Ferriby to Gilberdyke Re-signalling

The Selby to Goole route to Hull passes through Gilberdyke Junction and is currently controlled by out of date semaphore signals, as is the route between Gilberdyke and Ferriby. As part of Network Rail's national upgrade strategy to improve safety, this railway line, between Ferriby and Gilberdyke, is to be re-signalling to remove life expired assets, some dating from the 19th century. 

The line comprises of 35km of railway with eight stations. The modernisation project will abolish the semaphore signals and close the existing local signal boxes. The project will also upgrade control of the existing level crossings using object detection and overall signalling control will be transferred to York Regional Operation Control Centre (ROC) using an approved computer based interlocking.

Project Overview

Linbrooke worked with Ansaldo within a consortium with a defined work-share to deliver the entire project. Ansaldo provided the computer based interlocking (CBI), all off-site principals testing and on site integration with the existing signalling workstation at York ROC. 

Linbrooke provided overall management, the entire telecommunication upgrade including the new FTNx network. Necessary concentrator alterations, train detection using new axle counters, hot axle box detectors, point operation equipment and changes to the existing manual controlled barriers (MCB) level crossings including the installation of object detection to improve public safety. 

The project has been shortlisted for Environmental Sustainability Award in 2019 Constructing excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards. 

Volunteers from Network Rail, Hitachi and Linbrooke, planted 250 trees, installed an information lectern, built and populated a bug hotel and erected different types of bird and bat boxes in the area. A wildlife lectern was installed highlighting the plight of the willow tit which is in decline throughout Britain. Our sustainability efforts will help to create a diverse and ecologically sustainable environment for wildlife and improve biodiversity in Humber.


Train Services Improvement

This project demonstrates our abillity to deliver a complete interdisciplinary turnkey re-signalling solution using all of our qualified trades. This approach ensured that critical interface risks between various trades are identified and managed in a cost effective controlled manner to meet our clients timeframe.


East Yorkshire
2 Years 10 Months
Supporting Safe Train Control

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