Emergency engineering work near Heaton depot has resulted in the East Coast Main Line being closed. This means that all ECS moves to Heaton depot are being diverted to Tyne Yard. Before you can go to Tyne Yard you first need to couple up to another unit that is sitting at platform 4.
The Edinburgh Explorer II
Good morning, driver. This morning you are in charge of the Edinburgh Explorer 11 rail tour service from Preston to Edinburgh. You are in charge of this service from York to Newcastle. You will be running non-stop this morning, but you are being routed via two loops en route so you may get held up to allow express services past.
1N78 York to Middlesbrough
This morning you are in charge of the 1N78 First Trans Pennine Express service to Middlesbrough. There isn’t much traffic around this morning so you’ll have an easy run through to Darlington.
1F61 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
You are in charge of the 1F61 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service, calling at all stations en route. Your first task is to move the train into Newcastle. Traffic is light this morning, but once you get close to York traffic will be more frequent. You will have a short wait before you are able to join the fast line near York.
1O90 Newcastle to Southampton Central
This afternoon you are booked to drive the 1O90 Cross Country Trains service to Southampton Central. With it being early afternoon there is a plenty of traffic around.
1Y53 Newcastle to London Kings Cross
Tonight you are booked to drive the final service of the day to London Kings Cross. There is still a fair amount of traffic around and you have a fairly tight timetable, so a high standard of driving will be required throughout.
09:30 York to Darlington
It’s 2018 and Hitachi have won a major contract to supply all trains on the East Coast Main Line from Scotland to London Kings Cross. This morning you are booked to drive the Hitachi Super Express 09:30 sService from York to Darlington. There is plenty of traffic around at peak time this morning.
GD - 22:00 Darlington to York
It’s a cold night in November 2018. Snow has been falling steadily now for the past three hours, and although no services are being affected, visibility has been reduced. There are a number of services still running tonight in both directions, but apart from the adverse weather conditions your journey driving the Hitachi Super Express will be an easy one.