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Kings Cross Power Signal Box controls the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Sandy where control passes to Peterborough and on the branch towards Cambridge as far as Royston where control passes to Cambridge. Kings Cross PSB also controls the former Northern City line from Moorgate to Finsbury Park.

The second part of this video explains off peak operation of the Hertford Loop line during periods when ERTMS (European Traffic Management System) testing is taking place.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Richard Pulleyn and Neil Mackay
Filmed on: Tuesday 31 May 2018
Narrator: Richard Pulleyn
Video Editors: Richard Pulleyn & George Duncan

Key Chronology

1852 Great Northern Railway opened Kings Cross station having extended from the temporary terminus at Maiden Lane (now York Way).
1930 Extensively remodelled and resignalled.
1977 Extensively remodelled and resignalled and Power Signal Box (PSB) opened.
2006 PSB extended and refurbished.
2010 Station partially remodelled and platform 0 introduced.


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