ECML and Walker Riverside route

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  1. bluenoxid

    bluenoxid Established Member

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    How did the Walker Riverside route passenger services interact with ECML traffic at Riverside junction. I understand the lines were four tracks from Manors with slows on the outside of the fast lines. Did it become a mixed traffic line (with passenger trains mixing across all lines) or was all traffic heading towards the coast forced to cross all the lines to reach the branch?
     
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    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    It was paired by use between Newcastle and Heaton Jn, the riverside loop connected to the up and down Tynemouth pair which were on the south side of the formation. Down ECML traffic took a slow route through the significantly curved northernmost of the four platforms through Heaton, the Up Main and Down Tynemouth had the straight run through the middle of the station.

    IIRC the sorting out of main line and local traffic was done at the east end throat of Central Stn, services using the bay platforms had to cross over to the Tynemouth pair just past the diamonds...
     
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