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Code Signal Box Note ELR Mileage Opened Closed Control to
N Naburn Code probably used from 1951 TCW2 c184m 20ch   2 April 1967 York [PSB] (Y)
R Distant signals
U Up line automatic signals
  Nafferton   HBS 21m 43ch ? 26 November 1989 Driffield (D)
  Nailsea & Backwell Named Nailsea East to 1905 MLN1 126m 37ch 1876 4 December 1971 Bristol (B)
  Nailsea East See Nailsea & Backwell
NA Nairn   ANI3 128m 72ch 10 April 2000 7 October 2017 Inverness (HN)
  Nairn East   ANI3 128m 63ch 1891 10 April 2000 Nairn (NA)
  Nairn West   ANI3 129m 4ch 1891 10 April 2000 Nairn (NA)
NH Nantwich   SYC 4m 19ch 1948 or 1954 12 October 2013 South Wales Control Centre (SC)
NR Narborough   WNS 11m 65ch 1875 28 July 2006 Croft (CT)
NH
NN Navigation Road   CDM1 7m 6ch 1882 7 July 1991
(full replacement signalling into use 22 July 1991)
Deansgate Junction (DJ)
NJ Neasden Junction Closed; reopened 1 September 1991 CAW 7m 3ch 1899    
NS Neasden South Junction   MCJ1 200m 63ch 1906 22 September 1990 Marylebone [new] (ME)
D Distant signals
NB Neath & Brecon Junction   VON 41m 21ch 1892    
N&B Code reported in 1982 notice, probably in error
NE Neath General East Downgraded to ground frame 1 October 1973 SWM2 207m 60ch 5 July 1926 5 May 1977 Port Talbot (PT)
N Neepsend   MAC3 40m 11ch 1888? June 1978
(burnt down)
 
NH Neilston Named Neilston High 2 June 1924 to 6 May 1974.  Code used from 1961 NNH 108m 45ch 1 April 1903 31 October 1982 Cathcart (C)
  Neilston High See Neilston
NJ Netherfield Junction   NOG1 125m 17ch 30 October 1960 29 July 2013 East Midlands Control Centre (GN/NN)
  Neville Hill Depot Merger of east and west consoles 4 February 2001 HUL4 18m 40ch 1968
(or 27 January 1969?)
   
NHE Neville Hill East Closure date uncertain HUL4 18m 28ch   6 October 1968 Leeds (L)
NHW Neville Hill West Closure date uncertain HUL4 18m 74ch   6 October 1968 Leeds (L)
N Code also reported: possibly later code
N Newark Named Newark South to 11 July 1977.  Code used from renaming ECM1 120m 2ch 12 April 1931 3 February 1980 Doncaster (D)
NS Code when named Newark South
NC Newark Castle   NOB1 16m 79ch 15 September 1912 5 November 2016 East Midlands Control Centre (NN)
X Newark Crossing Earlier code ECM1 120m 57ch 5 February 1870 17 May 1981 Doncaster (D)
NC Later code
D Down direction automatic signals
RD Distant to down direction automatic signals NOB1 17m 68ch
RU Distant to up direction automatic signals
U Up direction automatic signals
NN Newark North   ECM1 120m 26ch 14 August 1875 27 February 1977 Newark (N)
  Newark South See Newark
NB New Barnet Named New Barnet North to 31 May 1970.  Code used from renaming ECM1 9m 19ch 4 April 1895 4 September 1976 Kings Cross (K)
BN Code used to 30 May 1970
DF Down fast line automatic signals
DS Down slow line automatic signals
UF Up fast line automatic signals
US Up slow line automatic signals
  New Barnet North See New Barnet
BS New Barnet South   ECM1 9m 1ch 1906 30 May 1970 New Barnet (NB)?
