Engineer's Line References (ELRs)

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Codes beginning H

Last update 19 February 2022

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ELR Line name Mileages Datum Notes
HAA Hotwells and Avonmouth Line 0.00 - 1.60 Sneyd Park Junction Originally 0.00 - ≈6.74 ex Avonmouth. Remiled 1949, remaining portion to CNX
HAB Hay Branch 9.49 - 11.00 Derby
HAC Harworth Colliery Branch 11.19 - ≈18.05 Brancliffe East Junction
HAD Hadleigh Branch 63.17 - 70.25 Liverpool Street
HAE Hallside Branch (Newton) 0.00 - 0.56 Hallside Branch Junction
HAF New Mills Central Junction to Hayfield Line 0.00 - 2.64 New Mills Junction
HAG Hamworthy Goods Branch 115.54 - 118.05 Waterloo
HAH Haverton Hill Branch see separate portions
HAH1 Belasis Lane Junction to Haverton Hill South Junction 0.00 - 0.75 Belasis Lane Junction
HAH2 End of Branch to Haverton Hill South 63.34 - 64.42 Leeds Wortley Junction via Ripon
HAJ Hadfield and Ardwick Junction Line 0.52 - 22.20 Manchester Piccadilly
HAK Haydock Branch 0.00 - 0.25 (+ ??) Haydock Junction LNWR to connection with Haydock Colliery Railway
HAL Haughley to Laxfield Branch (Mid Suffolk Light Railway) 0.00 - 19.32 Haughley
HAL Heathrow Airport Line Listed in error for HLL
HAM Hampton Court Branch 13.05 - 14.76 Waterloo
HAN Hanwell Loop 0.00 - 0.36 Hanwell East Junction
HAR King's Lynn Harbour Branch 95.31 - 96.56 Liverpool Street via Clapton
HAS Harrogate Sidings 0.00 - 0.13 Junction with HAY2
HAT Harrington Branch 0.00 - 1.35 Harrington Junction
HAU Habrough Junction to Ulceby South Junction Curve 0.39 - 1.45 Habrough
HAV Havannah Branch 0.00 - 1.06 Fleet Lane Junction
HAW Hawes Branch 256.60 - 257.20 St Pancras Included in HGE
HAY Harrogate and York Line see separate portions
HAY1 York Skelton Junction to Starbeck North Junction 1.50 - 18.60 York
HAY2 Starbeck North Junction to Harrogate Station 18.60 - 20.38 York
HAZ Hatherley Loop/Hatherley Curve 107.39 - 107.78 Paddington via Stroud
HBB High Barnet Branch 2.48 - 11.17 Kings Cross
HBD Hindley and Blackrod Branch 0.00 - 3.27 Crow Nest Junction
HBE Holehouse and Belston Line 0.00 - 6.09 Holehouse Junction
HBH Helensburgh Branch 16.38 - 24.31 Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Cowlairs and Maryhill Now part of NEM7
HBJ Hawkhill Junction to Blackhouse Junction Line 0.00 - 0.22 Hawkhill Junction Now mostly included in ZZA2
HBL Hest Bank Junction to Bare Lane Junction Curve 0.00 - 1.30 Hest Bank Junction
HBN Hamilton Branch (LNE) 3.30 - 10.77 Glasgow High Street Shettleston Junction to Hamilton
HBP Holt Ballast Pit ?? - ?? = M&GN ??
