Filey railway station will be closed to trains between 23rd and 31st October as Network Rail undertake extensive resignalling work at Bridlington. Trains will be replaced by buses between Driffield and Seamer, extending journey times.
The line is being closed for nine days to enable the complete replacement of steam age signalling at Bridlington. For nine days engineers will erect new LED signals and remodel the track work at Bridlington station. Nearly a mile of track will be renewed during the works.
Rail replacement buses will run between Driffield, Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. In the past a shuttle train service has been run between Scarborough and Filey, but in this instance it seems that Network Rail is taking the opportunity to undertake works on the entire stretch of line from Seamer southwards.
Passengers are advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator, and allow plenty of time. The rail replacement bus is expected to take around half an hour between Filey and Scarborough. Double the usual train time of fifteen minutes. The buses cannot carry the following:
Non-folding bicycles, prams or scooters
Animals (other than registered assistance dogs)
Hot food and drinks, alcoholic drinks cannot be consumed on bus services
After the works has been completed many trains travelling from Bridlington to Filey will use platform five at Bridlington, so as to avoid passengers using the footbridge.