If a service is departing today, you can jump to it's schedule if you know either the public headcode (eg 2C54) or the activated obfuscode (eg 692P)
Due to freight headcode anonymity, you can't search for freight headcodes (unless it's GBRf of VSTP).
Once you've pressed search, you should see a list of services at your given location. Whilst the list is quite self-explanatory, there are a few bits that might need better understanding.
Refer to the numbers on the below diagram for an expaination
|P. DGL||From:||Acton TC||0G66|
|A. 1959||To:||Preston Park||
Arrived East Croydon 2321 (239L)
|(ZZ) View Schedule|
Green - for running (Shows most recent reported location along with its time, and in brackets, minutes early (E) or late (L).
Yellow - for activated - schedule record has been registered on the signalling system, but may not necessarily run though.
Orange - the train was cancelled, but this cancellation was overturned. Still, it may not run. Keep an eye out for green movement report or set an email/sms alert.
Red - it has been cancelled. There may be a VSTP schedule replacement?
Grey - you have disabled live running information in the search bar at the top.
|0***||Engine(s) without any rolling stock in tow|
|1***||A service with limited calls (express) [may also include charters (1Z**) and test trains (1Q**)]|
|2***||A service with regular calls (semi-fast/slow) [may also include test trains (2Q**) and other STP services]|
|3***||Priorty empty passenger stock [may also include test trains (3Q**) and seasonal trains (3S**), (3J**), (3Y**) and (3W**)]|
|4***||Express freight train|
|5***||Standard empty passenger train not in service. [May include unit drags by a locomotive (5Q**]|
|6***||Semi fast freight train|
|7***||Freight with speed of no more than 45mph|
|8***||Slow freight service or seasonal train spraying the rail head [8Y** / 8S**]|
|9***||A service with special routing or gauging requirements|
|*X**||A service with abnormal load. [If using live signalling diagrams, this indicates something connecting track circuit, IE a train moving inside an engineering possession]|
|Waits here for other trains to pass, waits here for other operating reasons, or this train starts here.|
|Train stops here to amend train formation|
|Train stops here to attach a banking locomotive|
|Stops here to change train crew if required|
|Pick up / set down passengers|
|Train stops here for an examination before proceeding|
|Stops to change locomotive|
|Train shunts here|
|Train stops to reverse, driver changes ends, or locomotive runs around (if single engine)|
|This train terminates here|
|Collection of token or tablet|
|Train stops to take on water|
This section is pretty much self explainatory, but just to make things clearer:
Shows operator, service description, max speed the vehicle and its consist are timed for, train category, and train power type. All of this is only shown if we have the information available.
Additional information for the benefit of passengers, including information about refreshments and reservations. Rail Record cannot be responsible for incorrect values, as the information is supplied by automated system from Network Rail, who too, cannot be held responsible for any anomylies.
User added allocations and real headcodes. Users can also receive alerts with a free members area account.
Then below this you can copy the URL of the schedule, or send an email with schedule link, get alerts, or save the schedule to your members area account for future reference.
All data used on this live train times website is provided by Network Rail through the open data feeds. No data is unlawfully obtained.