Ely North Junction Capacity Improvement
Project reference code: A001
• The Ely West curve project will be completed during CP4 to provide bi-directional working
HLOS driver: Airport and port access
round the curve.
Operating route: Anglia
Within the life of any new infrastructure required as a result of this project it is expected that
Last updated: March 2014November 2014 February 2015
ETN will become electrified. Therefore passive provision should be made to allow for this
in the design and build.
CP5 output driver
Line speeds through Ely North Junction will not be reduced as a result of this project.
The single leads at Ely North Junction have been identified as a constraint to increasing
• That there will be sufficient Access and Resource to deliver this project in CP5.Access and
passenger services in the Ely area. This project is to develop a scheme which improves
capacity in the area by developing an operationally flexible junction that can deliver multiple
The delivery strategy of a 3 week blockade will be accepted by TOCs and FOCs for the
train moves simultaneously. The specification for passenger services is yet to be agreed.
GRIP 6 completion date of May 2017.
• Closure of Ely North level crossing.
Scope of works
The project is to provide appropriate infrastructure improvements at Ely North Junction to
Activities and milestones
allow for an increase in train capacity at that location (passenger and freight using the
GRIP 3 completion
Single option selection
The area covered by this project is just north of Kiln Lane level crossing and just south of
the Queen Adelaide crossings.
GRIP 4 completion
Single option scope defined
GRIP 6 start
Start on site
Ely West curve project (West curve to Kings Lynn and West curve to Norwich moves).
Strategic Freight Network proposals Felixstowe to Nuneaton Phases 1 and 2 (including Ely
GRIP 6 completion
Infrastructure ready for use
May 2017September Indicative
area). This is a key interface as the Felixstowe to Nuneaton project is considering when
growth will require interventions to address the headway issues between Ely station and
GRIP 3 milestone is subject to further review of the schedule and is to be confirmed by May
Ely North Junction.
2015 Enhancements Delivery Plan update
Level Crossing Changes in the region - including assessments relating to any traffic
increases and any resulting work.