CHANG­ING TRACKS AT SHERINGHAM

Steam Railway (UK) - - Steam News -

Sheringham sta­tion’s track lay­out has been re­mod­elled in the North Nor­folk Rail­way’s big­gest in­fras­truc­ture project for a quar­ter of a cen­tury. A dou­ble slip point has been in­stalled at the west end of the sta­tion, al­low­ing trains from Plat­form 3 to ac­cess the main run­ning line. The new lay­out will sim­plify shunt­ing move­ments and in­crease flex­i­bil­ity at galas, as well as help­ing to fa­cil­i­tate the new din­ing train op­er­a­tion to Cromer. This is the largest up­grade of the NNR’s in­fras­truc­ture since the ex­ten­sion to Holt was com­pleted 26 years ago. Sheringham sta­tion throat had re­mained largely un­changed since the NNR took over from BR. It is the sec­ond stage of a six-stage project, the first hav­ing been the con­ver­sion of the car­riage sid­ing into a loop two years ago. The next phases will in­clude changes to the sig­nalling, re­quir­ing the re­place­ment of the ex­ist­ing lever frame in Sheringham West sig­nal box with a 40-lever frame ac­quired from Bran­don, on the Norwich-Ely line.

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A view of Sheringham sta­tion throat, show­ing how the new dou­ble slip point will per­mit di­rect ac­cess from the main run­ning line to the bay plat­form.

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