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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 2026. 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 2026

2026

Hull
Hull Paragon and Hessle Road boxes to close, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2026

York to Scarborough
Strensall, Barton Hill, Kirkham Abbey, Malton and Weaverthorpe to be abolished, along with Howsham gate box (former signal box). Area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2026

Hull-Scarborough
Beverley, Driffield, Bridlington and Seamer boxes to be abolished, along with Gristhorpe gate box (former signal box). Area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

2026

Blackburn-Hellifield
Daisyfield Station and Horrocksford Junction signal boxes to close, along with Bamber Bridge and Towneley level crossing frames (former signal boxes)

2026

Westbury
Westbury PSB to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2026

Exeter area
Exeter PSB, Crediton, Exmouth Junction and Paignton boxes to close, area to be controlled from Thames Valley Regional Operations Centre at Didcot.

2014
to
2026

Doncaster area
Joan Croft level crossing to be replaced by bridge in 2014.
Norton gate box (former signal box) to close 2016, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.
Carlton and Claypole, Ranskill gate boxes to close 2021, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.
Finningley box to close in 2026, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.
Doncaster PSB to close over the period 2012-2026, area to be controlled by LNE Regional Operations Centre at York.

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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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