SO Exeter St. David's - Edinburgh
    0907 SO, 1110 SO, 1120 SuO, 1310 SO, 1320 SuO, 1510 SO, 1520 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    1150 SO, 1350 SO, 1550 SO Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    1145 SuO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth
    1305 SuO Lancaster - Plymouth
    0914 SuO, 1115 SuO, 1247 SO, 1315 SuO, 1447 SO, 1513 SuO, 1647 SO, 1713 SuO, 1847 SO, 1913 SuO Liverpool Lime Street - Euston
    0906 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Euston
    1440 SuO Paignton - Preston
    0730 SO, 1030 SuO Penzance - Edinburgh
    0930 SO Penzance - Glasgow Central
    0725 SO Plymouth - Aberdeen
    1025 SuO Plymouth - Edinburgh
    1208 SuO Preston - Euston

    Heaton Norris Junction - Ashton Moss North Junction [58] (84) CL [Common with next entry south of Denton Junction]
    SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AND SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 15/16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    0820 SO Aberdeen - Penzance
    1252 SO, 1452 SO Edinburgh - Plymouth
    0648 SO Glasgow Central - Plymouth
    1325 SO, 1525 SO Plymouth - Preston
    0924 SuO Preston - Plymouth
    [note: All other diverted west coast main line autumn Saturday evening and Sunday services ran via Manchester Oxford Road]

    Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction [58] (78) CL/CM [Common with previous entry south of Denton Junction]
    D1 1128 SO Stockport - Stalybridge
    D2 1600 FO Stalybridge - Stockport
    D1 = until 19 May and from 7 July 2007; D2 = 25 May to 29 June 2007

    Dinting West Junction - Dinting East Junction (avoiding Glossop) [52] (79) CM
    Until 5 October 2007:
    0646 SSuX and approx every 20 mins to 0827 SSuX, also 1549 SSuX and approx every 20 Mins to 1800 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield (morning trains use the curve on their outward journey, afternoon trains on their inward journey) [only these trains use all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2326 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop
    From 8 October 2007:
    All services 0616 SSuX until 1800 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Piccadilly via Hadfield (morning trains use the curve on their outward journey, afternoon trains on their inward journey) [only these trains use all three sides of triangle Dinting / Hadfield / Glossop]
    2326 SuX Manchester Piccadilly - Glossop

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (NORTH)

    Didcot East Junction - Didcot North Junction (via avoiding line) [34] (116) PA
    Trains between Oxford and Reading not shown to call at Didcot Parkway
    Exceptions: 2040 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street and all Sunday trains from 4 February to 25 March 2007; various northbound FGW trains on Saturdays 26 May to 8 September 2007; various northbound VT trains on Sundays 20 May to 9 September 2007; 0530 SSuX Paddington - Oxford (from 21 May 2007) (non-stop via the station).

    [Harrowden Junction -] Irchester South (site) - Souldrop (site) [- Sharnbrook Junction] (via Up & Down Slow (Wymington deviation) and Sharnbrook tunnel) [43] (53) CJ
    0710 Burton on Trent - St.Pancras [to be overtaken by 0614 Leeds and 0705 Sheffield - St.Pancras]

    Watford North Junction - Watford East Junction [London Underground] [23]
    0517/0519 # SuX Chesham - Watford [ # - earlier departure is during leaf-fall season in the autumn]
    0549 SuX, 0604 SuX, 0647 SuO, 0659 SuO, 0704 SuO, 0714 SuO Rickmansworth - Watford
    0026 MO, 0037 MO, 0050 MX Watford - Rickmansworth
    [notes: The TfL on-line journey planner may or may not tally with the public timetable (London Underground Tube guide for Amersham and Chesham) data shown above. Services suspended 10 August - 3 September 2007 for track works.]

    Langley Junction (up) - Langley South Junction (via up Hertford spur) [36] (24) YA
    [note: Accessible only from platform 1]
    Up trains to the Hertford North line from points north of Stevenage
    [note: Most trains via Hertford North starting at Stevenage normally use the down, reversible, spur]

    Welwyn Garden City flyover [36] (24) YA
    [note: Accessible only from platforms 3 and 4]
    Most starting up local trains

    Ely North Junction - Ely West Junction (via west curve) [44] (17) LB
    1553 SuO Norwich - Sheffield / Manchester Piccadilly

    Shenfield - Mountnessing Junction (via reversible Southend Loop) [36] (5) LA
    [note: Accessible only from Shenfield platforms 4 and 5]
    Principal use is by most down local trains to the Southend or Southminster lines from Shenfield

