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Last update 3 September 2018

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Code Signal Box Note ELR Mileage Opened Closed Control to
TE Talacre   CNH3 201m 76ch 1903 late on 23 March 2018 (last train);
26 March 2018 (official)
Wales Rail Operating Centre (FH)
T Tallington Downgraded to gate box 5 July 1975: line controlled by Helpston (H) ECM1 84m 64ch 13 April 1975 29 March 1998 Helpston (H)
TH Tamworth Formerly Tamworth Low Level LEC2 110m 12ch 1910 23 August 2008 Rugby Signalling Control Centre (NL)
TH Tamworth High Level   DBP1 23m 61ch August 1925   Saltley (SY)
TA Taplow Downgraded to ground frame 8 December 1963 MLN1 22m 30ch 30 June 1930 20 July 1974 Slough (S)
DM Down main line automatic signals
DR Down relief line automatic signals
TJ Tapton Junction   SPC9 c146m 69ch   25 March 1972 Sheffield (S)
T
TC Tattenham Corner   TAT 23m 26ch 6 April 1925 25 September 1983 Purley (CU)
CA Automatic signals
DTC Distant signals
T Taunton East Junction Code from 12 May 1986 MLN1 162m 63ch 13 December 1931 21 March 1987 Exeter (E)
TE Code to 12 May 1986 WTZ 162m 63ch
TS Tay Bridge South   ECN2 56m 36ch 20 June 1887    
TB Unclear whether code used
TY Tees Also known as Tees Yard TSY 12m 70ch 12 August 1962    
T
D Down automatic signals DSN2 12m 70ch
U Up automatic signals
NS Tees Signalling Control Centre Newcastle to Sunderland section DSN2 12m 70ch      
  Tees Yard See Tees
  Teignmouth   MLN1 208m 78ch February 1896 14 November 1986 Exeter (E)
TE Templecombe   BAE2 112m 2ch 15 May 1938 27 February 2012 Basingstoke Signalling Control Centre (SE)
DM Down main line automatic signals
DUM Up main line down direction automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
TE Temple Mills East   SDC 4m 54ch 29 June 1958 14 November 1987 Stratford (S)
TM Temple Mills Eurostar Depot   TMD c12.287km 2006    
TW Temple Mills West   SDC 6m 8ch 29 June 1958 20 March 1988 Brimsdown (BD)
D Down line automatic signals
RTW Banner repeater signals
U Up line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
MY Temple Mills Yard Code shown on 2015 signalling plan SDC        
TJ Terminus Junction   CLY 101m 44ch 7 October 1878 2 June 1974 Glasgow Central (G)
EX Teynham Crossing Downgraded to gate box 1967: line controlled by Sittingbourne (EV) VIR 47m 78ch 8 March 1945 24 December 2011 East Kent Signalling Centre (EK)
TB Thames Board Mills Crossing Stop boards TLL 16m 38ch 27 May 1996    
T Thames Haven
(also called Terminus ground frame?)
  TFH c30m 18ch     Upminster [new] (UR)
TH Thames Haven Junction   TLL c26m 50ch   19 August 1973 Low Street (L)
TR Thames Valley Signalling Centre Original code DCL 53m 38ch 21 March 2010    
BL Former Bristol signals (Filton-Westerleigh area)
DW Down Westbury line automatic signals.  Code shown on signalling plan
FY "Creep" signals at Theale Foster Yeoman sidings
OD Oxford area signals.  Code used from 16 July 2018
SB Former Swindon B IECC signals.  Code used from 27 December 2012
SN Former Slough New IECC signals.  Code used from 27 December 2011
SW Former Swindon signals DWC 0m 19ch
T Southern line signals.  Code shown on signalling plan
T Oxford-Worcester line signals.  Code shown on signalling plan but never used
T Reading area signals.  Code used from 29 March 2013
TRC Colthrop crossing signals
TRK Kintbury crossing signals.  Code shown on signalling plan
UW Up Westbury line automatic signals.  Code shown on signalling plan
Z Draw forward signals near Stockley
TH Theale   BHL 41m 19ch 1920 17 September 1977 Reading (R)
D Theobalds Grove Ground Frames HDT       Liverpool Street [new] (L)
U
T Thetford Code in use by 1980 ETN 93m 44ch 1883 20 August 2012
(delayed from 25 June 2012)
Cambridge (EN)
T Thingley Junction   MLN1 96m 9ch January 1903 23 March 1968 Swindon (SN)
DM Down main line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
TK Thirsk Code used from 19 September 1965 ECM5 22m 34ch 5 November 1933 20 January 1990 York [IECC] (Y)
