Different Guard Depot, Route and Traction cards

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Inspired by @craigybagel's excellent thread on the driver depots, routes, and traction cards, I thought I would create one for guards too. This thread will eventually cover all train operating companies, and will detail the routes you may sign (work) for each depot.

As with the driver thread, I'll be heavily reliant on contributions from other forum members, and will update the thread as soon as I see submissions. Whilst I'll try to keep the list as up to date as I can, the information may not immediately disseminate from the comments into this thread. As of December 2021, we are still looking for information of the following depots:

*LIST NOT EXHAUSTIVE*
Chiltern: Several depots
Eurostar: ALL
Great Western Railway: Bristol Temple Meads, Gloucester, Penzance, Plymouth, Swindon.
Merseyrail: Remainng depots.
Southeastern: Dover Priory, Ramsgate,
West Midlands Trains: Bletchley (LNWR), Northampton (LNWR) New St, Worcester,

If you wish to retain your anonymity, feel free to private message me and I’ll add your contribution without your name being public.

If you're reading this as an applicant, good luck :)

Train Operating Companies A - G:

Edinburgh Waverley:
Traction:221, 390

Carstairs to Edinburgh Waverley
Glasgow to Preston direct, plus various diversions around Glasgow

Glasgow Central:
Traction: 221,390

Glasgow to Preston direct, plus various diversions around Glasgow
Glasgow to Carlisle via Glasgow South Western Line
Carstairs to Edinburgh Waverley

Holyhead:
Traction: 221, possibly 390 (even though they’ve ceased to operate the NWC)

Holyhead to Crewe to London Euston, including via various diversions

Liverpool Lime Street:
Traction: 221, 390

Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston via Trent Valley or West Midlands, and various other diversions
Crewe to Chester to Wrexham General

London Euston:
Traction: 221, 390

London to Preston via both Trent Valley and West Midlands, and numerous diversions
Manchester to Crewe/Colwich Junction
Crewe to Chester
Crewe to Liverpool

Manchester Piccadilly:
Traction: 390

Manchester to London Euston via Crewe or Stoke, Trent Valley or West Midlands, and various other diversions

Preston:
Traction: 221, 390

Preston to Glasgow/Edinburgh Waverley plus various diversions around Glasgow
Preston to London Euston via Trent Valley or West Midlands plus various diversions
Preston to Blackpool North
Wigan to Manchester - Crewe
Chester to Crewe

Wolverhampton:
Traction: 221, 390

London to Preston via both Trent Valley and West Midlands, and numerous diversions
Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury

Banbury:
Traction: 68/MK3, 165, 168

Hatton to Stratford
Marylebone to Snow Hill
West Ealing

Birmingham Moor Street:
Traction: 68/MK3, 165, 168

Hatton to Stratford
Marylebone to Snow Hill

Stourbridge:
Traction: 68/MK3, 165, 168

Kidderminster to Snow Hill
Marylebone to Snow Hill

Crosscountry has two types of conductors - Senior Conductors and Train Managers. Senior Conductors work the 'local services' (the 170-operated services, most used to be part of Central Trains), and Train Managers operate the High-Speed (Intercity) services (the Voyager/HST operated services, most used to be part of Virgin Crosscountry)

Birmingham New Street (SC):
Traction: 170

Bristol to New Street via Selly, Camp Hill, and Worcester
Bristol to Cardiff via Gloucester
Stansted Airport to New Street (including via Castle Donington, Kingsbury to Whitacre)

Birmingham New Street (TMs):
Traction: HST, 220, 221

Common across both links:
New Street to Bournemouth and Plymouth (including via Worcester, Solihull, Newport, and possibly Andover diversions)

Link One:
New Street to Manchester Piccadilly via Macclesfield, Crewe, Alsager, Styal, Nuneaton and Hixon)

Link Two:
New Street to Newcastle via Leeds and Doncaster (including via Leicester, Lichfield, Toton, Barrow Hill, Rotherham, Kilnhurst, Barnsley, S&K & Castleford)

Bristol (SC):
Traction: 170

Bristol to New Street via Selly, Camp Hill, and Worcester
Bristol to Cardiff via Gloucester

Bristol (TM):
Traction: HST, 220, 221

Plymouth to New Street via Selly & Camp Hill
Paignton
Cogload to Bristol via Westbury
Bristol to Cardiff to Gloucester
Bristol to Swindon to Gloucester
Cheltenham to New Street via Kidderminster

Bournemouth (TM):
Traction: 220/221

Reading to New Street via Solihull and Coventry
Reading to Bournemouth via Winchester, Andover and Haslemere
Didcot Parkway

Cambrige (SC):
Traction: 170

Stansted Airport to New Street

Edinburgh (TM):
Traction:HST, 220, 221

Edinburgh to Leeds
Edinburgh to Glasgow Central (via Carstairs, plus various diversions)
Edinburgh to Aberdeen via Dundee

Leeds (TM):
Traction: HST, 220, 221

New Street to Edinburgh via Leeds & Doncaster (including via Leicester (not Newcastle), Lichfield, Toton, Barrow Hill, Rotherham, Kilnhurst, Barnsley, S&K & Castleford)

Leicester (SC):
Traction: 170

Leicester to New Street (including via Kingsbury to Whitacre)
Leicester to Nottingham (including via Castle Donington)


Manchester Piccadilly (TM):
Traction: 220, 221

Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street (via Stoke, and Crewe and various other diversions)
Birmingham to Reading (via Coventry and Solihull)

Newcastle (TM):
Traction: HST, 220, 221

New Street to Edinburgh via Leeds & Doncaster (including via Leicester (not Newcastle), Lichfield, Toton, Barrow Hill, Rotherham, Kilnhurst, Barnsley, S&K & Castleford)

Plymouth (TM):
Traction: HST, 220, 221

Penzance to New Street via Selly & Camp Hill
Paignton
Newquay
Cogload to Bristol via Westbury

Reading (TM):
Traction: 220/221

Reading to New Street via Solihull and Coventry
Reading to Bournemouth via Winchester, Andover and Haslemere
Didcot Parkway

Boston:
Traction: 156, 158, 170

Nottingham to Skegness
Nottingham to Lincoln
Lincoln to Sleaford

Derby (Regional):
Traction: 156, 158, 170, 222(limited numbers of guards sign)

Derby to Crewe
Nottingham toMatlock
Nottingham to Worksop (via Hucknall or Langley Mill)
Nottingham to Leicester
Nottingham to Liverpool Lime St (via Radford/Toton Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows

Lincoln:
Traction: 156, 158, 170

Leicester to Lincoln via Nottingham
Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln
Lincoln to Cleethorpes via Market Rasen
Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber
Nottingham to Worksop
Nottingham to Skegness (may lapse)

Norwich:
Traction: 156, 158, 170

Norwich to Nottingham via Melton Mowbray/Grantham
Nottingham to Leicester
Nottingham to Worksop

Nottingham (Regional):
Traction: 153, 156, 158, 170

Leicester to Lincoln
Nottingham to Matlock
Derby to Crewe
Nottingham to Worksop via Hucknall/Langley Mill
Norwich - Liverpool Lime St (via Grantham/Melton Mowbray, Radford/Toton, Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows
Lincoln to Peterborough via Sleaford
Nottingham to Skegness

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Bradford:
Traction: 180

Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross via Halifax and Pontefract Monkhill
Bradford to Leeds
Leeds to Wakefield Kirkgate via Normanton
Leeds to Wakefield Kirkgate via Wakefield Westgate
Wakefield Kirkgate to Doncaster via Hare Park
York to Doncaster via ECML
Hertford Loop
Doncaster to Peterborough via Lincoln (not all guards sign)
Lincoln to Newark (not all guards sign)
Doncaster to Roberts Road EMD (not all guardssign)
Greetland Jn to Hebden Bridge
Dryclough Jn to Milner Royd Jn

Sunderland:
Traction: 180

Routes:
Sunderland to London Kings Cross (including many diversion routes)
Sunderland to Newcastle yo Heaton Depot

Clacton:
Traction:

Colchester to Clacton/Walton on the Naze
Marks Tey to Sudbury
Witham to Braintree
Colchester to Liverpool Street (GEML)

Colchester:
Traction:

Manningtree to Harwich Town
Marks Tey to Sudbury
Colchester to Clacton/Walton on the Naze
Manningtree to Liverpool Street (GEML)
Witham to Braintree
(Not sure if they sign all the way to Ipswich)
Stowmarket

Ipswich:
Traction:

Ipswich to Felixstowe
Ipswich to Cambridge
Ipswich to Peterborough(Via Soham, not 100% if via Waterbeach to Ely)
Ipswich to Lowestoft Via Saxmundham
Lowestoft to Norwich
Manningtree to Harwich Town
Norwich to Liverpool Street (GEML)

Liverpool Street:
Traction:

Liverpool Street to Norwich (GEML)

Norwich:
Traction:

Norwich to Sheringham
Norwich to Cambridge
Norwich to Great Yarmouth via Acle/Reedham
Norwich to Lowestoft
Lowestoft to Ipswich via Saxmundham
Ipswich to Felixstowe
Norwich to Liverpool Street (GEML)

Wickford:
Traction:

Wickford to Southminster

GWR has two types of conductors - Conductors, and Train Managers. Conductors (who operate the local services), and Train Managers (who operate the High-Speed Services (referred to below as HSS)):

Bristol Parkway (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Bristol Temple Meads (Conductors - GWR):
Traction:

Bristol Temple Meads (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Cardiff Central (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Exeter (Conductors - GWR):
Traction: 150, 158, 165 166, 255 (Castle Class HST), 800/802.

Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway
Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Exeter New Yard & Exmouth Junction
Exeter to Barnstaple
Exeter to Bristol Temple Meads via Weston-Super-Mare & Weston Avoider
Exeter to Exmouth
Exeter to Okehampton
Exeter to Paignton and Goodrington Sidings
Exeter to Penzance
Exeter to Plymouth
Also now Route Learning Exeter to Pinhoe

Only Links 1 & 2 Sign Bristol to Cardiff and Plymouth to Penzance
Only Link 3 Sign Okehampton
Exeter also has a few remaining Conductors that still sign Taunton to Westbury and Bristol to Westbury also Plymouth to Gunnislake

Exeter (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction: 57, 150, 158, 165 166, 255 (Castle Class HST), 800/802.

Exeter New Yard & Exmouth Junction
Exeter to Barnstaple
Exeter to Bristol Temple Meads & Bristol Parkway via Weston-Super-Mare & Weston Avoider
Exeter to Castle Cary via Exeter Central & Yeovil Junction & Pen Mill
Exeter to Exmouth
Exeter to London Paddington via the B&H Line
Exeter to London Paddington via Bristol Parkway & Hullavington
Exeter to London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads & Box
Exeter to Okehampton
Exeter to Paignton & Goodrington Sidings
Exeter to Plymouth & Penzance
Westbury to Bristol via Bath
Westbury to Swindon via Melksham

Some Train Managers still sign Cardiff Central and Gunnislake

Fratton (Conductors - GWR):
Traction: 158, 165, 166.

Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton
Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central via Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads
Fareham to Eastleigh via Botley
Eastleigh to Southampton Central
Eastleigh to Romsey via Chandlers Ford

Gloucester (Conductors - GWR):
Traction:

Gloucester (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

London Paddington (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction: 80x

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads via Box, via Bristol Parkway, and via Hullavington
Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff and Swansea
London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa (link dependent)
Bristol Parkway to Plymouth
Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton
Reading to Great Malvern, via Oxford and Worcester
Severn Tunnel Junction to Gloucester via Lydney (diversionary)
Swindon to Westbury via Melksham (diversionary)
Westbury to Bath Spa (diversionary)

Par (Conductors - GWR):
Traction:

Penzance (Conductors - GWR):
Traction:

Penzance (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Plymouth (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Redhill (Conductors - GWR):
Traction: 165,166

Gatwick Airport to Reading
Reading to Basingstoke

Reading (Conductors - GWR):
Traction: 165, 166, 769 (soon)

Gatwick Airport to Reading
Reading to Basingstoke
Maidenhead to Marlow

Reading (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction: 165, 166, 769 (soon), 80x

Gatwick Airport to Reading
Reading to Basingstoke
Paddington to Hereford
Reading to Bedwyn
Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Reading to Cheltenham Spa
Maidenhead to Marlow

Swansea (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Swansea to London via Hullavington
Swansea to Carmarthen
Carmarthen to Pembroke Dock (seasonal, Summer only)
Cardiff to Bridgend via Vale of Glamorgan
Newport to Swindon via Gloucester
Bristol to Swindon via Box

Swindon (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction:

Westbury (Conductors - GWR):
Traction:

Bristol Temple Meads
Bristol Parkway
Cardiff Central
Swindon via Melksham
Swindon via Box (diversion)
Taunton
Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth Harbour via Eastleigh (diversion + last train of the day)
Weymouth
Servern Beach

Weymouth (Conductors - GWR):
Traction: 150 (possibly), 158, 165, 166.

Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads via Westbury
Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-Super-Mare
Westbury to Swindon via Melksham

Worcester (Train Managers - HSS):
Traction: 165, 166, 80x

London Paddington to Hereford via Oxford
Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Cheltenham Spa to Worcester via Ashchurch
 
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Train Operating Companies H - Z:

Hull::
Traction: 802

Hull to London Kings Cross (including diversions via Goole, Sleaford, Cambridge, Hertford and others)
Hull to Beverley

Aberdeen:
Traction: 800, 801

Aberdeen to Edinburgh (including via Fife Circle and Ladybank to Perth and Dundee

Doncaster:
Traction: 67, 91/MK4 ,800, 801

Kings Cross to Newcastle
Doncaster to York via Hambleton
Doncaster to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate and via Hare Park/Altofts
Doncaster to Hull via Selby and Goole
Doncaster to Peterborough via Sleaford
Doncaster Carr IEP Depot

Edinburgh:
Traction: 800, 801

Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness (including via Fife Circle and Ladybank to Perth and Dundee)
Edinburgh to Glasgow Central via Motherwell & Holytown
Edinburgh to Newcastle via Carlisle (diversionary)

Leeds
Traction: 91/MK4,800, 801

Leeds to Kings Cross via Wakefield Westgate and via Hare Park/Altofts and via Shaftholme
Leeds to Newcastle via Castleford and Peckfield
Doncaster to York via Shaftholme and via Hambledon
Doncaster to Peterborough via Sleaford
Leeds to Bradford Forster Square, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Skipton
Hertford Loop
Doncaster Decoy
Neville Hill Depot

Kings Cross:
Traction: 800, 801, 08 and 67 (link dependant)

Kings Cross to Newcastle
Doncaster to Leeds via Wakefield Westgate
Newark North Gate to Lincoln
Hertford Loop
Doncaster Decoy
Sleaford
Hitchin to Peterborough via Cambridge
Bounds Green Depot & Ferme Park Sidings

Newcastle:
Traction: 800, 801
Edinburgh to Kings Cross
Edinburgh to Newcastle via Carlisle (diversionary)
Durham Coast

Birkenhead Central:
Traction: 507, 508 (soon 777)

Liverpool Loop to West Kirby/New Brighton/Ellesmere Port/Chester
Liverpool to Rice Lane/Walton (Kirkdale Depot)

Kirkdale:
Traction: 507, 508 (soon 777)

Southport to Liverpool to Hunts Cross
Liverpool to Ormskirk
Liverpool to Kirkby

Southport:
Traction: 507, 508 (soon 777)

Southport to Liverpool to Hunts Cross
Liverpool to Ormskirk
Liverpool to Kirkby

*Small amount of guards at Birkenhead and Kirkdale who sign the other depot's routes.

Barrow-in-Furness:
Common Traction across both links: 156, 158, 195, 331 (no booked work on 331s)

Both Links:
Barrow to Preston
Carnfroth and Lancaster to Morecambe

Ex. First North Western (FNW) link:
Barrow to Carlisle via Cumbrian Coast
Morecambe to Heysham

Ex. Transpennine Express (TPE) link:
Carnforth South Junction to Windermere
Blackpool North to Fylde Junction
Preston to Manchester Airport via Chorley
Euxton Junction to Ordsall Lane via Wigan North Western and Chat Moss

Blackburn:
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158

Manchester to Wigan via Atherton or Bolton
Manchester to Clitheroe via Darwen
Wigan Wallgate to Southport (may have lapsed)
Manchester to Blackburn via Todmorden
Preston to Blackpool South
Preston to Ormskirk
Preston to Colne

Buxton:
Traction: 150, 156, 319, 331, 769.

Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly
Piccadilly to Chester via Altrincham
Piccadilly to Alderley Edge via Stockport
Piccadilly to Manchester Airport
Piccadilly to Blackpool North via Bolton (they do not sign via Golborne afaik)
Bolton to Wigan via Westhoughton

Hull:
Traction: 150, 153, 155, 158, 170

Hull - Scarborough
Hull - York (via ECML and via Sherburn)
Hull - Leeds
Leeds - York (via Micklefield)
Hull - Doncaster (via Goole and via Selby/ECML)
Doncaster - Sheffield (express via Thrybergh and via Swinton)
Doncaster - Sheffield (stopper via Rotherham)

Leeds:
Traction: 150/1, 150/2, 153, 155, 156, 158, 170, 195, 331, 333

All Conductors should sign the following routes. All new starters will learn these routes to allow them to go into the Supernumerary Link and then Link 4S.
Leeds to York via Micklefield
Micklefield to Selby (allows Leeds conductors to work Halifax - Hull services as far as SBY)
Leeds to Skipton
Leeds to Ilkley
Guiseley to Bradford Forster Square (completes Leeds to Bradford FS and Bradford FS to Ilkley and Skipton)
Leeds to Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange
Leeds to Manchester Victoria via Dewsbury
Huddersfield to Leeds/Bradford Interchange/Castleford
Leeds to Sheffield via Castleford
Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe

Diversionary Routes:
Aldwarke Junction to Holmes Junction (avoiding Rotherham Central for LDS - SHF via MTH services)
Greetland Junction to Dryclough Junction
Bradley Junction to Bradley Wood Junction

Once Conductors move into the higher links new routes are added. Some are dependant on whether you are on the "a" side or "b" side.

