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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 2011. 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 2011

2011

Paisley
Paisley Signalling Centre to close.

2011

Kirkby Summit
Kirkby Summit abolished

2011

Manchester - Guide Bridge
Ashburys and Guide Bridge signal boxes abolished. Signalling to be controlled from Manchester East.

2011

Slough
Slough New Signalling Centre closed.

25 May 2011

Moorthorpe
Hickleton Colliery Sidings and Moorthorpe Station boxes abolished, with control of the area passing to York.

10 July 2011

Carmuirs
Carmuirs West Junction to close and be controlled from Carmuirs East Junction.

October 2011

Annat
Annat gate box (former signal box) planned for closure, with control of crossing to Banavie.

December 2011

Kennett
Kennett signal box to be abolished and Track Circuit Block to be introduced between Chippenham Junction and Bury St Edmunds Yard as part of a massive scheme to upgrade the Felixstowe to Nuneaton route to handle anticipated traffic levels forecast for 2030.

December 2011

Mill Green
Wheel-operated level crossing gates at Mill Green scheduled for replacement by controlled barriers.
Although scheduled for June 2011, local road works have caused it to be postponed and December 2011 - January 2012 is the current estimate.

31 December 2011

Croft
Croft (formerley Croft Sidings) abolished with Westcad area recontrolled to new Kettering Workstation at EMCC.

31 December 2011

Leicester PSB
Leicester PSB abolished and area recontrolled from EMCC at Derby with two new workstations - Leicester and Kettering. Croft SB also abolished and recontrolled to the new Kettering Workstation.

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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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