D Down line controlled and automatic signals.  Code used from opening to 19 September 1965
DF Down fast line automatic signals.  Code used from 19 September 1965
DS Down slow line automatic signals.  Code used from 19 September 1965
U Up line controlled and automatic signals.  Code used from opening to 19 September 1965.  Slow lines have suffix S
UF Up fast line automatic signals.  Code used from 19 September 1965
US Up slow line automatic signals.  Code used from 19 September 1965
  Thoresby Colliery (had draw-ahead signals lettered A to E, with no number) TYC c1m 5ch      
T Thoresby Colliery Junction Code not carried (also had draw-ahead signals lettered A to E, with no number) HIM 17m 21ch 1926    
TYC 0m 0ch
TH Thorington Downgraded to gate box 21 December 1958: line controlled by Thorpe-le-Soken (T) COC 59m 43ch 1885 4 May 2009 Colchester [new] (CO)
TX Gate box code
TE Thornaby East   DSN2 c11m 69ch     Tees (TY)
TN Thorne Moor   TJG2 c12m 32ch   2 December 1979 Goole (G)
TM Unclear if code carried
TH Thornhill Code used from 2002 GSW 77m 58ch 10 October 1943    
TL Thornhill L&NW Junction   MVN2 39m 74ch     Mirfield Junction No 3 (M3)
TMJ Thornhill Midland Junction   MVN2?       Healey Mills (HM)
U Up line automatic signals
T Thornton Abbey Formerly named Barton Road Level Crossing.  Gate box: line controlled by Ulceby (South) Junction (UJ) BAR c103m 11ch     York Rail Operating Centre (MB) (planned)
BL Code when named Barton Road Level Crossing
CZ Thornton Heath   VTB1 8m 50ch 21 June 1903 19 December 1976 Three Bridges (T)
CA Automatic signals
TC Thorpe Culvert   GRS4 2m 20ch 1888 8 February 2003 Thorpe Culvert [temporary panel] (TC)
TC Thorpe Culvert [temporary panel]   GRS4 2m 21ch 9 February 2003 18 May 2003 Thorpe Culvert [reopened] (TC)
TC Thorpe Culvert [reopened] Reopened original 'box following rebuilding GRS4 2m 20ch 18 May 2003    
TG Thorpe Gates Downgraded to gate box 20 May 1973: line controlled by Selby West (S).  Demolished 13/14 October 2013 HUL3 2m 27ch 1873 5 October 2013 Selby West (S)
T Thorpe-Le-Soken Code probably used from 23 July 1989 COC 65m 7ch 1882 4 May 2009 Colchester [new] (CO)
D Down line automatic signals
RD Down line automatic repeater signals
RU Up line automatic repeater signals
U Up line automatic signals
CEGB Thorpe Marsh Power Station       by 1980 after 1994 line closed
T
TM
A Unloading signals
B
T Thorpe On The Hill   NOB1 27m 28ch 12 May 1907 19 March 1988 Swinderby (S)
TB Thorpes Bridge Junction   MVN2 2m 24ch 26 September 1987 27 November 1982 Thorpes Bridge Junction [temporary] (TB)
TB Thorpes Bridge Junction [temporary]   MVN2 2m 26ch 27 November 1982 6 December 1982 Thorpes Bridge Junction [reopened] (TB)
TB Thorpes Bridge Junction [reopened]   MVN2 2m 24ch 6 December 1982 7 August 1998 Manchester North (MN)
CL Three Bridges   VTB3 29m 34ch 27 April 1952 2 July 1983 Three Bridges [new] (T)
CA Automatic signals
T Three Bridges [new]   VTB3 29m 28ch 25 June 1983    
EB Eastbourne area signals
TD Three Bridges Depot Control Centre   VTB3   13 July 2015    
TL Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre London Bridge area signals VTB3   29 December 2014    
TEB Eastbourne interlocking (planned)
TLW Lewes workstation.  Code used from March 2019
TVC Former Victoria Signalling Centre (Central) signals (planned)
TVS Former Victoria Signalling Centre (South) signals.  Code used from 15 March 2015
TWH Former West Hampstead signals.  Code used from 15 March 2015
TC Three Counties   ECM1 35m 51ch 1898 27 June 1976 Hitchin (HT)
C Code shown in October 1974 weekly notice
THS Three Horse Shoes   EMP 91m 5ch 1901    
R Distant signals
(some signals had suffix R instead)
TS Three Spires Junction Permanently switched out from September 1998 CNN 3m 20ch 28 June 1914 23 February 2003 Three Spires Junction [new] (TS)
TS Three Spires Junction [new]   CNN 3m 19ch 23 February 2003 26 May 2009 West Midlands Signalling Centre (CN)
T Thrumpton Also known as Retford Thrumpton.  Code used from 1965 MAC3 64m 46ch 15 March 1889
