Werrington Grade Separation

Plans approved by the Secretary of State to provide more trains for passengers on the East Coast Main Line

As part of our funding from the Government, the Secretary of State for Transport has recognised the importance of improving capacity and reducing journey times on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Scotland, the North East, Yorkshire, Eastern England and London.

In combination with the proposed introduction of new rolling stock, other schemes on the ECML, and the revision of the existing timetable, this project will help to deliver additional capacity on the ECML.

LNE+EM Werrington Junction

The project will involve the construction of a rail chord (line) to provide a new connection between the Stamford lines, to the west of the ECML, and the Great Northern Great Eastern rail lines, to the east of the ECML. This existing crossing movement causes constraints on the existing timetable as the freight trains, and occasional passenger service, have to pass over the high speed East Coast lines. This project will remove this conflict.

The Plans

We will build a new two-track railway line, just over 3km in length, under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington Junction that will enable high-speed trains to pass over the Great Northern Great Eastern Line. North of the Cock Lane footbridge the Stamford Lines would be widened to the west to create four tracks. The central pair of tracks would then dive into a new underpass, below the ECML, and rise to meet the GNGE line approximately 600m after Lincoln Road.

To get a real sense of how the proposed dive-under will look, watch the fly-through 3D modelling footage of the design.


Consent Granted

On Friday, 3 August 2018, the Werrington Grade Separation project was granted a Transport and Works Act Order by the Secretary of State to undertake the works as applied for, and scrutinised by, the Public Inquiry in November 2017.

This application followed extensive public consultation with residents and stakeholders, and this engagement will continue as work is ready to start on site.

We have been holding regular community drop in events at the Loxley Centre in Werrington for the last six months, and these continue on Friday 17 August (2pm-6pm).

Come along to find out more about the plans and programme of work for this critical piece of infrastructure for the UK rail network.

A copy of the Order will be made available on our website as soon as possible.

We are expecting to start work enabling work on site shortly

Community drop-in events

We are holding a series of community drop-in sessions. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions on the scheme:

This year, 14:00 - 18:00 at the Loxley Centre, just off David’s Lane, Peterborough, PE4 5BW


Contact us

Please visit our contact us page or call our national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.