Network Rail is carrying out major work to upgrade the signalling system at Bridlington.
The 65-lever mechanical signalling frame in Bridlington South signal box will be replaced by an electronic control panel.
The equipment has been in place for over 60 years, but is now outdated and needs renewing. When complete, reliability will be improved and there will be less disruption to travel.
From Saturday 23 until Sunday 31 October no trains will run to or from Bridlington.
Mechanical signals next to the track will also be replaced with modern colour light ones, and 1.2km of track will be upgraded.
By completing the work on the signalling system at Bridlington in just nine days, disruption for passengers will be minimised. When complete, passengers in East Yorkshire will benefit from a more-modern, reliable railway.
During the closure, bus replacement services will operate between Driffield and Bridlington/Filey/Scarborough. Passengers are advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator, and allow plenty of time.
Chris Gee, Operations Director for Network Rail’s North and East route, said: “Many people, including myself, will be sorry to see this iconic equipment taken out of action but it is necessary to modernise the railway, boost reliability and reduce delays for passengers travelling to and from Bridlington and across East Yorkshire.
“We’ve planned this work carefully so that we can also improve the track whist the line is closed – preventing disruption over multiple weekends for passengers. These improvements can only be completed safely when no trains are running in the area. Buses will connect passengers and we would like to thank people for their patience.”
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern,said: “The work being carried out by Network Rail is key to providing our customers with future-proofed journeys to and from Bridlington.
“We’ll be working closely with colleagues across the rail industry to keep disruption to a minimum and to ensure our customers can still get where they need to be while the work takes place.
“I’d like to thank customers in advance for their patience and understanding and ask anyone thinking of travelling to or from Bridlington to plan journeys carefully and additional time for travel.”
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