There was talk of there being a passing loop at Oulton Broad South. Possibly the other "passing loops" might be the proposed double tracking at East Suffolk junction?Within the recent announcement of new carriages for NXEA there was a statement that two passings loops were to be reconstructed.
One is at Beccles on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line.
Does anyone know the other is to be ?
Why the ECML? Also, what happens about freight from the south?There are plans to remodel Ipswich yard prior to the doubling of the single line bewtween Levington and the Trimley/PoF, this may well include East sufflok junction where it converges into a single line, but again, this woulnt actually be classed as a passing loop.
All or most freight trains are supposed to be going via the ECML by 2012 to avoid congestion in London, so I suspect the other loop will be somewhere North of Ipswich....but who knows?
I guess so - They can't predict it will all go via the ECML anyway with the recession going on.Because that's the other way to get to the North-West... :roll:
What little freight there is from the south will remain routed via the WCML I should imagine, since there are no Wentloog/Southampton - Ripple Lane/Tilbury/Felixstowe flows anymore, it's not much of a problem.
That is right, with the Olympics and Crossrail demanding capcity, it would be extremely tight on the GEML...like it isnt alreadyI think what they are attempting to do is to send more freight cross-country from Felixstowe by way of Ely and the ECML rather than running it up the GEML, through Stratford and onto the NLL to pick up the WCML northbound. Stratford is only going to get busier and needs some relief, but the alternatives are currently very limited because I don't believe that the other potential routes have the necessary clearances to meet the W10 loading gauge.
Not sure what is going to happen after it gets to Peterbother, but then I'm no expert on the Midlands.
O L Leigh