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I noticed that thameslink trains have started running under a headcode 2 instead of 9. Does anyone know why this is. Thanks
 
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I noticed that thameslink trains have started running under a headcode 2 instead of 9. Does anyone know why this is. Thanks
The London Kings Cross to Cambridge slows have always had a class 2 headcode. The through trains are still class 9.

No class 2 headcodes at Blackfriars today.
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/se...02/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=pax-calls&order=wtt

Mill Hill / Harpenden to Bedford today are class 2 because they aren't running through the Core due to engineering work.
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/se...2/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt&toc=TL
 
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Any Thameslink train that travels through the thameslink core, or runs on the south east route must have a class 9 headcode if its passenger service.
 

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I noticed that thameslink trains have started running under a headcode 2 instead of 9. Does anyone know why this is. Thanks

If you mean on the MML, there’s Engineering works for Brent Cross station, and a soecial, much reduced is operating Bedford - Mill Hill only. If you’ve ever wanted to travel on the Down Fast in the Up direction between Radlett and Mill Hill, now is your chance.
 

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If you’ve ever wanted to travel on the Down Fast in the Up direction between Radlett and Mill Hill, now is your chance.
Did it last year with a rail replacement bus from Mill Hill Broadway to St Pancras.

Still a few moves I like to do on the MML including using the Hendon lines and flyover.
 

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Did it last year with a rail replacement bus from Mill Hill Broadway to St Pancras.

Still a few moves I like to do on the MML including using the Hendon lines and flyover.

You could have done that over the last 4 days too. Also a chance to do it over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. You’ll need to get on an EMR service to/from St Pancras.
 

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You could have done that over the last 4 days too. Also a chance to do it over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. You’ll need to get on an EMR service to/from St Pancras.
Will look at timings then as it's the only major infrastructure I've not done south of Bedford.
 

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Will look at timings then as it's the only major infrastructure I've not done south of Bedford.
You could have done that over the last 4 days too. Also a chance to do it over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. You’ll need to get on an EMR service to/from St Pancras.
Any Thameslink train that travels through the thameslink core, or runs on the south east route must have a class 9 headcode if its passenger service.
The London Kings Cross to Cambridge slows have always had a class 2 headcode. The through trains are still class 9.

No class 2 headcodes at Blackfriars today.
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/se...02/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=pax-calls&order=wtt

Mill Hill / Harpenden to Bedford today are class 2 because they aren't running through the Core due to engineering work.
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/se...2/0200-0159?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt&toc=TL
Thanks that makes sense
 

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Thanks that makes sense

I think the Cambridge to Maidstone service (if it ever happens!) would be 9Uxx.

The May 2018 timetable had a couple of fragments of this left in, for example a 5U33 ECS move. Subsequent timetables tidied this up to something more akin to what we usually see on the GN side.

Welwyn to Sevenoaks I suspect would be 9Yxx.
 

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I think the Cambridge to Maidstone service (if it ever happens!) would be 9Uxx.

The May 2018 had a couple of fragments of this left in, for example a 5U33 ECS move. Subsequent timetables tidied this up to something more akin to what we usually see on the GN side.

Welwyn to Sevenoaks I suspect would be 9Yxx.
The latest NR Train Planning Rules (available to all on their website) states that 9Uxx will no longer be CBG-MDE

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The latest NR Train Planning Rules (available to all on their website) states that 9Uxx will no longer be CBG-MDE

View attachment 94030

Possibly more likely "the service group that eventually may be Cambridge-Maidstone East, or alternatively may be something else".

I.e..it's not that it definitely won't be Cambridge-Maidstone.
 
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