HBR Hull and Barnsley Railway (Hull Alexandra Dock to Stairfoot) see separate portions
HBR1 Alexandra Dock to Bridges Junction 0.00 - 0.40 Hull Alexandra Dock
HBR2 Springbank North Junction to Drax 4.36 - 31.23 Hull Alexandra Dock Junction with HBR3 supposed
HBR3 Drax to Stairfoot 31.23 - 55.74 Hull Alexandra Dock Junction with HBR2 supposed
HBS Hull Bridlington and Seamer Line 0.25 - 50.43 Hull Paragon
HBW Holyhead Breakwater 263.52 - 264.47 Euston
HBZ Hay and Brecon Junction Line 149.44 - 149.55 Paddington via Didcot and Charlbury 149.44 - 149.52 now part HNL2
HCD Holmes Chord 0.00 - 0.62 Holmes Junction
HCG Hallcraig Branch 0.00 - 1.25 Hallcraig Junction
HCH Hartington Colliery Branch 0.00 - 1.67 Staveley South Junction
HCL Honeybourne and Cheltenham Line 0.00 - 20.63 Honeybourne East Loop Junction
HCM Newcastle-Under-Lyme Branch see separate portions
HCM1 Apedale Junction to Holditch Junction 0.00 - 1.46 Apedale Junction
HCM2 Stoke to Market Drayton 0.00 - 16.06 Newcastle Junction
HCM3 Madeley Chord Reversing Sidings to Madeley 0.00 - 0.25 Madeley Junction
HCN Hartford Curve (CLC Junction to LNW Junction) 0.16 - 0.72 Hartford Junction
HCQ Hulton Sidings to Chequerbent (Bolton and Kenyon Line) 6.40 - 7.00 ?? Kenyon Junction Adjacent to BKJ
HCS Heaton Carriage Sidings 0.00 - 0.69 Heaton South Junction
HDB Hertford Branch (Hertford Loop) 4.68 - 28.15 (down)/ 5.07 - 28.01 (up) Kings Cross
HDC Hereford Curve 0.00 - 2.11 Rotherwas Junction
HDD Hyndland Depot Junction to Hyndland Depot 0.00 - 0.48 Partick Junction/Hyndland Depot Junction
HDN Hoddlesden Branch 21.16 - 23.28 Manchester Victoria
HDR Hither Green Dartford and Rochester Line 7.04 - 31.34 Charing Cross
HDT Hackney Downs and Cheshunt (via Turkey Street) Line 3.04 - 14.28 Liverpool Street
HDY Hendy Loop 0.00 - 0.46 Morlais Junction East
HEA Hexham and Allendale Branch 0.00 - ≈12.20 Border Counties Junction
HEB Hertford East Branch 18.38 - 24.19 Liverpool Street via Clapton
HEC Heck Old Curve ?? - ??
HED Heathrow Express Depot 3.05 - 3.37 Paddington
HEF Hendreforgan Branch 0.00 - 1.58 Gellyrhaidd Junction
HEG Hartford East Goods Curve 21.67 - 22.10 Manchester Central
HEL Helston Branch 0.09 - 8.76 Gwinear Road
HEM Hawthorn (or Murton) Colliery Branch 15.44 - 21.33 Redmarsh East Junction
HEN Henley On Thames Branch 31.01 - 35.50 Paddington
HER Heanor Branch 137.22 - 141.09 Kings Cross
HEX Halesowen Basin Branch 138.40 - 139.14 Paddington via Didcot and Canal Basin Junction (reverse)
HFB Higham Ferrers Branch 0.00 - 3.41 Irchester Junction
HFD Hendford Goods Branch 0.00 - 0.21 Hendford Junction
HFL Hall Farm East Junction to Lea Bridge Junction Line 6.34 - 7.06 Liverpool Street
HGB Heanor Goods Branch 129.40 - 130.38 St Pancras
HGC Hazel Grove Chord 2.35 - 2.62 Edgeley Junction No 1
HGD Hengoed Loop 0.00 - 0.37 Hengoed Junction
HGE Hawes and Garsdale Line 256.47 - 262.42 St Pancras
HGG Hurst Green and East Grinstead Branch see separate portions
HGG1 Hurst Green to East Grinstead 21.35 - 30.26 London Bridge
HGG2 Culver Junction to East Grinstead 0.00 - 16.70 Culver Junction
HGH Haughhead Branch 0.00 - 0.33 Haughhead Colliery Junction
HGL Hereford Goods Lines Now HGS
HGL Highland Line (Perth to Inverness) see separate portions
HGL1 Perth to Stanley Junction 150.61 - 158.38 Carlisle via Ravenscraig No 1
HGL2 Stanley Junction to Inverness 7.02 - 118.01 Perth
HGP Hither Green and Grove Park Sidings see separate portions
