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
Low Farm Road (51m 2440yds)12 Jan – 13 Jan
27 Jan – 31 Jan
10 Feb – 14 Feb
24 Feb - 28 Feb
Oakley Cottages (53m)12 Jan – 13 Jan
27 Jan – 31 Jan
10 Feb – 14 Feb
24 Feb – 28 Feb
Templars Way (56m 1276yds)
Mill Road (56m 0660yds)
Sharnbrook Jn (56m 1056yds)
28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 10 Jan
12 Jan – 24 Jan
25 Jan – 11 Feb
13 Feb – 14 Feb
21 Feb – 28 Feb
Sharnbrook Junction (56m 1056yds)10 Feb – 13 Feb
24 Feb – 28 Feb
Souldrop (57m 1716yds)28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 10 Jan
12 Jan – 24 Jan
25 Jan – 09 Feb
15 Feb – 17 Feb
Odell Viaduct (58m 748yds)10 Feb – 14 Feb
17 Feb – 21 Feb
24 Feb – 28 Feb
Wymington (60m 1540yds)28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
12 Jan – 13 Jan
18 Jan – 09 Feb
15 Feb – 17 Feb
21 Feb – 24 Feb
Gooseys ( 61m 308yds)28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
12 Jan – 13 Jan
18 Jan – 09 Feb
15 Feb – 17 Feb
21 Feb – 24 Feb
Irchester (62m 1100yds)28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 10 Jan
12 Jan – 28 Feb
Leyland Industrial Estates (64m 1166yds)
Wellingborough Station South (65m 00yds)
28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 10 Jan
11 Jan – 10 Feb
17 Feb – 28 Feb
Finedon Road (65m 61320yds)
Harrowden Junction (67m 0yds)
Old Loco Depot (65m 1232yds)
28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 10 Jan
12 Jan – 27 Jan
01 Feb – 28 Feb
Finedon Station Road (68m 220yds)
Station Road, Burton Latimer (69m 57yds)
28 Dec 19 – 02 Jan 20 New Year Possession
02 Jan – 05 Jan
06 Jan – 09 Jan
12 Jan – 27 Jan
01 Feb – 28 Feb
Kettering /Kettering Up Sidings (71 )
Kettering Station (72m 217yds)
04 Jan - 05 Jan
06 Jan – 09 Jan
12 Jan – 13 Jan
14 Jan – 20 Jan
25 Jan – 27 Jan
01 Feb – 28 Feb
Corby Asda (79M 1640yds)20 Jan – 24 Jan
26 Jan – 27 Jan
Little Bowden (82m 726yds)
Market Harborough (83m)
28 Jan – 31 Jan
01 Feb – 02 Feb
08 Feb – 08 Feb

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.