Link 3
Leeds to Doncaster
Leeds to Knottingley
Leeds to York via Knaresborough

Link 2
York to Blackpool North via Preston
Leeds to Goole
Sheffield to Huddersfield

Link 1
Leeds to Carlisle (Settle & Carlisle Line)
Leeds to Nottingham via Sheffield

Liverpool Lime Street:
Traction: 150/1, 150/2, 156, 195, 319, 323, 331

Liverpool to Manchester via Warrington Central
Liverpool to Manchester via Earlestown (Oxford Road & Victoria)
Liverpool to Wigan, Preston, Blackpool North via St Helens Central and Golborne
Manchester to Manchester Airport
Earlestown to Chester via Warrington BQ
Helsby to Ellesmere Port
Liverpool South Parkway to Helsby via Runcorn

Manchester Piccadilly:
Traction: 150/1, 150/2, 156, 195, 319, 323, 331, 769 (soon)

Manchester to Sheffield via Marple or Stockport
Manchester to Rose Hill Marple
Manchester to Glossop/Hadfield
Manchester to Crewe via Stockport, or via Manchester Airport/Styal
Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester to Buxton (link dependant)
Manchester to Liverpool Lime St via Warrington Central
Manchester to Chester via Altrincham

Manchester Victoria:
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158, 195, 319, 331, 769 (soon)

Manchester to Wigan via Atherton or Bolton
Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby
Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Liverpool Lime St to Blackpool North via St Helens Central
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester to Chester via Warrington BQ
Manchester to Clitheroe via Darwen
Manchester to Blackburn via Todmorden
Manchester to Leeds via Brighouse
Manchester to Leeds via Bradford Interchange
Manchester to Blackpool North via Chorley
Salford Crescent to Manchester Airport
Manchester to Hazel Grove
Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge
Ordsall Chord
Newton Heath TMD
Stockport to Stalybridge via Guide Bridge (parlimentiary service, link dependant)

Middlesbrough:
Traction: 156, 158

Bishop Auckland to Saltburn
Middlesbrough to Whitby
Middlesbrough to Newcastle via Durham Coast
Middlesbrough to Newcastle via ECML

Newcastle:
Traction: 156, 158

Bishop Auckland to Saltburn
Middlesbrough to Newcastle via Durham Coast
Middlesbrough to Nunthorpe
Middlesbrough to Newcastle via ECML
Newcastle to Carlisle
Newcastle to Chathill

Skipton:
Traction: 158, 331, 333

Leeds to Carlisle and Morecambe
Leeds to Bradford Forster Square, Ilkley and Skipton
Bradford Forster Square to Skipton

Wigan Wallgate:
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158, 195, 319, 331, 769

Manchester to Wigan via Atherton or Bolton
Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby
Wigan Wallgate to Southport
Liverpool Lime St to Blackpool North via St Helens Central or Newton-le-Willows
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester to Blackburn via Todmorden
Manchester to Blackpool North via Chorley/Parkside Junction
Salford Crescent to Manchester Airport
Manchester to Stockport
Preston to Morecambe
Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge
Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness (link dependant)

Workington:
Traction: 156 ONLY

Lancaster to Carlisle via Barrow-in-Furness Cumbrian Coast

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Aberdeen:
Traction: 158, 170, HST.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Aberdeen to Inverness
Dundee to Queen St via Stirling and Croy
Fife Circle

Ayr:
Traction: 156 ONLY

Ayr to Glasgow Central via Kilmarnock
Ayr to Glasgow Central via Paisley (diversionary)
Ayr to Stranraer
Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Central to East Kilbride

Dumfries:
Traction: 156 ONLY

Central to East Kilbride
Carlisle to Glasgow Central via Barrhead

Dundee:
Traction: 158, 170, HST.

Dundee to Aberdeen
Dundee to Edinburgh
Dundee to Perth
Fife Circle
Perth to Ladybank Jn

Edinburgh:
Traction: 158, 170, 380, 385, HST.

Edinburgh to North Berwick/Dunbar (Berwick Upon Tweed is in the pipeline as well)
Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Edinburgh Suburban Line (that may have been removed)
Haymarket Shed (that may have been removed)

Edinburgh to Dundee via Cupar
Edinburgh to Perth via Ladybank.
Edinburgh to Fife Circle inc Inverkeithing and Thornton triangles (Levenmouth to be added in the coming years)
Dalmeny to Winchburgh jn cord.

Edinburgh to Dunblane
Edinburgh to Queen Street via Falkirk High
Edinburgh to Queen Street via Cumbernaud and Stepps and Springburn
Edinburgh to Glasgow Central via Shotts (no diversionary routes)
Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane via both Cumbernauld and Greenhill upper jn

All 4 links sign all the above routes

Edinburgh Guards do not sign Dunblane to Perth, Perth to Dundee, or Dundee to Aberdeen, these routes were removed some years ago. A decision not popular at the time as Edinburgh men have always went to Aberdeen (mileage job back in the day) and was handy for diversions.
Edinburgh men also do not sign Edinburgh t Glasgow central via Carstairs and Motherwell.

Fort William:
Traction: 156 ONLY

Fort William to Crianlarich

Glasgow Central:
Traction: 156, 158, 380, 385.

Central to Carlisle via Barrhead
Central to East Kilbride
Central to Edinburgh via Carstairs
Central to Edinburgh via Shotts

Glasgow Queen St:
Traction: 156, 158, 170, 385, HST.

Queen St to Anniesland
Queen St to Edinburgh via Falkirk High
Queen St to Edinburgh via Grahamston / Cumbernauld
Queen St to Oban
Queen St to Perth
Stirling to Alloa
Larbert Jn to Polmont Jn

Inverness:
Traction: 158, 170, HST.

Inverness to Aberdeen
Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Inverness to Perth
Inverness to Wick

Kyle of Lochalsh:
Traction: 158 ONLY

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Oban:
Traction: 158 ONLY

Oban to Queen Street via Crainlarich

Mallaig:
Traction: 156

Mallaig to Fort William
Fort William to Crianlarich

Perth:
Traction: 158, 170, HST. No electrics, E&G lost as a result.

Dundee to Edinburgh
Fife Circle
Perth to Aberdeen
Perth to Inverness
Perth to Queen St (via Croy only)
Hilton Jn to Ladybank Jn
Larbert Jn - Edinburgh


Stirling:
Traction: 156, 158, 170, 385. No HSTs.

Stirling to Alloa
Queen St to Anniesland
Stirling to Dunblane
Queen St to Edinburgh via Cumbernauld
Queen St to Edinburgh via Falkirk High
Stirling to Queen St
Larbert Jn to Polmont Jn

I believe they have lost Dunblane to Perth, which they barely ever went over anyway.

Stranraer:
Traction: 156 ONLY

Central to East Kilbride
Stranraer to Glasgow Central via Kilmarnock

Wick:
Traction: 158 ONLY

Wick to Inveness
Georgemas Junction to Thurso

Ashford:
Traction: 375, 377, 465, 466
Ashford to London Charing Cross via Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Orpington
Ashford to London Victoria via Maidstone East, Swanley, Bromley South then either Herne Hill or Catford
Ashford to Ramsgate via Canterbury West AND via Dover Priory.
Cannon Street
London Blackfriars
Sevenoaks-Otford
Spurs around the Chislehurst area
London Bridge via Catford Bridge
Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells
Medway Valley - Tonbridge to Strood

Gillingham:
Traction: 375, 377, 465, 466
London Victoria to Ramsgate via Herne Hill (or Catford), Bromley South, Swanley, Meopham, Chatham, Faversham, Whitstable and Margate
Faversham to Dover Priory via Canterbury East
Sittingbourne to Sheerness-On-Sea (including the west curve of the Triangle)
Strood to Tonbridge via Maidstone West and Paddock Wood.
London Cannon Street via the Spurs off of the Chatham Lines near Chislehurst.
Rochester to London Victoria via Gravesend, Dartford, Woolwich Arsenal, Lewisham and Denmark Hill.
Swanley to Maidstone East

Hastings:
Traction: 375, 377, 465, 466

Hastings to Ore
Hastings to Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Orpington.
Tonbridge to Redhill via Godstone (working Southern services)
Cannon Street

Diversionary Route knowledge:
Sevenoaks to Chislehurst via Otford and Swanley
Orpington to London Bridge via Bromley South, Beckenham Junction and Catford Bridge.
Redhill to London Bridge via Coulsdon South, East Croydon and Forest Hill including into the Low Level.

Tonbridge:
Traction: 375, 377, 465, 466

Hastings Line
Tonbridge to Charing Cross via Sevenoaks and Orpington
Cannon Street
Ramsgate via Staplehurst, Ashford International and Dover Priory
Ashford to Canterbury West (not sure if they sign the bit via Sturry anymore)
Ashford International to London Victoria via Maidstone East, Swanley, Bromley South and Herne Hill
Tonbridge to Redhill via Godstone (for working Southern services)
Tonbridge to Maidstone West-Strood

Diversionary Routes:
Sevenoaks to Otford and the Spurs off the Chatham Lines around Chislehurst
Beckenham Junction-London Bridge via Catford Bridge
Redhill to London Bridge via Coulsdon South, East Croydon and Forest Hill (including the Low Level Platforms)

Barnham:
Traction: 313

Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour
Littlehampton and Bognor Regis branches.

Brighton:
Traction: 313

Brighton to Seaford
Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour
Littlehampton and Bognor Regis branches.

Eastbourne:
Traction: 171, 313

Eastbourne to Hastings then Rye and Ashford
Eastbourne to Lewes then Brighton
Seaford Branch

Selhurst:
Traction: 171, 377, 455

London Bridge- to Uckfield via Forest Hill, East Croydon and Oxted
Epsom to Guildford via Bookham and Effingham Junction
Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia and the WCML.
Norwood Junction to London Bridge via Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye
East Croydon to London Victoria via Norbury
Streatham Common to Imperial Wharf via Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton and Factory Junction.
Oxted to East Grinstead (for when Uckfield trains are diverted to East Grinstead. Class 171s are banned from Victoria so EG is retained as 171s can’t be worked DOO).


OBS Depots: London Victoria, East Croydon, Horsham, Barnham, Brighton, Eastbourne
Traction: 377

No strict safety critical route knowledge

Basingstoke:
Traction:158/159 (both Link dependant), 444, 450

Waterloo to Southampton Central via Surbiton and Feltham (including Hounslow loop and Weybridge bay)
Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour
Pirbright Junction to Alton
Fareham to Southampton
Wimbledon to Wandsworth Town via East Putney
Reading to Salisbury (link dependant)

Bournemouth:
Traction: 442 (link dependant), 444, 450

Weymouth - Waterloo via Basingstoke and Haslemere.
Brockenhurst - Lymington Pier
Cosham/Farlington Jct - Portsmouth Harbour (link dependant)

Farnham:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456, 458. 701 in the future.

Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Basingstoke
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Haslemere (via Worplesdon)
Waterloo to Reading (via Hounslow & Richmond)
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford
Whitton Curve

Fratton:
Traction:442 (link dependant), 444, 450

Portsmouth Harbour to Waterloo via Basingstoke and Haslemere.
Fareham to Southampton via Netley
St Denys to Eastleigh
Southampton to Poole (link dependant??)
Guildford to Surbiton via Cobham (link dependant??)

Guildford:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456. 701 in the future.

Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Dorking
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Guildford (via Epsom)
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour (via Worplesdon)
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford

Ryde St John’s Road (Isle of Wight):
Traction: 484

Ryde to Shanklin

Salisbury:
Traction: 158/159

Waterloo to Exeter St Davids via Andover and Southampton Central
Romsey to Eastleigh via Chandler’s Ford
Salisbury to Bristol TM
Westbury to Yeovil Junction via Castle Cary

Strawberry Hill:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707. 701 in future.

Waterloo to Woking
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo to Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo to Reading via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop
Staines to Windsor
Virginia Water to Weybridge
East Putney (Wandsworth Town to Wimbledon)
Strawberry Hill Depot

Staines:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707. 701 in future.

Waterloo to Woking
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Kingston Loop
Hounslow Loop
Waterloo to Reading via Richmond and Hounslow
Staines to Windsor
Virginia Water to Weybridge

Waterloo:
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707. 701 in future. 158/159 Commercial Guards Only, Link Dependant.

Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham, Epsom, Woking
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Dorking
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo to Windsor via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop.
Staines to Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw
Virginia Water to Reading
Woking to Poole (Commercial Guards Only)
Woking to Alton (Commercial Guards Only)
Guildford to Portsmouth Harbour (Commercial Guards Only)
Basingstoke to Salisbury (Commercial Guards Only, Link Dependant)
Clapham Yard (Non-Commercial Guards Only)
Wimbledon Park Depot (Non-Commercial Guards Only)

Weymouth:
Traction: 444, 450

Weymouth - Waterloo via Basingstoke


Wimbledon:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707. 701 in future.

Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham, Epsom, Woking
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Dorking
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo to Windsor/Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop
Wimbledon Park Depot
Clapham Yard

Woking:
Traction: 444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707. 701 in future.

Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Ascot (via Hounslow & Richmond)
Waterloo to Basingstoke
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Guildford (via Epsom)
Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour (via Haslemere)
Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw - Chertsey - Virginia Water
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford
Addlestone to New Haw ("Byfleet Curve")
Hounslow to Whitton ("Whitton Curve")
New Malden to Twickenham (Kingston Loop)

Yeovil Junction:
Traction: 158/159

Exeter to Yeovil then Salisbury and London Waterloo
Salisbury to Bristol
Westbury to Frome and Yeovil
Yeovil to Weymouth

Cleethorpes:
Traction: 185

Cleethorpes-Doncaster via Scunthorpe
Doncaster-Sheffield via Swinton
Mexborough Jn-Aldwarke Jn via Thrybergh Jn
Aldwarke Jn-Holmes Jn via Rotherham Central
Sheffield-Manchester Picc via Stockport
New Mills South Jn-Ardwick Jn via Romiley
Manchester Picc-Manchester Airport


Glasgow Central:
Traction: 397, 802

Carlisle-Preston via Oxenholme
Edinburgh-Newcastle via Berwick
Preston-Manchester Airport via Bolton
Euxton Jn-Deansgate via Golborne
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Ordsall Lane Jn-Manchester Victoria
Carlisle-Edinburgh via Haymarket
Glasgow Central-Carstairs South Jn via Cambuslang & Motherwell
Law Jn-Shieldmuir via Wishaw
Wishaw-Uddingston via Holytown
Motherwell-Rutherglen East Jn via Whifflet
Glasgow Central-Newton East Jn via Mount Florida
Motherwell-Bellshill


Hull:
Traction: 185

Hull-Leeds via Selby
Leeds-Selby via Methley Jn & Milford Jn
Manchester Picc-Leeds via Marsden & Dewsbury


Liverpool Lime Street:
Traction: 185, 802

Liverpool L St-Manchester Vic via Newton-le-Willows
Edge Hill-Manchester Airport via Warrington Central
Manchester Picc-York via Marsden, Dewsbury and Micklefield
Miles Platting-Heaton Lodge via Hebden Bridge
Salford Central-Water Street Jn (Ordsall Chord)
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate
Philips Park West Jn-Ashburys
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
York-Newcastle via Durham & HLB/KEB
York-Scarborough


Manchester Airport:
Traction: 68/MK5a, 185, 397

Manchester Airport-Carlisle via Chorley, Preston & Oxenholme
Manchester Picc-York via Guide Bridge, Marsden, Dewsbury & Micklefield
Leeds-Hull via Selby
Stalybridge-Liverpool L St via Manchester Vic & Newton-le-Willows
York-Scarborough
Carlisle-Edinburgh via Haymarket
Manchester Picc-Liverpool L St via Warrington Central
Manchester Vic-Deansgate via Ordsall Chord
Deansgate-Salford Crescent
Manchester Vic-Salford Crescent (direct)
Manchester Vic-Mirfield via Hebden Bridge
Huddersfield-Brighouse
Parkside Jn-Euxton Jn via Golborne Jn
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
Huddersfield-Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate
Philips Park West Jn-Ashburys

Manchester Piccadilly:
Traction: 185

Manchester Picc-Manchester Airport
Manchester Picc-York via Guide Bridge, Marsden, Dewsbury & Micklefield
Manchester Picc-Stalybridge via Ordsall Chord & Manchester Vic
Manchester Picc-Sheffield via Stockport & Hazel Grove
Manchester Victoria-Liverpool L St via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester Picc-Liverpool L St via Warrington Central
Leeds-Hull via Selby
Manchester Vic-Mirfield via Hebden Bridge
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
Huddersfield-Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate
Gascoigne Wood Jn-Milford Jn
Huddersfield-Brighouse
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate

Newcastle:
Traction: 185, 802

Newcastle-Manchester Picc via KEB/HLB, Durham, Micklefield, Dewsbury, Marsden & Guide Bridge
Newcastle-Edinburgh via Berwick
Manchester Vic-Manchester Airport via Ordsall Chord
Stalybridge-Liverpool L St via Manchester Vic & Newton-le-Willows
Northallerton-Middlesbrough via Yarm
Darlington-Eaglescliffe via Dinsdale
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate

Preston:
Traction: 397

Preston-Edinburgh via Oxenholme, Carlisle & Haymarket
Carstairs South Jn-Glasgow Central via Motherwell & Cambuslang
Preston-Manchester Airport via Chorley & Manchester Picc
Preston-Liverpool L St via Wigan NW & St Helens Central
Wigan NW-Deansgate via Golborne Jn
Huyton-Lowton Jn via Newton-le-Willows
Ordsall Lane Jn-Manchester Victoria
Newton East Jn-Glasgow Central via Mount Florida


Scarborough:
Traction: 68/MK5a, 185

Scarborough-Manchester Airport via York, Micklefield, Dewsbury, Marsden, Manchester Vic & Ordsall Chord
York-Newcastle via Durham & HLB/KEB
Manchester Vic-Liverpool L St via Newton-le-Willows
Northallerton-Redcar Central via Yarm
Stalybridge-Manchester Picc via Guide Bridge
Darlington-Eaglescliffe via Dinsdale
York-Leeds via Castleford and Methley Jn
Longlands Jn-Northallerton East Jn via Boroughbridge LC
Deansgate-Salford Crescent
Manchester Vic-Salford Crescent (direct)

Sheffield:

Traction: 185
Sheffield-Manchester Picc via Stockport
Sheffield-Doncaster via Meadowhall & Swinton
Doncaster-Cleethorpes via Scunthorpe
Manchester Picc-Manchester Airport
Sheffield-Manchester Picc via Moorthorpe, Wakefield K, Huddersfield & Guide Bridge
New Mills South Jn-Ardwick Jn via Reddish North
Holmes Jn-Aldwarke Jn via Rotherham Central
Aldwarke Jn-Mexborough Jn via Thrybergh Jn
Nunnery Main Line Jn-Rotherham Central via Woodburn Jn

York:
Traction: 68/MK5a (some), 185, 802 (some)

York-Manchester Picc via Micklefield, Dewsbury, Marsden & Guide Bridge
York-Newcastle via Durham & KEB/HLB
York-Redcar Central via Yarm
York-Scarborough
Stalybridge-Manchester Airport via Manchester Vic & Ordsall Chord
Manchester Vic-Liverpool L St via Newton-le-Willows
Darlington-Eaglescliffe via Dinsdale
York-Leeds via Castleford & Methley Jn
Leeds-Huddersfield via Wakefield Kirkgate
Mirfield-Manchester Victoria via Hebden Bridge
Huddersfield-Brighouse
Longlands Jn-Northallerton East Jn via Boroughbridge LC
Deansgate-Salford Crescent
Manchester Vic-Salford Crescent (direct)

Cardiff Central (Mainline):
Traction: 67/MK4 Coaches/MK4 DVT (training will take a while, but is in progress. No longer link-dependant), 143, 150, 153, 158, 170, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Cardiff to Swansea to Carmarthen to Milford Haven
Bridgend to Llanelli via Swansea District line
Cardiff to Bridgend via Barry
Bridgend to Maesteg
Cardiff to Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury to Chester including Crewe triangle
Cardiff to Ebbw Vale Town
Newport to Cheltenham Spa

Cardiff Central (Valleys):
Traction: 143, 150, 153

Cardiff Central to Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central to Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street to Pontypridd then Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr - Cardiff to Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay

Carmarthen:
Traction: 143, 150, 153, 158, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Carmarthen to Milford Haven/Fishguard Harbour/Pembroke Dock
Carmarthen to Swansea to Cardiff
Llanelli to Bridgend via Swansea District line
Llanelli to Llandrindrod Wells

Chester:
Traction: 150, 153, 158,175, 197 (training due to start imminently), 230 (training underway).

