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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 2019. 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 2019

2019

Goole to Gilberdyke
Goole, Goole Bridge and Saltmarshe boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2019

Selby
Selby box to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2019

Ferrybridge area
Ferrybridge and Prince of Wales Colliery boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2019

Baguley Fold Junction
Baguley Fold Junction to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2019

Chester
Chester PSB to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2019

Manchester-Stalybridge
Manchester North and Ashton Moss North Junction to close.

2019

Edgeley Junction to Greenbank
Northenden Junction, Deansgate Junction, Mobberley and Plumley West boxes to be abolished.

2019

Wigan-Southport
Burscough Bridge Junction to close.

2019

Manchester-Warrington/Blackburn
Eccles and Astley boxes and Bromley Cross (crossing box) to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2019

Manchester-Hall Royd Junction
Manchester North, Vitriol Works, Castleton East Junction, Rochdale and Smithy Bridge boxes to close.

2019

Llanelli - Ferryside
Pembrey, Kidwelly boxes to be abolished.

2019

Whitland - Fishguard
Clarbeston Road box to be abolished.

2019

Bishton
Bishton gate box (former West signal box) to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.
This will see the abolition of the last set of wheel-operated gates on the former Western Region.

2019

Wimbledon
Wimbledon SCC to be abolished, area to be controlled from Wessex Regional Operations Centre at Basingstoke.

2019

Greenford
Grrenford Station East box to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2019

Manchester-Rochdale
Manchester North, Vitriol Works, Rochdale and Castleton East Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2019

Northenden Junction-Greenbank
Northendon Junction, Deansgate, Mobberley and Plumley West boces to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2015
to
2019

West Hampstead PSB
West Hampstead PSB to be abolished in stages.
Panel 1 to close in 2015, area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridge
The remainder to be abolished in 2019, with the area of Panels 2 and 3a to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges and Panels 3b and 4 from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2015
to
2019

Ashford
Ashford IECC to be abolished. Area to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges and North Kent Regional Operations Centre at Gillingham.
Slade Green Depot will be abolished in 2018 as part of this scheme.

2017
to
2019

Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester Piccadilly box to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2018
to
2019

Kings Cross-Hitchin
Kings Cross PSB to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.
Bounds Green North and South shunting boxes to close 2018.

2019
to
2019

Peterborough
Peterborough PSB and Eastfield signal box to close, along with Helpston gate box (former signal box), area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

1998 · 1999 · 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021 · 2022 · 2023 · 2024 · 2025 · 2026 · 2027 · 2029 · 2030 · 2033 · 2035 · 2036 · 2037 · 2038 · 2040 · 2047 · 2048 · 2051 · 2055 · 2056 · 2058

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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