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Old September 3rd, 2016, 10:34 PM   #2081
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Full line closure of Gospel Oak to Barking railway line starts 24 September
01 September 2016



Customers and local residents are being reminded that the second phase of major upgrade work to the London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking will result in the whole line being closed on weekdays and weekends from Saturday 24 September, as part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan.

Replacement bus services will be available for parts of the journey and customers are advised to plan their journeys in advance.

Ahead of the full line closure, staff will be holding a series of drop-in sessions at stations between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham from Monday 5 September to Monday 12 September. Staff will be at a different station each evening - between 4.30pm and 6.30pm - to meet passengers and those living near the railway and answer any questions they may have

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Old September 10th, 2016, 09:58 PM   #2082
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Farringdon Crossrail Station

http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/farringdon/



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11 Aerial view of Farringdon station western ticket hall by Crossrail Project, on Flickr


12 Glass-fibre reinforced concrete lining being installed in Farringdon station platform tunnels by Crossrail Project, on Flickr
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Old September 11th, 2016, 02:15 AM   #2083
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Is that the cores for the oversight development going up?
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Old September 18th, 2016, 02:17 PM   #2084
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Is that the cores for the oversight development going up?
Most likely yes.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 04:44 PM   #2085
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Old September 25th, 2016, 01:31 AM   #2086
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Is This The Future Of The Overground?

The future's bright. The future's orange. That's if we're to believe this hypothetical map of the London Overground as it might be some years from now.
Transport for London (TfL), which owns the orange-liveried Overground network, is keen to take over other suburban rail routes in the capital. The map above shows the tangled linguine that might result if TfL were to subsume routes currently run by Southeastern, Southern, South West Trains and Great Northern. The franchise agreements on these routes run out between 2018 and 2021, when TfL is hoping to gain control.
The Crossrail route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line (or 'the Purp') is also depicted, along with a proposed extension of the Overground to Barking Riverside.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said:
"As our new TfL map demonstrates, devolution will help us deliver a truly integrated transport network where rail passengers get the same standard of service and reliability they get on the tube, allowing people to connect quickly with all parts of inner and outer London."
Even this sweeping map does not show the full potential for the network. The Thameslink line, for example, is not pictured, but is a potential target for TfL hegemony.
Last Updated 24 September 2016
http://londonist.com/2016/09/overgroundbig

Let's just say when TFL takes over those routes, the different routes on the overground will have to be given names to cause less confusion and different shades of orange. A big project from the looks of it too.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #2087
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Reopened Ilford station entrance at York Road:
https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/pr...s-at-york-road

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TfL Image - York Road, Ilford Station improvements by Transport for London, on Flickr

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For usage_TfL image - York Road, Ilford station improvements3 by Transport for London, on Flickr


TfL Image - York Road, Ilford Station improvements by Transport for London, on Flickr


TfL Image - York Road, Ilford Station improvements by Transport for London, on Flickr


TfL Image - York Road, Ilford Station improvements by Transport for London, on Flickr
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Old September 28th, 2016, 09:25 PM   #2088
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Thank you for the pics. I was hoping to see them when they announced it on Twitter. I remember a few years ago I had an interview near the area and I arrived early so I went walking around. I saw the entrance bordered up and didn't realise there was an exit entrance there. I did see a sign saying it was closed permanently but glad TFL reopened it when they took over. I do wish other stations did that but I guess more staff will be needed and money spent.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 12:40 AM   #2089
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 02:53 PM   #2090
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Costain set for £120m Gatwick railway station revamp



Costain is on track for another major railway station redevelopment job, this time at Gatwick Airport.

The firm has been working under a early contractor involvement deal since early this summer on the development phase of the planned £120m station overhaul.Detailed design work is now expected to get underway before the end of the year with Costain earmarked for the design and build contract.

The project would be another trophy in the contractor’s growing portfolio of stations for Network Rail which has seen major schemes like Reading and London Bridge station upgrade build the firm’s expertise and turnover.

A complete funding deal for the project must still be finalised by Network Rail, Gatwick Airport and the Department of Transport. But already Network Rail and the airport have each announced they will contribute £30m to the project.

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The redesign at Gatwick will transform the station and passenger experience introducing a vaulted transparent roof to create an impressive new transport gateway for the airport.

Improvements to the new station include doubling in size of the concourse area to reduce congestion with more escalators and lifts fitted to improve access to all platforms.

