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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 2025. 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 2025

2025

Dundee
Dundee Signalling Centre to close, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2025

Fort William
Fort William (former Mallaig Junction) signal box to close, area to be controlled from West Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Glasgow Springburn.

2025

Fouldubs Junction
Fouldubs Junction box to be abolished, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2025

Cupar-Dundee
Manual boxes at Cupar, Leuchars and Tay Bridge South to be abolished.

2025

Alloa-Dunfermline
Longannet box to close.

2025

Marylebone
Marylebone IECC to close, area to be controlled from West Coast South Regional Operations Centre at Rugby.

2025

Manchester-Warrington (Central)-Liverpool
Glazebrook East Junction, Warrington Central and Hunts Cross boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2025

Hazel Grove-Buxton-Chinley
Furness Vale, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton, Great Rocks Junction and Peak Forest South boxes to be abolished, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2025

Stockport area
Edgeley Junction No1, Edgeley Junction No2, Stockport No1, Stockport No2 and Heaton Norris Junction boxes to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2025

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

2025

Wrexham - Birkenhead
Croes Newydd North Fork and Penyffordd boxes to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.
Dee Marsh Junction box to close, area to be controlled from West Coast North Regional Operations Centre at Manchester.

2025

Shrewsbury-Wrexham
Gobowen North box to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2025

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

2025

Shrewsbury
Crewe Junction, Severn Bridge Junction, Sutton Bridge Junction and Abbey Foregate to close, area to be controlled from South Wales Regional Operations Centre at Cardiff.

2025

Avonmouth area
St Andrews Junction box to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2025

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

2025

Cupar-Dundee
Cupar, Leuchars and Tay Bridge South boxes to close, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2025

Longannet
Longannet box to close, area to be controlled from East Scotland Regional Operations Centre at Edinburgh.

2015
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2025

Doncaster-Scunthorpe
Godnow Bridge (replica signal box) and Medge Hall (former signal box) gate boxes to close, crossings to be controlled from Doncaster PSB.
Scunthorpe box and Keadby Canal Junction (non-block post) to close, 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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