All-women signal-box team is first for 75 years

For the first time since the Second World War, a signal box on the British railway network is staffed entirely by women.

The three-woman team at Sellafield signal box on the Cumbrian Coast line was formed in May 2021 after newly-qualified trainee Amy Byrne, a former helicopter engineer in the Royal Navy, joined Rebecca Rennoldson and Holly William. The three women now work solo shifts in the Victorian-engineered signal box, controlling trains on the picturesque Cumbrian rail route. 

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