(inspection date)
   
TN Code used from 23 September 2013
D Down line automatic signals.  Code used from 1965
DB Down (Cottam) branch line automatic signals.  Code used from 1968
U Up line automatic signals.  Code used from 1965
UB Up (Cottam) branch line automatic signals.  Code used from 1968
T Thurgoland Sidings   MAC2 31m 55ch by 1880 c1959 Blackmoor Crossing (B)
T Thurlstone Crossing   MAC1 27m 3ch 1899 18 July 1981 Line closed
T Thrybergh Junction   WME 7m 73ch 19 February 1909 2 August 1980 Sheffield (S)
TJ Tibshelf East Junction   TCC 137m 19ch 2 March 1969 11 October 1969 Trent (TT)
  Ticehurst Road See Stonegate
T Tilbury Riverside   TTE 0m 15ch 1961 8 April 1996 Line closed
T Tilehurst   MLN1 38m 44ch 1893 24 April 1965 Reading (R)
TS Tile Shed   LEN3 93m 64ch   11 December 1988 East Boldon (EB)
TE Tinsley East Junction Taken out of use through fire damage c20 April 1985; reopened 21 June 1985 WME 2m 68ch by 1926 6 December 1992 Woodburn Junction [new] (W)
MY Tinsley Main Yard Control Tower   BTJ c160m 10ch   27 October 1984 Tinsley Yard (TY)
TP Tinsley Park   BTJ 160m 65ch 29 November 1964 20 September 1992 Tinsley Yard (TY)
SY Tinsley Secondary Yard Control Tower   BTJ c160m 60ch   27 October 1984 Tinsley Yard (TY)
TW Tinsley West Junction   SMC 2m 54ch 1922 20 February 1998 Line closed
TY Tinsley Yard   BTJ 160m 2ch 11 April 1965 19 June 2010 Woodburn Junction [new] (W)
WDB Tisbury   BAE2 96m 0ch 12 October 1958 5 February 1967 Gillingham [Dorset] (GM)
WDC Tisbury Gates Downgraded to gate box 1923 BAE2 97m 12ch 4 June 1892 28 July 1985 Gillingham [Dorset] (GM)
TJ Tiverton Junction This 'box may have opened in 1874, or that may have been a predecessor MLN1 179m 11ch 25 September 1932 3 March 1986 Exeter (E)
UM Up line automatic signals TIV 179m 11ch
T Tollerton Codes used from opening ECM5 9m 40ch 29 January 1961 10 December 1989 York [IECC] (Y)
D Down line automatic signals.  Slow lines have suffix S
DF Down fast line automatic signals (until 28 July 1985)
DS Down slow line automatic signals (until 28 July 1985)
U Up line automatic and semi-automatic signals (until 28 July 1985).  Slow lines have suffix S
PE Tonbridge XTD and RTT routes transferred to Ashford IECC (AD), control of TTH remains RTT 41m 77ch 18 March 1962 27 September 1993 (in part) Ashford IECC (AD) (XTD and RTT routes only)
A Automatic signals XTD 29m 24ch
TU Tondu Formerly named Tondu Middle BAL 2m 70ch 1884    
  Tondu Middle See Tondu
  Topsham   EMT 4m 23ch c1870 30 January 1988 Exmouth Junction [new] (EJ)
  Torre   TOR 219m 9ch April 1921 13 November 1986 Exeter (E)
T Torside   MAC1 15m 31ch   18 July 1981 Line closed
TE Totley Tunnel East   MAS 154m 62ch 1893    
T Totnes Code in use by 1984 MLN1 222m 63ch 7 January 1923 9 November 1987 Exeter (E)
TE Toton East   THL     18 October 1969 Trent (TT)
WDU Totton   BML2 82m 53ch c1875 28 February 1982 Eastleigh [new] (E)
  Towneley Gate box: line controlled by Preston (PN) FHR6 22m 62ch 1878    
TG Town Green   SJO2 9m 79ch c1940 10 February 1994 Merseyrail (ML)
TP Trafford Park Junction   MAJ c31m 66ch 15 January 1904
(inspection date)
  Manchester Piccadilly (MP)
TI Tram Inn   HNL1 5m 37ch 1894   Wales Rail Operating Centre (NS) (planned)
TJ Treeton Junction   CHR     2 October 1982 Sheffield (S)
TS Treeton South   CHR     2 October 1982 Sheffield (S)
TE Tremains East   SWM2 188m 70ch 19 April 1955 11 September 1965 Port Talbot (PT)
TT Trent Building also housed East Midlands Control Centre in 2007/2008 TSN1 120m 1ch 27 September 1969 25 August 2012 (in part);
19 July 2013 (remainder)
East Midlands Control Centre (MS/NN/RT/TC/ TD/TN/TT)
T Trent   ECM1 121m 50ch 6 March 1955 25 August 1969 Newark Crossing (NC)
T Trent Junction Also known as Frodingham Trent Junction DOW 23m 60ch September 1914 31 March 1973 Scunthorpe (S)
T Trimley   FEL 82m 60ch 1891 17 April 1988 Trimley [panel] (T)
T Trimley [panel]   FEL 82m 60ch 17 April 1988 14 March 1999 Colchester [new] (CO)
TG Tring Shunt Frame   LEC1 c31m 55ch     Bletchley (BY)?