HGP1 Not allocated n/a n/a
HGP2 Not allocated n/a n/a
HGP3 Not allocated n/a n/a
HGP4 Loco Depot 7.35 - 7.44 Charing Cross
HGP5 Pre-assembly Depot 7.23 - 7.37 Charing Cross
HGP6 Down Networker Berthing and Washers 7.54 - 8.31 Charing Cross
HGP7 Down Yard Freight Sidings 7.54 - 8.34 Charing Cross
HGP8 Grove Park Carriage Berthing Shed 8.22 - 8.59 Charing Cross
HGP9 Up Networker Berthing and Washers 7.54 - 8.23 Charing Cross
HGS Hereford Goods Lines 50.23 - 51.13 Shrewsbury Formerly HGL
HHB Hereford Hay and Brecon Line Now HYB
HHB Haghill Branch (Sighthill - Bellgrove) 0.00 - 0.10 Haghill Junction Haghill Coal & Mineral Depot
HHH Holborn Viaduct (Blackfriars) and Herne Hill Line 0.00 - 4.46 Holborn Viaduct
HHI Havant to Hayling Island Branch 0.00 - 4.45 Havant
HHJ Hooton and Helsby Junction Line 0.00 - 8.66 Hooton South Junction
HHL Harthill Branch 12.26 - 12.63 Mossend North Junction
HHM Hemel Hempstead Branch 25.20 - 33.59 St Pancras
HHO Halifax and Holmfield Branch 198.18 - 200.63 Kings Cross via Birkenshaw line
HHT Herne Hill and Tulse Hill Line 4.06 - 5.15 Victoria
HHW Hatton North Junction to Hatton West Junction Curve 17.66 - 18.21/ 0.00 - 0.35 Honeybourne/Hatton West Junction
HIB Hitchin and Bedford Line 0.30 - 16.11 Bedford
HIG High Street Branch 0.00 - 0.27 Sydney Street Junction
HIL Hillhouse Quarry Branch 0.00 - 0.67 Shewalton Moss Junction
HIM High Marnham Branch 9.72 - 28.01 Chesterfield Market Place Now HIM1 and HIM2; changed by October 2015
HIM High Marnham Branch see separate portions
HIM1 High Marnham Branch 9.72 - 24.58 Chesterfield Market Place Formerly part of HIM, changed by October 2015
HIM2 High Marnham Branch: Rail Innovation & Development Centre 24.58 - 27.60 Chesterfield Market Place Formerly part of HIM, changed by October 2015
HIN Highgate Incline 1.49 - 2.14 St Pancras
HIS Highdyke to Stainby Branch 0.00 - 5.73 Highdyke Junction
HIW Highworth Branch 0.00 - 5.49 Highworth Junction
HIY Hull Inward Yard ?? - ??
HJB Hexthorpe Junction to Bentley Junction Link Line (Doncaster Avoiding Line) 0.00 - 3.24 Hexthorpe Junction
HJL Haydock Junction Line 10.31 - 11.01 Eccles Junction
HJM Hepscott Junction to Morpeth Curve 19.44 - 20.54 Riverside Junction via Percy Main
HJS Hessle Road Junction to Saltend 0.00 - 8.56 Hessle Road Junction See ADH1, ADH2 and KGD
HJW Hounslow Junction to Whitton Junction Curve 14.09 - 14.39 Waterloo
HKB Heatheryknowe Branch 0.00 - 1.24 Heatheryknowe Junction Between Bargeddie and Blairhill, serves Heatheryknowe Colliery and Lockwood Colliery
HLB Holwell Branch 0.00 - 3.45 Holwell Branch Junction
HLC Bridgehouses Harvest Lane Coal Drops (Sheffield Victoria & Wadsley Bridge) ?? - ?? Parallel to GC Sheffield to Manchester Line from Neepsend No 1 Box, shares bridge 128 at 40.49 with main line
HLD Hartlepool Docks Branch 72.20 - 73.08 Leeds Wortley Junction via Harrogate Starbeck and Northallerton Low Level
HLE Harburn Limeworks Branch 0.00 - 0.49 Harburn Limeworks Junction North of Cobbinshaw
HLF Hall Lane Junction to Foxlow Junction Curve see separate portions
HLF1 Foxlow Junction to Hall Lane Junction 0.00 - 0.44 Foxlow Junction
HLF2 original Foxlow Junction to later Foxlow Junction 150.47 - 150.64 St Pancras
HLK High Level Bridge Junction to King Edward Bridge South Junction Line 0.00 - 0.48 High Level Bridge Junction
HLL Heathrow Link Line 11.04 - 16.38 Paddington Formerly LHR, also reported as HAL in error. Later became HLL [new] and HLL1.
