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World's largest operating mechanical signal box given new lease of life

Did you know Shrewsbury is home to the largest operational mechanical signal box in the world?

Built in 1902, Severn Bridge Junction is home to 180 levers, with approximately half still in operational use. The signal box is manned on a 24/7 basis to allow over 300 trains to move through Shrewsbury station each day.

Now, the historic building will be given a new lease of life thanks to a £250k refurbishment project carried out by Network Rail and MPH Construction.

Click here to read the full article on Rail Business Daily.