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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 2002. 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 2002

2000
to
2002

Angerstein branch
Angerstein Resignalling straight resignalling to SSI. Controllled, as previously, from London Bridge.

11 January 2002

Tyneside
In connection with the Sunderland extension of the Tyne & Wear Metro, Boldon Colliery, East Boldon, Monkwearmouth and Sunderland signal boxes closed with control passing to the Sunderland workstation in Tyneside I.E.C.C. Ryhope Grange retained as fringe box.

14 January 2002

Seaford
Seaford closed having being switched out for many years, and falling into a very poor state of disrepair after suffering gale damage. Branch now controlled from Newhaven Harbour.

January 2001
to
28 July 2002

Leeds
January 2001 saw the first stage in the closure of Leeds PSB with commencement of the "Leeds 2000" remodelling/resignalling scheme. Control passed to new workstations in an extended York IECC.
On 19th August 2001 the Leeds - Bradford - Ilkley - Hellifield lines (Leeds North West area) were transferred to York (Hellifield remains as a fringe box) leaving only the Ardsley/Wakefield Westgate area controlled from Leeds.
Final closure of Leeds occurred over the weekend of 16th June 2002 when the remaining area was transferred to York.
Church Fenton and Stourton signalboxes have also closed, the former succumbing on 21st April 2002 with the latter following on 28th July 2002.

August 2002

Heuston, Dublin (Iarnród Éireann)
Heuston, Dublin (Iarnród Éireann) closed in late August. The unusual miniature lever frame has been taken out and it is intended to put it on permanent display behind glass at Heuston Station.

11 September 2002

Settle & Carlisle line
Midland Rotary Block Instruments removed from Settle Junction, Blea Moor and Garsdale boxes, being replaced by LMR Standard block instruments. This was the last area on Railtrack to use M.R. rotaries.

December 2002

Wellington (Salop)
Resignalling at Wellington has seen the closure of Wellington No.2, the last remaining box in the area. Control has passed to a 'WestCad' workstation installed in Madeley Junction.

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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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