Trackwatch - August 2021

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during May 2021; compiled by Martyn Brailsford of the Branch Line Society (


Woodbridge Area (2:9A) Maltings User Worked Crossing (UWC) at 79M 42ch and Dock Lane UWC at 80M 06ch have both been upgraded to Overlay Miniature Stop Light crossings (OMSL).Between North Walsham and Cromer (2:8) Grammar School Farm UWC at 17M 33ch has been upgraded to OMSL crossing. Between Chippenham Junction and Ely (2:12C) Work has commenced on building a new station at Soham. The station will consist of a single platform on the Up side of the line between 7M 61ch and 7M 66ch.


Between Minster and Ramsgate (5:7A) Work has commenced on building a new station at Thanet Parkway. The station will consist of two platforms, one located on the outside of each running line between 83M 54ch and 83M 68ch.


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