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Recent signalling-related articles

Compiled by David Clegg

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February 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of Stainmore and Bugle SBs.
January 2018
  • Change at Verney Junction includes photographs of the Metropolitan Railway and LNWR signal boxes at Verney Junction and signalling information.
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following signalboxes: Porthcawl, Pyle, Ongar and Dudley Port.


January 2018
  • An article on Liverpool Exchange has a side-on view of No. 1 (formerly B) SB and the gantry alongside.
December 2017
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Scout Green, Bow Junction (end on view) and Devonshire Street East (rear and end view).


August 2006
  • Crewe to Cheadle Hulme has re-opened with a reduced service until the new signalling system can be commissioned fully.
  • The Network Rail signallers' strikes planned for June 2006 were suspended.
November 2005
  • Some details of the Port Talbot resignalling are given in this issue.
  • NR has been allowed a budget increase of 175M for signalling renewals.
  • Police believe that vandalism incidents on 8, 9 and 25 September affecting signalling equipment are related.


9 February 2018
  • Feature on Billingshurst SB and its new life at Amberley Museum.
12 January 2018
  • This issue has incidental photographs of the following SBs: Alnmouth, Alnwick East (when derelict), Alnwick Lionheart (new build, distant view) and Midsomer Norton South (new build).


January 2006
  • The re-signalling of the Sandbach to Wilmslow line commenced on 11 December 2005.
  • Make Level Crossings Safer reports on Dutch practice.
  • Settle Junction box received a National Railway Heritage Award for box refurbishment shared with the Swanage Railway for Corfe Castle.
November 2004
  • The completion of the Marston Vale re-signalling project was marked by the unveiling of a plaque at Ridgmont signalling centre on 17 September.
  • Informed Sources includes a commentary on communications between signallers and other staff.


31 January 2018
  • A nine day closure of the lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft commences on February 10th 2018. During the closure manual LCs will be replaced by automatic barrier crossings.
  • Analysis covers London Underground resignalling.
  • This issue has a David Allen article on signalbox closures in 2017.
17 January 2018
  • October 2018 and February 2019 will see blockades between Three Bridges and Brighton and Three Bridges and Lewes during which signalling will be upgraded or replaced.
  • Bloxwich LC closed from January 13th 2018.
  • The 40 lever frame from Brandon SB will be installed at Sheringham allowing Platform 3 to be used.
3 January 2018
  • The 2020 remodelling of Kings Cross will include transfer of signalling control to York and the installation of ETCS ready equipment.
  • ETCS will be installed on 750 locomotives from 2022.
20 December 2017
  • New signalling on the Hammersmith and City Line was tested on December 2nd and 3rd 2017.
  • The former Billingshurst SB at Amberley Museum has been decorated to match the former Hove booking office.
  • Aberdour SB has been converted into a studio for artists.


January 2018
  • This issue includes a photograph of Grafham SB and level crossing.
December 2017
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Ventnor, Ryde Pier Head and Oakley.


February 2018
  • Signalling projects completed over Christmas 2017 include: installation of Automatic Train Operation and ETCS equipment in the Thameslink tunnels, resignalling between Edge Hill and Winsford, signalling for the reopening of the Halton Curve, signalling replacement at Stalybridge, Huddersfield and in the Calder Valley and signalling upgrades between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
  • ETCS in cab signalling is to be installed in 750 UK freight locomotives.
January 2018
  • A major article on the Hixon disaster of January 1968 covers the event itself and comments on the implications of the way that automatic crossings were designed and implemented.
  • Baschurch SB (Grade II listed) has been renovated.
  • The project to upgrade signalling between Shotton and Colwyn Bay has begun.
  • Testing of new signalling on the LUL Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines has been completed successfully.


March 2002
  • A Safety Special article reviews the HMRI Annual Report.
February 2002
  • The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust has obtained planning permission for a heritage steam railway and museum that includes permission for a replacement signal box.
  • Further coverage of the collapse of Railtrack.


February 2018
  • An article on the Elgin to Lossiemouth line includes photographs of Lossie Junction SB (interior and exterior) and Lossiemouth SB.
January 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Newington (partial view), Denton Crossing and Gillingham.


2 February 2018
  • An article on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway Broadway extension includes photographs of the new build signalbox there.
8 September 2017
  • During winter 2017 2018 standardised signalling arrangements will be put in place at crossing stations on the Welsh Highland Railway.
  • The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is putting pressure on Translink to ensure that upgrades to signalling etc. at Portrush station do not preclude operation of the Portrush Flyer excursions.
  • An article on the end of North East steam includes an atmospheric photograph of Bedlington South box and its level crossing.


February 2018
  • This issue includes an incidental photograph of Dinting Station SB.
January 2018
  • This issue includes incidental photographs of the following SBs: Paddock Wood, Charwelton and Uphill Junction.

This information on this page is compiled by David Clegg, to whom any comments or contributions should be sent. David can be contacted by email.

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