A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during May 2019; compiled by Martyn Brailsford of the Branch Line Society (


A significant amount of work

has taken place over the last year on the Felixstowe branch to improve capacity. Last reported on six months ago, this work has now been commissioned.

Permanent way alterations include the addition of Trimley Loop, which is bi-directional, from Gun Lane Junction (81M 56ch) to Trimley and a revised layout at Trimley (see diagram). The single line is now known as the ‘Felixstowe Single’.

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