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Query on routing at Wakefield Kirkgate 28/04/2019 at 11:48 #117893
hotwellian
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Just a query about the routes to and from Wakefield kirkgate. On both the timetables that i have run most passenger trains are routed to and from the station on the slow line, rather than the first. Wondered why this is so.
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Query on routing at Wakefield Kirkgate 28/04/2019 at 12:30 #117895
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There's a 20mph speed limit on the turnout from the Down L&Y to the Down L&Y Fast. The through route is along the Slow line, and has a 40mph limit over the junction. Both lines have the same linespeed of 60mph beyond the junction.

In the Up direction, the Fast line is the through route, and has a line speed of 60mph all the way, with the Slow line being 20mph at the Horbury Jn crossover.

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Query on routing at Wakefield Kirkgate 28/04/2019 at 15:22 #117896
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Thanks, I understand.
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Query on routing at Wakefield Kirkgate 28/04/2019 at 21:48 #117902
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Edgemaster in post 117895 said:
In the Up direction, the Fast line is the through route, and has a line speed of 60mph all the way, with the Slow line being 20mph at the Horbury Jn crossover.
Apologies for missing the obvious but, is the reason that an Up train routed Slow Line @ Wakefield West Jn then to Barnsley @ Horbury Jn gets all Greens (verses Fast @ Wakefield West) because the driver should be expecting a 20mph psr over Horbury Jn - as seen in this video? Is either routing preferred in real life for trains towards Barnsley?

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