Hi all, Just looking at The London Tube track maps and remembered there was a crossover to the east of the station. Does this allow trains to reverse WB-EB? If it is they must go towards Queensway and then take the crossover to the EB platform. Am I right?
Also, when the 2003 derailment occured, I think the line was suspended a few days after between Holborn and Leytonstone? Did the train terminating at Holborn from the west enter the EB as normal and then reverse into the headshunt?? How did they go back to the west?
Queensway can be used by trains to reverse from either direction:
Trains travelling westbound go over the crossover to the eastbound platform (this is a passenger move).
Trains travelling eastbound detrain in the eastbound platform, then shunt over the crossover to the westbound main, then back into the westbound platform. This move is of course done empty.
You are right about Holborn - they get back to the west by running out of British Museum siding, then into the westbound platform at Holborn. There, the driver changes ends and the train proceeds westbound as normal.
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