EBO New Beckenham   LCH   10 September 1904 27 September 1975 London Bridge (L)
  New Brighton   BEN 7m 6ch 1888 18 September 1994 Merseyrail (ML)
NM Newbury Middle Unclear if code carried BHL 52m 78ch 1910 4 March 1978 Reading (R)
N Newcastle   ECM6 80m 16ch 12 April 1959 1991 (by 21 April) Tyneside (T)
B Manors-South Gosforth route signals.  Code probably used from February 1964 until taken over by Metro
DN Down north line automatic signals.  Code used from February 1964
DT Down Tynemouth line automatic signals.  Code believed used from February 1964
R Banner repeater signals.  Code used from February 1964 ECM7 0m 0ch
U Up line automatic signals.  Code used on line NEN from 6 February 1966
UN Up north line automatic signals.  Code used from February 1964
UT Up Tynemouth line automatic signals.  Code used from February 1964
N1 Newcastle No 1 Code used from March 1956       12 April 1959 Newcastle (N)
K New Cross Named New Cross 'A' to 30 June 1929 XTD c4m 60ch 13 December 1903 1 December 1929 North Kent East Junction (K)
  New Cross 'A' See New Cross
MC New Cross Gate   LBW 2m 59ch 8 October 1950 20 July 1975 London Bridge (L)
CA Automatic signals
NC New Cumnock New Cumnock interlocking.  Code used from 2002 GSW 54m 66ch 1909    
NG Greenburn Junction interlocking.  Code used from 25 April 2004
A New England Shunting Cabin 'A' Code not confirmed.  Gradual cutting back of control from 16 April 1989 PHS ? 1902 23 September 1989
(delayed from 16 April 1989)
To hand controlled points
  New Fishbourne Crossing   TBH2 30m 8ch   ? Chichester (CC)
NH Newhaven Harbour   STS 56m 58ch 1886 March 2019 (planned)
(delayed from 15 April 2015; delayed from 11 March 2019)
Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre (TLW) (planned)
CCO Newhaven Town   STS 56m 20ch 1879 March 2019 (planned)
(delayed from 15 April 2015; delayed from 11 March 2019)
Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre (TLW) (planned)
NH New Hythe Original code PWS2 37m 79ch 14 May 1939 5 November 2005 Aylesford (AF)
NW Later code
N Newington [Hull]           Hessle Road Junction (HR)
  Newland See Newland East
NE Newland East Level Crossing Named Stocks Lane to 1929, then Newland to 1943 WAH 126m 23ch April 1900    
N Newlands   OVE 3m 50ch December 1921 12 April 1975 Port Talbot (PT)
WM New Malden   BML1 9m 72ch 1880 8 July 1990 Wimbledon (W)
  Newmill See Carmont
NM New Mills Central   TTA1 173m 11ch 1924    
NS New Mills South Junction   NMC1 172m 17ch 1903    
NMS At least two signals
N Newport   SWM2 158m 36ch 9 December 1962 4 January 2010 (in part);
29 October 2012 (remainder)
South Wales Control Centre (NT)
A Magor East/Undy area shunt signals
B Ebbw Junction area signals
DH Down Hereford line automatic signals
DM Down main line automatic signals
DR Down relief line automatic signals
DT Unknown precisely to what signals this code refers
E Newport East area shunt signals
G Gaer Junction area shunt signals
J Severn Tunnel Junction area shunt signals
L Maindee North Junction area shunt signals
NO Code reported in November 1975 notice, probably in error
RS Banner repeater to Llanwern Tippler Siding shunt signals
S Llanwern Tippler Siding shunt signals
U East Usk area shunt signals
UH Up Hereford line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
UR Up relief line automatic signals
W Newport West area signals
D Newport Down direction automatic signals.  Demolished in shunting accident BGK 39m 71ch 1884 October 1972 Newport [new] (D)
D Newport [new] Down direction automatic signals BGK 39m 71ch 11 November 1972 11 December 1983 Cambridge (CA)
E Newport East   SWM2 158m 32ch 29 May 1927 9 December 1962 Newport (N)
N Newport East   DSN2 13m 69ch   11 August 1962 Tees (TY)
D Down direction automatic signals
U Up direction automatic signals
W Newport West   SWM2 158m 61ch 24 June 1928 9 December 1962 Newport (N)
N Newsham South   EJM 12m 44ch ?    
N Newton Code used from 1960 WCM2 95m 53ch 5 September 1960 28 August 1973 Motherwell (M)
NAE Newton Abbot East Unclear whether code carried MLN1 213m 79ch 25 April 1926 4 May 1987 Exeter (E)
  Newton Abbot West   MLN1 214m 32ch 3 April 1927 4 May 1987 Exeter (E)
NH Newton Hall   ECM5 68m 0ch   December 1964 Durham North (DN)
D Down line automatic signals
U Up line automatic signals
NH Newtonhill Code used from 2002 ECN5 230m 59ch 1876 27 April 2019 (last train)
29 April 2019 (official)
(delayed from 18 March 2019)
Aberdeen (A)
N Newton Junction   HAJ 7m 22ch   December 1984 Guide Bridge (GB)
NR Banner repeater signals
NN Niddrie North Named Brunstand Park Junction to 28 November 1926 NDE1 4m 16ch 9 August 1915 6 May 1973 Portobello (P)
NW Niddrie West   SUB2 6m 34ch 17 June 1900 27 June 1976 Portobello (EP)
N Noblethorpe Gate box: line controlled by Doncaster (D) ECM2 161m 34ch ?    
