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

October again has seen little obvious work completed, with platform extension works being the main items to report other than in Northern Ireland, where the new station for Derry~Londonderry has opened.


Sheringham (2:8)

The platform at Sheringham (42M 71ch) has been extended and now has an operational length of 80m (87 yards).

Salhouse (2:8)

The platforms at Salhouse (5M 74ch) have been extended. Platform 1 (Down) now has an operational length of 81m (88 yards) whilst platform 2 (Up) now has an operational length of 75m (82 yards).


Between Ambergate Junction and Matlock (4:12A)

Matlock Bath station foot crossing (143M 68ch) has been closed and all assets recovered.


Between Carlisle and Haltwhistle (2:43A)

Hard Bank User Worked Crossing (UWC) at 52M 33ch has been upgraded to include Overlay Miniature Stop Lights (OMSL).

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