York to Church Fenton Improvement Scheme

We’re upgrading the route between York and Church Fenton to provide a more reliable and resilient railway for passengers

The five mile stretch between Church Fenton and Colton Junction – the major junction where trains from Leeds join the East Coast Main Line towards York – sees over 100 trains each day, with a freight or passenger train passing through around every five minutes. This is one of the busiest stretches of railway in the North.

Along this stretch of route, we’re making major improvements that will enable faster, more frequent and more reliable train services to run. We are…

Installing new a drainage culvert beneath the line at Brumber Hill

Information for the community

Due to the nature of the work, people living near the railway are likely to experience some noise and disruption.

We are writing to those who may be affected beforehand, detailing the specific dates and times of any disruptive work in our regular project tracker.

These can be downloaded and viewed below:

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: Summer-Autumn 2024

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: May-June 2024

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: March-April 2024

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: February-March 2024

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: December 2023-January 2024

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: November-December 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: September-October 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: August-September 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: June-July 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: May-June 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: March-April 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: February-March 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: December 2022-January 2023

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: November 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: October 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: September 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: August 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: July 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: June 2022 

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: May 2022

York to Church Fenton monthly tracker: April 2022

Engineering work being carried out on a railway

An electrified railway brings many benefits but comes with its own risks. 25,000 volts of electricity will be running through the overheard lines at all times. That’s why we will engage with the community, station users, and local schools to help the public – especially young children – understand the added dangers an electrified railway can bring.