THE SIGNAL BOX

SECTION C

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 2014. 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 2014

2014

Plumpton
Plumpton gate box (former signal box) to be abolished, crossing to be controlled by Three Bridges Area Signalling Centre.
This will see abolition of the last wheel-operated level crossing gates on the former Southern Region.

2014

Leamington
Leamington Spa signal box to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.

2014

Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton PSB to close, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.

2014

Yoker
Yoker IECC to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Glasgow Springburn.

2014

Nottingham-Grantham
Bingham and Bottesford West boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2014

Peterborough-Spalding
St James Deeping, Littleworth, Spalding and Mill Green boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from Lincoln Signalling Control Centre.

2014

Watford
Watford PSB to close, area to be controlled from Wembley Main Line SCC.

2014

Sheffield-Beighton
Woodburn Junction box to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2014

Metheringham
Blankney box to be abolished.

2014

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

2014

Swindon
Swindon box to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2014

Stone Crossing
Stone Crossing gate box to close.

2014

Liverpool-St Helens
Huyton and St Helens boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2014

Romiley Junction
Romiley Junction box to close, area to be recontrolled from Manchester East Signalling Control Centre.

2014

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

2014

Littlehaven
Littlehaven gate box (former signal box within station building) to close, area to be controlled from Three Bridges Area Signalling Centre.

2014

Barry
Barry signal box to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2014

Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-Cafn gate box (former signal box) to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

14 March 2014

Arun Valley Resignalling
Arun Valley line resignalled from Three Bridges with the closure of Billingshurst, Amberley and Pulborough.

May 2014

Poole - Wool Resignalling
The line between Poole and Dorchester to be resignalled with the closure of Poole, Hamworthy Junction, Wareham and Wool. Area to be controlled from Basingstoke.

9 March 2013
to
December 2014

Cardiff
Cowbridge Road and Aberthaw signal boxes will be closed. TCB working will be introduced from a new VDU workstation at SWCC Cardiff, between Barry and Bridgend (Vale of Glamorgan Line).
Cardiff panel box to close 2014

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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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