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« on: November 15, 2023, 00:41:27 »

A capacity increase on the line between Newport/Cardiff and Ebbw Vale reached its concluding phase today, with a blockade from Wednesday 15/11/23 to Sunday 03/11/23.

As a result of this, Tuesday night's 2N32, the 22:37 Ebbw Vale to Cardiff, became the last passenger train signalled by Park Junction Signal Box. 153910 + 153312 according to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website).

The signal box was built in 1885 by McKenzie and Holland and extended in 1889. At one time it controlled the division of a six-track route into four double track routes.

On December 4th the Cardiff-Ebbw Vale passenger service is scheduled to restart with the route controlled from Cardiff ROC (Rail Operating Centre - a centralised location for railway signalling and train control operations for a specific route or region). A week later, the enhanced service starts with alternate trains to/from Cardiff/Newport (although the evening service remains hourly to Cardiff, with several trains reversing at Newport.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 06:22:13 »

Extra information on train location should be shown on the various mapping sites hopefully?

To view my GWML (Great Western Main Line) Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2023, 21:11:16 »

For a few days, Park Junction Signal Box remained in the twilight of its operational life, seeing trains to and from Machen Quarry, plus a number of engineering trains involved in the line upgrade (many of which were from Westbury).

Final closure came after the last train on Wednesday November 29th.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2023, 23:39:47 »


Things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.
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