Operating hours 05.29-23.45: 148 trains in timetable, number operating varies by day.
A timetable for a summer weekday in 1977. It is typical of the era: a very intensive morning and evening commuter service with a much quieter off-peak pattern, though with sufficient variation to make it interesting. There is an even a freight train. It’s an excellent “technical” timetable, with lots of judgement having to be exercised by the operator, based on the nuances of the track and signalling arrangements.
The timetable is harder than it looks. There are plenty of shunt moves without timings, so movement is at your discretion, plus some movements that clash beautifully according to the Working Timetables. You will need to use your knowledge of the Wigan area and be aware of trains’ next moves. Do read the simulation’s manual and make sure you know where the reversing locations are.
Please also read the notes in the General tab of the timetable, to avoid tying yourself up in knots.