Not sure the name of junction & loop area of Ilford

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  1. fv43576

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    I am not expert some of the area but the junction & loop on map of Rail Atlas 13th Edition with blue arrow, is that Down Passenger Avoiding line or Up Passenger Avoiding line? I am wonder if they have any public train cross that line between Ilford and Liverpool Street from & to platform 1 or 2?
     

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    I don't think a service will avoid somewhere like Illford itwojldn't make sense.
    The Up and Down directions are very subjective, but are usually based around the more important destination, in this case London.
     
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    I can't see any mention of them in PSUL. The highlighted spur will be the Up "Avoiding" (I don't know whether it's actually called that, but recall that it's something similar). Note that it doesn't avoid Ilford station itself!

    Incidentally, the Up and Down designation most certainly isn't subjective - in all cases, it's clearly and unambiguously stated in the Sectional Appendix.
     
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    The line you have highlighted is the Up Passenger avoiding line,
    although its a bit of a misnomer as it doesn't 'avoid' Ilford itself;
    it only avoids the flyover!

    It enables up (London bound) trains from platform one at Ilford
    to access the Up Electric line (or Up Goods) at Manor Park...

    Not normally - only when engineering work blocks platform 3
    during the night/at weekends. For example, there was one
    train earlier today which traversed that line:

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/G08245/2015/05/20/advanced


    Good luck!! :D


    MARK
     
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    I've been over it a few times in service on the Mk3 sets. Its the route taken if trains on the up main need to go onto the up electric. Normally its also the harbinger of "slam door stock dispatch from Stratford P5".

    I don't like it one little bit... :P
     
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