13th May 2000

First North Western
The 309 Farewell

EMU's Used 309616, 309617 & 309623

Route :
Outward : 1Z40 (timed as class 309) 272 miles
return : 1Z41 (timed as class 321) 266 miles

Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Crewe - Stafford - Bescot - Stechford - Rugby - Watford Junction - Harlesden Jn - Kensal Green Jn - Camden Road - Channelsea Jn - Channelsea East Jn - London Liverpool Street
London Liverpool St - Colchester - Clacton
Clacton - Colchester - London Liverpool St
London Liverpool St - Cambridge Heath - Graham Road Curve - Camden Road - Primrose Hill - Watford Junction - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly


The train at London Liverpool Street (photo : Shayne Lewis)

Source : Nigel Rollings
(joined/left train at Watford Junction)

Timings (courtesy of Phil Pearson)

Location Booked Actual   Bookd Actual
Manchester Piccadilly 06.25d 06.30   21.57a 22.16
Ardwick Jn 06/27 ??/??   21/55 ??/??
Slade Lane Jn 06/28 06/35   21/53 22/12
Heaton Norris Jn 06/31 ??/??   21/51 ??/??
Stockport 06.32a ~ 06.34d 06.40 ~ 06.43   21.47a ~ 21.49d 22.05 ~ 22.06
Edgeley No.1 06/35 ??/??   21/46 ??/??
Cheadle Hulme 06/37 06/48   21/44 22/02
Wilmslow 06/39 06/52   21/39 21/59
Alderley Edge 06/40 06/53   21/38 21/57
Sandbach 06/49 07/01   21/27 21/49
Sydney Bridge Jn 06/54 07.07a ~ 07.08d   21/22 ??/??
Crewe 06.57a ~ 07.00d 07.11 ~ 07.14   21.11a ~ 21.20d 21.37 ~ 21.43
Basford Hall Jn 07/03 ??/??   21/08 ??/??
Madeley S.B. 07/07 07/23   21/02 21/29
Norton Bridge 07/15 07/30   21/54 21/51
Stafford No.5 07/21 ??/??   ??/?? ??/??
Stafford 07.22a ~ 07.24d 07.36 ~ 07.37   20.47a ~ 20.49d 21.14 ~ 21.15
Bushbury Jn 07/38 07/50  
Portobello Jn 07/46 ??/??  
Darlaston Jn 07/49 ??/??  
Bescot Station Jn 07/54 08/00  
Perry Bar (East?) Jn 07/59 ??/??  
Aston 08/01 08/16  
Stechford 08/07 08/21  
Birmingham International 08/12 08/25  
Coventry 08/23 08/35  
Colwich Jn   20/41 21/08
Armitage Jn   20/38 ??/??
Lichfield Trent Valley LL   20/34 ??/??
Tamworth LL   20/30 20/52
Nuneaton   20/22 20/37
Rugby 08/38 08/45   20/11 20/25
Weedon 08/47 08/54   20/00 ??/??
Hanslope Jn 08/56 ??/??   19/51 ??/??
Milton Keynes 09/01 09/08   19/46 20/03
Bletchley 09/04 09/14   19/44 ??/??
Tring 09/20 09/30   19/31 19/44
Watford Junction 09.37a ~ 09.39d 09.42 ~ 09.44   19.15a ~ 19.17d 19.29 ~ 19.31
Harrow & Wealdstone 09/44 ??/??   19/10 ??/??
Wembley Central 09/47 09/52   ??/?? 19/19
Harlesden Jn 09/50 09/55  
Kensal Green Jn LL 09/57 09/59  
Gospel Oak 10/07 10/05  
Willesen WL Jn   19/04 ??/??
Camden Jn   19/00 19/12
Camden Road 10/14 10/08   18/55 19/09
Dalston Jn 10/22 10/16   18/48 18/55
Channelsea North Jn 10/32 ??/??  
Carpenters Road Jn 10/34 10/26  
Bow Jn 10/38 10/28  
Navarino Road Jn       ??/?? 18/53
Reading Lane Jn       18/45 18/52
Bethnal Green 10/40 ??/??   18/42 18/47
Liverpool Street 10.43a ~ 11.25d 10.34 ~ 11.28   18.04a ~ 18.39d 18.07 ~ 18.44
Bethnal Green 11/28 ??/??   18/00 ??/??
Bow Jn 11/29 ??/??   17/58 ??/??
Stratford 11/30 11/33   17/55 17/57
Forest Gate Jn 11/32 ??/??   17/54 ??/??
Ilford 11/33 11/37   17/52 17/54
Shenfield 11/46 11/47   17/42 17/41
Chelmsford 11/53 11/58   17/32 17/33
Chelmsford DGL ??/?? 12/00  
Marks Tey 12/06 12/11   17/20 17/20
Colchester 12/12 12/16   17/15 17/16
Thorpe-le-Soken 12/26 12/33   16/56 16/57
Clacton 12.35a 12.38   16.50d 16.50


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