20mph Mirfield - Wakefield

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6Gman

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Somebody has told me that the open access trains that run this way (GC to Bradford?) are restricted to 20mph on this section. Is that true? And if so, why?
 
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On RTT, at least for today, it looks like they cover the distance (9 miles 30 chains) in about 14 minutes, give or take, which is an average speed of 43mph.

So if it is true, it's not true all the time.
 

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This morning's did it in 12, so I think that can be firmly described as being what was left all over the running lines at Nuneaton the other day ;):D:lol:
 

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It certainly feels like it crawls along in that section, though whether that is because of line speed or the signalling I dont know
 

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Somebody has told me that the open access trains that run this way (GC to Bradford?) are restricted to 20mph on this section. Is that true? And if so, why?
It is GVC to Bradford but Northern also operate a Huddersfield - Wakefield service. According to the Sectional Appendix there is a short section of 40 mph on the Down line at the south end of Healey Mills yard and in the up direction there is a short section of two track (fast / slow) where the slow line is 20 mph but I suspect passenger trains are not routed over that short section regularly.
 

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The worst section on the Grand Central route is from Wakefield (Calder Bridge Jn) to Oakenshaw Jn, much of it being 20 mph if I remember correctly.
 

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Unless there is a TSR or something, GC run relatively quickly on the line between Mirfield and Wakefield Kirkgate. Kirkgate on to Pontefract is a bit of a stagger though
 

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Unless there is a TSR or something, GC run relatively quickly on the line between Mirfield and Wakefield Kirkgate. Kirkgate on to Pontefract is a bit of a stagger though
Calder Bridge Jn to Oakenshaw Jn is 20 mph, if I remember correctly.
 

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I wonder if the source of confusion is a particular service being timed for a slow run for pathing reasons, and averaging 20mph as a result.
 
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