Chester to Holyhead/Llandudno
Chester to Manchester Airport via WBQ and Northwich
Chester to Liverpool Lime Street
Chester to Crewe including Shrewsbury triangle
Shrewsbury to Birmingham International (via Stour)
Crewe to Wolverhampton via Stafford
Wrexham Central to Bidston

Crewe:
Traction: 150, 153, 158, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly three-ways (via Wilmslow (Direct), via Styal, via Warrington BQ)
Crewe to Chester including Shrewsbury Triangle
Crewe to Wolverhampton via Stafford
Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Craven Arms to Llanwrtyd
Shrewsbury to Birmingham International (via Stour)

Holyhead:
Traction: 67/MK4 Coaches/MK4 DVT, 150, 153, 158, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Holyhead to Chester
Chester to Crewe
Chester to Manchester Airport (via Warrington BQ only)
Llandudno to Llandudno Junction and Blaneau Ffestiniog

Llandudno:
Traction: 150, 153, 158, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Holyhead to Chester
Chester to Crewe
Chester to Liverpool Lime Street
Chester to Manchester Airport (via WBQ only)
Llandudno to Llandudno Junction then Blaneau Ffestiniog

Machynlleth:
Traction: 158, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Aberystwyth to Machnylleth and Shrewsbury
Dovey Junction to Pwllheli
Shrewsbury to Birmingham International (via Stour only)

Pwllheli:
Traction: 158, 197 (training due to start imminently).

Aberystwyth to Machnylleth and Shrewsbury
Dovey Junction to Pwllheli

Rhymney:
Traction: 143, 150, 153, 769

Cardiff Central to Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central to Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street to Pontypridd then Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr to Cardiff and Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay

Shrewsbury:
Traction: 67/MK4 Coaches/MK4 DVT, 150, 153, 158, 175, 197 (training due to start imminently), 230 (training underway).

Shrewsbury to Chester and Crewe triangle
Shrewsbury to Birmingham International (via Stour and Bescot)
Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Craven Arms to Llanwrtyd
Wrexham Central to Bidston

Treherbert:
Traction: 143, 150, 153

Cardiff Central to Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central to Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street to Pontypridd then Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr to Cardiff and Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay

Birmingham New Street:
Traction: 170 (higher links only), 323, 350

Birmingham New Street to - Northampton (might be Coventry)
Birmingham New Street to- Wolverhampton
Birmingham New Street to Rugeley TV
Redditch/Bromsgrove to Lichfield
Birmingham New Street to Liverpool (after a while)
Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury (after a while)

Bletchley:
Traction:
230, 319, 350

London Euston - Birmingham New Street (both via and avoiding Northampton)
Bletchley - Bedford

Crewe:
Traction: 350

Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Crewe to Birmingham New Street (via Stour and Bescot)
Crewe to Stafford via Stoke on Trent
Stafford to Rugby via Trent Valley
Rugby to London Euston via Weedon and Northampton
(Guards used to sign Birmingham to Rugby strictly for diversions only, not sure if that's still the case).

Shrewsbury:
Traction: 170. 196 training due this year

Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton.
Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street: Stours, BescotSoho, BescotAston but not SohoAston.(Don't sign Perry Barr South to PBWest or Soho North to Soho E).
Birmingham New Street to Walsall via Aston and Soho East

Wolverhampton
Traction: 170, 323, 350

Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street
Wolverhampton to Stafford
Stafford to Liverpool Lime Street
Birmingham New Street to Bromsgrove
Birmingham New Street to Lichfield Trent Valley
Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley
Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International


Worcester:
Traction: 170, 172, 196 (soon)

Worcester to Kidderminster to Birmingham Moor Street to Dorridge
Tyseley to Stratford-On-Avon
Birmingham New Street to University/Camp Hill/Bromsgrove to Worcester and Hereford
Smethwick to Birmingham New Street
Tyseley Depot
 
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EMR -

Regional

Boston
153/156/158/170 (TBA)
Nottingham - Skegness
Nottingham - Lincoln
Lincoln - Sleaford

Derby
153/156/158/170/222 (limited numbers of guards sign)
Derby - Crewe
Nottingham - Matlock
Nottingham - Worksop (via Hucknall or Langley Mill)
Nottingham - Leicester
Nottingham - Liverpool Lime St (via Radford/Toton Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows

Lincoln
153/156/158/170 (TBA)
Leicester to Lincoln via Nottingham
Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln
Lincoln to Cleethorpes via Market Rasen
Nottingham to Worksop
Nottingham to Skegness (may lapse)

Norwich
156/158 (153 largely lapsed, 170 TBA)
Norwich to Nottingham via Melton Mowbray/Grantham
Nottingham to Leicester
Nottingham to Worksop

Nottingham
153/156/158/170/Limited HST
Leicester to Lincoln
Nottingham to Matlock
Derby to Crewe
Nottingham to Worksop via Hucknall/Langley Mill
Norwich - Liverpool Lime St (via Grantham/Melton Mowbray, Radford/Toton, Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows
Lincoln to Peterborough via Sleaford
Nottingham to Skegness

Diversions are variable. 153 traction knowledge is lapsing, 170 training hasn't universally began yet.
 

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Norwich

Norwich - Sheringham
Norwich - Cambridge
Norwich - Great Yarmouth via Acle/Reedham
Norwich - Lowestoft
Lowestoft - Ipswich via Saxmundham
Ipswich - Felixstowe
Norwich - Liverpool Street GEML

Ipswich

Ipswich - Felixstowe
Ipswich - Cambridge
Ipswich - Peterborough(Via Soham, not 100% if via Waterbeach to Ely)
Ipswich - Lowestoft Via Saxmundham
Lowestoft - Norwich
Manningtree - Harwich Town
Ipswich - Norwich GEML
Ipswich - Liverpool Street GEML

Colchester

Manningtree - Harwich Town
Marks Tey - Sudbury
Colchester - Clacton/Walton on the Naze
Manningtree - Liverpool Street GEML
Witham - Braintree

Not sure if they sign all the way to Ipswich and Drivers only go to Peterborough

Clacton

Colchester - Clacton/Walton on the Naze
Marks Tey - Sudbury
Witham - Braintree
Colchester - Liverpool Street GEML

Wickford

Wickford - Southminster

Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street - Ipswich - Norwich GEML
 

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Inspired by @craigybagel's excellent thread on the driver depots, routes, and traction cards, I thought I would create one for guards too. This thread will eventually cover all train operating companies, and will detail the routes you may sign (work) for each depot.

As with the driver thread, I'll be heavily reliant on contributions from other forum members, and will update the thread as soon as I see submissions. Whilst I'll try to keep the list as up to date as I can, the information may not immediately disseminate from the comments into this thread.

If you're reading this as an applicant, good luck :)

Train Operating Companies A - G:

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Boston:
Traction: 153, 156, 158, 170(Soon)

Nottingham - Skegness
Nottingham - Lincoln
Lincoln - Sleaford

Derby (Regional):
Traction: 153, 156, 158, 170, 222(limited numbers of guards sign)

Derby - Crewe
Nottingham - Matlock
Nottingham - Worksop (via Hucknall or Langley Mill)
Nottingham - Leicester
Nottingham - Liverpool Lime St (via Radford/Toton Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows

Lincoln:
Traction: 153, 156, 158, 170(Soon)

Leicester to Lincoln via Nottingham
Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln
Lincoln to Cleethorpes via Market Rasen
Nottingham to Worksop
Nottingham to Skegness (may lapse)

Norwich:
Traction: 156, 158 (153 largely lapsed, 170 Soon)

Norwich to Nottingham via Melton Mowbray/Grantham
Nottingham to Leicester
Nottingham to Worksop

Nottingham (Regional):
Traction: 153, 156, 158, 170, HST (Limited)

Leicester to Lincoln
Nottingham to Matlock
Derby to Crewe
Nottingham to Worksop via Hucknall/Langley Mill
Norwich - Liverpool Lime St (via Grantham/Melton Mowbray, Radford/Toton, Alfreton/Derby, Dore/Beighton, Stockport/Romiley, Warrington C/Newton le Willows
Lincoln to Peterborough via Sleaford
Nottingham to Skegness

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Train Operating Companies H - Z:

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Middlesbrough:
Traction: 156, 158

Bishop Auckland - Saltburn
Middlesbrough - Whitby
Middlesbrough - Newcastle via Durham Coast
Middlesbrough - Newcastle via ECML

Newcastle:
Traction: 156, 158

Bishop Auckland - Saltburn
Middlesbrough - Newcastle via Durham Coast
Middlesbrough - Newcastle via ECML
Newcastle - Carlisle
Newcastle - Chathill

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Cleethorpes:
Traction: 153, 185

Cleethorpes-Doncaster via Scunthorpe
Doncaster-Sheffield via Swinton
Mexborough Jn-Aldwarke Jn via Thrybergh Jn
Aldwarke Jn-Holmes Jn via Rotherham Central
Cleethorpes-Barton-on-Humber
Sheffield-Manchester Picc via Stockport
New Mills South Jn-Ardwick Jn via Romiley
Manchester Picc-Manchester Airport