NY Norbury Hollow Crossing Some signals have HG (Hazel Grove), most not plated BEJ 3m 60ch January 1974    
D Normanby Park           Scunthorpe (S)?
NN Normanton Station North   TJC3     "Normanton" 'box closed 19 December 1973: unclear whether Station North or Station South (or neither) Castleford (CD)
NS Normanton Station South   TJC3     Castleford (CD)
NA North Acton   ANL 4m 15ch 25 August 1940 2 December 1966 Old Oak Common (OO)
N Northallerton Codes used from opening.  Slow lines have suffix S ECM5 30m 9ch 3 September 1939
(built 1937)
14 April 1990 York [IECC] (Y)
D Down line automatic signals.  Code used until 1974
DF Down fast line automatic signals.  Code used from 1974
DS Down slow line automatic signals.  Code used from 1974
U Up line automatic signals
UB Up branch line distant signals
UF Up fast line automatic signals
US Up slow line automatic signals
E Northallerton East   LEN2 0m 36ch   6 March 1960 Low Gates (LG)
LEN3 42m 79ch
LLP2 42m 79ch
WDQ Northam Junction   BML2 78m 15ch 8 July 1923 11 October 1981 Eastleigh [new] (E)
NT Northam Junction Traincare Depot Stop boards BML1   10 May 2004    
BS Northampton Bridge Street Downgraded to ground frame 10 August 1969; out of use for some time before official closure, reported as 15 April 2006, but BS signals replaced by RY stop boards in 2012 resignalling BPH 4m 57ch March 1907 5 June 2012 Rugby Signalling Control Centre (RY)
DS Northampton Down Sidings   HNR c66m 52ch     Northampton No 4 (NH4)
NH1 Northampton No 1   HNR 65m 53ch July 1881 28 July 1991 Rugby (RY)
NMH 0m 56ch
NH2 Northampton No 2   HNR 66m 5ch
(or 65m 79ch?)
January 1882 3 December 1982 Northampton No 3 [new] (NH3)
NH3 Northampton No 3   HNR 66m 18ch   1 November 1981 Northampton No 3 [new] (NH3)
NH3 Northampton No 3 [new]   HNR 66m 18ch 1 November 1981 28 July 1991 Rugby (RY)
NH4 Northampton No 4   HNR 66m 59ch c June 1885 28 July 1991 Rugby (RY)
WH4 Shown in 1981 weekly notice in error
BH4
DW North Camp   GTW2 51m 12ch by 1902 7 May 1980 Ash Crossing (FW)
NN Northenden Junction   EJN 3m 72ch 1881    
NJ WJP 33m 49ch
NF Northfleet   HDR 21m 68ch 1891? 14 March 1971 Dartford (D)
  Northfleet APCM Control Room See Northfleet Blue Circle
N Northfleet Blue Circle Opened as Northfleet APCM Control Room NFT   14 December 1970 19 March 1993 (last train)  
A Line A draw ahead signals
B Line B draw ahead signals
C Line C draw ahead signals
K North Kent East Junction   XTD 4m 34ch 1 December 1929 15 April 1976 London Bridge (L)
A Automatic signals
  Northolt Junction East   ANL 10m 6ch 1905 29 May 1990 Marylebone [new] (ME)
NAJ1 0m 9ch
N North Ormesby   MBW1 0m 38ch   23 December 1990
(believed delayed from 28 October 1990)
Middlesbrough (M)
NY Code used from 26 January 1986 when downgraded to gate box
N Northorpe   MAC3 82m 14ch 1886    
NP North Pole   WLL 5m 32ch 1922 4 October 1992 Old Oak Common [new panel] (OO)
NP North Pole IEP Depot   WLL9   2014    
ND North Pole International Depot   WLL9 c5m 50ch 14 February 1994   Depot closed
NRE North Road East   MLN1 245m 66ch 25 June 1939 26 November 1960 Plymouth (P)
NS North Seaton Downgraded to gate box 2 January 1971: line controlled by Marcheys House.  Code not confirmed BWC 1m 75ch c1872    
WBR North Sheen Crossing Downgraded to gate box 10 November 1974 RDG1 9m 12ch 1 January 1895 31 October 1976 Barnes (WBO)
NS North Shore [Stockton-On-Tees] Code used from 1973 LEN3 60m 47ch   7 December 1986 Bowesfield (B)
R Banner repeater signals
Z North Sidings [Worcester] Code most likely to be merely a note on a signalling plan OWW 120m 17ch ?    
