Chase Line Electrification

The Chase Line (Walsall – Rugeley TV) preparation work is well underway for the electrification scheme.

Full details of the scheme can be read on the London Midland upgrades page here


This banner has appeared at all stations along the route warning passengers of the closure of the line over the next few months.


Part of the work involves clearing the sides of the line of vegetation so that the gantry and other work can take place.

Other work involves piling for the foundations that the overhead wire gantries will be attached to.

As work progresses I will be taking more pictures and these together with the above will appear on my Flikr pages at

Also you will see the work that was done over Easter 2015 as part of the preparation for the Overhead Wires at

For a quick link to all my engineering work photographs go here

I hope you like and feel free to add comments to the pictures


Dave Cresswell

June 2017


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