Yorkshire route upgrades to provide more reliable rail service

Rail passengers in Yorkshire[1] can look forward to a more reliable, resilient and safer service following major engineering works being undertaken by Network Rail[2].

The work will take place between [3], [4] and [5] over the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September. Engineers will be at sites in Heck, near Selby, [6], by York, and at Moss [7] near Doncaster.

The work will entail changes to train services passing through the area. These will affect LNER, [8], [9], [10], [11] and TransPennine services. Some trains will be diverted, but passengers should still check their journeys before travelling, either with their train operator or through National Rail Enquiries.

A total of almost two miles of track will be relaid at Heck and Copmanthorpe, alongside improvements to overhead electric wires and [12] equipment.

At Copmanthorpe, 1.2 miles of track will be relaid, and the overhead wire renewal will form part of the TransPennine Route Upgrade[13]. New rails and sleepers will be laid at three locations at Heck. The entire undertaking will deliver a more reliable and smoother journey for rail passengers.

The deck of Moss Level Crossing will be replaced and new road markings will be painted.

Paul Rutter, Route Director on [14]'s East Coast route, said: “This work will deliver vital upgrades to the rail network in [15] which will improve passengers' journeys as they travel by train by delivering a more reliable and resilient railway.

“We know that this work will cause disruption to passengers' journeys and we are sorry for the inconvenience that will be caused. However, completing important work like this in multiple locations at the same time allows us to keep disruption to a minimum for our passengers and we want to thank them for their patience and understanding while our engineers are on site.

“We're asking passengers to check the journeys via National Rail Enquiries or their train operator before they travel.”

A spokesperson for the train operators added: “We are working closely with Network Rail as they carry out this vital set of improvements to the [16].

“Our teams will be working incredibly hard throughout the weekend to keep passengers safely on the move and get them to their destination. Some trains will be diverted around the closures which will lead to extended journey times and some stations not being served.

“We're encouraging all passengers to check before travelling on this weekend.”


  1. ^ Yorkshire (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  2. ^ Network Rail (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  3. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  4. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  5. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  6. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  7. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  8. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  9. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  10. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  11. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  12. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  13. ^ TransPennine Route Upgrade (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  14. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  15. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)
  16. ^ (www.railadvent.co.uk)