Trackwatch: September 2020


A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during June 2020; compiled by Martyn Brailsford of the Branch Line Society (

Feltham depot: image from May showing progress with South Western Railway’s new facility, which will accommodate 10x10-car Class 701s, the new suburban EMUs being built by Bombardier for the operator.
Courtesy SWR

Amongst the usual level crossing upgrades and platform extension works, June saw the opening of Horden station, the removal of crossovers at Clapton Junction and further works at Cricklewood.


Between Hackney Downs and Tottenham Hale (2:10A)

During June and into July, the facing and trailing crossovers at Clapton Junction, controlled from Clapton ‘B’ Ground Frame (4M 27ch) have been plain lined, the ground frame has been recovered and the associated overhead line equipment for the crossovers removed.

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