What's the line?

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L.M_DannyC

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Was wondering if anyone with local Birmingham knowledge could help me.

I live in Winson Green, Birmingham. With regards to railway lines running through here there's the Snow Hill route with the Midland Metro adjacent to it, but next to that line is an electrified line, what is this?

I'm only asking because I've just seen a Pendolino passing through as I was driving under the bridge, I've never personally seen one on this line before!

Any help appreciated. :)
 
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Well you would know if its electrified line for pendolio it will be OHL or maybe you could have seen a voyager
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National rail enquires are saying there are delays between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton due to a problem with lineside equipment at Sandwell & Dudley, and looking at google maps it is a link to the Walsall line avoiding Perry Barr
 

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Don't the semi-fasts from Birmingham to Walsall use that line?

I'm sure they used to go that way when I lived in the Midlands.

Is therefore logical that the line up through Bescot and onto Wolverhampton could be used for Virgin diversions.

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Don't the semi-fasts from Birmingham to Walsall use that line?

I'm sure they used to go that way when I lived in the Midlands.

Is therefore logical that the line up through Bescot and onto Wolverhampton could be used for Virgin diversions.

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If it's the line I'm thinking of then the Rugeley TV to New Street (via Walsall) services use it.
 

L.M_DannyC

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Yep, that's the exact crossover I was talking about, thanks a lot :)

Does anyone know which services are booked to run this route? To keep up diversionary route knowledge for instance. I'd like to take a trip over it :D
 

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I'm sure some Rugeley - New Street trains ran via Soho on the way and Aston on the way back?
 

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Yep, that's the exact crossover I was talking about, thanks a lot :)

Does anyone know which services are booked to run this route? To keep up diversionary route knowledge for instance. I'd like to take a trip over it :D
As I said above, Rugeley TV to New Street. No idea about Virgin.
 

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Will somebody please say Soho Jns to Perry Barr Jns. Regular diversionary route for any train that operates between New St and Wolves.
 

gswindale

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Surely any service from New St to Walsall/Rugeley TV that isn't calling at Aston goes that way? I'm sure they used to. Should be plenty of chance to take a trip along it.

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Believe there is an early morning/late night ATW service that uses this daily, not sure on Virgin, the last service of the (week)day to WVH was via Aston last Thursday but this puts it in reverse formation for the next day so perhaps sometimes it's via Soho too.
 

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The last XC Reading to Birmingham does a loop Inter–Stechford–Aston–Bescot–Soho–New Street (route knowledge, also means the driver doesn't have to change ends to take it back to Burton, ensuring a speedy knock-off :lol:)
 
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