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Title: Bi-directional working Guildford
Post by: Fourbee on October 18, 2017, 11:20:31 AM
I was surprised when we were overtaken on the left in the tunnel leaving Guildford by a SWR service to Portsmouth Harbour. The GWR train left platform 6, the SWR train left platform 4 a minute or so later.

Has the Up line always been bi-directional there? After the SWR service had passed (and delayed the GWR Redhill train I was on), our unit crossed the Down line and then proceeded towards Shalford as normal.


Title: Re: Bi-directional working Guildford
Post by: Adelante_CCT on October 18, 2017, 12:58:57 PM
The sectional appendix shows it in situ in 2014, so certainly since then


Title: Re: Bi-directional working Guildford
Post by: stuving on October 18, 2017, 01:14:43 PM
The sectional appendix shows it in situ in 2014, so certainly since then

It was already there in the Trackmaps book dating itself to September 2002.


Title: Re: Bi-directional working Guildford
Post by: jdw.wor on October 18, 2017, 02:16:09 PM
It was not the case in 1975-7 when I was ASM Guildford