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Last update 21 February 2019

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Western

These codes were in use from June 1992 in the Western Region weekly notices.  It can be seen that many of the codes are of a similar form to the later PRIDE codes.  The only lines coded were those in the Western Region: other region's routes referred to in the notices were given only a number which is not reproduced below.  The prefix letters appear to be derived thus:

FWA = Freight Wales area
FWE = Freight West of England area
GW = InterCity Great Western
NTC = Network SouthEast Thames & Chilterns
RC = Regional Railways central area
RSW = Regional Railways South Wales area
RWE = Regional Railways West of England area
XC = InterCity CrossCountry

The codes clearly apply to British Rail's profit centres, when each centre had responsibility for those routes where it was the prime user.

Code Line Name
FWA1.1 Barry to Bridgend Barry Junction
FWA1.2 Llantrisant East to Cwm Llantwit
FWA1.3 Bridgend Llynfi Junction to Coegnant
FWA1.4 Tondu to Pontycymmer
FWA1.5 Port Talbot Docks to Tondu
FWA1.6 Swansea District Line
FWA1.7 Dynevor Junction to Swansea Eastern Depot (from 21 June 1993 became Dynevor Junction to Burrows West)
FWA1.7A Aberpergwm Colliery Junction to Neath and Brecon Junction
FWA1.8 Onllwyn to Jersey Marine Junction South
FWA1.11 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen to Pantyfynnon
FWA1.14 Cwmmawr to Kidwelly
FWA1.15 Clarbeston Road to Milford Haven
FWA1.17 Herbrandston Junction to Robeston
FWA1.18 Letterston West Ground Frame to Trecwn Sidings
FWA2.1 Penallta Colliery to Ystrad Mynach North
FWA2.2 Cwmbargoed to Ystrad Mynach South
FWA2.3 Taff Merthyr to Nelson Junction
FWA2.4 Hirwaun to Abercynon
FWA2.5 Llandaf Loop Junction to Radyr Quarry Junction
FWA2.6 Cardiff to Radyr via Ninian Park
FWA3.1 Wye Valley Junction to Tidenham Quarry
FWA3.2 believed to be Sudbrook branch
FWA3.3 Caldicot to Caerwent
FWA3.4 Llanwern Steel Works
FWA3.5 believed to be Uskmouth branch
FWA3.6 Hereford Yard to MEB siding; Barrs Court Yard to Bulmers siding; Brecon Curve Junction to Barton Curve
FWA3.7 believed to be Glascoed branch
FWA3.8 Ebbw Vale line
FWA3.9 believed to be Machen Quarry branch
FWA3.10 believed to be East Mendalgief branch
FWA3.11 Pengam Junction to Cardiff Docks via Tidal Sidings
FWE4.1 Thingley Junction to Bradford Junction
FWE4.2 Frome North Junction to Whatley Quarry
FWE4.3 East Somerset Junction to Cranmore
FWE4.4 Crediton to Meldon Quarry
FWE4.5 Newton Abbot East Junction to Heathfield
FWE4.6 Mount Gould Junction to Cattewater
Also listed as Laira Junction/Lipson Junction to Cattewater
FWE4.7 Lostwithiel to Carne Point
FWE4.8 Burngullow to Parkandillack
FWE4.9 Tavistock Junction to Marsh Mills
FWE4.10 Unknown branch in Devon or Cornwall 
FWE5.1 Stoke Gifford Junction to Avonmouth Town Goods/Portbury Terminal Junction (to July 1993)