    Colchester Junction - East Gate Junction (via Down Avoiding line) [37] (11) LA
    [note: Accessible only from platforms 1 and 2; trains starting at Colchester often use the reversible Clacton Single line]
    Down trains to the Clacton line from points south of Colchester

    Manningtree North Junction - East Junction [37] (11) LA
    Until 7 January 2007:
    0622 SSuX Bury St.Edmunds - Harwich International
    1652 SuO, 1943 SuX Cambridge - Harwich International
    0747 SuX, 1033 SuO Harwich International - Cambridge
    1040 SuX, 1938 SuO, 1940 SO, 1942 SSuX, 2134 SuX Harwich International - Ipswich
    0700 SO, 0945 SuO, 0946 SuX, 1812 SO, 1815 SSuX Ipswich - Harwich International
    From 8 January 2007:
    0622 SSuX Bury St.Edmunds - Harwich International
    1912 SuO, 1943 SuX Cambridge - Harwich International
    0747 SuX, 0830 SuO Harwich International - Cambridge
    2110 SuO, 2134 SuX Harwich International - Ipswich
    0700 SO, 0745 SuO Ipswich - Harwich International

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)

    Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt [Marchwood Military Railway] [9]
    [note: Ministry of Defence site, not normally accessible to general public]
    N 1230 SSuX, N 1645 FSSuX Jetty Halt - Mulberry Halt (staff)
    N 0745 SSuX, N 1335 FSSuX Mulberry Halt - Jetty Halt (staff)

    Portsmouth & Southsea Low Level - Blackfriars Junction [10] (157) WG
    Most trains terminating or starting at Portsmouth & Southsea.
    [note: Services at low level platforms suspended during resignalling work from 23 December 2006 until 28 October 2007]

    Reading West Junction - Oxford Road Junction [35] (51) PA/WG
    Summer service only
    D 0946 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh
    D 1046 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh
    D 0851 SO Edinburgh - Bournemouth

    Reading New Junction - Reading Spur Junction [35] (148) PA/WH
    [note: Accessible only from platforms 4,5,6,8,9 and 10 at Reading]
    Through trains between Oxford and Guildford or beyond; line also used by a few Guildford line starting/terminating trains booked from/to platforms other than 4A or 4B at Reading.

    Addlestone Junction - Byfleet Junction [15] (149) WH
    0021 MO, 0742 SuO Staines - Woking
    2252 SuX Waterloo - Woking (via Staines)
    0525 SuX Woking - Waterloo (via Staines)
    SuO trains between Waterloo and Woking via Staines

    Stoats Nest Junction - Earlswood (via Quarry line) [12] (186) WE
    Most trains between London Victoria or East Croydon and Gatwick Airport not shown to call at Redhill.
    Exceptions: GX xx.00 from Victoria (often run non-stop via Redhill); between 2340 and 0530 (non-stop via Redhill).

    Newhaven Harbour Junction - Newhaven Harbour [platform 3 = Marine platform] [12] WE
    N 1852 SSuX Newhaven Marine - Lewes [this unadvertised service "temporarily" suspended from Thursday 17 August 2006 until further notice because of the condition of the Marine platform roof]

    Sittingbourne Western Junction - Middle Junction [13] (212) WA
    0500 SSuX Gillingham - Sheerness-on-Sea
    2101 SSuX Sheerness-on-Sea - Gillingham

    Ashford International: junction with Maidstone Relief line (1232 points, 58m 0ch) - junction with main line (1241/2 points, 58m 61ch), via Maidstone lines [13] (196) WA
    Most trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International use the Maidstone Relief line (to reach platforms 5 and 6) but the following used the original Maidstone lines (or the parallel Maidstone Loop line):
    0601 SO, D1 0805 SO, 0620/0622 SSuX, 1631/1632 SSuX, 1900 SSuX Ashford International - Victoria
    1024 SSuX, 1532 SSuX Canterbury West - Victoria
    1714 SO Cannon Street - Ashford International
    D 1440 ThSuO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia Santa Lucia)
    1448 SSuX, 1618 SO, 2211 SO, 2351 SO Victoria - Ashford International
    (D1 = from 26 May 2007)

    Folkestone Harbour - Folkestone East [13] WA
    D 1124 ThO, D 1130 SuO Victoria - Folkestone Harbour (VSOE connection to Venezia Santa Lucia)
    D 1440 ThSuO Folkestone Harbour - Victoria (VSOE connection from Venezia Santa Lucia)
    [note: See VSOE publicity for dates of operation and for the special fares that apply; although this route was expected to be withdrawn at the end of the 2006 season it continued throughout 2007.]

