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The current Firecon Level is: 0

Since 1st June 2018, the increasing statuses have been defined as:

Firecon 0
Normal services

Firecon 1
Normal timetable. Maximum care by loco crews.
Trains MAY be assisted by diesel over part or all of the journey.

Firecon 2
Normal timetable. Maximum care by loco crews, fire truck deployed.
Trains MAY be assisted by diesel over part or all of the journey.

Firecon 3
Normal timetable
All trains are topped & tailed by diesel.

Firecon 4
Normal timetable
All trains are HAULED by diesel between Pickering and Grosmont/Whitby.

 

Between 1 January 2010 & 30 May 2018 they were:

Firecon 0
Normal services

Firecon 1
Normal timetable. Maximum care by loco crews.
Trains MAY have been assisted by diesel over part or all of the journey.

Firecon 2
Normal timetable.
All trains were PILOTED by diesel between Goathland and Levisham, ASSISTED IN REAR on return.
Firecon 1 applied to rest of line.

Firecon 3
Emergency timetable.
All trains were HAULED by diesel between Goathland and Pickering. Firecon 1 applied to rest of line.

Firecon 4
Normal timetable. All trains were HAULED by diesel between Grosmont and Pickering.
Grosmont-Whitby as directed by Network Rail.

 

Prior to 2010, the Firecon Levels were:

Firecon 0
Normal services

Firecon 1
Normal timetable. Maximum care by loco crews.
Trains MAY have been assisted by diesel over part or all of the journey.

Firecon 2
Normal timetable.
All trains were PILOTED by diesel between Goathland and Levisham. Firecon 1 applied to rest of line.

Firecon 3
Emergency timetable.
All trains were HAULED by diesel between Goathland and Levisham. Firecon 1 applied to rest of line.

Firecon 4
Emergency timetable.
All trains were HAULED by diesel between Goathland and Pickering. Firecon 1 applied to rest of line.

Firecon 5
Normal timetable. All trains were HAULED by diesel between Grosmont and Pickering.