Bishopsgate Tunnel track replaced

ALMOST a mile of track has been replaced in Bishopsgate Tunnel, on the approach to London Liverpool Street, Britain’s third busiest station. 

This view highlights the difficulty of renewing infrastructure on the approaches to London Liverpool Street. Network Rail engineers are seen replacing track in Bishopsgate Tunnel during one of six weekend closures. NETWORK RAIL

The renewal of more than 1,550 metres of track, sleepers and ballast was carried out over six consecutive weekends, and was complicated by the confined space, limited ventilation, a need to maintain timetabled service during the week, and close proximity to a main sewer. 

Advert

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

Advert

Railway Reads

From the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.

Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-up

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...





You can unsubscribe at any time.

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Let off some steam...