    Minster Station and West Junction - Minster South Junction [14] (207) WA
    1539 SSuX, 1637 SSuX Ashford International - Ramsgate
    0530 SSuX Charing Cross - Ramsgate
    1353 SSuX Charing Cross - Margate
    0727 SSuX, 1703 SSuX, 1802 SSuX Ramsgate - Ashford International
    0806 SSuX Ramsgate - Charing Cross

     

    ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST

    Coombe Junction (Coombe No. 1 ground frame) - Coombe [2] (140) PC
    Trains shown to call at Coombe
    [note: Other trains reverse at Coombe No. 1 ground frame]

    [Crediton -] site of Coleford Junction - Okehampton [3] (136) PC
    [note: Track from Crediton to site of Coleford Junction is Network Rail (former L&SW down line), thence to Okehampton is owned and controlled by Aggregate Industries plc]
    Summer service only
    Summer Sunday trains from 27 May to 23 September 2007
    [note: Sampford Courtenay - Okehampton section of line also occasionally used by Dartmoor Railway as advertised locally]

    Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren Junction [West Somerset Railway] [8] {part replacement of peak-season advertised "non-landing" service (to WSR boundary), part new route (thence to Network Rail connection), from 20 July to 27 August 2007, for one season only}:
    D 1110 MFSO Minehead - Bristol Temple Meads (20 July - 27 August 2007)
    D 1406 MFSO Bristol Temple Meads - Minehead (20 July - 27 August 2007)

    Stoke Gifford Junction and Patchway Junction Filton West Junction - Holesmouth Junction [28] PC
    No service shown in timetable

    Bristol Dr.Days Junction - Feeder Bridge Junction [28] (125,132) PC
    1455 SSuX Westbury - Filton Abbey Wood
    SATURDAY NIGHTS 3 FEBRUARY TO 19 MAY 2007:
    2135 SO Taunton - Paddington
    2130 SO, 2230 SO Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads
    [Trains reverse at Bath Spa]
    SUNDAYS 20 MAY TO 22 JULY 2007:
    Trains between Swindon and Newport from 1245 SuO Swansea - Paddington / 1327 SuO Paddington - Swansea (earlier trains run via Gloucester) >

    Yeovil Pen Mill Junction - Yeovil Junction [8] (135) WG
    No service shown in timetable but diversion - using this route - of 2035 SSuX Paddington - Plymouth applies from 5 March (not 3 March as shown in First Great Western "train times book") to 17 May 2007.

    Norchard Low Level - Norchard, Middle Forge Junction ground frame [Dean Forest Railway] [32]
    On operating days, first departure from Norchard to Lydney Junction and last arrival at Norchard from Lydney Junction. Additional workings from and to Norchard Low Level may operate for special events ("blue" days in the DFR calendar).

    Clink Road Junction - Blatchbridge Junction (via Frome avoiding line) [9] (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton.
    Exceptions: trains shown to call at Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera when not running via Castle Cary.

    Heywood Road Junction - Fairwood Junction (via Westbury avoiding line) [9] (135) PC
    Trains between Reading and Taunton.
    Exceptions: trains shown to call at Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads or Bath Spa and Night Riviera.

    Westbury East Loop Junction - Hawkeridge Junction [9] (125,135,406) PC
    MONDAY TO SATURDAY MORNINGS:
    2345/2350 SX Paddington - Penzance
    2115 SuO, 2200 SSuX Penzance - Paddington
    Exceptions: 2200 SSuX Penzance on nights 5 March to 7 December and 2115 SuO Penzance on nights 4 February to 25 March (via Castle Cary); 2350 SuO Paddington and 2115 SuO Penzance on nights 29 July to 9 September (via Swindon).
    SUNDAYS 20 MAY TO 22 JULY 2007:
    0740 SuO, 0805 SuO, 1004 SuO Bristol Temple Meads - Paddington
    0823 SuO Weston super Mare - Paddington
    0737 SuO Paddington - Penzance

    Laverstock North Junction - Laverstock South Junction [9] (158) WG
    1155 SuO Aberdeen / 1350 SuO/1450 SuO Edinburgh / 2116 SuO Oxford - Southampton Central
    0839 SuO Southampton Central - Oxford/Manchester Piccadilly

