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Last update 3 September 2018

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Code Signal Box Note ELR Mileage Opened Closed Control to
RJ Radford Junction   MJT1 125m 55ch   19 December 1969 Trent (TT)
MJT2 125m 55ch
RAC 125m 55ch
RA Radley Code used by 18 October 1953 DCL 58m 35ch December 1895 23 May 1965 Reading (R)
RY
R Code used by 1953
VR Radyr Code from "Valleys - Radyr" CAM 5m 28ch 27 January 1997    
DT Down Treforest line automatic signals
YR Ystrad Rhondda area signals
RJ Radyr Junction   CAM 5m 28ch 4 June 1961 12 May 1998 Radyr (VR)
RQ Radyr Quarry Junction Code used by 28 November 1965 RAD 4m 2ch July 1899 12 May 1998 Radyr (VR)
DT Down Treforest line automatic signals
UT Up Treforest line automatic signals
RJ Rainford Junction   WKL2 24m 35ch 1933    
EU Rainham   VIR 39m 0ch 26 April 1959
(believed delayed from 12 April 1959)
29 March 2016
(delayed from 3 April 2015)
East Kent Signalling Centre (EK)
A Automatic signals
R Rainham (Essex)   TLL 12m 60ch 1924 27 May 1996 Upminster [new] (UR)
U Up line automatic signals
RL Rainhill   DSE 9m 4ch   26 March 2007 Huyton (HN)
RF Raiths Farm [Dyce] freight terminal   ANI1 6m 63ch 26 November 2007   Inverness (HD) (planned)
HE Ramsgate   ACR 85m 66ch 2 July 1926 24 December 2011 East Kent Signalling Centre (EK)
A Automatic signals
  Ranelagh Road Gate box: line controlled by Colchester [new] (CO) (?).  Out of use for many years before closure IPD 0m 56ch 1927 7 February 2009 Line closed
  Rangeworthy   BGL2 117m 8ch 25 January 1942 19 October 1969 Bristol (B)
RL Ranskill Downgraded to gate box 13 January 1980: line controlled by Doncaster (D) ECM1 143m 79ch 20 December 1875
(inspected on 24 August 1878)
   
R Unclear if code used
RA Code shown on signalling plan
U Raskelf Up direction signals ECM5 c13m 28ch     York [PSB] (Y)
A Ratcliffe Power Station control room Coal line A          
B Coal line B
C Departure line
D Dust line D
E Dust line E
F Dust circle line F/Flyash arrival line
G Line G arrival line
H Line H arrival line
J Line J
S Shunt signals
RY Rauceby   GRS2 118m 34ch 29 July 1880    
R Code used by 4 May 1975
R Rawcliffe Gate box WAG1 70m 75ch   14 June 1986 Goole (G)
  Rawmarsh South See Rawmarsh Station
RM Rawmarsh Station Named Rawmarsh South to 1935 TJC3 163m 72ch 1902? 1973? Sheffield (S)
WL Raynes Park   BML1 8m 47ch 1884 6 May 1990 Wimbledon (W)
R Reading   MLN1 36m 1ch 24 April 1965 (unknown date) in part;
30 December 2010 (remainder)
Oxford (OX) (in part);
Thames Valley Signalling Centre (TR) (remainder)
DM Down Main line automatic signals
DR Down Relief line automatic signals
DW Down Westbury line automatic signals
DX Down Oxford line automatic signals
DS Down southern line automatic signals
FY "Creep" signals at Theale Foster Yeoman sidings
UG Up Goods line automatic signals
UM Up Main line automatic signals
UR Up Relief line automatic signals
UW Up Westbury line automatic signals
UX Up Oxford line automatic signals
RD Reading Depot Control Centre   MLN1   2 April 2013    
D Depot building protection signals
RE Reading Main Line East   MLN1 35m 63ch 1896 24 April 1965 Reading (R)
RJ Rectory Junction Closed c17 February 1996; reopened 13 April 1996 NOG1 123m 76ch 26 November 1888 29 July 2013 East Midlands Control Centre (GN)
WBX Redbridge   BML2 81m 79ch by 1884 28 February 1982 Eastleigh [new] (E)
R Redcar Code used from 19 July 1970 DSN3 22m 71ch 14 March 1937    
BSC Redcar British Steel   DSN2 c21m 6ch 9 August 1976   Closed
CA Coal arrival line signals
L Limestone line signals
  Redcar Corus Believed same as Redcar British Steel DSN2        
CA Redcar Mineral Terminal   DSN2        
L
RH Redditch   BEA 56m 21ch?   10 August 1986 Saltley (SY)
A Redfearn National Glass Sidings Unloading signals controlled from Hopper House          
B
C
R Redford Junction   CWH3 33m 28ch 29 January 1956 11 May 1981 Edinburgh (ET)
RH Redhill 'A'   RED2 22m 30ch   10 May 1985 Three Bridges [new] (T)
XC Redhill 'B'   RED2 22m 53ch   10 May 1985 Three Bridges [new] (T)
RJ Reedham Junction   NOL 12m 29ch 1904   Colchester [new] (YL) (planned)
RB Reedham Swing Bridge   NOL 13m 7ch 1904    
R Reepham   NOB3 36m 61ch 7 July 1890 20 May 1990 Reepham [temporary] (R)
