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Signalman at workSECTION C

Recent and forthcoming signalling alterations

Compiled by Nick Allsopp, Chris Bellett and John Hinson

Section C of the railwayman's special notices details alterations to signalling that take place. This section of the web site does the same, and covers significant alterations to signalling - past, present and future. The scope covers signal box closures, changes to methods of working and any other matters that are of interest. The records go back to the introduction of these pages in 1998.

You are currently viewing the page showing alterations for 2017. To view details for another year, just make a selection from the dates below.

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Note that where the period of an item covers more than a year (e.g. a major resignalling project), it will be listed on the page for the final year concerned. That year may be well into the future, even though some parts may have already been completed. You may have to do a little hunting to find such an item.

Network Rail have published an evolving list of planned dates for resignalling. Currently, the only mechanical signal boxes without a formal abolition plan and proposed date are Reedham Swing Bridge and Somerleyton Swing Bridge and these could survive to be the last mechanical boxes in the country.

New indicates entries that have been added or updated within the last week.

This section is managed by Nick Allsopp, who would be pleased to receive any additional information for these pages.


 

SIGNALLING ALTERATIONS 2017

2017

Peterborough-Leicester
Uffington, Ketton, Manton Junction, Oakham Level Crossing, Langham Junction, Ashwell, Whissendine, Melton Station and Frisby boxes to be abolished. Area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2017

Leicester-Burton
Bardon Hill, Mantle Lane and Moira West Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2017

Milford-Wakefield
Castleford and Wakefield Kirkgate boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2017

Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford to Hebden Bridge and Diggle
Healey Mills, Batley, Huddersfield, Mill Lane Junction, Halifax, Milner Royd Junction and Hebden Bridge boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2017

Stockton to Battersby and Boulby Mines
Bowesfield, Tees Yard, Middlesbrough, Nunthorpe, Whitehouse, Grangetown, Redcar, Longbeck and Crag Hall boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2017

Barnsley-Horbury Junction
Barnsley Station Junction and Woolley Coal Sidings boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2017

Birmingham
New Street PSB to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.

2017

Macclesfield
Macclesfield box to close, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2017

Greenbank
Greenbank box to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2017

Heaton Norris-Guide Bridge
Denton Junction to be abolished.

2017

Stalybridge-Huddersfield
Diggle Junction to close.

2017

Guide Bridge-Hadfield
Dinting box to close.

2017

Guide Bridge-New Mills
Romiley Junction box to be abolished.

2017

Reigate
Reigate box to be abolished, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2017

Newport (Park Junction)
Park Junction box to be abolished, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2017

Newport-Shrewsbury
Little Mill Junction, Abergavenny, Pontrilas, Tram Inn, Hereford , Moreton-on-Lugg, Leominster, Woofferton Junction, Bromfield, Onibury, Craven Arms Crossing, Marsh Brook and Dorrington boxes to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2017

Basingstoke
Basingstoke ASC to be abolished, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2017

Woking
Woking PSB to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2017

Wokingham
Wokingham box to be abolished, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2017

Cambridge-Bury St Edmunds
Dullingham, Chippenham Junction and Bury St Edmunds Yard boxes to close.

2017

Manningtree - Norwich
Crown Point and Parkeston to close, and part of Colchester PSB to be controlled by the new Romford Rail Operations Centre.

2017

North London/Tottenham & Hampstead lines
Upminster NLR IECC, South Tottenham, Upper Holloway, Dudding Hill Junction, Neasden Junction, Acton Canal Wharf, Acton Wells Junction and Richmond boxes to close. Area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2017

Manningtree-Felixstowe, Harwich and Norwich
Colchester Parkeston and Crown Point boxes to close, along with Stowmarket gate box. Area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2017

Colchester to Clacton
Clacton box to close, area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2017

Diggle Junction
Diggle Junction box to close, area to be controlled from LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2017

Manchester-Dinting
Manchester East and Dinting boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

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Warrington
Warrington PSB to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

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2017

Feltham
Feltham PSB to be abolished, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

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Thankyou to those who have already assisted with this section, including Forbes Alexander, John Armistead, Steve Gwinnett, Anthony Jones, Simon Lowe, John McCrickard, Frank Nicholas, Richard Putley, Adrian Webb and Nick Wellington, along with many others not named here (whether by accident or design).


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