     

    ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS

    Bushbury Junction - Oxley, Stafford Road Junction [47] (131) CC
    No service shown in timetable

    Bushbury Junction - Portobello Junction [47] (65,68,401) CC
    0601 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh
    1752 SSuX Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    SATURDAYS TO 30 JUNE AND FROM 15 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Wolverhampton.
    Exceptions which run non-stop via Wolverhampton station:
    0803 SO and hourly to 1703 SO departures from Euston
    Until 30 June: to Euston: 0809 SO, 0912 SO, 1015 SO, 1215 SO, 1315 SO, 1415 SO, 1615 SO, 1715 SO from Liverpool Lime Street
    From 15 September: to Euston: 1247 SO from Crewe; 0907 SO, 1310 SO, 1510 SO from Glasgow Central; 1247 SO, 1447 SO from Liverpool Lime Street
    SUNDAYS FROM 1 APRIL TO 1 JULY AND FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton
    2302 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston

    Darlaston Junction - Bescot Junction [47] (65,68) CC
    Trains in previous entry plus:
    0630 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1810 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    [note: The Wrexham Shropshire & Marylebone Railway was proposing open-access trains between its eponymous end points over this route from Spring 2008]

    Galton Junction - Smethwick West [47] (51,57,71) CG
    0610 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Exeter St.Davids / Paignton
    2159 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    2050 SO Cardiff Central / 2146 SO Gloucester - Birmingham New Street
    0835 SSuX Great Malvern - Birmingham New Street
    D 1940 SuO Plymouth / 2038 SuO Exeter St.Davids - Birmingham New Street
    SUNDAYS FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Cheltenham Spa or Worcester and Birmingham New Street

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr North Junction [48] (68,70) CC [common with next entry between Soho East Junction and Perry Barr West Junction, and with next but one entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    All SuX trains shown non-stop from Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street
    0630 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Manchester Piccadilly
    1810 SSuX Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street
    SATURDAYS TO 30 JUNE AND FROM 15 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent shown to call at Birmingham New Street but not at Wolverhampton.
    Exceptions which run non-stop via Dudley Port and Wolverhampton station:
    0803 SO and hourly to 1703 SO departures from Euston
    Until 30 June: to Euston: 0809 SO, 0912 SO, 1015 SO, 1215 SO, 1315 SO, 1415 SO, 1615 SO, 1715 SO from Liverpool Lime Street
    From 15 September: to Euston: 1247 SO from Crewe; 0907 SO, 1310 SO, 1510 SO from Glasgow Central; 1247 SO, 1447 SO from Liverpool Lime Street

    Soho North Junction - Perry Barr South Junction [48] (68) CC [common with adjacent entries between Soho East Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    2154 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham New Street

    Soho South Junction - Perry Barr South Junction [48] (51,68) CC [common with previous entry between Soho East Junction and Perry Barr South Junction, and with previous but one entry between Soho South Junction and Perry Barr West Junction]
    D1 0857/0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D2 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    D3 2040 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street
    (D1 = from 1 April to 1 July and from 16 September 2007; D2 = from 1 April to 1 July 2007; D3 = from 16 September 2007)

    Birmingham Grand Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Small Heath South Junction [48] (51,71) CG [partly common with next three entries]
    VT cross-country 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 [41,48] (51,57) CC [partly common with adjacent entries]
    0530 SuX Birmingham New Street - Cardiff Central
    1819 SSuX Birmingham New Street - Worcester Shrub Hill
    D 1859 SSuO Bristol Temple Meads - Birmingham New Street
    2050 SSuX Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street
    VT Cross Country trains through between the Cheltenham line and the Stafford line

    Landor St Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Lifford West Junction [41,48] (57) CC [partly common with adjacent entries] {route restored from 16 December 2006}
    1746 SO Bournemouth - Leeds

    Landor St Junction - St Andrew's Junction - Bordesley Junction - Lifford East Junction - Kings Norton Junction [41,48] (51,57) CC [partly common with previous three entries]
    No service shown in timetable

    Lichfield Trent Valley High Level - Wichnor Junction [41,42] (51,57) CC
    SUNDAYS 1 APRIL TO 13 MAY 2007:
    0845 SuO Leeds - Birmingham New Street
    1825 SuO Plymouth - Leeds
    SUNDAYS TO 25 MARCH AND FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