FWE5.1 Stoke Gifford Junction to Bristol Bulk Handling Terminal (from July 1993)
FWE5.2 Filton Junction to Filton West Junction
FWE5.3 Patchway Junction to Filton West Junction
FWE5.4 Yate to Westerleigh
FWE5.5 Yate Middle Junction to Tytherington
FWE5.6 Berkeley Road Junction to Sharpness
FWE5.7 Bristol Parson Street Junction to Ashton Gate
FWE5.8 Lawrence Hill to Barrow Road
FWE5.9 Highworth branch
FWE6.1 Southall to Brentford
FWE6.2 West Drayton to Colnbrook
FWE6.3 Morris Cowley branch
FWE6.4 Bletchley to Oxford North Junction
FWE6.5 Aylesbury to Claydon L&NE Junction
FWE6.6 Grendon Underwood to Akeman Street
FWE6.8 Honeybourne to Long Marston
GW1 Paddington to Foxhall Junction
GW2.1 Foxhall Junction to Bristol Temple Meads
GW2.2 North Somerset Junction to Bristol West Junction via St Philip's Marsh
GW3 Bristol Temple Meads to Cogload Junction (to Exeter?)
GW4 Cogload Junction to Plymouth
GW5 Reading Westbury Line Junction to Cogload Junction via Berks and Hants line
GW6 Pilning to Cardiff Central
Possibly intended as GW6.3
GW6.1 Wootton Bassett to Pilning
GW6.2 Bristol East Junction to Filton
GW6.3 Pilning to Cardiff Central
GW7 Cardiff Central to Swansea High Street
NTC6.1 Old Oak Common West to South Ruislip
NTC6.2 West Ealing/Hanwell to Greenford
NTC6.3 Slough to Windsor
NTC6.4 Maidenhead to Marlow
NTC6.5 Twyford to Henley
NTC7.1 Marylebone to Aynho Junction
NTC7.2 Neasden South Junction to Aylesbury via LUL
NTC7.3 Princes Risborough to Aylesbury
RC11 Wolvercot Junction to Shelwick Junction
RC12 Worcester Shrub Hill to Stoke Works Junction; Droitwich Spa to Hartlebury
RSW1.1 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour (from 22 July 1995)
RSW1.2 Whitland to Pembroke Dock
RSW2 Craven Arms to Llandeilo Junction
RSW3 Craven Arms to Maindee West/East Junctions (until 21 July 1995)
RSW3 Sutton Bridge Junction to Maindee West/East Junctions (from 22 July 1995)
RSW4.1 Gloucester to Awre
RSW4.2 Awre to Severn Tunnel Junction
RSW5.1 Rhymney to Barry Island
RSW5.2 Heath Junction to Coryton
RSW5.3 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Queen Street North Junction
RSW5.4 Treherbert to Pontypridd Junction
RWE6.0 Crannaford to Exeter St Davids (from 22 July 1995)
RWE6.1 Cowley Bridge Junction to Exmouth (until 21 July 1995)
RWE6.1 Exmouth Junction to Exmouth (from 22 July 1995)
RWE6.2 Cowley Bridge Junction to Barnstaple
RWE6.3 Newton Abbott West Junction to Paignton
RWE7 Plymouth to Penzance
RWE8.1 St Budeaux Junction to Gunnislake
RWE8.2 Liskeard to Looe
RWE8.3 Par to Newquay
RWE8.4 Penwithers Junction to Falmouth
RWE8.5 St Erth to St Ives
RWE9.1 Bathampton Junction to Westbury North Junction
RWE9.2 Westbury to Warminster regional boundary
RWE10 Swindon to Standish Junction
RWE13 Severn Beach to Narroways Hill Junction
XC1 Didcot East Junction/Foxhall Junction to Fenny Compton
XC3 Barnt Green to Westerleigh Junction