Glasgow Central:
Traction: 397, 802

Carlisle-Preston via Oxenholme
Edinburgh-Newcastle via Berwick
Preston-Manchester Airport via Bolton
Euxton Jn-Deansgate via Golborne
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Ordsall Lane Jn-Manchester Victoria
Carlisle-Edinburgh via Haymarket
Glasgow Central-Carstairs South Jn via Cambuslang & Motherwell
Law Jn-Shieldmuir via Wishaw
Wishaw-Uddingston via Holytown
Motherwell-Rutherglen East Jn via Whifflet
Glasgow Central-Newton East Jn via Mount Florida
Motherwell-Bellshill


Hull:
Traction: 185

Hull-Leeds via Selby
Leeds-Selby via Methley Jn & Milford Jn
Manchester Picc-Leeds via Marsden & Dewsbury


Liverpool Lime Street:
Traction: 185, 802

Liverpool L St-Manchester Vic via Newton-le-Willows
Edge Hill-Manchester Airport via Warrington Central
Manchester Picc-York via Marsden, Dewsbury and Micklefield
Miles Platting-Heaton Lodge via Hebden Bridge
Salford Central-Water Street Jn (Ordsall Chord)
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate
Philips Park West Jn-Ashburys
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
York-Newcastle via Durham & HLB/KEB
York-Scarborough


Manchester Airport:
Traction: 68/MK5a, 185, 397

Manchester Airport-Carlisle via Chorley, Preston & Oxenholme
Manchester Picc-York via Guide Bridge, Marsden, Dewsbury & Micklefield
Leeds-Hull via Selby
Stalybridge-Liverpool L St via Manchester Vic & Newton-le-Willows
York-Scarborough
Carlisle-Edinburgh via Haymarket
Manchester Picc-Liverpool L St via Warrington Central
Manchester Vic-Deansgate via Ordsall Chord
Deansgate-Salford Crescent
Manchester Vic-Salford Crescent (direct)
Manchester Vic-Mirfield via Hebden Bridge
Huddersfield-Brighouse
Parkside Jn-Euxton Jn via Golborne Jn
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
Huddersfield-Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate
Philips Park West Jn-Ashburys

Manchester Piccadilly:
Traction: 185

Manchester Picc-Manchester Airport
Manchester Picc-York via Guide Bridge, Marsden, Dewsbury & Micklefield
Manchester Picc-Stalybridge via Ordsall Chord & Manchester Vic
Manchester Picc-Sheffield via Stockport & Hazel Grove
Manchester Victoria-Liverpool L St via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester Picc-Liverpool L St via Warrington Central
Leeds-Hull via Selby
Manchester Vic-Mirfield via Hebden Bridge
Leeds-York via Methley Jn & Castleford
Huddersfield-Leeds via Wakefield Kirkgate
Gascoigne Wood Jn-Milford Jn
Huddersfield-Brighouse
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate

Newcastle:
Traction: 185, 802

Newcastle-Manchester Picc via KEB/HLB, Durham, Micklefield, Dewsbury, Marsden & Guide Bridge
Newcastle-Edinburgh via Berwick
Manchester Vic-Manchester Airport via Ordsall Chord
Stalybridge-Liverpool L St via Manchester Vic & Newton-le-Willows
Northallerton-Middlesbrough via Yarm
Darlington-Eaglescliffe via Dinsdale
Salford Crescent-Manchester Victoria (direct)
Salford Crescent-Deansgate

Preston:
Traction: 397

Preston-Edinburgh via Oxenholme, Carlisle & Haymarket
Carstairs South Jn-Glasgow Central via Motherwell & Cambuslang
Preston-Manchester Airport via Chorley & Manchester Picc
Preston-Liverpool L St via Wigan NW & St Helens Central
Wigan NW-Deansgate via Golborne Jn
Huyton-Lowton Jn via Newton-le-Willows
Ordsall Lane Jn-Manchester Victoria
Newton East Jn-Glasgow Central via Mount Florida


Scarborough:
Traction: 68/MK5a, 185

Scarborough-Manchester Airport via York, Micklefield, Dewsbury, Marsden, Manchester Vic & Ordsall Chord
York-Newcastle via Durham & HLB/KEB
Manchester Vic-Liverpool L St via Newton-le-Willows
Northallerton-Redcar Central via Yarm
Stalybridge-Manchester Picc via Guide Bridge
Darlington-Eaglescliffe via Dinsdale
York-Leeds via Castleford and Methley Jn
Longlands Jn-Northallerton East Jn via Boroughbridge LC
Deansgate-Salford Crescent
Manchester Vic-Salford Crescent (direct)


Thanks very much, I'd been meaning to do this for a while but I just didn't have the time! Hopefully the mods can put this as a sticky at the top like the driver thread?

I have quite a few guards depots I can supply info for, hopefully I'll be at the computer later today to get that done.
 

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Thanks very much, I'd been meaning to do this for a while but I just didn't have the time! Hopefully the mods can put this as a sticky at the top like the driver thread?

I have quite a few guards depots I can supply info for, hopefully I'll be at the computer later today to get that done.

I've got time-a-plenty with uni being at home so thought I'd give it a go.

I look forward to your replies later :)

EDIT: Also mods, would you be able to split the main post into two akin to the driver depot thread please?

As a footnote, I won't thank each contributor personally as it'll a lead to a long thread of thank-yous from me, but please note every contribution is very much appreciated :)
 
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Edinburgh Waverley
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley
Glasgow - Preston direct, plus various diversions around Glasgow

Glasgow Central
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
Glasgow - Preston direct, plus various diversions around Glasgow
Glasgow - Carlisle via Glasgow South Western Line
Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley

Holyhead
Traction:
221. (They used to sign 390s even for years after the end of the Holyhead drags, not sure if thats still the case)
Routes:
Holyhead - Crewe - London Euston, including via various diversions

Liverpool Lime Street
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
Liverpool Lime Street - London Euston via Trent Valley or West Midlands, and various other diversions
Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General

London Euston
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
London - Preston via both Trent Valley and West Midlands, and numerous diversions
Manchester - Crewe/Colwich Junction
Crewe - Chester
Crewe - Liverpool

Manchester Piccadilly
Traction:
390
Routes:
Manchester - London Euston via Crewe or Stoke, Trent Valley or West Midlands, and various other diversions

Preston
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
Preston - Glasgow/Edinburgh Waverley plus various diversions around Glasgow
Preston - London Euston via Trent Valley or West Midlands plus various diversions
Preston - Blackpool North
Wigan - Manchester - Crewe
Chester - Crewe

Wolverhampton
Traction:
221,390
Routes:
London - Preston via both Trent Valley and West Midlands, and numerous diversions
Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury



TFW

Cardiff Central (Mainline)
Traction:
143,150,153,158,170,175. One link also sign MKIII and due to transition to MKIV shortly
Routes:
Cardiff - Swansea - Carmarthen - Milford Haven
Bridgend - Llanelli via Swansea District line
Cardiff - Bridgend via Barry
Bridgend - Maesteg
Cardiff - Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury - Chester - Crewe triangle
Cardiff - Ebbw Vale Town
Newport - Cheltenham Spa

Cardiff Central (Valleys)
Traction:
143,150,153
Routes:
Cardiff Central - Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central - Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street - Pontypridd - Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr - Cardiff - Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bay

Carmarthen
Traction:
143,150,153,158,175
Routes:
Carmarthen - Milford Haven/Fishguard Harbour/Pembroke Dock
Carmarthen - Swansea - Cardiff
Llanelli - Bridgend via Swansea District line
Llanelli - Llandrindrod Wells

Chester
Traction:
150,153,158,175. 230 training due to start imminently
Routes:
Chester - Holyhead/Llandudno
Chester - Manchester Airport via WBQ and Northwich
Chester - Liverpool Lime Street
Chester - Crewe - Shrewsbury Triangle
Shrewsbury - Birmingham International (via Stour and Bescot)
Crewe - Wolverhampton via Stafford
Wrexham Central - Bidston

Crewe
Traction:
150,153,158,175
Routes:
Crewe - Manchester Piccadilly 4 ways (Direct, via Styal, via WBQ, via Stoke)
Crewe - Chester - Shrewsbury Triangle
Crewe - Wolverhampton via Stafford
Shrewsbury - Cardiff Central
Craven Arms - Llanwrtyd
Shrewsbury - Birmingham International (via Stour and Bescot)

Holyhead
Traction:
150,153,158,175, Transition from MKIII to MKIV due to start imminently
Routes:
Holyhead - Chester
Chester - Crewe
Chester - Manchester Airport (via WBQ only)
Llandudno - Llandudno Junction - Blaneau Ffestiniog

Llandudno
Traction:
150,153,158,175, Transition from MKIII to MKIV due to start imminently
Routes:
Holyhead - Chester
Chester - Crewe
Chester - Liverpool Lime Street
Chester - Manchester Airport (via WBQ only)
Llandudno - Llandudno Junction - Blaneau Ffestiniog

Machynlleth
Traction:
158
Routes:
Aberystwyth - Machnylleth - Shrewsbury
Dovey Junction - Pwllheli
Shrewsbury - Birmingham International (via Stour only)

Pwllheli
Traction:
158
Routes:
Aberystwyth - Machnylleth - Shrewsbury
Dovey Junction - Pwllheli

Rhymney
Traction:
143,150,153,769
Routes:
Cardiff Central - Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central - Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street - Pontypridd - Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr - Cardiff - Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bay

Shrewsbury
Traction:
150,153,158,175, Transition from MKIII to MKIV due to start imminently. 230 training also due to start imminently
Routes:
Shrewsbury - Chester - Crewe triangle
Shrewsbury - Birmingham International (via Stour and Bescot)
Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth
Shrewsbury - Cardiff Central
Craven Arms - Llanwrtyd
Wrexham Central - Bidston

Treherbert
Traction:
143,150,153
Routes:
Cardiff Central - Barry Island/Penarth
Cardiff Central - Rhymney
Cardiff Queen Street - Pontypridd - Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil
Radyr - Cardiff - Coryton City Line
Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bay



West Midlands Railway/LNWR

Crewe
Traction:
350
Routes:
Crewe - Liverpool Lime Street
Crewe - Birmingham New Street (via Stour and Bescot)
Crewe - Stafford via Stoke on Trent
Stafford - Rugby via Trent Valley
Rugby - London Euston via Weedon and Northampton
Guards used to sign Birmingham - Rugby strictly for diversions only, not sure if that's still the case.


