A mid-1980s scheme, presumably as part of resignalling in the broader area. Peak Thatcherism, so whatever had been planned was probably cut back to the bone under Treasury diktat. They possibly thought they might be able to close the station in due course.Totally agree, who thought it was a good idea to reduce Dore to a single track?
In what way does this save money? (or anywhere near enough for it to be worth it)