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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 2021. 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 2021

2021

Ayr-Stranraer
Kilkerran, Girvan, Barrhill, Glenwhilly, Dunragit and Stranraer Harbour to be abolished.
This will see the end of the use of Victorian single-line tablet single instruments on Network Rail.

2021

Cricklewood
Cricklewood Depot box to close

2021

Percy Main to Blyth and Ashington
Newsham, Bedlington South, Bedlington North, Winning, Freemans and Marcheys House to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2021

Tweedmouth
Tweedmouth box to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2021

Sleaford-Skegness
Heckington, Hubberts Bridge, West Street Junction, Sibsey, Bellwater Junction, Thorpe Culvert, Wainfleet and Skegness boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2021

Crewe
Crewe SC to close. Area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2021

Winsford Junction
Winsford Junction to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2021

Warrington-Ditton
Monks Sidings, Arpley Junction and Fiddlers Ferry Power Station boxes to be abolished.

2021

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

2021

Ely - Kings Lynn
Littleport, Downham Market, Magdalen Road and Kings Lynn Junction boxes to close. Area to be controlled from Anglia Regional Operations Centre at Romford.

2021

Blair Atholl-Inverness
Dalwhinnie, Kingussie and Aviemore boxes to close, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
to
2021

Gloucester area
Gloucester PSB to close, area to be controlled from West Midlands Regional Operations Centre at Saltley.
Oddingley Crossing gate box (former signal box) t0 close in 2016.
Alstone Crossing and St Mary's Crossing gate boxes (former signal boxes) to close in 2021.

2019
to
2021

Allington Junction-Sleaford
Sleaford East box to be abolished in 2019, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.
Ancaster, Rauceby and Sleaford West to be abolished in 2012, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2019
to
2021

Carnforth-Barrow-Carlisle
Bootle, Drigg, Sellafield, St Bees, Bransty, Workington Main No2, Workington Main No3, Maryport Station and Wigton signal boxes to close in 2019. Area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.
Arnside, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Dalton Junction, Barrow-in-Furness, Park South, Askam, Foxfield, Millom and Silecroft to close in 2012, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

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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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