National Rail map
We're pleased to report that our overhaul of the National Rail map and station finder is complete as at 30 June 2011. We are now in a good position to maintain this inline with the ongoing changes that will occur throughout the network.
Our thanks go to Chris Cook for the many hours he spent, giving his extensive expertise to this project. Not only did he re-design our map, he has also painstakingly checked our map and station finder to ensure a consistent standard has been applied throughout, and continues to check the maps and notify us of updates to their text as they need to be made. This also led to the correction of some errors which had lain undetected since Terry Robinson established the site in 2000.
For all this - Many Thanks!
Chris Cook wishes to dedicate the 2011 National Rail map and station finder to the fond memory of Toby Fisher (April 1976-January 2006), who was a great friend and travelling companion on many railway jaunts.
This page contains links to major cities and intersections from which you can explore the network.
We have improved the navigability of the list of stations by including more headings. We have generally assigned the station names to heading level 6, but additionally we have assigned the first station name of each letter to heading level 5.
Each line is depicted by a table of which the left column lists the stations in order and the right links to other line(s) served by that station. A link on a station name will point to a page which is either the text guide or a description of the intersection at that station. The latter will, of course, be incorporated into the text guide when it is produced. Whenever there is a link on a station name, the other lines serving the station are listed on the station page rather than on the route itself. This is to avoid cluttering the right column, as there are often many lines passing through these major junction stations.
The links in the second column normally take the form, "Station A - Station B", where Station A and Station B are the identified ends of the line.
This map is not a journey planner nor is any attempt made to show the route taken by any trains. It merely reflects the geography of the network and, in so doing provides a framework from which the text guides to mainline stations can be accessed.
If you want an accessible timetable and journey planner, you could try www.traintimes.org.uk.
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