Trackwatch - September 2021

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


Wickford (2:10A)
Wickford (29M 02ch) platform 1 has been extended to have an operational length of 122m (133 yards) to accommodate Class 720 units.


Cricklewood Depot (4:8B)
Further enabling works have taken place for Brent Cross West station, with the Up Fast line slewed towards Cricklewood depot from approximately 5M 60ch to 6M 30ch to make room for the fast lines island platform. The recently re-laid trailing crossover between the slow lines at 5M 65ch and the associated crossover to the goods lines have both been commissioned. Within Cricklewood depot, the North Freight sidings 9-12 have been taken out of use.
Wellingborough (9D)
The recently installed 25kV overhead line equipment on Wellingborough Up Sidings and Neilson Siding No 1 has been permanently earthed.


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