These codes were preceded by purely numeric ones.  These were introduced in May 1958 and remained in use until at least 1983.  The system appears to have had a thorough overhaul around 1971 to simplify it and account for lines closed or transferred to other regions.  Other tweaks took place as required.

Code Line Name
1 Paddington to Cogload Via Bristol (T.M.)
2 Reading (Westbury Line Junction) to Cogload Via Westbury and Frome
3 Cogload to Penzance
4 Wootton Bassett Junction to Fishguard Harbour
5 Swindon to Severn Tunnel Junction Via Gloucester
6 Barnt Green (Exclusive) to Bristol East Junction (Via Gloucester Avoiding Line)
7 Didcot to Heyford
8 Wolvercot Junction (Exclusive) to Hereford Shelwick Junction (Exclusive)
9 Worcester Shrub Hill Junction to Hartlebury (Exclusive)
10 Stratford-Upon-Avon (Exclusive) to Cheltenham Lansdown Junction
11 Old Oak Common to Northolt Junction East (Exclusive)
12 Craven Arms to Newport (Maindee West Junction)
13 Wilton (Exclusive) to Exeter St Davids West
14 Cowley Bridge Junction to Meeth Clay Company's Siding (1974)
16 West Ealing to Greenford
18 Southall to Brentford Goods
19 West Drayton to Staines (Shell Mex Oil Depot)
21 Slough to Windsor and Eton Central
22 Maidenhead to Bourne End (to 1971)
22 Maidenhead to Marlow
23 Bourne End to Marlow (to 1971)
23 Twyford to Henley-On-Thames
24 Twyford to Henley-On-Thames (to 1971)
26 Kennington Junction to Morris Cowley
27 North Pole Junction (LMR) to Old Oak Common
28 Princes Risborough to Thame (to 1971)
28 Bicester to Oxford
29 Princes Risborough to Aylesbury (to 1971)
30 Kennington Junction to Morris Cowley (to 1971)
31 Newbury West to Welford Park (to 1971)
31 Earley (SR) (Signal R324) to Reading
33 Bicester (London Road) to Oxford (to 1971)
34 Didcot Avoiding Loop
35 Reading Branch Lines (to 1971)
36 Earley (SR) (Signal R324) to Reading (to 1971)
36 Greenford East Loop
38 Southcote Junction to Reading Central Goods (Coley Branch) (to 1971)
41 Thingley Junction to Westbury
43 Bradford South Junction to Bathampton Junction
44 North Somerset Junction to Bristol West Junction (Via St Phillps Marsh Avoiding Line)
47 Worle Junction to Uphill Junction (Via Weston Super Mare Loop Line)
50 Cowley Bridge Junction to Meeth Clay Company's Siding (1980)
51 Aller Junction to Paignton South (Early 1974)
53 Aller Junction to Paignton South (Late 1974, 1978)
56 St Budeaux Junction to Gunnislake
57 Newton Abbot East to Heathfield (to 1971)
57 Liskeard to Looe
58 Bodmin Road to Boscarne Sidings
62 Par to Newquay
66 Burngullow to Parkandillack
68 Truro to Falmouth
70 Heywood Road Junction to Fairwood Junction, (Westbury Avoiding Line)
71 Boscarne Sidings to Wenford Bridge (to 1971)
72 Westbury South to Warminster (Exclusive)
73 Par to Newquay (to 1971)
73 Clink Road Junction to Blatchbridge Junction (Frome Avoiding Line)
77 Castle Cary to Dorchester Ju_Nction (Exclusive)
78 Burngullow to Drinnick Mill (to 1971)
79 Maiden Newton to Bridport
80 Stoke Gifford Junction to Hallen Marsh
81 Patchway Junction to Filton Junction
82 Patchway to Filton West Junction (Patchway Chord)
85 Abbotswood Junction to Norton Junction
87 Berkeley Road to Sharpness
88 Yate Middle to Tytherington
89 Filton Junction to Filton West Junction (Filton Chord)
90 Severn Beach to Bristol Narroways Hill Junction
91 Lawrence Hill to Avonside
92 Castle Cary to Dorchester Junction (Exclusive) (to 1971)
92 Dr Days Junction to North Somerset Junction (Bristol Loop)
97 Exmouth Junction to Exmouth
100 Patchway Junction to Filton Junction (to 1971)
106 East Usk Branch
107 Maindee Loop (Maindee East Junction to Maindee North Junction)
113 Furnace Sidings to Llantarnam Junction
114 Droitwich Spa to Stoke Works Junction (to 1971)
115 Exmouth Junction to Exmouth (to 1971)
116 Blaina to Gaer Junction (1974)
116 Rose Heyworth to Gaer Junction
117 Ebbw Vale to Aberbeeg Junction (1974)
