Major rail upgrades between York and Church Fenton to begin in July
In July 2021, Network Rail will make major improvements to the tracks between York and Church Fenton.
The work will take place in a relatively short time frame, with the work taking place from the last service on Friday July 2, 2021 before being reopened for trips on Monday July 5, 2021. Northern’s Sunday service will be affected throughout the month of July.
Network Rail will lift and replace approximately 450 meters of track that crosses Ulleskelf station during the project, which aims to keep rail services on this busy line safe and reliable for years to come, with fewer needs. maintenance and the potential for future service disruptions. .
Further improvements and future upgrades will take place as part of the upgrade of the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds, which will bring more trains, faster journeys and more reliable services.
Below are changes that will keep passengers on the move.
Passengers are also advised to check their trip in advance through National Rail Inquiries or with their train operator and allow sufficient time as part of the line will be closed.
SATURDAY JULY 3 AND SUNDAY JULY 4:
- Northern trains between Blackpool North and York will start / end in Leeds.
- Northern services between Sheffield and York will start / end at Moorthorpe with buses connecting passengers between Moorthorpe and York.
- Buses will replace TransPennine Express services between Leeds and York.
- Cross-country services will be diverted and will not call at Wakefield Westgate or Leeds with buses running between Leeds and York. Passengers who need to go to Wakefield Westgate need to change in Sheffield.
SATURDAY JULY 3:
- Northern services between Leeds and York will start / end at Micklefield with buses running between Micklefield and York.
SUNDAY JULY 4:
- Trains between Leeds and York will be diverted and start / end in Selby with buses connecting passengers between Selby and York.
SUNDAY JULY 11, JULY 18 and JULY 25:
- Northern trains between Hull and York will be diverted via an alternate route between Selby and York and will not stop at Sherburn-in-Elmet, Church Fenton and Ulleskelf.
- Customers traveling with LNER are advised to check before traveling for the latest information via social media or www.lner.co.uk.
Matt Rice, Director of the North and East Route for Network Rail, said: “This track modernization work between York and Church Fenton will improve the reliability of passengers on short routes across Yorkshire, as well as long distance journeys. to towns and villages across Great Britain.
“The current track has served this busy line well and making these improvements now will reduce future disruption to repairs and maintenance. It can only be done safely when a section of the line is closed. We worked closely with the rail operators to carefully plan the project and keep people on the move.
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