During the January closedown, the Infrastructure Team is relaying about half a mile of track between Sloop Bridge and Monteswood Lane Bridge. Normal services resume on 16 Feb., 2019.

Bruce Healey reports that around 44 60-foot track panels are being replaced. By close of play on 9 January, the new track had reached the half way point.

The Infrastructure Team has been greatly helped by the young volunteers of the 9F Club, as well as Network Rail workers on "away days".

Ballasting and tamping will take place when all of the new track is in place. The unseasonably warm weather and lack of rain have made the taska little easier.