  Tring Sidings   LEC1 31m 37ch 1964    
  Trinity Lane Gate box: line controlled from Liverpool Street [new] (L) BGK 13m 22ch      
T Trowbridge Code in use by 6 November 1955 WEY 105m 49ch 1896 8 September 1968 Westbury (W)
TL Trowell Junction   TCC c125m 9ch   18 October 1969 Trent (TT)
TL Trowse Lower Junction   LTN1 113m 67ch 1910 29 November 1986 Norwich Station (NO)
TSB Trowse Swing Bridge Earlier code for Norwich station area resignalling.  Downgraded to bridge control cabin 29 November 1986 LTN2 123m 46ch 1898 14 February 1986 Trowse Swing Bridge [new] (TSB)
TSB Trowse Swing Bridge [new] Earlier code LTN2 123m 34ch 15 February 1986    
TB Later code (post 2000) for Sheringham line resignalling
TU Trowse Upper Junction   LTN1 112m 79ch 1923? 21 September 1986 Trowse Lower Junction (TL)
TY Trowse Yard   LTN2 123m 24ch 1921 29 November 1986 Colchester [new] (CO)?
T Truro Formerly Truro East to 23 October 1971 MLN3 300m 57ch 5 March 1899    
  Truro East See Truro
TJ Tuffley Junction   BAG2 94m 72ch 7 December 1941 10 August 1968 Gloucester (G)
GC Tulse Hill   BTH1 6m 15ch 1 July 1945 13 April 1969 Streatham Junction (BC)
EBN Tunbridge Wells Central Goods Code used from 25 March 1962 TTH 33m 45ch c1879 15 May 1984 Tonbridge (PE)
A Automatic signals
TU Tunbridge Wells West 'B'   GJB2 49m 58ch 1876 12 August 1985 Line closed
U Turkey Street Ground Frame HDT       Liverpool Street [new] (L)
T Turnhead   HUL1     11 June 1967 Barlby North (BN)
T Tursdale   ECM5 c59m 0ch   28 November 1971 Ferryhill (F)
TY Tutbury   NSS 24m 13ch 1872    
T Tweedmouth Code to July 1990 ECM7 65m 78ch 10 December 1961    
TW Code used from July 1990
D Down direction automatic signals (until 1981)
R Repeater signals
U Up direction automatic signals (until 1981)
TS Tweedmouth South Code presumed ECM7 c65m 42ch   10 December 1961 Tweedmouth (T)
D Down direction automatic signals
T Twyford   MLN1 31m 7ch 23 October 1961 11 March 1972 Reading (R)
DM Down main line automatic signals
DR Down relief line automatic signals
UM Up main line automatic signals
UR Up relief line automatic signals
TW Twyford West Possibly also code T MLN1 31m 8ch 1893 23 October 1961 Twyford (T)
TS Ty Croes Downgraded to gate box 2 April 1989: line controlled by Valley (VY) CNH3 254m 32ch 1872    
  Tyne See Tyne Yard
T Tyne Coal Terminal Control Room Unclear if this is same as Tyne Dock
(had draw-ahead signals in sidings lettered A to D, with no number)
GLT c1m 15ch      
  Tyne Dock Code unknown, but known to have existed by 1968       December 1967
or very possibly 30 May 1981?
Pelaw (P)
Line later transferred to Metro
TS Tynemouth South   TMB 6m 31ch   10 August 1980? Line transferred to Metro
T Unclear if this is Tynemouth South or plain Tynemouth
D Down line automatic signals
T Tyneside   HLK 0m 32ch 15 April 1991    
TY Tyne Yard Also known as Tyne.  Demolished week ending 6 October 2014 ECM5 75m 62ch 21 April 1963 9 May 1991 Tyneside (T)
D Down line automatic signals
R Banner repeater signals
RU Banner repeater for up line automatic signals
U Up line automatic signals
S Tyne Yard South Shunters GSP   TEY c76m 25ch      
  Tyseley Loco Yard See Tyseley No 1
TY1 Tyseley No 1 Formerly named Tyseley Loco Yard DCL 126m 40ch 20 February 1949    
TY2 Tyseley No 2   DCL       Tyseley No 1 (TY1)?
TY3 Tyseley No 3   DCL       Tyseley No 1 (TY1)?

 

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