Cal Sleeper diversions April and May

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Just seen there are a few Sleeper diversions coming up over the next couple of months, as follows:


Sun 8 April: all four Sleepers diverted via East Coast

Sun 22 - Thurs 26 April: up Lowland diverted via Northampton

Sun 6 May: all four Sleepers diverted via East Coast

Mon 14 May: up and down Lowland diverted via West Midlands

Wed 16 & Thurs 17 May: up Lowland diverted via Northampton


Timings should be on opentraintimes.
 
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They do; at Doncaster and Newcastle though I am guessing this is only for traincrew purposes.
For 8 April 2012:

1S25 (Highland Sleeper Northbound) due at DON a 0008 d 0010, NCL a 0200.5 d 0202.5
1S26 (Lowland Sleeper Northbound) due at DON a 0313.5 d 0315.5, NCL a 0532.5 d 0534.5
1M11 (Lowland Sleeper Southbound) due at NCL a 0120 d 0121, DON a 0345 d 0347
1M16 (Highland Sleeper Southbound) due at NCL a 0306.5 d 0308.5, DON a 0513 d 0515 (Up Fast - presumably PASS)
 
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Just seen there are a few Sleeper diversions coming up over the next couple of months, as follows:


Sun 8 April: all four Sleepers diverted via East Coast

Sun 22 - Thurs 26 April: up Lowland diverted via Northampton

Sun 6 May: all four Sleepers diverted via East Coast

Mon 14 May: up and down Lowland diverted via West Midlands

Wed 16 & Thurs 17 May: up Lowland diverted via Northampton


Timings should be on opentraintimes.
Thanks - a handy list of days to avoid attempting the shot north of Atherstone when the sun rises early enough in a few weeks! The one and only time I tried it before saw the southbound 350 run parallel with it and bowled my shot! Cheers then!
 

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They do; at Doncaster and Newcastle though I am guessing this is only for traincrew purposes.
That's the thing - if it was advertised as an actual stop I might be tempted to do an all-nighter at Doncaster and get the sleeper back.
 

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Shame that it is dark by 8pm as it would be great to see some video action of the Sleeper in the Camden / York Way area as it traverses from North London Line to ECML
 

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If that's the case what will happen to passengers at the 4 intermediate WCML stops? Will buses or extra trains run to get passengers to the respective destination (as PRE-DON can be pulled off and Carlisle-NCL is regular service) or will we see nothing of the sort?
 

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If that's the case what will happen to passengers at the 4 intermediate WCML stops? Will buses or extra trains run to get passengers to the respective destination (as PRE-DON can be pulled off and Carlisle-NCL is regular service) or will we see nothing of the sort?
Usually nothing is arranged, it's displayed weeks in advance, so customers will re-arrange their respective journeys to suit their needs.
 

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If engineering work is advertised then tough - they'll have to get a normal Virgin train. If for some reason they are diverted but are booked to run via the WCML, either a hotel will be found or they'll get to their destiantion by taxi/bus or next available train.
 
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