117 Duffryn Sidings to Aberbeeg Junction
118 Markham Coliliery to Lime Kiln Sidings
119 Bedwas to Park Junction
122 Park Junction to Ebbw Junction
123 Maesglas Junction to Newport Docks
124 Pengam Junction to North East Junction
126 Rhymney to Cardiff, Bute Road
130 Penrhiwfelin Tq Ystrad Mynach North
131 Dowlais Furnace Top to Ystrad Mynach South
132 Ocean and Taff Merthyr Collieries to Nelson and Llancaiach
132 Furnace Sidings to Llantarnam Junction (to 1971)
134 Aber Junction to Walnut Tree Junction
135 Coalbrookvale to Gaer Junction (to 1971)
135 Coryton to Heath Junction
136 Eisbw Vale to Aberbeeg Junction (to 1971)
136 Merthyr to Barry Island (To Barry Pier In 1974)
137 Hirwaun Pond to Abercynon
138 Bedwas to Park Junction (to 1971)
139 Treherbert to Pontypridd
140 Maerdy to Rhondda Fach Junction South
141 Park Junction to Ebbw Junction (to 1971)
143 Nantgarw to Walnut Tree Junction
144 Radyr Junction to Penarth Curve South Junction
145 Llandaff Loop Junction to College Road Sidings
146 Rhymney to Cardiff, Bute Road (to 1971)
148 Barry to Bridgend
149 Signal C322, Penarth Curve North Junction to Leckwith Junction
151 Llantrisant East to Coed Ely
151 Dowlais Cae Harris to Ystrad Mynach South (to 1971)
152 Mwyndy Junction to Cwm Llantwit Colliery
153 Common Branch Junction to Creigiau Quarry
154 Aber Junction to Walnut Tree Junction (to 1971)
154 Bridgend to Coegnant Colliery
155 Tondu to Blaengarw
156 Merthyr to Barry Pier (to 1971)
156 Tondu Ogmore Junction to Wern Tarw
157 Mountain Ash (Cardiff Road) to Hirwaun Pond (to 1971)
157 Tondu Ogmore Junction to Nantymoel
158 Aberdare High Level to Abercynon (to 1971)
158 Tondu to Port Talbot Docks (1978)
159 Tondu to Port Talbot Docks (1974)
160 Treherbert to Pontypridd (to 1971)
161 Maerdy to Rhondda Fach Junction South (to 1971)
163 Court Sart Junction to Morlais Junction
164 Nantgarw to Walnut Tree Junction (to 1971)
165 Radyr Junction to Penarth Curve South Junction (to 1971)
165 Dynevor Junction to Morriston
166 Craig-Y-Nos to Jersey Marine Junction South
167 Aberpergwm Colliery to Neath and Brecon Junction
168 Jersey Marine Junction North to Jersey Marine Junction South
170 Barry to Bridgend (to 1971)
171 Felin Fran to Clydach-On-Tawe North
172 Grovesend Colliery Loop to Hendy
173 Llantrisant East to Coed Ely (to 1971)
173 Landore to Swansea
174 Swansea Loop East to Swansea Loop West
175 Craven Arms to Llanelli (Llandeilo Junction)
176 Bridgend to Caerau (to 1971)
176 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen to Pantyffynnon
177 Tondu to Blaengarw (to 1971)
177 Abernant to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
178 Tondu, Ogmore Junction to Wern Tarw (to 1971)
178 Pontardulais Junction to Gorseinon
179 Tondu, Ogmore Junction to Nantymoel (to 1971)
180 Cynheidre to Llanelli West Junction
181 Cwmmawr to Pembrey
182 Carmarthen Junction to Carmarthen Station
183 P&T Loop Junction, Carmarthen to Carmarthen Bridge
184 Whitland to Pembroke Dock
185 Clarbeston Road to Milford Haven
186 Court Sart Junction to Morlais Junction (to 1971)
186 Gulf Oil Branch Junction to Gulf Oil Refinery
187 Herbranston Branch (1974-)
188 Dynevor Junction to Port Tennant Junction (to 1971)
188 Letterston Junction to Trecwn Sidings
189 Craig-Y-Nos to Jersey Marine South Junction (to 1971)
190 Glyn Neath to Neath N&B Junction (to 1971)
194 Felin Fran to Clydach-On-Tawe North (to 1971)
198 Craven Arms to Llanelli (Llandilo Junction) (to 1971)
199 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen to Pantyffynnon (to 1971)
201 Pontardulais Junction Ground Frame to Gorseinon (to 1971)
208 Whitland to Pembroke Dock (to 1971)
209 Clarbeston Road to Milford Haven (to 1971)
211 Herbrandston Branch (1973)

Anglia

Early PRIDE/LOR codes can be found at the bottom of the East Anglia LOR page.

 

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