Derby Resignalling - 22 July - 7 October 2018

Discussion in 'Infrastructure & Stations' started by LTJ87, 22 Jan 2018.

  1. Mugby

    Mugby Established Member

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    The former Up and Down Goods West seems to be where most of the trackwork is taking place at the moment.

    I notice that no trackwork has been started yet on the approach from the north, from St. Marys. Is any work on this section due to start or will it all be done within the blockade?
     
  2. civ-eng-jim

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    From what I've heard, the Up and Down goods became out of use at Christmas due to a lot of scrapping out of tracks to allow the new platform to be built. This allowed easier access to the Goods Lines to de-risk the main blockade.

    A couple of sections of track were installed a couple of months before Christmas on the goods lines to the north. Near to the green footbridge in the fields which are always wet.

    The rest will be done in the blockade. A lot of the track is in good condition so I suspect there'll be islands of existing plain line track left in situ and new S&C placed where required to suit the new signalling scheme.

    The blockade works are as follows:

    21 July to 30 July

    Sunnyhill loops (South of Derby) includes Melbourne Junction, Pear Tree and up to Osmaston Road bridge.

    30 July to 13 August

    From Osmaston Road to the southern end of Derby Station platforms 1 to 4 (New numbers)

    13 August to 20 August

    From "Way and Works" junction by the Technical centre up towards London Road Junction and into platforms 5 and 6 (New numbers)

    20 August to 27 August

    Some works to plain-line the crossover at Spondon and some work to reposition a turnout in the Rolls Royce sidings at Sinfin.

    27 August to 4 September

    North end of Derby station up towards Nottingham Road bridge and into Chadesdden sidings too.

    4 September to 8 October

    From Nottingham Road bridge up towards the A38 road bridge.
     
  3. martinr1

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    The project moves forward:-

     
  4. IKBrunel

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    Are network rail still building a big depot for the own stock on the triangle wasteland south of Derby Station or did that all get axed at some point?
     
  5. civ-eng-jim

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    Not to my knowledge and certainly not as part of this scheme.

    Which bit of land? Between Bombardier and the Birmingham lines?
     
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  7. edwin_m

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    Certainly looks like that. The shape of the site and its relationship to the railway line (curved so difficult to add a junction) makes it unsuitable for anything rail-connected. In fact I'm a little suprised NR has any land ownership in this area or interest in getting involved in development. The link below shows the area in 1938 and the Chaddesden Sidings didn't extend onto this site.
    https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW060251
    Similarly here's the old OS mapping:
    http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=52.9156&lon=-1.4372&layers=10&right=BingHyb
     
  8. grumpyoldman01

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    Wyvern Way is the northern perimeter of the Derby Triangle site.

    At its west end (just west of Boots and Toys 'R us) is a roundabout, then a Burger King, then Costco; the eastern end of Chaddesden Sidings is at Costco's west end, and Network Rail's depot and the recently built Mercia House is the on the sidings' north side (immediately west of Costco). I think this may be the new depot being discussed.

    Most of the area which is now between the A52 Brian Clough Way (north side) and the current railway line west of Raynesway (the A5111 Derby ring-road) until it intersects the A52 (Eastgate) just to the east of the city centre was railway owned in the past. Apart from part of Chaddesden Sidings, the only other bit of historic railway infrastructure still standing (just!) is part of the Chaddesden wagon repair shops which was last used as the Fireplace Workshop; this will soon be demolished, and when road works presently being undertaken close to it are finished, it will be replaced by a new building which will include (according to local press report) a Nando's and a M&S Food.

    The past rail uses for the site are reflected in names; the area occupied by the shops and offices immediately south of the A52 and west of Raynesway is called the Wyvern (which was, of course, part of the Midland Railway's coat-of-arms), and street names include Stephenson Way, Stanier Way, Pullman Road, and The Sidings.
     
  9. grumpyoldman01

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    DSCN9558.JPG DSCN9559.JPG DSCN9560.JPG Paid a visit to Derby station early afternoon today; much activity, and much to see.

    Good match between the existing canopies and the new ones
     
  10. martinr1

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    Here are some moving pictures from yesterday

     
  11. martinr1

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    The scene on Wednesday 16th May:-

     

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