    Aston South Junction - Stechford South Junction [48] (65) CC
    D1 0857/0905 SuO Derby - Bournemouth
    D2 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    D3 2040 SuO Bournemouth - Birmingham New Street
    (D1 = from 1 April to 1 July and from 16 September 2007; D2 = from 1 April to 1 July 2007; D3 = from 16 September 2007)
    SATURDAYS TO 30 JUNE AND FROM 15 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street
    SUNDAYS FROM 1 APRIL TO 1 JULY AND FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Rugby and Stafford / Stoke on Trent not shown to call at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton
    2302 SuO Euston - Glasgow Central
    2315 SuO Glasgow Central - Euston
    [note: The Wrexham Shropshire & Marylebone Railway was proposing open-access trains between its eponymous end points over this route from Spring 2008]

    Kingsbury Junction - Whitacre Junction [42] (57) CC
    D1 1940 SuO Bournemouth - Derby
    0747 SSuX Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
    D2 1405 SSuX , D3 1750 SuO, 1805 SSuX, D 1805 SO Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street
    1624 SSuX Manchester Piccadilly - Derby
    D3 2020 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    0615 SuX Southampton Central - Edinburgh
    (D1 = 1 April to 1 July 2007; D2 = from 21 May 2007; D3 = 20 May to 9 September 2007)

    Nuneaton North Junction - Nuneaton Abbey Junction [42] (66) CJ
    SUNDAYS UNTIL 25 MARCH 2007:
    VT trains between Rugby and Birmingham New Street
    VT trains between Birmingham New Street and Stafford or Stoke on Trent
    SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 7/8 JULY TO 8/9 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    VT trains between Rugby and Birmingham New Street

    Hatton West Junction - North Junction [42] (71) CG
    0558 SSuX Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford upon Avon
    ND 1230 SuO, ND 1610 SuO Stratford upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill
    ND = Vintage Trains' Shakespeare Express; first train Sundays 8 July to 2 September, second train Sundays 1 July to 2 September; Working timetable times 1235 and 1608 respectively. [Outward trains run via Henley in Arden.]

     

    ENGLAND - YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

    Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd Junction - Greetland Junction [61,62] (39,41) YG
    0727 SuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    SUNDAYS FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield or Dewsbury
    TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS FROM 22 MAY 2007:
    0322 MSuX Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0122 MSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0201 MSuX, 0304 MSuX York - Manchester Airport
    MONDAYS FROM 17 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    0256 MO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0122 MO Manchester Airport - York
    0228 MO, 0312 MO York - Manchester Airport
    An hourly weekday service between Leeds and Hebden Bridge commences 10 December 2007, using this route. Thereafter, route will not be referred to in future.

    Bradley Wood Junction - Heaton Lodge East Junction [61,62] (39,41) YG
    0727 SuX, 1823 SuX Hebden Bridge - Leeds
    1713 SuX Leeds - Hebden Bridge
    SUNDAYS FROM 16 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury not shown to call at Huddersfield
    An hourly weekday service between Leeds and Hebden Bridge commences 10 December 2007, using this route. Thereafter, route will not be referred to in future.

    Copley Hill East Junction - Copley Hill West Junction (Copley Hill chord) [63] (31) YE (trains with no timing at Holbeck Junction but line E or F).
    This link line provides a route between the Wakefield Westgate line and the E and F lines to / from the higher numbered platforms at Leeds City, avoiding potential conflictions between Holbeck Junction and the station throat.
    Local train departures from Leeds to the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: 2048, 2309
    Local train arrivals at Leeds from the Wakefield Westgate line:
    SSuX: D1 0711, D1 0741, 0913, 1130, 1213, 1313, 1513, 1813, 1913, 1932, D1 2145 FO, 2244
    SO: 0713, 0740, 1001, 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401, 1501, 1715, 1931, 2014, 2032, 2144, 2218
    (D1 = from 21 May 2007)
    [note: There are also a few longer-distance trains using this route]

    Calder Bridge Junction - Turners Lane Junction [62] (31) YE
    2315 FO Sheffield - Leeds
    SUNDAY TO FIRDAY NIGHTS:
    2130 SuO, 2210/2215 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: Although booked by this route, the Kings Cross trains tended only to use the route when engineering work so required.]

    Hare Park Junction - Crofton West Junction [62] (31) YE
    2315 SSuX Sheffield - Leeds

    Dore South Junction - Dore West Junction [53] (49,53) YE
    MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS 11 JUNE TO 4 AUGUST 2007:
    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chesterfield not shown to call at Sheffield.

