Work to upgrade the Halton Curve so that an hourly train service could use it from December was completed over the bank holiday weekend.
The Frodsham control area has been re-signalled and the signal box now houses a new modern signalling panel to control train movements in that area. At the other end of the Curve, a more modern, advanced signalling system has also been installed, with signalling control in the Halton area transferred to the state-of-the-art Manchester Rail Operating Centre. This will mean more reliable train services for passengers for generations to come.
The £18.75m Halton Curve project has been funded through the Government’s Local Growth Fund and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. It has been developed by the Liverpool City Region (including Halton Council), Cheshire West and Cheshire Council, the Welsh Government and a consortium of the six county authorities in North Wales. The works have been delivered by Network Rail.