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  • Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle Section Meeting - Preston to Blackpool Electrification
  • Phil Benzie
  • Preston to Blackpool Electrification (Diarmuid Cronin, Murphy Rail)

    The project to upgrade and electrify the line between Preston and Blackpool involved a huge range of engineering works over a number of years. This culminated in the launch of a fully electric Blackpool North to London Euston train service in May 2018.
    The presentation will focus primarily on the civil engineering activity involved in the electrification works, including major remodelling and station reconstruction works at Blackpool North and Kirkham & Wesham. This includes the works to numerous overline bridges which were reconstructed or modified ahead of the main blockade, detailing the considerable challenges that were faced at several locations. Other aspects of the works which will also be covered are the installation of the overhead line equipment (OLE) foundations and structures, the replacement of semaphore signalling and the removal of several traditional signal boxes on the route.

    Meeting from 17:30 for a 18:00 start

  • 08/01/2019 18:00
  • 08/01/2019 20:00
  • Royal Station Hotel, Market Street, Carnforth LA5 9BT
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