HLL Heathrow Link Line see separate portions
HLL Network Rail portion 11.04 - 12.30 Paddington Formerly part of HLL [old]
HLL1 Tunnel portal to Terminal 4 12.30 - 16.38/ 19.908km - 26.520km Paddington Formerly part of HLL [old]
HLL2 Heathrow Terminal 5 branch 14.56 - 16.27/ 23.667km - 26.285km Paddington
HLM Haverhill to Long Melford Branch 61.47 - 75.01 Liverpool Street via Marks Tey Junction (reverse) and Sudbury
HLN Hayes Lane Branch 0.00 - 0.62 Hayes Lane Junction
HLO Hemsworth Loop 47.39 - 48.11 Hull Alexandra Dock
HLP Henley to Lapworth Line/Henley-in-Arden Branch 0.00 - 3.40 Rowington Junction
HLS Willesden High Level Sidings see separate portions
HLS1 D and E Groups, Cripple and Electric Holding Sidings 5.?? - ?? Camden Road Junction
HLS2 High Level Reception Sidings 5.?? - ?? Camden Road Junction
HLT Hilton House Line 0.00 - 3.27 Crow Nest Junction Duplicates HBD
HLW Heaton Lodge and Wortley Line see separate portions
HLW1 Heaton Lodge South Junction to Heckmondwike 0.00 - 4.16 Heaton Lodge South Junction (formerly Heckmondwike Junction)
HLW2 Heckmondwike to Wortley Junction 4.16 - 13.36 Heaton Lodge South Junction (formerly Heckmondwike Junction)
HLY Holygate Branch 0.00 - 2.72 Drumshoreland Junction
HMC Hatfield Main Colliery 6.29 - 7.10 Doncaster Marshgate Junction
HMD Holmwood Branch 3.07 - 4.16 Pilsley Branch Junction
HMF Holmfirth Branch 4.31 - 6.16 Huddersfield
HMG Houghton Main Branch 0.00 - 3.34 Stairfoot North Junction
HMH Hampole to Moorhouse Loop 163.27 - 164.35 Kings Cross
HMN Hamilton Circle Line (Newton to Motherwell) see separate portions
HMN1 Motherwell to Ross Junction 0.00 - 1.44 Lesmahagow Junction
HMN2 Newton to Ross Junction 0.00 - 6.61 Newton Hamilton Junction
HMO Hereford Moorfields Loop 149.75 - 150.14/ ≈0.30 - ≈0.49 Paddington via Didcot and Charlbury/Moorfields Loop Junction
HMY Helmsley Branch 0.00 - 18.49 Gilling Junction
HNB Hendon Branch 0.00 - 1.53 Ryhope Grange Junction
HNC Hambleton North Curve 3.34 - 4.00 Selby South Junction
HND Halesowen Branch see separate portions
HND1 Longbridge to Halesowen Branch 0.00 - 5.70 Halesowen Junction
HND2 Halesowen Branch 137.25 - 138.69 Paddington via Didcot
HNE Haddiscoe North Eastern Curve 0.00 - 0.30 Marsh Junction
HNL Hereford and Newport Line see separate portions
HNL1 Red Hill Junction to Maindee West Junction 2.11 - 41.66 Rotherwas Junction
HNL2 Hereford Barrs Court to Red Hill Junction 149.07 - 151.65 Paddington via Shelwick and Barrs Court Junction North 149.43 - 149.52 formerly in HBZ
HNO Hartford Northwich Oakleigh Sidings Branch 0.29 - 1.59 Hartford West Junction
HNP Honeybourne North Loop 0.00 - 0.29 North Loop Junction
HNR Hanslope Northampton and Rugby Line 56.65 - 84.57 Euston
HNS Heaton Norris and Guide Bridge Line 0.00 - 4.70 Heaton Norris Junction
HOB Holmes Branch 0.45 - 0.49 GN goods branch at Lincoln?