R Reepham [temporary]   NOB3 36m 61ch 20 May 1990 9 June 1990 Langworth (L)
RG Reigate   RSJ 24m 30ch 10 March 1929    
RM Relly Mill   ECM5 c63m 61ch   9 January 1971 Tyne Yard (TY)
RW Repton & Willington   DBP1 6m 0ch 12 June 1892 28 June 1969 Derby (DY)
RD Retford   ECM1 c138m 60ch 26 April 1976 13 January 1980 Doncaster (D)
RN Retford North   ECM1 138m 59ch 6 March 1892 24 April 1976 Retford (RD)
T Retford Thrumpton See Thrumpton
RL Rhyl Formerly named Rhyl No 1.  Code used by March 1990 CNH3 208m 74ch 27 May 1900 early on 24 March 2018 (last train);
26 March 2018 (official)
Wales Rail Operating Centre (FH)
  Rhyl No 1 See Rhyl
  Rhyl No 2   CNH3 209m 18ch 27(?) May 1900 25 March 1990
(delayed from 18 March 1990)
Rhyl No 1 (RL)
RY Ribble Yard   CGJ5 c21m 13ch     Preston (PN)
EBQ Richborough Sidings Out of use before burnt out 17 August 1988; not officially abolished at 2009 BME2 82m 70ch 7 February 1962 17 August 1988 Sandwich (SW)
GB Richmond Code used from 24 February 1980 when new panel installed (possibly named after "Gunnersbury" branch) SAR2 12m 22ch 28 January 1940    
WBG Code used to 24 February 1980 when new panel installed
WA Automatic signals
F At least one signal (removed in 1985); further details not known
RT Ridgmont Believed code not carried BBM 6m 60ch 1934 23 July 2004 (last train);
6 September 2004 (official)
Marston Vale (MV)
RN Rigton Demolished November 2012 LEH1 12m 14ch c1873 29 October 2012 Harrogate (LH)
R Unclear if code carried
R Rillington   YMS 25m 42ch   31 October 1993 Malton (M)
RL Ripple Lane   RLY 9m 7ch   27 May 1996 Upminster [new] (UR)
DG Down goods line automatic signals
DM Down main line automatic signals
RLP Position light shunt signals
UG Up goods line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
HC Ripple Lane Hump Cabin   RLY       Upminster [new] (UR)
RY Ripple Lane Yard   RLY   1957? 24 October 1971 Ripple Lane (RL)
RS Rippleside Level Crossing   TLL c8m 40ch     Barking (BK)
RB Robertsbridge   TTH 49m 54ch 1894    
RE Rochdale Code used from 2008 MVN2 10m 53ch 1889 30 August 2011 Rochdale West (TH)
MET Stop boards on former Oldham line (from Metrolink)
TH Rochdale West Thorpes Bridge to Hall Royd section MVN2 8m 57ch 30 August 2011    
MET Stop boards on former Oldham line (from Metrolink)
ER Rochester   VIR 33m 42ch 10 May 1959 29 March 2016
(delayed from 3 April 2015)
East Kent Signalling Centre (EK)
A Automatic signals
RH Rockcliffe Hall   CNH3 188m 74ch 26 February 1995 early on 24 March 2018 (last train);
26 March 2018 (official)
Wales Rail Operating Centre (FH)
RF Rock Ferry   MIR2 3m 35ch 1957 18 September 1994 Merseyrail (ML)
  Rogerstone Middle   WVL 3m 19ch 30 September 1900 28 October 1978 Park Junction (PJ)
DM Down main line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
  Rogerstone North   WVL 3m 66ch 1 February 1931 15 November 1970 Rogerstone Middle (DM/UM)
DM Down main line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
R Romford   LTN1 12m 11ch (November?) 1931 29 March 1997 Liverpool Street [new] (L)
DE Down electric line automatic signals
DM Down main line automatic signals
RUM Repeater to up main line automatic signals
UE Up electric line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
XR Romford Crossrail Control Centre Cab signalling marker boards     2018 (planned)    
RJ Romiley Junction   TTA1 178m 31ch 1899 25 July 2015 (last train);
2 August 2015 (official)
Manchester East Signalling Control Centre (RJ)
RY Unclear whether code carried
WBW Romsey   RTJ 7m 4ch c1871 17 October 1982 Eastleigh [new] (E)
R Roskear Junction   MLN4 313m 19ch 1 April 1895    
RS Rossett South   WSJ2   28 February 1960   Chester PSB (CR)
RSR Distant signals
R Rossington Downgraded to gate box 2 May 1977: line controlled by Decoy No 1 (DY) ECM1 151m 29ch 28 March 1876
(inspected 24 August 1878)
9 September 1979 Doncaster (D)
RU Up line automatic signals
R Ross Junction   HMN1 1m 44ch   26 August 1973 Motherwell (M)
  Rosyth Dockyard Closed 1 February 1923; reopened 15 June 1941 RHD2 1m 21ch 11 February 1917 6 July 2008  
RR Rotherham Road Demolished 30 January 1988 WME 5m 40ch 1909 10 May 1987
(delayed from 12 April 1987)
Sheffield (S)
RC Rothersthorpe Crossing   BPH     1969?  
