Doncaster avoiding line

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  1. Scott M

    Scott M Member

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    Out of curiosity is this line ever used, and if so what type of traffic uses it - freight only?

    Additionally is there any way of tracking whether a train uses lines like this on realtimetrains? So far the only way I have found would be to click on every train that goes through Hexthorpe junction, and see which ones also go through Bentley junction without passing through Doncaster - but this is somewhat tedious.
     
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  3. Bertie the bus

    Bertie the bus Established Member

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    There are three Doncaster avoiding lines. Which are you referring to?
     
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    Can be done by excursions or rail tours which avoid the station
     
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    Off the top of my head there's the already mentioned Scunthorpe to Eastleigh rails and steal trains between Masborough and Hull or Goole
     
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    Indeed. The only reason I paid £70 for a railtour a few years ago was for this one section of required track.
     
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    This line is freight only but has been used in br days for weekend diverted traffic
     
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    Any service that goes direct from Conisbrough to Kirk Sandall i.e. not going through Doncaster, uses this line.
     
  12. Scott M

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    Thank you for the replies all. :) Figured it would likely be freight and ECS only, hadn’t considered charters though.
     
  13. at60

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    I live about a mile from this line, & though I haven’t checked RTT recently, there used to be around an average of 7 or 8 freights daily.
    I also, like you, found the best way to search was by searching Hexthorpe jcn, then checking back or forward from there to work out the route. I personally have never seen a passenger service on the avoiding line, despite working in the area & also cycling alongside it regularly.
     

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