July start for King’s Cross ‘throat’ remodelling work

July start for King’s Cross ‘throat’ remodelling work

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WEEKEND part-closures on July 13-14 and August 24-26 will mark the start of Network Rail’s £237million scheme to renew and remodel the station throat at London King’s Cross. 

Over the coming months, life-expired trackwork, overhead line equipment (OHLE) and signalling, dating from the last remodelling in the 1970s, will gradually be replaced over the first 1.5 miles of the line towards Holloway Bank. 

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King’s Cross station throat will undergo a major overhaul over the next two years, more than 40 years after it was last remodelled for the introduction of Great Northern suburban electrics and InterCity 125s. On May 14, a Grand Central ‘180’ arrives with the 06.42 from Sunderland. Behind it is the disused eastern bore of Gasworks Tunnel, which will be reopened by 2021. CHRIS MILNER

Work will begin with the removal of signalling cables from the currently disused eastern bore of Gasworks Tunnel. 

Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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