Latest Rail News

19.05.14

Major re-signalling project to begin in North Yorkshire

Network Rail is to undertake a major re-signalling project in North Yorkshire, which includes moving control of various signals to the Ferrybridge signalling control centre. 

The work, which will see upgrades take place in the Sudforth Lane and Hensall areas, includes closing the signal boxes at each location. And, according to Network Rail, this will improve the reliability of the signal equipment and reduce the chances of faults on the line, and in turn, passenger delays. 

In addition to the signalling work, the improvement project includes renewing five level crossings across the area. At two of these – High Eggborough and Heck Lane – this will see the manned gate boxes being removed. 

All of the level crossings being renewed will be ‘MCB-CCTV type’ – meaning they have manually controlled barriers and closed circuit television which can be seen by the signallers. This means they can see when people want to use the crossing, and operate the barriers from the Ferrybridge signalling centre. 

Many of the closures are taking place over the late May bank holiday, to reduce the risk of disruption as much as possible for road users, but some closures are more extensive. 

Mark Tarry, area director at Network Rail, said: “We absolutely recognise these closures will affect many people in the Selby and Knottingley areas. We apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience caused. 

“However, maintaining and upgrading the railway is essential to keep trains reliable and safe for passengers. The re-signalling work will have huge benefits for train operators and passengers, as it means there’s less chance of delays on the line. 

Due to the work a number of road closures and diversions have been planned and agreed with the local authorities – North Yorkshire county, Wakefield and Goole councils. To see a comprehensive list of these, click here. 

The five level crossings being updated as part of the work are:

  • Sudforth Lane, Kellingley,
  • Whitley Bridge, Selby Road,
  • High Eggborough, High Eggborough Lane,
  • Hensall, Station Road, Hensall,
  • Heck Lane, Hensall.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

latest rail news

Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

17/04/2019Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

A new interactive map which lets passengers find out about accessibility at stations has been launched by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to help b... more >
Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

17/04/2019Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

Helium-filled balloons are causing hundreds of train delays at a cost of £1m in taxpayer money every year, Network Rail has revealed. ... more >
Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

17/04/2019Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

Plans for an £80m sea wall to protect the Dawlish coastal rail line from extreme weather have been by approved by Teignbridge District Coun... more >

editor's comment

23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read more >

rail industry focus

View all News

interviews

Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >
TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

22/01/2019TfN Strategic Transport Plan: not just for transport's sake

Peter Molyneux, Transport for the North’s (TfN’s) strategic roads director, has been leading on the development of the seven economic... more >
Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

22/01/2019Exclusive: Midlands Connect and WMRE talk collaboration and investment in the Midlands' railway

In the jigsaw puzzle of regional transport decision-making, there must be collaboration and compromise. Midlands Connect media lead James Bovill ... more >

last word

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. ... more > more last word articles >

'the sleepers' daily blog

West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

08/04/2019West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

Malcolm Holmes, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Rail Executive, joins us to discuss the 30-year Rail Investment Strategy, and how he and his... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

comment

Changing the London skyline with HS2

26/03/2019Changing the London skyline with HS2

Lisa Hogben, HS2 programme delivery manager for area south enabling works, explains how the arrival of HS2’s first tower cranes shows chang... more >
Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >
Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >