Work is progressing on the new station at Bromsgrove.  The projected timeline for the project is as follows :-


Spring 2016:

The new re-located Bromsgrove station to open, with the existing service timetable replicated using the inside mainline faces of the new island platforms (numbers 2 and 3).


October 2016:

An 11 to 12 day total line possession, to enable;

  1. The demolition of the existing station infrastructure.
  2. The formation of the proposed loop into platform 4 (an alignment cutting through the southern end of the now vacated existing Down platform).
  3. Completion of all necessary track modifications, involving the lifting of various sections of existing track and subsequent installation of revised track alignments, including the installation of some eight revised turnouts.
  4. Bromsgrove area re-signalling, the full extent of which, is yet to be fully established from Network Rail.
  5. Electrification of the Lickey Incline, from the existing overhead wiring at Barnt Green, to just south of Newton Bridge, which is situated just beyond the new Bromsgrove station.


May 2017:

The whole project completion, with the introduction of the 3tph Cross City Line service (Class 323's), extended down to Bromsgrove from Longbridge and exclusively using Platform 3 at the new station. All other traffic, both southbound stopper services (Class 170 Worcester/Great Malvern/Herefords and existing, two Cross Country Cardiff timings) and all through passenger and freight movements, will be pathed through the looped, Platform 4.

  

CfR Officers Tony Woodward and Mike Ponsonby have photographed work as it progresses and thumbnails of their photographs are displayed below.


To view a larger copy of any photograph, click on the thumbnail..

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6 May 2016

Bromsgrove Progress