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UK railway stations – P

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Paddington (London) W2 6HT PAD Timetable
Paddock Wood TN12 6ER PDW Timetable
Padgate WA2 0QT PDG Timetable
Paignton TQ4 5EF PGN Timetable
Paisley Canal PA1 1YU PCN Timetable
Paisley Gilmour Street PA1 1BS PYG Timetable
Paisley St James PA3 1RQ PYJ Timetable
Palmers Green N13 4QU PAL Timetable
Pangbourne RG8 7DY PAN Timetable
Pannal HG3 1JL PNL Timetable
Pantyffynnon SA18 3HN PTF Timetable
Par PL24 2LT PAR Timetable
Parbold WN8 7DD PBL Timetable
Park Street AL2 2NZ PKT Timetable
Parkstone BH14 8TE PKS Timetable
Parson Street BS3 5NG PSN Timetable
Partick G11 6DB PTK Timetable
Parton CA28 6NZ PRN Timetable
Patchway BS34 6HW PWY Timetable
Patricroft M30 0UR PAT Timetable
Patterton G77 6NR PTT Timetable
Peartree DE23 8WP PEA Timetable
Peckham Rye SE15 4QL PMR Timetable
Pegswood NE61 6SJ PEG Timetable
Pemberton WN5 8DE PEM Timetable
Pembrey and Burry Port SA16 0LP PBY Timetable
Pembroke SA71 4AD PMB Timetable
Pembroke Dock SA72 6HJ PMD Timetable
Pen-y-Bont LD1 6RE PNY Timetable
Penally SA70 7PS PNA Timetable
Penarth CF64 3EB PEN Timetable
Pencoed CF35 5NN PCD Timetable
Pengam NP12 3XX PGM Timetable
Penge East SE26 5HT PNE Timetable
Penge West SE20 8RZ PNW Timetable
Penhelig LL35 0PS PHG Timetable
Penistone S36 6HN PNS Timetable
Penkridge ST19 5AJ PKG Timetable
Penmaenmawr LL34 6AT PMW Timetable
Penmere TR11 4AE PNM Timetable
Penrhiwceiber CF45 3SS PER Timetable
Penrhyn, Ffestiniog Railway Map Timetable
Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6LL PRH Timetable
Penrith CA11 7JQ PNR Timetable
Penryn Cornwall TR10 8QW PYN Timetable
Pensarn LL45 2HU PES Timetable
Penshurst TN11 8JJ PHR Timetable
Pentre-bach CF48 4BD PTB Timetable
Penychain LL53 6HJ PNC Timetable
Penyffordd CH4 0JT PNF Timetable
Penzance TR18 2DB PNZ Timetable
Perranwell TR3 7LF PRW Timetable
Perry Barr B20 3JE PRY Timetable
Pershore WR10 2DJ PSH Timetable
Perth PH2 0DR PTH Timetable
Peterborough PE1 1QL PBO Timetable
Petersfield GU32 3EE PTR Timetable
Petts Wood BR5 1DH PET Timetable
Pevensey and Westham BN24 5NB PEV Timetable
Pevensey Bay BN24 6AA PEB Timetable
Pewsey SN9 5EL PEW Timetable
Piccadilly (Manchester) M1 2PZ MAN Timetable
Pilning BS35 4JH PIL Timetable
Pinhoe EX1 3SY PIN Timetable
Pitlochry PH16 5BN PIT Timetable
Pitsea SS13 3JX PSE Timetable
Plas Halt, Ffestiniog Railway LL41 3AQ Timetable
Pleasington BB2 5JQ PLS Timetable
Plockton IV52 8TF PLK Timetable
Pluckley TN27 0RT PLC Timetable
Plumley WA16 9RX PLM Timetable
Plumpton BN7 3BW PMP Timetable
Plumstead SE18 7EA PLU Timetable
Plymouth PL4 6AB PLY Timetable
Pokesdown BH7 6JU POK Timetable
Polegate BN26 5AG PLG Timetable
Polesworth B78 1BJ PSW Timetable
Pollokshaws East G43 1UB PWE Timetable
Pollokshaws West G43 1NZ PWW Timetable
Pollokshields East G41 2SX PLE Timetable
Pollokshields West G41 4LW PLW Timetable
Polmont FK2 0UF PMT Timetable
Polsloe Bridge EX1 2RY POL Timetable
Ponders End EN3 4QE PON Timetable
Pont-y-Pant LL25 0PJ PYP Timetable
Pontarddulais SA4 1TL PTD Timetable
Pontefract Baghill WF8 1RB PFR Timetable
Pontefract Monkhill WF8 1JA PFM Timetable
Pontefract Tanshelf WF8 4PJ POT Timetable
Pontlottyn CF81 9QX PLT Timetable
Pontyclun CF72 9ES PYC Timetable
Pontypool and New Inn NP4 0RE PPL Timetable
Pontypridd CF37 1LJ PPD Timetable
Poole BH15 1YL POO Timetable
Poppleton YO26 6QA POP Timetable
Port Glasgow PA14 5JN PTG Timetable
Port Sunlight CH62 4XB PSL Timetable
Port Talbot Parkway SA13 1SA PTA Timetable
Portadown BT62 1JJ
Portchester PO16 8PE PTC Timetable
Porth CF39 9NY POR Timetable
Porthmadog LL49 9ND PTM Timetable
Porthmadog Harbour, Ffestiniog Railway LL49 9NF Timetable
Portlethen AB12 4PT PLN Timetable
Portrush BT56 8DJ
Portslade BN3 7HD PLD Timetable
Portsmouth & Southsea PO1 1EQ PMS Timetable
Portsmouth Arms EX37 9ND PMA Timetable
Portsmouth Harbour PO1 3EU PMH Timetable
Possilpark and Parkhouse G22 6LW PPK Timetable
Potters Bar EN6 1AU PBR Timetable
Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7BD PFY Timetable
Poynton SK12 1GA PYT Timetable

