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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 2020. 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 2020

2020

Deal - Minster
Deal, Sandwich and Minster signal boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from North Kent Regional Operations Centre at Gillingham.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Tonbridge
Tonbridge box to be abolished, area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Wye
Wye Area Control Centre to be abolished and area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.
Wye and Chartham gate boxes (former signal boxes) to also be abolished as part of this scheme.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Canterbury West - Minster
Canterbury West and Sturry signal boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Charlton Lane Crossing
Charlton Lane Crossing gate box (former signal box)to be abolished, and to be controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Tonbridge-Hastings and Appledore line
Robertsbridge, Bo-peep Junction, Hastings and Rye boxes to close, area to be controlled from South Kent Regional Operations Centre at Ashford.
Date of completion not yet defined but post-2020.

2020

Newcastle-Carlisle
Blaydon, Wylam, Prudhoe, Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill, Haltwhistle, Low Row, Brampton Fell and Corby Gates to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2020

Wembley
Wembley Main Line and Wembley Yard boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2020

Crewe
Basford Hall Junction and Crewe Sorting Sidings North boxes to close. Area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2020

Manchester-Grindleford
New Mills Junction, New Mills South Junction, Chinley, Edale and Earle's Sidings boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.
Grindleford box to close, area to be controlled from East Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Derby.

2020

Liverpool (Merseyrail)
Merseyrail IECC to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2020

Crewe
Salop Goods Junction and Crewe Coal Yard boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2020

Hellifield-Carlisle
Hellifield, Settle Junction, Garsdale, Blea Moor, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby North, Kirkby Thore, Culgaith, Low House Crossing and Howe & Co's Sidings boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2020

Llandudno Junction-Holyhead
Llandudno Junction, Penmaenmawr, Bangor, Llanfair PG (gate box), Gaerwen, Ty Crose, Valley and Holyhead boxes to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2020

Llandudno Junction - Blanau Ffestiniog
Llanrwst box to close.

2020

Port Talbot
Port Talbot PSB to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2020

Pantyffynon
Pantyffynon South signal box to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2020

Neath & Brecon Junction (Port Talbot)
Neath & Brecon Junction box to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2020

Ely - Peterborough
Manea, Stonea, March South Junbction, March East Junction, Three Horse Shoes, Whittlesea and Kings Dyke to close. Area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2020

Fenchurch Street-Shoeburyness
Upminster IECC to close. Area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2020

Plymouth-Penzance and Newquay branch
Plymouth PSB, Liskeard, Lostwithiel Crossing, Par, St Blazey, Goonbarrow Junction, Truro, Roskear Junction, St Erth and Penzance boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2020

Oxford-Worcester
Ascott-under-Wychwood, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham and Norton Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2020

Worcester-Hereford and Droitwich
Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Tunnel Junction, Droitwich Spa, Henwick, Newland East, Malvern Wells and Ledbury boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.

2020

Hazel Grove
Hazel Grove box to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2020

Totley Tunnel East
Totley Tunnel East box to close, area to be controlled from York ROC.

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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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