Trackwatch - October 2021 issue

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


Ripple Lane (2:4A) The repositioned facing points in the Down Tilbury at 8M 45ch that give access to Ripple Lane West Yard via the Up Riverside have been commissioned.


Coalville Line (4:14C) The connections into the private sites at Hicks Lodge (119m 40ch) and Lounge (116m 60ch) have both been removed.


Werrington Junction diveunder works (2:16A) At 78M 63ch (Marholm Junction) facing points have been installed in the Down Stamford giving access to the new dive-under line (Down Werrington) which feeds into the Down Spalding lines via Glinton Junction. Drax Power Station branch (2:40B) Claypit Lane Overlay Miniature Stop Light Crossing at 2M 16ch has been downgraded to a User Worked Crossing with Telephone (UWCT) at 2M 16ch. Telephones contact to Ferrybridge signal box.

Between York and Scarborough (2:19)

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