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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 2018. 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 2018

2018

Folkestone East
Folkestone East box to be abolished, area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.

2018

York - Harrogate
Poppleton, Hammerton Cattal, Knaresborough, Starbeck and Harrogate boxes to be abolished, along with gate boxes at Marston Moor and Belmont, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2018

Allington Junction
Allington Junction signal box to be abolished, area to be controlled by East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2018

Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis box to close, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2018

Cardiff-Abercynon
Radyr Junction and Abercynon boxes to close area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2018

Farncombe
Farncombe signal box to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2018

Guildford
Guildford PSB to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2018

Haslemere-Petersfield
Haslemere and Petersfield boxes to close, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2014
to
2018

London Bridge
London Bridge PSB to be abolished, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.
Panels 8 and 9 will be dispensed with in 2014, panel 1 in 2015, panels 2 in 2016, panels 3 & 4 in 2017 and panels 4, 5,6 & 7 in 2018.
Charlton Lane gate box will not now be abolished as part of this scheme and will remain until after 2020.

2015
to
2018

Victoria SCC
Victoria SCC (located at Clapham Junction) to close. Area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.

2016
to
2018

Motherwell
Motherwell Signalling Centre to close, area to be controlled from West Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Glasgow Springburn.

2017
to
2018

Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke PSB to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

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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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