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XC Saturday evening, 13th. Aug.

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Something I just spotted on RTT, the 20.30 service from Birmingham to York starts from BHM instead of Southampton, presumably this is due to the work taking place in the Banbury area.

After departing from Sheffield though, it runs non-stop to York, travelling via Moorthorpe and Pontefract, arriving York 15 mins later than if it took it's usual route via Doncaster.
Does anyone know why it's routed this way, missing out the Doncaster stop? No mention in XC notices, is there a blockage on the ECML?
 
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I would presume that there's a possession between Doncaster and York. This VTEC service runs via Leeds to avoid it:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y71687/2016/08/13/advanced

From VTEC website:

Timetable changes for Sunday 14 August

Amended service between York and Doncaster from 22.15 on Saturday 13 to 10.15 Sunday 14 August
Track work is taking place between York and Doncaster, closing some lines.

On Saturday, the 21.00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will take a diversionary route between Doncaster and York and will arrive approximately 1 hour later into York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

On Sunday, the 08.00 York to London Kings Cross and the 07.55 Newcastle to London Kings Cross will take a diversionary route between York and Doncaster and will arrive approximately 40 minutes later into stations south of Doncaster.

The 09.37 Doncaster to Edinburgh service will start from York at 10.01
 

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Will the diverted Sunday morning services run via Knottingley and Askern?
 

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