Friday, 15 February 2008

North London Line upgrade track layout

A few months ago Modern Railways printed a diagram of the new track layout for the rebuilt North London Line, and it's made its way online here. It's a bit small but does the job. The top diagram is the current layout, the middle one shows the new layout, and the bottom is a rejected alternate option.

The four stations shown are Camden Road, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Highbury & Islington and Canonbury, with existing platforms shown in grey and new platforms in blue. The East London Line (yellow) will have dedicated tracks all the way to Highbury. Note there's little possibility of a regular service to further west. Camden Road will have a reversing platform in the middle, allowing extra trains to be run between there and Stratford, increasing frequency on the busiest part of the line.

The should all be done by January 2011. According to the latest TfL board papers, the construction contract will be advertised this month, and the budget is £326m, with £82m coming from the Olympic Delivery Authority.

[Thanks to Paul Scott for digging this up]


Dazz285 said...

Is there a better picture than that and are there any more ??


Anonymous said...

It was published much larger in Modern Railways magazine a couple of months ago, so not exactly exclusive

Editor said...

1) It's only this section that's being seriously rebuilt, so I don't think there are others.

2) Well the whole point of this blog is to make information about such things more accessible, so that's not a problem. I've reworded the start of the article to make it clear what this diagram is.

chris said...

Notice that there is no way that any through service will ever be able to run between the (ex)ELL and Finsbury Park

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