Stalybridge Re-Signalling Design

Stalybridge Signal Box is situated on ELR MVL2, 7 Miles 52 Chains on the Trans-Pennine route from Liverpool to Leeds via Manchester Victoria, controlling the junction of the line to and from Guide Bridge together with the station area.

Client

Amey

Project Completed

December 2012

The Challenge For Softech

There was a need for a combination of a re-signalling scheme and end of life permanent way replacement. The objective was to improve the operational functionality and capacity in the area around Stalybridge Station. These improvements would need remodelling of the track layout at Stalybridge Junction and Stalybridge Tunnel Junction. This would enable the line speed between Stalybridge Junction and Stalybridge Tunnel Junction to increase to 50mph and an increase in crossover route speeds from 15mph to 25mph.

ES4 & ES5 Signalling Designs

New RRIs

Signal Sighting

Control Systems

PWay Replacement

Line Speed Enhancements

Softech’s Solutions

The track layout alterations required the removal of the existing goods lines and provision of an additional west facing bay platform and through platform line. A new free-wired Route Relay Interlocking was provided at Stalybridge to replace the existing electro-mechanical signal box.

criss crossed rail alignment design engineered by a railway pway design team

Part of the re-signalling project was to provide a new control system for Stalybridge, Guide Bridge and Ashburys areas located in the existing Manchester South Signalling Control Centre at Stockport (Edgeley) with capacity to control Ashton Moss North Junction Baguley Fold, Diggle Junction, Denton Junction, Dinting and Romiley in the future.

The Result

“Softech were parachuted in to help on the project…Softech are very good at delivering the work…First class…Excellent…Many thanks for all your help in meeting the demanding challenges faced on the Stalybridge project.”

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"First Class"

Richard Green

“Softech were parachuted in to help on the project…Softech are very good at delivering the work…First class…Excellent…Many thanks for all your help in meeting the demanding challenges faced on the Stalybridge project.”

Principle Project Manager Amey

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