So it's really happening. £26M of Nuneaton North chord will emerge from the bare earth here over the next nine months. The new link will enable cross country freight traffic approaching Nuneaton from the east (in particular container trains from Felixstowe) to join the down WCML without having to cross the up main line on the level to the south of Nuneaton station, as at present. Traffic on the cross country route will increase following inauguration of the Ipswich chord which will enable trains from Felixstowe for destinations north of Nuneaton to avoid using the heavily congested North London Line to reach the WCML see image 5098. View is north east on 22 October 2011, with the WCML in the background.
Location: Nuneaton North Chord
Company: Nuneaton North Chord (Network Rail)
Photographer: Ken Strachan
Contact photographer: Ken Strachan
Image number: 36137