  North Somerset Junction   MLN1 117m 46ch 22 March 1886 18 July 1970
(delayed from 10 May 1970)
Bristol (B)
NP Northumberland Park Downgraded to gate box 10 March 1969 BGK 6m 77ch 1 April 1913 24 April 1988 Brimsdown (BD)
NW North Walsham   WHC1 15m 76ch 1896 26 June 2000 Trowse Swing Bridge [new] (TB)
NW North Wembley   CWJ 8m 60ch   10 December 1988 Willesden Suburban (WS)
NN Norton   CHW1 13m 17ch 3 September 1972   Frodsham Junction (FJ) (planned)
NB Norton Bridge   LEC4 138m 72ch 8 October 1961 24 June 2004 (last train);
26 June 2004 (official)
(delayed from 4 May 2004)
Stoke on Trent Signalling Centre (NS/SC)
NC Norton Crossing Downgraded to gate box 2 September 1972: line controlled by Warrington (WN) CGJ2 c177m 40ch     Warrington (WN)
N Norton (Doncaster) Gate box: line controlled by Doncaster (D) KWS 65m 11ch 26 October 1980    
NJ Norton Junction Planned closure 10 February 1990 was cancelled OWW 117m 26ch May 1908    
N Earlier code
NE Norton on Tees East Code reported but not seen on site LEN3 62m 20ch 1870    
E Code shown on signalling plan
NS Norton on Tees South   LEN3 61m 70ch 1870    
S Code shown on signalling plan
N Norton on Tees Station   LEN3 62m 64ch 1897    
NW Norton on Tees West   STF 0m 31ch c1921    
W Code shown on signalling plan
NO Norwich [temporary]   LTN2 c123m 68ch 2 February 1986 8 June 1986 Norwich Station (NO)
CP Norwich Crown Point Depot Control Cabin   NCW 0m 25ch 3 October 1982    
NO Norwich Station   LTN2 123m 66ch 8 June 1986 15 March 1987 Colchester [new] (CO)
NJ Norwich Thorpe Junction   LTN2 123m 62ch July 1886
(inspected 27 April 1886)
13 July 1986 Norwich Station (NO)
NP Norwich Thorpe Passenger Yard Code used by 5 October 1985 LTN2 c123m 68ch 1886 1 February 1986 Norwich Station (NO)
PY Code uncertain
NX Norwood Crossing Ground Frame NX signals still thought to be present 2016 PSE 147m 71ch ? ? Shirebrook Junction (SJ)
JC Norwood Junction   LBW 8m 66ch 21 March 1954 28 April 1984 Three Bridges [new] (T)
CA Automatic signals
N Norwood Junction Demolished 26 May 1974 NEC1 c1m 75ch     Tyne Yard (TY)
ND Unclear if code used
JC Norwood Junction North   LBW 8m 35ch 27 January 1904 21 March 1954 Norwood Junction (JC)
CA Automatic signals
N Nostell   DOL1 170m 35ch 12 May 1929 28 November 1970 South Kirkby Junction (SK)
GY Nottingham Goods Yard   NOB1 127m 56ch 23 September 1899 6 April 1986 Trent (TT)
GE Nottingham Goods Yard East Shunt Frame   TSN2       Trent (TT)
GN Nottingham Goods Yard North Shunt Frame   MJT1       Trent (TT)
GW Nottingham Goods Yard West Shunt Frame   TSN2       Trent (TT)
NW Nottingham Station West   TSN2 c123m 52ch     Trent (TT)
NN Nuneaton Code used from opening LEC2 96m 65ch 6 October 1963 8 September 2008 Rugby Signalling Control Centre (CN/NL/NW/RN)
R Banner repeaters WNS 0m 8ch
NDS Nuneaton Down Sidings Downgraded to shunt frame 6 October 1963 LEC2 c97m 20ch   12 March 1978 Nuneaton (NN)
MJ Nuneaton Midland Junction   WNS 0m 58ch 1867? 1 March 1992 Nuneaton (NN)
NMA 11m 31ch
NUS Nuneaton Up Sidings Downgraded to shunt frame 6 October 1963 LEC2 c97m 10ch   August 1976 Nuneaton (NN)
R Nunhead   CAT 6m 10ch 11 October 1925 17 January 1982 Victoria Signalling Centre (VS)
A Automatic signals NTL 6m 10ch
NM Nunnery Main Line Junction   TJC1 c158m 77ch   20 January 1973 Sheffield (S)
RNM Banner repeater signals
U Up direction automatic signals NUJ1 c158m 77ch
N Nunthorpe Code not carried MBW1 4m 30ch 1903    
B Battersby point indicators (code is carried)

 

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