Important changes to services between Selby and Hull

Selby Swing Bridge Engineering Work



Monday 01 September 2014

Reports received from Network Rail indicate all work being carried out is progressing as planned with no forseen problems which will prevent the re-opening of the line on Monday 08 September.

Some pictures of the work in progress can be seen here


For six weeks between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014 Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the Swing Bridge built in 1889, that carries the railway over the River Ouse at Selby. During this period we will not be able to operate trains on the route between Selby and Hull. 

Services between Selby and Leeds will be unaffected*.

Selby map

This £8m programme of work includes steelwork repairs, work on the swing span hydraulics, way-beam replacements, also grit blasting and painting of the entire structure. Once the work is completed it will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

A revised timetable will operate on the Manchester Piccadilly-Leeds–Selby–Hull route, a bus replacement service will operate between Selby, Brough and Hull.

The amended timetable for Monday to Friday services between Hull and Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly is available here

Services to / from Brough: PLEASE NOTE: Train services will continue to operate between Hull and Brough (Northern Rail & First Hull Trains).

The amended timetable for Saturday services between Hull and Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly is available here

The amended timetable for Sunday services (03-31 August 2014) between Hull and Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly available here

*To allow for the testing of the bridge mechanism and associated signalling,  Selby station will be closed on Sunday 07 September 2014. A bus replacement service will operate between Hull and Leeds - the full timetable is available here

Northern Rail and First Hull Trains services will also be affected by these works.

We understand the service disruption due to the engineering work at Selby is inconvenient for our customers, particularly for regular travellers.

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