England’s Northumberland Line project on track but deadline slips

Yellow rail crane arrives on site at Ashington to help install new points for the upgrade project. Engineers in orange suits watch on
Crane arrives on site at Ashington to help install new points for the upgrade project. Image Northumberland Line and shared on social media

Major track works have brought the mixed traffic upgrade a step closer for the Northumberland Line. The project to bring passenger services back to a string of industrial communities lying north of Newcastle is moving forward, but so is the deadline. The target date for the reintroduction of a passenger service has slipped from this winter to next summer. All freight traffic is already diverted away from the worksites, including traffic to and from the port of Blyth.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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