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Prees SY13 2DW PRS Timetable
Prescot L34 5SY PSC Timetable
Prestatyn LL19 9AF PRT Timetable
Prestbury SK10 4HT PRB Timetable
Preston (Lancs) PR1 8AP PRE Timetable
Preston Park BN1 6SF PRP Timetable
Prestonpans EH32 9ES PST Timetable
Prestwick International Airport KA9 2PJ PRA
Prestwick Town KA9 1HQ PTW Timetable
Priesthill & Darnley G53 6UL PTL Timetable
Princes Risborough HP27 9DD PRR Timetable
Prittlewell SS2 6LG PRL Timetable
Prudhoe NE42 6NR PRU Timetable
Pulborough RH20 1AX PUL Timetable
Purfleet RM19 1QS PFL Timetable
Purley CR8 2AP PUR Timetable
Purley Oaks CR2 0QA PUO Timetable
Putney SW15 1TE PUT Timetable
Pwllheli LL53 5HL PWL Timetable
Pye Corner
Pyle CF33 4NL PYL Timetable

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[train passing] ♪ background music ♪ (Narrator) Switches and crossings play an essential role in connecting the rail network. We use them to guide trains from one track to another and to enable lines to cross paths. Put simply, they're the junctions that allow us to create a multi-lined, multi-routed rail network. At Network Rail we own over 20,000 switch and crossing units. They come in many different shapes and sizes and all are made to measure for their specific location. To understand how switches and crossings work, we've first got to look at the wheel-rail interaction. Train wheels move along the rails guided only by the pound coin sized area of wheel that sits on the rail head. The wheel rim or flange doesn't normally touch the rail. Flanges are only a last resort, to prevent the wheels becoming derailed. A switch can guide a wheel in one of two directions. A crossing creates a gap in the rail for the flange to pass through. This is a switch. Also known as a point. It's the moving part of the switch and crossing layout and is made up of two long blades which can move across to guide the train one way or another. This is the switch rail. And this is called the toe. This is called the stock rail. It's a non-moving part of the switch. The two switch blades are fixed to each other by a stretcher bar to ensure that when one is against its stock rail the other is fully clear and provide room for the wheel flange to pass through cleanly. This is a crossing. It's the non-moving part of the switch and crossing layout that allows a train to pass in either direction once the switch has been set. This is the nose of the crossing. Either side of the crossing area, wing and check rails are provided to assist the guidance of the wheel sets through the crossing. Crossings can be either fabricated, made up of two machined rails joined together, or they can be cast as a single unit. Modern crossings are now cast from manganese steel which is an advanced alloy that gets harder with use. This is an important property, as the nose of the crossing can take high impact loads as train wheels pass through. (Lawrence) My name's Lawrence Wilton, and I'm a graduate engineer working for Network Rail. I'm here today to teach you about switches and crossings. The most simple form of S and C is the turn-out. This is a left-hand turn-out. As you can see, it diverges from the main route in a leftward direction. This is how it works. In normal mode, the left hand wheel rolls along the switch rail and there's flange way clearance for the right wheel to continue along the stock rail. The inside surface of the right flange is kept on course by the track rail. This restrains the wheel set and ensures it is directed along the correct route. Meanwhile, the left wheel transfers contact between the different parts of the crossing. That's where there's a high impact load. In the reverse the right wheel rolls over the switch rail and follows its geometry. The inside surface of the left flange is guided by the check, forcing it to follow the stock rail on the new route and the right hand wheel makes a crossing, again, impacting a load on the crossing nose. (Narrator) There are many different types of switch and crossing on the network. They include turn-outs, diamonds, cross-overs, and slip-diamonds. The type we use is determined by a number of factors including the number of lines involved, frequency of use and running line speed. Trains travelling at high speeds need long switches and crossings. At low speed, such as in stations, trains can make tighter turns. Train movements across the network are set and controlled by signallers who use switches to set routes for trains. Switches can be propelled by various devices. One of the simplest forms is a ground frame set-up. A series of rods and cams attached to levers in signal boxes. These are now largely being replaced by remotely operated hydraulic and electro-mechanical devices. (Lawrence) Seen by rail-sides all across the country, this is an HW2000 points machine. This is electro-mechanical. What we have here is your drive motor. To check that motor has done its job, over here we have an interlocking and detection system. Detection tells us when the points have completed their travel and locked. Locking holds the points in this state, so they cannot be physically moved. So when a train runs over the top, it remains in position. Facing point locks are one of the most important safety features on the S and C layout. They ensure that the points cannot be moved when set. This is important because failure to lock the switches could cause a derailment. (Narrator) As engineers, we face an ongoing challenge to maintain and improve our switch and crossing assets. Trains can create large impact and lateral forces as they change course. And these forces can cause wear and deformation. Switches and crossings therefore have a limited lifespan before we need to replace them. Less than 5% of track miles are made up of switches and crossings, but over 17% of our maintenance budget is spent on them. We'll continue to research and develop new inspection techniques and material usage to increase their performance. (Lawrence) It's all about creating a network that's safe, reliable and efficient. It's what we do.

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