Shrewsbury
Traction:
170, 196 training due this year
Routes:
Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street, via Stour and Bescot
 

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Basingstoke
Traction:
158/9 (Link dependant), 444,450
Routes:
Waterloo - Southampton Central via Surbiton and Feltham (including Hounslow loop and Weybridge bay)
Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour
Pirbright Junction - Alton
Fareham - Southampton
Wimbledon-Wandsworth Town via East Putney
Reading - Salisbury (link dependant)

Farnham
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Basingstoke
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Haslemere (via Worplesdon)
Waterloo to Reading (via Hounslow & Richmond)
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford
Whitton Curve

Guildford;
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Dorking
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Guildford (via Epsom)
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour (via Worplesdon)
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford

Ryde St John’s Road
Traction:
Currently suspended - will be transitioning from 483 to 484
Routes:
Ryde - Shanklin

Salisbury
Traction:
158/159
Routes:
Waterloo - Exeter St Davids via Andover and Southampton Central
Romsey - Eastleigh via Chandler’s Ford
Salisbury - Bristol TM
Westbury - Yeovil Junction via Castle Cary

Strawberry Hill
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo-Woking
Waterloo-Hampton Court
Waterloo-Chessington South
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo-Reading via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop
Staines-Windsor
Virginia Water-Weybridge
East Putney (Wandsworth Town-Wimbledon)
Strawberry Hill Depot

Staines
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo-Woking
Waterloo-Hampton Court
Kingston Loop
Hounslow Loop
Waterloo-Reading via Richmond and Hounslow
Staines-Windsor
Virginia Water-Weybridge

Waterloo
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707 (701 in future) 158/9 (Commercial Guards Only, Link Dependant)
Waterloo-Guildford via Woking
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Guildford via Epsom
Waterloo-Hampton Court
Waterloo-Dorking
Waterloo-Chessington South
Waterloo-Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo-Windsor via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop.
Staines-Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw
Virginia Water-Reading
Woking-Poole (Commercial Guards Only)
Woking-Alton (Commercial Guards Only)
Guildford-Portsmouth Harbour (Commercial Guards Only)
Basingstoke-Salisbury (Commercial Guards Only, Link Dependant)
Clapham Yard (Non-Commercial Guards Only)
Wimbledon Park Depot (Non-Commercial Guards Only)

Wimbledon
Traction:
444/450/455/456/458/707 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo-Guildford via Woking
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Guildford via Epsom
Waterloo-Hampton Court
Waterloo-Dorking
Waterloo-Chessington South
Waterloo-Shepperton via Richmond and Wimbledon, and the Kingston Loop
Waterloo-Windsor/Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw via Richmond and Hounslow, and the Hounslow Loop
Wimbledon Park Depot
Clapham Yard

Woking
Traction:
444, 450, 455, 456, 458, 707 (701 in future)
Routes:
Waterloo to Alton
Waterloo to Ascot (via Hounslow & Richmond)
Waterloo to Basingstoke
Waterloo to Chessington South
Waterloo to Hampton Court
Waterloo to Guildford (via Cobham)
Waterloo to Guildford (via Epsom)
Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour (via Haslemere)
Weybridge/Byfleet & New Haw - Chertsey - Virginia Water
Aldershot to Ascot
Aldershot to Guildford
Addlestone to New Haw ("Byfleet Curve")
Hounslow to Whitton ("Whitton Curve")

Yeovil Junction
Traction: 158/159
Routes:
Exeter - Yeovil - Salisbury - London Waterloo
Salisbury - Bristol
Westbury - Frome - Yeovil
Yeovil - Weymouth
 

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WMR Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury- Wolverhampton

Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton: Stours, BescotSoho, BescotAston but not AstonSoho (Don't sign Perry Barr South to PBWest or Soho North to Soho E).

Birmingham New Street- Walsall: Aston and SohoE
 
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GWR:
Redhill conductors - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke
Reading conductors - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke, Maidenhead to Marlow
Reading train managers - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke, Paddington to Hereford, Reading to Bedwyn, Reading to Bristol Temple Meads. I'm fairly certain there's more but that's what I know for sure
 

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I'll attempt a definitive GWR list when I'm on my laptop and not my phone!
 

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GWR:
Redhill conductors - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke
Reading conductors - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke, Maidenhead to Marlow
Reading train managers - Gatwick Airport to Reading, Reading to Basingstoke, Paddington to Hereford, Reading to Bedwyn, Reading to Bristol Temple Meads. I'm fairly certain there's more but that's what I know for sure

Thanks for that! Quick q please: presumably conductors are for the local/stopping services, and the TMs are for the high speed services?
 

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I think in terms of Eurostar, the TM's on the Amsterdam service may not go further than Brussels. Unsure on that.
 

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Didn't know WMT Crewe guards made it down as far south as Euston. Milton Keynes used to be the furthest point.

I heard that some RMT branches at the other depots which sign between Rugby and New Street were unhappy when Crewe added it to their route cards, so I believe they no longer have any work around this way, or sign it as a diversionary.
 

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Didn't know WMT Crewe guards made it down as far south as Euston. Milton Keynes used to be the furthest point.

I heard that some RMT branches at the other depots which sign between Rugby and New Street were unhappy when Crewe added it to their route cards, so I believe they no longer have any work around this way, or sign it as a diversionary.
They gained Euston a couple of years ago. Still only as far as Northampton for the drivers for now though.

My understanding is it was only one depot that objected (and anyone who works in the area will probably be able to guess which one!), but that's why I added the "strictly for diversions only" part. That said, that was an improvement over the driver situation; I was told they didn't sign that route at all, again because of complaints from the Union at that same depot.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that. I think we can all make an educated guess at the depot involved.
 

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Southeastern
Hastings:
375, 377, 465, 466.
Hastings-Ore
Hastings-Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Orpington.
Tonbridge-Redhill via Godstone (working Southern services)
Cannon Street

Diversionary Route knowledge:
Sevenoaks-Chislehurst via Otford and Swanley
Orpington-London Bridge via Bromley South, Beckenham Junction and Catford Bridge.
Redhill-London Bridge via Coulsdon South, East Croydon and Forest Hill including into the Low Level.

Tonbridge:
375, 377, 465, 466
Hastings Line
Tonbridge-Charing Cross via Sevenoaks and Orpington
Cannon Street
Ramsgate via Staplehurst, Ashford International and Dover Priory
Ashford-Canterbury West (not sure if they sign the bit via Sturry anymore)
Ashford International-London Victoria via Maidstone East, Swanley, Bromley South and Herne Hill
Tonbridge-Redhill via Godstone (for working Southern services)
Tonbridge-Maidstone West-Strood

Diversionary Routes:
Sevenoaks-Otford and the Spurs off the Chatham Lines around Chislehurst
Beckenham Junction-London Bridge via Catford Bridge
Redhill-London Bridge via Coulsdon South, East Croydon and Forest Hill (including the Low Level Platforms)
 

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They gained Euston a couple of years ago. Still only as far as Northampton for the drivers for now though.

My understanding is it was only one depot that objected (and anyone who works in the area will probably be able to guess which one!), but that's why I added the "strictly for diversions only" part. That said, that was an improvement over the driver situation; I was told they didn't sign that route at all, again because of complaints from the Union at that same depot.

Crewe drivers don't have any work to Northampton. Some have retained it on their cards but new drivers at the depot don't learn Rugby - Northampton
 

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Manchester Victoria
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158, 195, 319, 331, 769
Manchester-Wigan via Atherton
Manchester-Wigan via Bolton
Wigan Wallgate-Kirkby
Wigan Wallgate-Southport
Liverpool Lime St-Blackpool North via St Helens Central
Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester-Chester via Warrington BQ
Manchester-Clitheroe via Darwen
Manchester-Blackburn via Todmorden
Manchester-Leeds via Brighouse
Manchester-Leeds via Bradford Interchange
Manchester-Blackpool North via Chorley
Salford Crescent-Manchester Airport
Manchester-Hazel Grove
Manchester Victoria-Stalybridge
Ordsall Chord
Newton Heath TMD
Stockport-Stalybridge via Guide Bridge (link dependant)

Manchester Piccadilly
Traction: 150/1, 150/2, 156, 195, 319, 323, 331, 769
Manchester-Sheffield via Marple or Stockport
Manchester-Rose Hill Marple
Manchester-Glossop/Hadfield
Manchester-Crewe via Stockport
Manchester-Crewe via Styal/Manchester Airport
Manchester-Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester-Buxton (link dependant)
Manchester-Liverpool Lime St via Warrington Central
Manchester-Chester via Altrincham

Wigan Wallgate
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158, 195, 319, 331, 769
Manchester-Wigan via Atherton
Manchester-Wigan via Bolton
Wigan Wallgate-Kirkby
Wigan Wallgate-Southport
Liverpool Lime St-Blackpool North via St Helens Central/Newton-le-Willows
Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester via Newton-le-Willows
Manchester-Blackburn via Todmorden
Manchester-Blackpool North via Chorley/Parkside Junction
Salford Crescent-Manchester Airport
Manchester-Stockport
Preston-Morecambe
Manchester Victoria-Stalybridge
Lancaster-Barrow (link dependant)

Blackburn
Traction: 150/0, 150/1, 150/2, 153, 156, 158
Manchester-Wigan via Atherton
Manchester-Wigan via Bolton
Manchester-Clitheroe via Darwen
Wigan Wallgate-Southport (may have lapsed)
Manchester-Blackburn via Todmorden
Preston-Blackpool South
Preston-Ormskirk
Preston-Colne
 
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Worcester
Traction: 170, 172/0, 172/2, 172/3, future 196
Routes: Hereford-Birmingham New Street, Worcester-Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford via Whitlocks End and Dorridge including trains terminating at both. Diversions via Camp Hill and Smethwick Junction/Galton junction.
 

