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Walkden line re-signalling update

July 13, 2013
One of the soon-to-be removed signals at Walkden in December 2010

One of the soon-to-be removed signals at Walkden in December 2010

Conversion of the Walkden line to full electronic signalling is nearing completion, with the system due to go live at the end of this month.

As previously noted on this blog, this will entail the closure of the historic signal box and removal of the picturesque mechanical signals, but will deliver a more reliable and efficient railway, and permit more frequent services along the line than are currently possible.

To facilitate final installation works the line will be closed on Sunday 28th July and a bus replacement timetable will operate: the timetable can be downloaded from Northern Rail here.

 

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2 comments

  1. Can you please let me know what Is to become of the now redundant signals and signal box, are they for sale perhaps?


  2. So far as we at FOWS know Network Rail will take them all. We did try to find a preserved railway to take the signal box but it seems there are more boxes available than the preserved lines can take.



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