Class 170 Route Clearance

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Since introduction in 1999, the ScotRail Class 170 Turbostar units have been operating on routes from Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street, and between Inverness and Aberdeen. A present they are not cleared to run north of Inverness, on the West Highland Line or on many routes out of Glasgow Central.

This page lists the routes within Scotland on which Class 170s are currently permitted to run. (Updated to January 2018)

Class 170 - Lines cleared for Passenger Operation
LoR code Line of Route Description Remarks
SC001 Gretna Jn – Glasgow Central (via Beattock)
SC003 Carstairs South Jn – Haymarket East Jn Cleared June 2003
SC005 Carstairs Station Jn – Carstairs East Jn Cleared June 2003
SC007 Midcalder Jn – Holytown Jn Cleared October 2003
SC011 Law Jn – Uddingston Jn (via Holytown) Cleared October 2003
SC029 Larkfield Jn – Shields Jn
SC093 Motherwell to Greenhill Lower Jn.
SC099 Whifflet North Jn - Rutherglen East Jn
SC101 Coatbridge Jn – Langloan Jn
SC103 Garnqueen North Jn – Cowlairs West Jn
SC105 Gartsherrie South Jn – Gartcosh Jn
SC106 Sighthill West Jn – Cowlairs South Jn (Chord Line)
SC107 Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Queen Street (via Falkirk High)
SC109 Polmont Jn – Greenhill Upper Jn (via Falkirk Grahamston)
SC110 Carmuirs East Jn – Larbert Jn
SC111 Newbridge Jn – Bathgate
SC113 Winchburgh Jn – Dalmeny Jn
SC115 Cowlairs West Jn – Knightswood North Jn (Maryhill lines)
SC115a Maryhill Park Jn – Anniesland
SC116 Cowlairs East Jn – Cowlairs North Jn
SC119 Greenhill Upper Jn – Dundee
SC123* Bathgate - Drumgelloch
SC123* Bellgrove Jn - High St Jn
SC123* Knightswood North Jn – Westerton Jn
SC129 Springburn – Bellgrove Jn
SC131 High Street – Shields Jn (City Union) Cleared June 2003
SC147 Berwick – Haymarket West Jn (via Edinburgh Waverley)
SC149 North Berwick – Drem Jn
SC161 Newcraighall – Portobello Jn Cleared June 2002
SC163 Portobello Jn – Niddrie West
SC164 Newcraighall North Jn – Tweedbank
SC165 Niddrie South Jn – Haymarket West Jn
SC167 Craiglockhart Jn – Slateford Jn
SC169 Gorgie Jn – Haymarket Central Jn
SC171 Edinburgh Waverley – Dundee (via Kirkcaldy)
SC173 Inverkeithing Central Jn – Thornton North Jn (via Cowdenbeath)
SC176 Inverkeithing North Jn – Inverkeithing East Jn
SC178 Thornton South Jn – Thornton West Jn
SC181 Ladybank Jn – Hilton Jn
SC183 Stirling – Alloa
SC191 Dundee – Aberdeen
SC193 Perth – Inverness
SC195 Aberdeen – Inverness
SC199 Keith branch platform
Partial LoR route only

Note: SC123* High Street Jn – Anniesland (via Glasgow Queen St Low Level station) in passenger use between 20 March and 8 August 2016 while Queen St High Level was closed.

Class 170 - Platform Restrictions
Inverness: Platforms 1-5 only
Glasgow Central High Level: Unrestricted (P.3-10 cleared January 2004)
Glasgow Queen St. High Level: Unrestricted (P.1 cleared June 2003)
Hartwood: Down platform prohibited (LoR SC007)

Class 170 - Lines cleared only for Non-passenger Operation (ECS)
LoR code Line of Route Description
SC039* Barassie Jn – Kilmarnock (Wabtec Works) $ (Used since Feb 2016)
SC059* Glasgow Central – Shields Jn
SC059* Shields Jn – Barassie Junction $ (Used since Feb 2016)
SC061* Shields Jn – Corkerhill CSMD
SC117* Grangemouth Junction (Turn-back moves only)
SC133* Westerton Jn – Bearsden (to reverse at signal YH536 at Westerton Jn)
SC161* Newcraighall East Jn - Millerhill EMU Depot
SC195* Welsh's Bridge – Rose St Jn
SC203* Rose St Jn - Inverness Platform 5
Partial LoR route only

$ Not yet shown in Sectional Appendix Route Clearance Module.

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