TICS is proud to have carried out the signalling design, installation and testing works associated with North Doncaster Chord as part of the NDC Alliance.
The aim of the Project was to reduce performance delay on the ECML between Shaftholme Junction and Hambleton Junction by the provision of a flyover across the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The new flyover joins the Skellow and Knottingley lines providing an alternative route for freight trains away from the ECML.
This involved the provision of a 3km double track railway crossing over the ECML at Shaftholme Junction and the provision of 8 new point ends in two new junctions controlled by In-bearer clamp lock point operating equipment. Joan Croft level crossing was closed as part of the scheme and a new road built over the ECML.
Shaftholme RRI interlocking was altered to accommodate the planned changes and the new layout shall is to be controlled by Doncaster PSB, requiring extensive alterations to the existing NX panel. Norton Gate Box was also amended detailing the layout changes.