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Offline grandad

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East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« on: February 24, 2012, 02:36:06 PM »
Starting from 4/3/12 for a number of selected Sundays East Coast services will be diveted via Cambridge until approx 1230 to allow work in connection with the Hitchin flyover to take place
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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 07:06:22 PM »
That is very interesting.  I shall look out for them.

A light class 67 came southbound through Ely arounf 1600 this afternoon and took the Cambridge line and an East Coast driver in uniform with ID boarded the Birmingham service at Cambridge and travelled in the cab.  Either or both of those could be route learning.

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 03:40:59 PM »
Driver route training has been happening since Mid Janaury using a 67 from Bounds Green to Peterborough

8 East Coast Trains diverted via March, Ely, Cambridge, Royston on Sundays in March, 4 north and 4 south all due for HSTs.

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 06:53:20 PM »
Driver route training has been happening since Mid Janaury using a 67 from Bounds Green to Peterborough

8 East Coast Trains diverted via March, Ely, Cambridge, Royston on Sundays in March, 4 north and 4 south all due for HSTs.

sadly the mark 4's clip ely platforms :(

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 07:38:16 PM »
sadly the mark 4's clip ely platforms :(
And they will need hauling, at the very least from Ely to Peterborough, if not all of the way.  The HSTs can do the whole loop on their own power.

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 06:40:58 AM »
It used to be the case that the power supply wasn't enough for a 91 between Hitchin and Cambridge - don't know if that's still the case, or whether Cambridge - Ely is any better?

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 01:04:23 PM »
I don't know about Hitchin - Cambridge although I have not heard about an upgrade.  Cambridge - Ely is still a problem and limits the number of units that can be under power at any one time.

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 05:50:32 PM »
sadly the mark 4's clip ely platforms :(
And they will need hauling, at the very least from Ely to Peterborough, if not all of the way.  The HSTs can do the whole loop on their own power.

The Platform's are to wide'ish. if they did go through, they will have to loop round the freight line that's a bit of a pain

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »
Times for East Coast Trains diverts this Sunday as below. I guess these will be
the same for the following Sundays too.

Hope this is of use
Rob.

1A15 0805 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
Peterborough 0938-0940
March 0956
Ely 1014
Cambridge 1035
Royston 1049
Hitchin 1101

1Y17 0755 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
Peterborough 1003-1005
March 1021
Ely 1039
Cambridge 1054
Royston 1108
Hitchin 1120

1S11 0850 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
Hitchin 0912
Royston 0923
Cambridge 0943
Ely 0959
March 1015
Peterborough 1031-1041

1D09 0903 London Kings Cross - Leeds (HST)
Hitchin 0929
Royston 0941
Cambridge 0957
Ely 1013
March 1029
Peterborough 1048-1051

1A19 0905 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
Peterborough 1039-1041
March 1057
Ely 1115
Cambridge 1134
Royston 1150
Hitchin 1201

1S13 0950 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
Hitchin 1012
Royston 1023
Cambridge 1043
Ely 1059
March 1116
Peterborough 1139-1141

1Y21 0855 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
Peterborough 1124-1127
March 1143
Ely 1202
Cambridge 1218-1223
Royston 1238
Hitchin 1251

1S15 1050 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
Hitchin 1112
Royston 1123
Cambridge 1143
Ely 1159
March 1215
Peterborough 1231-1241

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 09:11:31 PM »
Six HSTs through Ely in 76 minutes- got to be worth a visit, particularly as 1D09 and 1A15 pass there within a minute of each other.
Have put these timings into order by station to make planning a visit easy

Cambridge:
NB 0943   1S11 0850 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
NB 0957   1D09 0903 London Kings Cross - Leeds (HST)
SB 1035   1A15 0805 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1043   1S13 0950 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1054   1Y17 0755 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
SB 1134   1A19 0905 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1143   1S15 1050 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1218   1Y21 0855 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)

Ely:
NB 0959   1S11 0850 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
NB 1013   1D09 0903 London Kings Cross - Leeds (HST)
SB 1014   1A15 0805 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
SB 1039   1Y17 0755 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1059   1S13 0950 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1115   1A19 0905 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1159   1S15 1050 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1202   1Y21 0855 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)

March:
SB 0956   1A15 0805 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1015   1S11 0850 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1021   1Y17 0755 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1029   1D09 0903 London Kings Cross - Leeds (HST)
SB 1057   1A19 0905 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1116   1S13 0950 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
NB 1143   1S15 1050 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1215   1Y21 0855 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)

Royston:
NB 0923   1S11 0850 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
NB 0941   1D09 0903 London Kings Cross - Leeds (HST)
NB 1023   1S13 0950 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1049   1A15 0805 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
SB 1108   1Y17 0755 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)
NB 1123   1S15 1050 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh (HST)
SB 1150   1A19 0905 Leeds - London Kings Cross (HST)
SB 1238   1Y21 0855 Newcastle - London Kings Cross (HST)

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 09:17:09 PM by David Goddard »

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 02:01:41 PM »
Nice one David, you got more patience than i have!!

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 05:04:35 PM »
I take it these are not stopping on diversion?

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Re: East Coast diversions via Cambridge
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 06:09:20 PM »
Nice one David, you got more patience than i have!!
Yes it did take about twenty minutes, but the Sort function on Excel is a wonderful tool!

I take it these are not stopping on diversion?
I have never seen any diverted services on this route make any additional stops, although this would be nice, particularly if it happens at Easter when I want to go from Ely to York for the model railway show!
A couple of years ago when the line was closed at Huntingdon they terminated all East Coast (diesel and electric) services at Peterborough, while Hull Trains and Grand Central services were diverted to Cambridge for onward connections to London.  Hull Trains passengers were allowed to use FCC to King's Cross, but GC's passengers had to pay extra!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 06:11:32 PM by David Goddard »