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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 2007. 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 2007

2007

Wakefield Kirkgate & Oakenshaw
The 1982 'temporary' box at Wakefield Kirkgate to be replaced by a new panel box.
At a later date, the former MR box at Oakenshaw will be abolished and the area controlled from the new Kirkgate panel.

February 2007

Portsmouth and Havant resignalling.
Resignalling and track remodelling controlled from a new signalling centre at Havant will see the abolition of the 1968 built Portsmouth PSB and the somewhat older 1876 vintage Saxby & Farmer box at Havant.
The timescale has however slipped, full commissioning has be deferred until December 2007... As an interim measure, astonishingly the 1946 box at Portsmouth Harbour has been reopened after closing in 1968 and works Absolute Block to Portsmouth PSB at Fratton.

18 March 2007

Hademore Crossing
The small London & North Western Railway box at Hademore Crossing on the Trent Valley line closed at 13:44hrs. The level crossing was abolished over Christmas 2006 following the provision of a new bridge and diversion of the road. The existing signals are now supervised by Lichfield Trent Valley No1 which now works TCB to Tamworth Low Level

24 August 2007

Coventry Resignalling.
Resignalling of the Coventry area over August bank Holiday 2007 has seen the abolition of the 1962 built BR LMR CoventryPSB.
The new signalling is controlled from the former WCRTCC at Saltley which will ultimately become the West Midlands Signalling Centre and will progressively as its name suggests signal the whole of the west Midlands. 38 boxes will close under this project.
Coundon Road, Three Spires Junction and Hawkesbury Lane boxes on the Nuneaton Line are not closing just yet but will be abolished when Rigby SCC takes over the Nuneaton area in 2009.

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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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