R Rotherwood   MAC3 45m 70ch 26 April 1942 17 October 1982 Sheffield (S)
RW  
R Roundwood   TJC3 c164m 60ch   7 March 1965 Aldwarke Junction (A)
RG Rounton Gate   LEN3 c50m 12ch   6 August 1967 Low Gates (LG)
D Down line automatic signals
U Up line automatic signals
RS Roxton Siding   MAC3 102m 54ch 1883 30 December 2015 York Rail Operating Centre (CB)
R Code reported but unclear if used
HC Royal Oak   MLN1       Old Oak Common [new panel] (OO)?
D Royal Oak South Down direction automatic signals HBS 42m 40ch 9 May 1947 c26 November 1977 Filey (FE)
RN Roydon   BGK 20m 10ch 1876 24 May 2003 Liverpool Street [new] (L)
D Down line automatic signals
R Repeater signals (unspecified)
RRN Repeater to controlled signals
U Up line automatic signals
R Royston   SBR 44m 64ch April 1878 5 February 1977 Kings Cross (K)
RJ Royston Junction   TJC3 178m 28ch 1901   Oakenshaw (O)
RD Rufford   FCO 17m 53ch 27 November 1988    
RY Rugby Code used from opening LEC1 82m 26ch 14 September 1964 In stages from 5 September 2004; completed 3 June 2012 Rugby Signalling Control Centre (KR/HN/NR/RY)
RYR Distant signals
LS Rugby Rail Operating Centre Lichfield to Stafford section.  Code used from 1 September 2015 LEC1 82m 63ch 1 September 2015    
SC Stafford to Crewe section.  Code used from 1 September 2015
Stafford LS Lichfield to Stafford section.  Code used from 1 September 2015.  Special plates for two signals to avoid confusion with Rugby Signalling Control Centre
WS Wolverhampton to Stafford section.  Code used from 1 September 2015
CN Rugby Signalling Control Centre Coventry to Nuneaton section.  Code used from 8 September 2008 LEC1 82m 60ch 7 June 2004    
KR Milton Keynes to Rugby section.  Code used from 5 September 2004
HN Hanslope to Northampton section.  Code used from 5 September 2004
LS Lichfield to Stafford section.  Code used from 29 May 2008
NL Nuneaton to Lichfield section.  Code used from 29 May 2008
NR Northampton to Rugby section.  Code used from 24 November 2008
NW Nuneaton to Whitacre section.  Code used from 25 March 2008
RC Rugby to Coventry section.  Code used from 27 May 2008
RN Rugby to Nuneaton section.  Code used from 27 May 2008
RY Rugby Northampton workstation.  Code used from 5 June 2012
TK Tring to Milton Keynes section
Trent Valley LS Lichfield to Stafford section.  Code used from 1 September 2015.  Special plates for two signals to avoid confusion with Rugby Rail Operating Centre
WN Wigston to Nuneaton section.  Code used from 25 March 2008
WT Watford to Tring section
RY1 Rugeley No 1   LEC2 124m 0ch   c17 November 1974 Colwich (CH)
RY2 Rugeley No 2   LEC2 124m 23ch   12 June 2005? Colwich (CH)
S Rugeley Power Station            
X Set back signals
RN Runcorn   WJL1 180m 33ch 1944 early on 5 May 2018 (last train);
9 May 2018 (official)
Manchester Rail Operating Centre (WE)
FD Folly Lane branch fixed distant signals
SB Folly Lane branch stop boards
RS Ruscombe   MLN1 29m 38ch 1893 23 October 1961 Reading (R)
RL Rushall   BJW3 8m 8ch   19 March 1984 Walsall (WL)
RJ Rutherglen Junction Code in use by October 1971 WCM2 98m 67ch 19 August 1906 8 April 1973 Glasgow Central (G)
WFP Ryde St Johns Road 'Box reused from Waterloo East IOW 1m 22ch 9 December 1928    
WA Automatic signals
RY Rye   ATH 71m 34ch 1893    
RJ Ryecroft Junction   BJW2?     4 June 1967 Walsall (WL)
RG Ryhope Grange   LEN3 87m 63ch 1905    
NS Northallerton to Sunderland section.  Code used from 15 November 2010
R Code not confirmed
U Up main line automatic signals

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