Third track commissioned: unit No 317667 is seen on arrival at the bay platform at Meridian Water with the 10.46 from Stratford on 9 September 2019.
Antony Guppy

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

September again has been quiet, with the only item of note being the extension of the Great Western electrification into Wales.


Between Lea Bridge and Meridian Water (2:10B) The Lea Valley Reversible line has been commissioned between Lea Bridge Junction (6M 44ch) and Meridian Water station (7M 47ch). Ripple Lane Yard (2:4A) As part of the Barking Riverside project, the two turnouts giving access to No 4 road at Ripple Lane West Yard have been secured in the normal position, thus taking this siding out of use until early 2020.


Between Peterborough and Stamford (4:10B)

Aldwinkle User Worked Crossing, at 13M 57ch, has been upgraded to include Overlay Miniature Stop Lights (OMSL).

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