HOB Haydock Park Branch (St Helens Branch) see separate portions
HOB1 Lowton St Marys Junction to Haydock Chord Junction 0.00 - 2.05 Lowton St Marys Junction
HOB2 Haydock Branch Junction to Ashton in Makerfield 0.00 - 2.61 Haydock Junction
HOB3 Ashton in Makerfield to St Helens Central 4.35 - 8.29 Lowton St Marys Junction
HOC Holbrook Colliery Branch 0.00 - 1.68 Beighton Junction
HOD Hodbarrow Branch 0.00 - 1.60 junction with CBC1
HOK Horrocksford Branch 0.00 - 0.42 Horrocksford Junction
HOL Harwich Branch (Old Line) 67.35 - 69.21 Liverpool Street
HOM Holwell Branch Extension 3.35 - 6.65 Holwell Branch Junction
HON Honeybourne North Loop Now HNP
HON Hopetown Branch 0.00 - 1.19 Hopetown Junction
HOR Hornsea Branch 2.46 - 15.51 Hull Paragon
HOS Holgate Junction to Skelton Line 0.00 - 1.58 Holgate Junction
HOT Horwich Town Branch 0.00 - 1.04 Blackrod Junction
HOU Hounslow Loop 7.15 - 14.38 Waterloo
HOV See HTN
HOW Horninglow Branch 10.21 - 10.66 Derby
HOY Holywell Branch 0.00 - 1.49 Holywell Junction
HPB Heap Bridge Branch 12.16 - 13.17 Manchester Victoria
HPC Hare Park Junction to Crofton West Junction Curve 171.70 - 173.22 Kings Cross
HPK Hawthornden Junction to Penicuik Branch 0.00 - 4.33 Hawthornden Junction
HPN Hamilton Palace Branch 0.00 - 0.25 Hamilton Palace Branch Junction Presumed to refer to joint Cal/NB connection from the NB Bothwell Branch to main Hamilton Palace Branch HPY
HPQ Harwich Parkeston Quay Goods Yard 67.67 - 68.60 Liverpool Street
HPW Harringay Park West Curve 0.00 - 0.25 Harringay Junction
HPY Hamilton Palace Colliery Branch (Uddingston) 0.00 - 1.50 Bothwell Junction Fallside Joint Cal/NB route
HPZ Hobbs Point Branch 286.04 - 286.54 Paddington via Stroud
HQU Holmfield to Queensbury N and E Branch 195.72 - 198.18 Kings Cross via Birkenshaw line
HRD Halls Road Lower Section see separate portions
HRD1 Lime Kiln Junction to Halls Road Junction 6.18 - 6.49 Ebbw Junction
HRD2 Halls Road Junction to Penar Junction 0.00 - 4.67 Halls Road Junction
HRL Huntershill Branch ?? - ?? Huntershill Quarry south of Bishopriggs, private siding
HRN Harborne Branch 0.00 - 2.39 Harborne Junction
HRS Haggerleases Branch 0.00 - 3.40 Spring Gardens Junction
HSA Hatton and Stratford-On-Avon Branch 8.63 - 18.12 Honeybourne 0.00 - 8.63 are STD
HSC Hambleton South Curve 174.10 - 175.33 Kings Cross
HSE Hawkesbury Street Junction to Archcliffe Junction Line (Dover) 0.00 - 0.16/ 76.36 - 76.53 Archcliffe Junction/Charing Cross via Chelsfield
HSF Horwich South East Fork Line 16.59 - 17.17 Manchester Victoria
HSG Hassockrigg Branch (Shotts) 0.00 - 0.68 Hartwoodhill Junction
HSJ Handsworth to Stourbridge Junction Line 132.47 - 133.32 Paddington
HSL Honeybourne South Loop Now HSP
HSL Hythe And Sandgate Branch 65.29 - 68.33 Charing Cross
HSP Honeybourne South Loop 0.00 - 0.41 South Loop Junction Formerly HSL
HSS Hatfield to St Albans Branch 17.74 - 23.61 Kings Cross = SAH
HST High Street Junction to Shields Junction Chord (Glasgow Central) 0.00 - 2.35 High Street Junction Part formerly SSR