    Sheffield: Park Square triangle, east chord [Stagecoach Supertram] [56]
    Morning trams from Cricket Inn Road at the following times to Herdings Park or Halfway, shown in TramGuide (= timetable; issue dated 4 August 2006) as Purple Route with headnote A or B, "Does not run via the city centre - direct from Hyde Park to Sheffield Station": 0520 SSuX, 0522 SO, 0530 SSuX, 0531 SO, 0539 SSuX, 0542 SO, 0559 SSuX, 0600 SuX, 0602 SO, 0659 SSuX, 0713 SSuX, 0719 SSuX, 0721 SuO, 0722 SSuX, 0739 SSuX, 0741 SuO, 0801 SuO, 0850 SO, 0916 SO.

    Woodburn Junction - Rotherham Central Junction [56] (29) YE
    D 0318 MSuX Manchester Airport - Doncaster (from 22 May 2007)
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield [reportedly unreliable by this routing]

    Holmes Junction - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke North Junction [56] (29,31) YE
    Trains between Sheffield and Doncaster or Leeds not shown to call at Rotherham Central or Barnsley
    Exceptions: D 1659 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle (from 21 May 2007); 1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds; 2052 SSuX Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes; 1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield; 2025/2026 SSuX, D 2020 SuO Newcastle - Birmingham New Street (via Rotherham Central)

    Masborough Junction - Beighton Junction [53,56] YE
    No service shown in timetable

    Woodhouse Junction - Beighton Junction [53,56] (53) YE
    D 0600 SO Leeds - Bristol Temple Meads
    2135 SSuX Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham
    2025/2026 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds
    0610 SSuX St.Pancras - Sheffield
    D 0601 SO Sheffield - Bournemouth

    Beighton Junction - Tapton Junction - see East Midlands section

    Aldwarke North Junction - Thrybergh Junction - Mexborough East Junction [56/62] (29) YE
    D 1659 SSuX Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle (from 21 May 2007)
    0542 SuX Doncaster - Manchester Piccadilly / Airport
    0318 SuX Manchester Airport - Doncaster
    2052 SSuX Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes
    1925 SSuX Newcastle - Sheffield
    0518 SuX Cleethorpes - Manchester Airport
    [note: Service suspended from 26 June 2007 until 31 October 2007 in consequence of flooding.]

    Milford Junction - Castleford [62] (39) YE
    1625 SSuX Plymouth - York
    SUNDAYS FROM 1 FEBRUARY TO 25 MARCH 2007:
    Trains between York and Leeds until 0616 SuO Manchester Piccadilly - Middlesbrough / 0719 SuO York - Manchester Piccadilly
    TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS MORNINGS UNTIL 18 MAY 2007:
    0122 MSSuX, 2322 FSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0322 MSSuX Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough
    0139 MSSuX Newcastle - Manchester Airport
    0033 MSSuX, 0214 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport
    TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS MORNINGS FROM 22 MAY 2007:
    2322 FSSuX Manchester Airport - York
    0359 MSSuX York - Manchester Airport
    SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 20 MAY TO 9 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    Trains between York and Leeds until 0622 SuO Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough / 0746 SuO York - Manchester Piccadilly

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Moorthorpe [62] (26,33,51) YE/YG
    NT trains between Sheffield and York in Table 33
    1759 SO Bristol Temple Meads - York
    1615 SSuX Paignton - Newcastle
    0646 SO, 2025/2026 SSuX Newcastle - Birmingham New Street
    0616 SSuX York - Bristol Temple Meads
    [i.e. VT trains between Sheffield and York not shown to call at Doncaster, Wakefield or Leeds]

    Ferrybridge North Junction - Knottingley West Junction [62] (26) YA/YE
    SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2200 SSuX, 2145/2200 SuO Kings Cross - York
    [note: Although booked by this route, the trains tended only to use the route when engineering work so required.]

    Milford Junction - Ferrybridge North Junction [62] (26,33,51) YE/YG
    All trains in previous two entries

    Sherburn Junction - Milford Junction [62] (33,39,51) YG
    All trains in previous three entries

    Gascoigne Wood - Sherburn Junction [62] (33) YG
    SuX trains between York and Selby shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet
    1105 SSuX Hull - York
    1116 SSuX Selby - York
    0843 SSuX York - Selby
    1153 SSuX York - Hull

    Shaftholme Junction - Knottingley West Junction [62] (26) YA/YE
    SUNDAY TO FRIDAY NIGHTS:
    2200 SSuX, 2145/2200 SuO Kings Cross - York
    2130 SuO, 2210/2215 SuO, 2330 SSuX Kings Cross - Leeds
    [note: Although booked by this route, the trains tended only to use the route when engineering work so required.]

