I was travelling home late last night and as I arrived into Woolwich Arsenal, I noticed on the train describer a train which terminates at West Silvertown due to depart Woolwich Arsenal at 00:29. This struck me as absurdly odd. What is the point of such a service? Where does it go on to? And why not continue in revenue service?
Probably heading to Beckton Depot without reaching the platforms at Canning Town.
Is that move possible?
Bi-directional running and given the time I can't imagine there would be any trains on the wb from Beckton so the train could stop outside the platform on either track, wait for the points to change and reverse.
Not saying that is what's happening here of course.