Frodsham Junction - Halton Junction (Northern Rail timetable leaflet 15) CF01
Summer use only
Saturdays 21 May until 10 September 2016:
2F80 0753 Chester - Runcorn
[note: not shown in e-NRT]
Heaton Norris Junction - Guide Bridge Station Junction (78a) CL04
[common with next entry south of Denton Junction]
2J45 0922 Stockport - Stalybridge
Not everyone has seen thatIt's fairly clear that the OP is talking about Parliamentary services, as discussed in tonight's Trainspotting Live which used both terms.
The term "Ghost train" can mean anything and is used by various preserved railways for services at Halloween, though perhaps not often as graphically as proposed in the Ghost train thread by Kris.If you want to invent a new meaning like "almost unused trains" then let's have a new name.
Not when I've caught itThe Scarborough to London service discussed here
would fit in that category
If that is the purpose of the thread, it would have some merit, but if the purpose is to list infrequent services, then I agree with others that it's been done to death lately (and with more appropriately named thread titles ), as would quite a lot of other very early morning or late night trains! In their last years the summer Fridays-only overnight Manchester to Paignton (?) service would have qualified: there were only about a dozen on it when I used it with the family, likewise an overnight Manchester (?) to Brighton service.
Anything you want it to be.What's a ghost train?..
... The 1tp2h to Glasgow was generally not heavily used once you got beyond Edinburgh, and the Intercity 225s were like ghost trains.....
I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to a "parliamentary" (once per week) or infrequent service as a "ghost train" in general conversation.
What we call a "ghost train" is an empty passenger train (ECS) that generally runs through the night to help prevent the conduct rail from freezing over.