An East Midlands/Northern Rail query

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  1. IanPooleTrains

    IanPooleTrains Established Member

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    Forgot to ask this yesterday, only just remembered it while I was doing my videos!

    While at Derby and Long Eaton, noticed that all of the East Midlands services between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich were coming through Derby and Long Eaton and then terminating short at Nottingham while I didn't see one Northern Rail unit go through

    Was told something about the loop through Alfreton being closed for engineering work but how come EMT went the long way around and not Northern?
     
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  3. eastwestdivide

    eastwestdivide Established Member

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    Could be lack of paths via Derby, could be that Northern serve more of the intermediate stops, so they got the buses anyway. Seems like a reasonable compromise.
     
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    Today the Leeds services seem to be terminating at Chesterfield. I assume the same was true yesterday.
     
  5. IanPooleTrains

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    If this is the case, do they have turnaround facilities at Chesterfield?

    I'm just considering the fact that it is on a mainline stretch so to speak
     
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    Yeah, until a few years ago Chesterfield was routinely used as a terminus (Chesterfield - Leeds, during the Bradway blockade Norwich - Chesterfield). Used to come off a siding rather than reversing in platform though.
     
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    trentside Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Are Northern crews trained via Derby?
     
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    I believe so
     
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    Sheffield Crew sign Via Derby, Leeds don't.
     
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    The last Nottingham-Sheffield Northern service runs via Derby M-F
     
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    WillPS Established Member

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    The last one on a Sunday goes via Toton too.
     
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    Is that the only scheduled passenger train through Toton?
     
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    http://www.avoe05.dsl.pipex.com/2011.htm

    This site should help you :) gives Passenger Services over unsual lines.
     
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    Excellent cheers :D
     
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