Signalling equipment

Digital signalling equipment set to be tested on Northern City Line

Work is set to take place to test and commission the recently installed signalling equipment on the Northern City Line.

The testing work forms part of the East Coast Digital Programme and will bring digital signalling to the Northern City Line.

One completed, the upgrades will allow signallers to communicate with the latest in-cab technology on trains.

In turn this will help boost reliability and reduce delays creating a more modern and reliable railway.

The work will take place through April and May where the new equipment will be meticulously tested before it is commissioned over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Passenger services will not be running on the Northern City Line when the work is taking place.

Toufic Machnouk, Network Rail’s Director of Industry Partnership Digital spoke on the work set to take place.

Mr Machnouk said: “This is an important step forward on the East Coast Digital Programme as it brings us closer to delivering more reliable journeys on this route.

“Testing and commissioning the new equipment is a key part of this upgrade.

“But it does mean changes to services in April and May.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience which this causes and we’d encourage passengers to check their journey ahead of time.”

Thameslink and Great Northern also commented on the benefits the signalling work will deliver and the efforts being made to avoid disruption to passengers.

Jenny Saunders, Customer Services Director for Thameslink and Great Northern said: “While Moorgate trains are diverted to King’s Cross, customers can use their tickets on London Underground between the two terminals.

“We thank our passengers for their understanding while Network Rail takes the next big step in creating a modern, more reliable railway on this important route.”


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