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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 2016. 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 2016

2016

Derby-Stoke
Egginton Junction, Tutbury Crossing, Scropton, Sudbury, Uttoxeter, Caverswall and Foley Crossing to close, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2016

Maidstone East
Maidstone East box to be abolished. Area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.

2016

Carnoustie
Carnoustie box to close, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2016

Wichnor Junction to Lichfield
Alrewas box to close, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.

2016

Whyteleafe South
Whyteleafe South gate box to be abolished, to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2016

Selby - Hull
Gilberdyke, Broomfleet, Crabley Creek, Brough East and Melton Lane signal boxes to be abolished, along with gate boxes (former signal boxes) at Oxmardyke, Cave and Welton.

2016

Newark-Lincoln
Swinderby box to be abolished, area to be controlled by Lincoln Signalling Control Centre.

2016

Scunthorpe-Brocklesby Junction
Appleby (Lincs), Elsham, Wrawby Junction, Barnetby East and Brocklesby Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2016

Arundel
Arundel box to close, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2016

Newark
Newark Castle signal box to be abolished area to be controlled by East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2016

Brocklesby Junction-Cleethorpes
Roxton Sidings, Stallingborough, Marsh Junction and Pasture Street to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2016

Habrough Junction to Barton
Ulceby Junction, Goxhill and Oxmarsh Crossing signal boxes to be abolished, along with related level crossings including the former signal box at Barrow Road Crossing, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2016

Immingham
Immingham West Junction and Immingham Reception Sidings, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York. These boxes, although staffed and maintained by Network Rail are actually Associated British Ports property.

2016

Lincoln
Lincoln Signalling Centre to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2016

Claydon
Claydon L&NE Junction to be abolished.

2016

Halton-Runcorn
Halton Junction, Runcorn and Ditton boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2016

Weaver Junction - Speke
Halton Junction, Runcorn and Ditton boxes to close.

2016

Liverpool (Edge Hill)
Edge Hill box to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2016

Preston-Blackpool
Salwick, Poulton, Kirkham North Junction, Carleton Crossing and Blackpool North No2 to close.

2016

Lancing-Havant
Lancing, Littlehampton, Barnham and Chichester boxes to close, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2016

Yeovil Pen Mill
Yeovil Pen Mill box to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2016

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

2016

Salisbury
Salisbury box to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2016

Cambridge
Cambridge PSB and Foxton Gate Box (former signal box) to close, control passing to Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2016

Sheffield-Shireoaks
Woodhouse Junction, Beighton Station Junction and Kiveton Park Station boxes to close, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2016

Allerton-Speke
Allerton Junction and Speke Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2015
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2016

Carmuirs
Carmuirs East Junction (dating from 1882) to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
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2016

Grangemouth
Grangemouth Junction (panel) to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
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2016

Dunblane-Perth-Dundee
Perth power box and mechanical boxes at Greenloaning, Blackford, Auchterarder, Barnhill, Errol and Longforgan to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
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2016

Carmuirs-Dunblane
Mechanical boxes at Larbert North, Stirling Middle, Stirling North and Dunblane to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
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2016

Derby
Derby PSB to close, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2015
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2016

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

2015
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2016

Bristol
Bristol PSB to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot., and Puxton & Worle gate box (former signal box) to be abolished.
Puxton & Worle gate box (former signal box) to be abolished in 2016.

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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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