National Routeing Guide update

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  1. kieron

    kieron Established Member

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    A new easement was published yesterday. ATOC (or, rather, the Rail Delivery Group) have not published a summary of the update yet, though.
    New dataset RJRG0449 published 13 September 2017

    Easement added:

    700742 (Local) To facilitate journeys to Pilning station on Saturdays from Bristol Temple Meads, this local easement will allow the journey to be valid via Severn Tunnel Junction
    As before, Pilning is usually only served by eastbound trains (although this isn't replicated when engineering work closes the line). This means that the shortest route from Bristol Temple Meads to Pilning is usually via Severn Tunnel Junction.

    There is already an easement (700695, which had a stray "This" removed from it yesterday) which allows this journey to be made via Newport, so the effect on ticket validity of this easement is likely to be limited.

    That said, the nationalrail.co.uk planner doesn't seem to offer this journey with a change at Severn Tunnel Junction or Newport. There may still be work to do.
     
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    Yes indeed; although that easement allows for the fact that the route via Severn Tunnel Junction is more than twice as long as the shortest route, it still needs an additional doubleback easement to validate the doubleback through Pilning.
     
  3. kieron

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    Some more changes to the routeing guide were published on Monday.
    New Dataset RJRG0484 published 09 October 2017

    Written on 12 October 2017.
    New datasets 479; 480; 481 and 483 No changes to routeing guide data. Changes in 482 and 484
    dataset 482 Added easement

    700742: To facilitate journeys to Pilning station on Saturdays from Bristol Temple Meads, this local easement will allow the journey to be valid via Severn Tunnel Junction
    This was added to the routeing guide on 13/9. As before, (a) no easement is needed as this is normally the shortest route which can be used by scheduled passenger services in this direction, and (b) nationalrail.co.uk (for one) does not currently list this route as being valid with a single ticket.

    Monday's changes are:
    Changes made in RJRG0484

    Review of map permissions from the Barnetby (BTB) and Habrough (HAB) routeing points to routeing points in Greater Manchester region resulted in the following changes

    New sequences created

    Accrington (ACR) and Barnetby (BTB) - added sequence 'DW'
    Accrington (ACR) and Habrough (HAB) - added sequence 'DW'
    These previously only had mapped routes using map DP (via Burnley, Hebden Bridge and Wakefield).
    They now have mapped routes which go via Darwen, Manchester and Sheffield, although not ones via Rochdale.
    Barnetby (BTB) and Chinley (CLY) - added sequence 'YL'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Chinley (CLY) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Hazel Grove (HAZ) - added sequence 'YL'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Hazel Grove (HAZ) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stockport (SPT) - added sequence 'YL'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stockport (SPT) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Chinley (CLY) and Habrough (HAB) - added sequence 'YL'
    Chinley (CLY) and Habrough (HAB) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Habrough (HAB) and Hazel Grove (HAZ) - added sequence 'YL'
    Habrough (HAB) and Hazel Grove (HAZ) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stockport (SPT) - added sequence 'YL'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stockport (SPT) - removed sequence 'HO'
    No effect.
    Barnetby (BTB) and Guide Bridge (GUI) - added sequence 'HV'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Guide Bridge (GUI) - removed sequence 'HO'
    Guide Bridge (GUI) and Habrough (HAB) - added sequence 'HV'
    Guide Bridge (GUI) and Habrough (HAB) - removed sequence 'HO'
    These now have mapped routes via Manchester.
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - added sequence 'YL+HV+GM'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'DO+YN'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'SH+MS'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'SH+MS+MR'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'WK'
    Barnetby (BTB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'WK+WY'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - added sequence 'YL+HV+GM'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'DO+YN'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'SH+MS'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'SH+MS+MR'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'WK'
    Habrough (HAB) and Stalybridge (SYB) - removed sequence 'WK+WY'
    These journeys no longer have mapped routes via Huddersfield or via Brigg.
    They now have mapped routes via both Sheffield and Doncaster.
    Barnetby (BTB) and WIGAN GROUP (G34) - added sequence 'DW+NC'
    Barnetby (BTB) and WIGAN GROUP (G34) - added sequence 'DW+NN'
    Barnetby (BTB) and WIGAN GROUP (G34) - removed sequence 'DW+XW'
    This journey no longer has mapped routes via Preston.
    It now has mapped routes:
    via Eccles (using trains which are non-stop between Manchester and Wigan); and
    routes via Atherton which avoid Bolton.
    Deletions

    Blackburn (BBN) and Barnetby (BTB) - removed sequence 'DB'
    Blackburn (BBN) and Barnetby (BTB) - removed sequence 'MH+DW'
    Blackburn (BBN) and Habrough (HAB) - removed sequence 'DB'
    Blackburn (BBN) and Habrough (HAB) - removed sequence 'MH+DW'
    These journey no longer have mapped routes:
    via Stalybridge;
    via Cheadle Hulme; or
    via both Manchester and Hebden Bridge.
    For engineering works easement(s) added

    700743: Due to a very late notice engineering possession. Services will not operate into London Paddington on the 14 and 15 October 2017. For those services diverted and terminating at Oxford for onward travel by Chiltern Trains services to London Marylebone, this map easement will create temporary permitted routes via High Wycombe, and will operate in both directions
    My reading of this is that you can go from somewhere to London via Oxford and High Wycombe, but only if you use a train which is diverted, which terminates at Oxford or which (due to the "both directions" term) starts there.

    That seems to be everything apart from a few trains which terminate at Didcot Parkway but are normally scheduled to call there anyway. I don't know if you're expected to know which these are.
    700744: Due to engineering works between 27 December 2017 and 02 January 2018, there will be no direct services between London Euston and Wolverhampton. This map easement will create temporary permitted routes via Stafford, and will operate in both directions.
    There are "via Stafford" tickets between London and Wolverhampton, for which this would be permitted anyway. There are also "any permitted", "via High Wycombe", "via Northampton", "London Midland Only" and "Virgin West Coast" tickets, as well as a range of advance tickets. I don't think there are normally permitted routes for any of these via Stafford, and easement 700131 explicitly prohibits the route with "any permitted" tickets. Perhaps this easement overrides this.
     
  4. kieron

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    A few more changes were published yesterday (Wednesday). No summary has been uploaded to the Rail Delivery Group web site yet.

    A link between Lincoln and Spalding has been added to the maps AA, AD, AH, AL, AT, AY, EC, EE, ER, GU, HU, KG, LN, TE and TY.​

    I assume this is because engineering works are planned to close the line through Grantham. The diverted trains don't go through Sleaford station, and that's the only place which counts for the routeing point, so this cuts off the corner.

    It covers every map which includes Spalding except for KY (used, for instance, for York-Peterborough). It doesn't cover ED (used for Chinley-Peterborough via Worksop), which includes the normal route between Retford and Peterborough, but not the one via Spalding.

    In addition to this, the following negative easement has been removed.

    700471 (Circuitous Route) Customers travelling from High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Seer Green, Gerrards Cross, Denham Golf Club, Denham, West Ruislip, South Ruislip, Northolt Park, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury & Harrow Road and Wembley Stadium to Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Snow Hill or Birmingham Moor Street in possession of tickets routed "via London" may not travel via Princes Risborough. This easement applies in both directions.​

    I can't think why this easement was created (if you're going via London anyway, isn't the Chiltern line between London and Birmingham as good as any other?), but it's gone now.
     

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