We will be carrying out extensive work to the railway between Bedford and Kettering as part of our Midland Main Line Upgrade Plan

Wellingborough North Junction

Between 23 December 2018 and 2 January 2019, we successfully completed the planned works at Wellingborough North Junction.

The work was necessary to facilitate the arrival of the fourth line which is being installed between Sharnbrook, Kettering and Corby in advance of electrification. It will allow the line speed to increase from 25mph to 50mph which in turn will increase capacity and contribute to a reduction of journey times, as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

Track and civils work in your area

As part of the ongoing work to electrify the line by 2020, we need to complete a programme of track renewals and new track installation. We write to our line side neighbours every two months with a programme of work in the local areas. Below is the table of night time working scheduled for your area in March and April. You can read the full letter about the Improvement Work – Bedford to Kettering: September & October 2019.

We will be working overnight in the following locations on the dates/times below. Please note that the locations listed are our rail access points and work will be taking place at any point between the distances given in the table below. Staff and equipment will be accessing via our rail access points.

LocationDate
Oakley Cottages (53m)28 Oct – 31 Oct
Templars Way (56m 1276yds)
Mill Road (56m 0660yds)
30 Sept – 04 Oct
28 Oct – 31 Oct
Souldrop (57m 1716yds)31 Aug – 02 Sept
07 Sept – 09 Sept
14 Sept – 06 Oct
11 Oct – 20 Oct
26 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Wymington (60m 1540yds)31 Aug – 02 Sept
07 Sept – 09 Sept
14 Sept – 06 Oct
11 Oct – 20 Oct
26 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Gooseys ( 61m 308yds)31 Aug – 02 Sept
07 Sept – 09 Sept
14 Sept – 06 Oct
11 Oct – 20 Oct
26 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Irchester (62m 1100yds)31 Aug – 06 Oct
11 Oct – 24 Oct
26 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Leyland Industrial Estates (64m 1166yds)
Wellingborough Station South (65m 00yds)
31 Aug – 06 Oct
08 Oct – 10 Oct
11 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Finedon Road (65m 61320yds)
Harrowden Junction (67m 0yds)
Old Loco Depot (65m)

31 Aug – 22 Sept
28 Sept – 29 Sept
05 Oct – 24 Oct
26 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Finedon Station Road (68m 220yds)
Station Road, Burton Latimer (69m 57yds)
31 Aug – 02 Sept
07 Sept – 09 Sept
17 Sept – 22 Sept
28 Sept – 29 Sept
11 Oct – 14 Oct
19 Oct – 20 Oct
22 Oct – 27 Oct
29 Oct – 31 Oct
Kettering Up Sidings (71 )
Kettering Station (72m 217yds)
15 Sept – 15 Sept
21 Sept – 07 Oct
12 Oct – 14 Oct
19 Oct – 28 Oct
Rothwell Road (72m 1154yds)
North Kettering (74 m)
Market Harborough (83m) 01 Sept – 01 Sept
08 Sept – 08 Sept
15 Sept – 15 Sept
22 Sept – 27 Sept
29 Sept – 29 Sept
06 Oct – 06 Oct

Route clearance work in your area

Work continues throughout the area to prepare for the line’s electrification by the end of 2020. We need to ensure that all structures allow enough height for the new overhead electrification equipment to safely pass under, that bridges we pass over are strengthened where required, that we remove all line side vegetation to meet relevant safety standards and all necessary station modifications and track work is completed.

Bridges

Recent activity includes the successful completion of clearance work Finedon Road bridge, Wellingborough Viaduct, Irchester Viaduct and Cottingham Road bridge.

We have several more structures that require work and will be posting the most up to date information here, as well as notifying local residents in advance of work commencing.

If you have any feedback about our work, please call our 24 hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact page.