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Transpennine Express not including diversions which most guards sign that are relevant to their routes)

These are to the best of my knowledge - there may be some omissions or errors and I'm happy to be corrected.

Manchester Airport:

Traction : 185, 397 and 68/Mk5

Routes:

Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverly via Bolton and Golborne and up the WCML
Manchester Piccadilly - Scarborough
Micklefield - Hull
Manchester Piccadilly - Stalybridge via Guide Bridge and via Orsdall Chord/Manchester Victoria/Ashton
Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime St via Newton Le Willows

Manchester Piccadilly:

Traction: 185

Routes:

Manchester Piccadilly - York via Guide Bridge and also via Victoria/Ashton
Micklefield - Hull
Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Airport
Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield
Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime St via Newton Le Willows (although they currently do not have any booked work to Liverpool)

Liverpool Lime Street:

Traction: 185, 802

Routes:

Liverpool Lime St - Manchester both ways (Chat Moss and Cheshire Lines)
Manchester Victoria - Newcastle Central via Leeds and York
Manchester Victoria - Manchester Airport via Orsdall Chord
Manchester Piccadilly - Stalybridge via Guide Bridge

Some Lime St guards still retain York - Scarborough on their cards but have no booked work. During the current reduced timetable, Liverpool guards have no booked work between York - Newcastle Central.

Newcastle Central:

Traction: 185, 802

Routes:

Newcastle Central - Huddersfield
Newcastle Central - Edinburgh Waverly

York:

Traction:

185, 802, 68/Mk5 (only a minority currently sign these at present)

Routes

York - Liverpool Lime St
York - Newcastle Central
Northallerton - Redcar Central
York - Scarborough
Manchester Victoria - Manchester Airport via the Orsdall Chord
Manchester Piccadilly - Stalybridge via Guide Bridge

Preston:

Traction: 397

Routes:

Preston - Manchester Airport via Bolton and Wigan NW

Preston - Liverpool Lime St via St Helens Central and Newton Le Willows

Preston - Glasgow Central

Preston - Edinburgh Waverly


Im not sure on the remaining TPE depots routes. Others on here may able to help.
 

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Southern
Selhurst:
171, 377, 455
London Bridge-Uckfield via Forest Hill, East Croydon and Oxted
Epsom-Guildford via Bookham and Effingham Junction
Clapham Junction-Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia and the WCML.

Diversionary Routes:
Norwood Junction-London Bridge via Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye
East Croydon-London Victoria via Norbury
Streatham Common-Imperial Wharf via Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton and Factory Junction.
Oxted-East Grinstead.

Eastbourne:
171 and 313
Eastbourne-Hastings-Rye-Ashford
Eastbourne-Lewes-Brighton
Seaford Branch

Brighton:
313 only.
Brighton-Seaford
Brighton-Portsmouth Harbour
Littlehampton and Bognor Regis branches.

Barnham:
313 only.
Brighton-Portsmouth Harbour
Littlehampton and Bognor Regis branches.

All other 377 and 387 work on what you’d classify as “MainLine” outside the Metro area is worked by an Onboard Supervisor (OBS).
And for the sake of completeness OBS depots are:
London Victoria (Southern and Gatwick Express)
East Croydon
Gatwick Airport (Gatwick Express services)
Three Bridges
Horsham
Brighton
Barnham
Eastbourne
 
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Also Man Vic to Staylybridge for Wigan guards, as of May 2018. This is when Lime Street lost it and Huddersfield from their route cards.
 

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Southeastern:
Ashford:
375 and 377.
Ashford-London Charing Cross via Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Orpington
Ashford-London Victoria via Maidstone East, Swanley, Bromley South then either Herne Hill or Catford
Ashford-Ramsgate via Canterbury West AND via Dover Priory.
Cannon Street
London Blackfriars

Diversionary Routes:
Sevenoaks-Otford
Spurs around the Chislehurst area

Gillingham:
375, 377, 465, 466.
London Victoria-Ramsgate via Herne Hill (or Catford), Bromley South, Swanley, Meopham, Chatham, Faversham, Whitstable and Margate
Faversham-Dover Priory via Canterbury East
Sittingbourne-Sheerness-On-Sea (including the west curve of the Triangle)
Strood-Tonbridge via Maidstone West and Paddock Wood.
London Cannon Street via the Spurs off of the Chatham Lines near Chislehurst.

Diversionary Routes:
Rochester-London Victoria via Gravesend, Dartford, Woolwich Arsenal, Lewisham and Denmark Hill.
 
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I think in terms of Eurostar, the TM's on the Amsterdam service may not go further than Brussels. Unsure on that.
That is correct, London TMs sign Paris, Marne-la-Vallée and Brussels.
Amsterdam TMs sign Amsterdam - Paris plus diversions (employed by NS, they work Thalys and Eurostar services).
Not sure about Brussels/Lille/Paris.
 

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Thanks for that! Quick q please: presumably conductors are for the local/stopping services, and the TMs are for the high speed services?
Generally, yes. There's a lot of opportunity for conductors to learn train manager routes/traction though, so the line is a bit blurred. Plus I think other depots also have TMs sign what would normally be considered conductor work. A long way of saying yes, that is how it tends to go

Edited to add traction:
Reading + Redhill conductors: 165 & 166
Reading train managers: 165, 166, 800, 802
769s will be in there somewhere eventually, but this isn't the place for further discussion on the topic
 

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Traction: 185

Routes:

Manchester Piccadilly - York via Guide Bridge and also via Victoria/Ashton
Micklefield - Hull
Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Airport
Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield
Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime St via Newton Le Willows (although they currently do not have any booked work to Liverpool)

Liverpool Lime Street:

Traction: 185, 802

Routes:

Liverpool Lime St - Manchester both ways (Chat Moss and Cheshire Lines)
Manchester Victoria - Newcastle Central via Leeds and York
Manchester Victoria - Manchester Airport via Orsdall Chord
Manchester Piccadilly - Stalybridge via Guide Bridge

Some Lime St guards still retain York - Scarborough on their cards but have no booked work. During the current reduced timetable, Liverpool guards have no booked work between York - Newcastle Central.

Newcastle Central:

Traction: 185, 802

Routes:

Newcastle Central - Huddersfield
Newcastle Central - Edinburgh Waverly

York:

Traction:

185, 802, 68/Mk5 (only a minority currently sign these at present)

Routes

York - Liverpool Lime St
York - Newcastle Central
Northallerton - Redcar Central
York - Scarborough
Manchester Victoria - Ma


Im not sure on the remaining TPE depots routes. Others on here may able to help.

Hull:

Hull - Manchester Piccadilly. Used to sign Gas Wood - Ravensthorpe Diversion

Scarborough:

Scarborough - York - Man Vic/Picc
York - Redcar Central

Cleethorpes:

Cleethorpes - Barton(soon to go to Lincoln EMR)
Cleethorpes - Sheffield inc Swinton Avoider and Rotherham Central
Sheffield - Man Airport via Romiley and Hazel Grove

Sheffield:

Cleethorpes - Sheffield - Man Airport - Don't sign Swinton Avoider but sign via Woodburn Junction
Sheffield - Huddersfield
Huddersfield - Man Picc
 

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Northern Leeds conductors are split into a few links so not all will sign every route.

Traction:

Diesels: 150/1, 150/2, 153, 155, 156, 158, 170, 195
Electrics: 331, 333

Routes:

All Conductors should sign the following routes. All new starters will learn these routes to allow them to go into the Supernumerary Link and then Link 4S.

Leeds to York via Micklefield
Micklefield to Selby (allows Leeds conductors to work Halifax - Hull services as far as SBY)
Leeds to Skipton
Leeds to Ilkley
Guiseley to Bradford Forster Square (completes Leeds to Bradford FS and Bradford FS to Ilkley and Skipton)
Leeds to Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange
Leeds to Manchester Victoria via Dewsbury
Huddersfield to Leeds/Bradford Interchange/Castleford
Leeds to Sheffield via Castleford
Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe

Diversionary Routes:

Aldwarke Junction to Holmes Junction (avoiding Rotherham Central for LDS - SHF via MTH services)
Greetland Junction to Dryclough Junction
Bradley Junction to Bradley Wood Junction


Once Conductors move into the higher links new routes are added. Some are dependant on whether you are on the "a" side or "b" side.

Link 3
Leeds to Doncaster
Leeds to Knottingley
Leeds to York via Knaresborough

Link 2
York to Blackpool North via Preston
Leeds to Goole
Sheffield to Huddersfield

Link 1
Leeds to Carlisle (Settle & Carlisle Line)
Leeds to Nottingham via Sheffield

Unsure of diversionary routes for the higher links. Might have missed something will double-check next time I'm on duty.
 

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