    Hambleton North Junction - East Junction [62] (33) YG
    Trains between York and Selby not shown to call at Sherburn in Elmet.
    Exceptions:
    1105 SSuX Hull - York; 1116 SSuX Selby - York; 0843 SSuX York - Selby; 1153 SSuX York - Hull (non-stop via Sherburn in Elmet)

    Hambleton South Junction - West Junction [62] (31) YA
    0744 SO Harrogate - King's Cross
    0648 SO Leeds - Birmingham New Street/Plymouth
    1825 SSuX Plymouth - Leeds

    Knottingley - Potters Grange Junction [62/63] (32) YE
    1719 SuX Leeds - Goole
    0704 SO, 0711 SSuX, 1849 SuX Goole - Leeds

    Doncaster Flyover East Junction - Loversall Carr Junction [64] (26) YA
    [note: Accessible only from Doncaster platforms 3b, 4, 5 or 8]
    0728 SSuX Harrogate - King's Cross [to avoid conflict with 0700 King's Cross]
    1305 SSuX Leeds - King's Cross [to avoid conflict with 1200 King's Cross]

    Trent Junctions - Wrawby Junction - see East Midlands section

     

    IRELAND

    Limerick Junction.: Kyle crossing points - Milltown crossing points (via Limerick Junction Loop [avoiding line]) [90]
    Non-stop trains between Thurles (or north thereof) and Limerick

    Limerick Junction.: Keane's points (North Cabin No. 21 points) - South Cabin reversing siding - Waterford bay (platform no. 4) [90]
    Service ceased from Spring 2006; route will not be referred to in future.

    [Kilmeadan -] Carriganore - Bilberry [= Waterford South] [Waterford & Suir Valley Railway] [91 - not shown]
    Unadvertised "Sunset Express" excursions operated monthly during summer 2005. However, the line has been lifted again for road works and services over this section will not resume until 2009.

    Dublin Connolly - Newcomen Junction [96] {new route from 15 January 2007}
    0600 SSuX Gorey / 0800 SO, 0805 SuO Dublin Connolly - Sligo
    [note: until 11 March the "obscure line" was Dublin Connolly - Newcomen Junction - Glasnevin Junction but thereafter [Dublin] Docklands local passenger services also use the Newcomen Junction - Glasnevin Junction section]

     

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Belfast City Junction - Central Junction [101] (1,5)
    Trains between Belfast Central and Lisburn or Portadown not shown to call at (Belfast) Great Victoria Street

     

    SCOTLAND

    Larkfield Junction - Muirhouse South Junction [82] (400) GA
    No service shown in timetable

    Maryhill Park Junction - Knightswood North Junction [81] (227,404) GC
    Trains between Edinburgh or Glasgow Queen Street and the West Highland line.

    Cowlairs North Junction - Cowlairs East Junction [82] (227,404) GC
    1900 SuO, 1950/1955 SSuX Fort William - Edinburgh

    Sighthill West Junction - Cowlairs West Junction [82] (227,404) GC
    0450 SuX Edinburgh - Fort William

    Newton Station East - Newton East Junction (Newton South Connecting Line) [82] (26,51) GA
    D 0940 SuO Cardiff Central - Glasgow Central
    1130 SuO Glasgow Central - Edinburgh - Bournemouth/Plymouth
    D 0925 SuO/D 1025 SuO Plymouth - Edinburgh - Glasgow Central
    D 1140 SuO Bournemouth - Edinburgh - Glasgow Central

    Law Junction - Shieldmuir Junction [78] (26,65,225) GA
    Principal uses:

  • GN and VT trains between Edinburgh or Carlisle and Glasgow.
    Exceptions: certain VT trains not shown to call at Motherwell run via Holytown;
  • SR trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Carstairs not shown to call at Wishaw.