HSW Haddiscoe South West Curve 16.08 - 16.48 Norwich
HSZ Halls Siding 9.17 - 9.33 Courtybella
HTF Hurstbourne Junction to Fullerton Junction Line 61.26 - 68.48 Waterloo
HTG Hoo to Grain Branch 27.19 - 38.52 Charing Cross via Dartfod Loop
HTH Hammersmith Branch 0.08 - 1.32 Paddington Part of modern-day Hammersmith and City Line
HTJ Torrisholme Junction No 1 to Torrisholme Junction No 2 0.00 - 0.43/ 262.38 - 263.01 Torrisholme Junction No 1/St Pancras
HTL Hamiltonhill Lines 101.36 - 108.67 Carlisle via Ravenscraig No 1
HTM Haywood Junction to Thorpe Junction (Shaftholme Flyover) 67.66 - 69.58 Manchester Victoria via Rochdale and Wakefield Kirkgate
HTN Harton Branch 0.00 - 1.60 Cleadon Junction Different source suggests code is HOV
HTS Hunts Cross East Junction to Southport Lord Street Branch (Liverpool North Extension Railway) 7.28 - 31.14 Liverpool Central Structure also shown at 2.08
HTW Heath Town Junction to Walsall Lichfield Road Junction 46.73 - 53.24 Derby via Water Orton
HTY Heaton Yard 2.18 - 2.70 Newcastle
HTZ Howlerslade Tramway 14.54 - 15.58 Berkeley Road Junction
HUE Hunslet East Branch 0.00 - 1.14 Neville Hill West Junction
HUG Hull Goods Yard ?? - ??
HUL Hull Line (Leeds to Hull) see separate portions
HUL1 Hull Station to Selby 0.00 - 30.40 Hull Paragon
HUL2 Selby to Selby South Junction 30.40 - 31.12 HullParagon
HUL3 Selby South Junction to Micklefield 0.00 - 10.50 Selby South Junction
HUL4 Micklefield to Leeds City Station 10.50 - 20.50 Selby South Junction Extended 2001 from 20.47
HUN Hunterston Branch 0.00 - 3.58 Hunsterton Junction
HUS Huskisson Branch 14.76 - 17.79 Liverpool Central
HWB Highbridge Wharf Branch 22.34 - 23.01 Evercreech Junction
HWD Hackney Wick Goods Depot 0.00 - 0.18 Hackney Wick Junction
HWE Howe Bridge East Curve (Atherton Junction to Howe Bridge East Junction) 0.00 - 0.27 Howe Bridge East Junction
HWG Hartford West Goods Curve 0.00 - 0.29 Hartford West Junction
HWH Hartlepool to West Hartlepool Branch 0.00 - 1.26 Cemetery West Junction
HWL Hartwoodhill Branch 0.00 - 1.00 Barton Siding Near Shotts
HWS Heacham to Wells-Next-The-Sea Branch (West Norfolk Line) 1.64 - 20.11/ 13.67 - 32.04 Hunstanton/King's Lynn
HWT Hawcoat Branch 0.00 - 0.52 Ormsgill Junction
HXH Halifax High Level Branch 198.25 - 201.33 Kings Cross via Birkenshaw line
HXS Hunts Cross to Southport Line see separate portions
HXS1 Liverpool Central to Hunts Cross 0.00 - 6.11 Liverpool Central
HXS2 Sandhills Junction to Liverpool Central 34.75 - 37.13 Manchester Victoria
HXS3 Sandhills Junction to Southport 1.41 - 18.35 Liverpool Exchange
HYB Hereford Hay and Brecon Line 0.00 - 25.50 Hereford
HYC Hoyland Curve 0.00 - 0.26 Hoyland Curve Junction (MR)
HYD Hyndland West Curve (Anniesland) 0.00 - 0.16 Hyndland North Junction
HYL Hayle Wharf Branch 0.00 - 0.54 Hayle Wharf Branch Junction
HYM Healey Mills Traction Maintenance Depot 42.57 - 43.63 Manchester Victoria via Todmorden
HYT Hythe Tramway 53.41 - 53.52 Liverpool Street
HYZ Hayes Creosote Depot ≈10.22 - 10.71 Paddington