A DIGEST OF THE MAIN CHANGES ON NETWORK RAIL, LONDON UNDERGROUND AND NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE DURING JANUARY 2019; COMPILED BY MARTYN BRAILSFORD OF THE BRANCH LINE SOCIETY (WWW.BRANCHLINE.UK).
January has seen its usual share of level crossing upgrades and other minor works, however the two major alterations this month are the closure of the line between Old Oak Common West Junction and Park Royal to enable HS2 works to commence, and around Bletchley Flyover, where work on the East West Rail project is commencing.
The long-term disused South Freight Siding headshunt (5M 18ch to 5M 20ch) has been taken out of use to be permanently recovered. Between Leagrave and Luton (4:11B) Limbury Road siding No 3 has been extended and is now a through road.
Fawkham Junction (5:7)
It is reported that the connection at Fawkham Junction (22M 50ch) to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has been restored to operational use.
LONDON NORTH EASTERN