    Inverness Rose Street Junction - Welsh's Bridge Junction [88] (239,240) GC
    1523 SSuX Aberdeen - Kyle of Lochalsh
    [note: Train uses this route between advertised arrival at Inverness and advertised departure therefrom]

    Dalmeny Junction - Winchburgh Junction [78,79] (228,242) GC
    1733 SSuX Glasgow Queen Street - Kirkcaldy
    0715 SSuX Kirkcaldy - Glasgow Queen Street

    Thornton North Junction - Thornton West Junction [85] (229,242) GC
    0537 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee
    1727 SuX Edinburgh - Perth
    0623 SX, 0633 SO Markinch - Edinburgh
    0615 SSuX Perth - Edinburgh
    2026 SSuX, 2030 SO Aberdeen - Edinburgh

    Haymarket West Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction [79] (229) GC [common with next entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    2026 SSuX, 2030 SO Aberdeen - Edinburgh
    0537 SuX Edinburgh - Dundee

    Slateford Junction - Craiglockhart Junction - Portobello Junction [79] (26) GC [common with previous entry between Craiglockhart Junction and Portobello Junction]
    Summer service only
    D 0720 SO Glasgow Central - Bournemouth
    SATURDAYS 26 MAY TO 8 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    0725 SO Edinburgh - Glasgow Central
    SATURDAYS 4 AUGUST TO 8 SEPTEMBER 2007:
    0638 SO Bournemouth - Edinburgh

     

    WALES

    Carmarthen Junction - Carmarthen Bridge Junction [30] (128) PB
    1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1335 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Morlais Junction (Swansea District line) [30/31] (128) PB [common with next entry east of Grovesend Colliery Loop Junction]
    1055 SuX Cardiff Central - Fishguard Harbour
    1335 SuX Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff Central

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Hendy Junction (Swansea District line) [30/31] (128/129) [common with previous entry east of Grovesend Colliery Loop Junction]
    Service ceased - last ran July 2006.

    Landore Junction - Swansea Loop West Junction [31] (128) PB
    No service shown in timetable

    Leckwith Loop North Junction - Leckwith Loop South Junction (Leckwith Loop) [27] (128) PD
    1758 SSuX Gloucester - Maesteg [to be overtaken by 1715 Paddington - Swansea]
    1858 SSuX Gloucester - Maesteg [to be overtaken by 1815 Paddington - Swansea]
    1958 SuX Gloucester - Maesteg [to be overtaken by 1915 Paddington - Swansea]
    2245 SSuX Paddington - Swansea
    [note: On departures from Cardiff Central look for signal indication N]

    Wrexham General Platform 3 - Wrexham Exchange Junction (via loop) [51] (101) CF
    Daily, first departure from Wrexham General to Bidston and last arrival at Wrexham General from Bidston.




    Regular but infrequent services

    Briton Ferry, Court Sart Junction/Up Flying Loop Junction - Hendy Junction (Swansea District line) [30/31]
    Service ceased - last ran by this route in July 2006. The Royal Welsh Show trains now run via (and reverse at) Swansea and Llanelli stations.

    Aylesbury - Quainton Road [35]
    On the Spring and August Bank Holiday Mondays a chartered shuttle service of trains used this section.
    2007 dates: 7 May and 27 August
    2007 schedule: 1010 from Aylesbury and then hourly until 1710

    Mossend East Junction - Mossend North Junction [94] (220)
    On the four Sundays prior to Christmas an hourly shopping service - previously advertised locally but included in the timetable from 9 December 2007 - ran between Shotts and Glasgow Central via Whifflet.
    2007 dates: Sundays 2 to 23 December
    2007 schedule: 0922 SuO and hourly to 1822 SuO Glasgow Central - Shotts; 0845 SuO and hourly to 1745 SuO Shotts - Glasgow Central

    Groombridge - Birchden (former junction near Eridge) [Spa Valley Railway] [12]
    Use of the Birchden extension is decided on an individual event basis so the railway do not publish a definitive list for the year but advise that "it is in use for most gala weekends".

    Downpatrick Loop Platform - King Magnus's Halt ("King's Halt") - present end of line towards Ballydugan (Ringreagh) [Downpatrick & County Down Railway] [100]
    For Hallowe'en services trains used this section (instead of the Inch Abbey line).
    2007 dates: 27 and 28 October
    2007 schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 20 minutes to 1700
    A modified service - using both the Ballydugan and the Inch Abbey lines - operated on 28, 29 July, 11 and 12 August.

    Downpatrick Loop Platform: avoiding line east junction - Platform [Downpatrick & County Down Railway] [100] {new route from 1 December 2007}
    For Christmas services trains used the Inch Abbey line and this, the third side of the triangle, to reach Downpatrick Loop Platform.
    2007 dates: SSuO 1 to 23 December
    2007 schedule: 1400 from Downpatrick and about every 20 minutes to 1700