This major station upgrade will be delivered alongside a significant increase in capacity on rail services through Gatwick, between Brighton and London, as a result of committed and planned enhancements.


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Crossrail reshaping property market along its route



Forty years since it was first proposed, the Crossrail train line that will link the east and west of London’s outskirts is nearing completion and is reshaping the property market along its route.

Crossrail, which has been renamed the Elizabeth Line, will open in stages, stretching from Shenfield in Essex to Paddington in central London by May 2019 and later extending to Heathrow airport and Reading.

It will offer a 29-minute journey from Bond Street in the capital’s West End to Heathrow airport, shaving 20 minutes off that trip.

The benefits of cut journey times will not just be enjoyed by rail passengers. According to CBRE, the property consultancy, a 10 per cent reduction in commuting times can in general cause house prices to increase by as much as 6 per cent, all other things being equal.

Prices have already risen by around 31 per cent in hotspots near the new stations since Crossrail received the go-ahead, it says.

Despite economic uncertainty in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, CBRE, the property consultancy, expects average prices along the line to increase a further 3.3 per cent per year above local house price growth until the line launches in 2018/19.

This amounts to an average £133,000 price increase within Crossrail’s catchment area between now and when the first trains run. By the time Crossrail is operational in 2018, it will have added up to £35bn on to the residential property sector around the 37 stations.

“We don’t think Brexit will have a significant impact on the forecasts for property in the immediate proximity to Crossrail, nor will it affect Crossrail’s success as a major infrastructure initiative,” says Jennet Siebrits, head of residential research at CBRE.

“Our research on Crossrail suggests that demand for property close to these stations has been so strong that we expect prices to continue to remain buoyant.”

The biggest beneficiaries are investors along the line in the central part of London that stretches from Paddington to Canary Wharf. CBRE expects these to increase by an average 4.8 per cent per annum over and above wider price inflation until it opens in 2018.

Development around the central stations will transform these areas, particularly at Tottenham Court Road where Derwent London, the property group, is in charge of a significant regeneration project.

This will include a new theatre as part of wider redevelopment close to the totemic Centre Point building and the arrival of new shops including Zara, New Look and Primark.

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Old October 7th, 2016, 03:50 PM   #2092
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I'm loving the new London Bridge Station. What an incredible project.
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Just 31% since 2008? That's actually quite modest really?
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Guess it's good news for Euston Station.

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Government confirms backing for all of HS2



The whole HS2 high speed rail line including links to Manchester and Leeds is going ahead.

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling yesterday confirmed that the government is committed to pressing ahead with HS2 to tackle the looming capacity crisis and to help boost jobs.

He also confirmed construction would begin on the scheme in the first half of next year.

The Transport Secretary’s statement quashes speculation that the second phase north of Birmingham could either be delayed or cancelled.

Grayling said: “We need HS2 now more than ever.

“We need HS2 for the capacity it will bring on the routes between London, the West Midlands, Crewe, Leeds and Manchester as well as the space it’ll create elsewhere on our transport network.

“We need it for the boost it will give to our regional and national economies. And we need it for the jobs it will create, and for the way it will link our country together.”

He has also confirmed plans to make £70m of government funds available to support local communities and road safety along the route between London and the West Midlands.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:15 AM   #2097
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We need the rail system we currently have to be improved and with major upgrades. Not a second expensive project that may get the samw treatment as the other one. Build a high speed rail for the north as it would benefit them greatly.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #2098
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Britain’s DfT told to get a grip of troubled TSGN franchise
Friday, October 14, 2016



THE Transport Committee of Britain’s House of Commons wants the Department for Transport to “get a grip” on monitoring and enforcing the troubled Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise the performance of which is described as “woeful”

The committee says the level of service provided by the franchisee Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), particularly on Southern services, has been woeful for more than a year. “The initial structuring of the franchise, inadequate planning, weaknesses in the franchise handover process, infrastructure and rolling stock failures, mismanagement, poor industrial relations and the current bitter and prolonged industrial dispute have all contributed to an unacceptable level of service for TSGN’s long-suffering passengers,” says the committee in its report entitled The future of rail: improving the rail passenger experience. The committee wants the DfT to urgently consider how to compensate passengers

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TfL have updated their business proposals for Overgroundising the SC and SE networks.

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/rail-devol...-narrative.pdf

In it there's diagrams of the proposed service patterns.


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Old October 14th, 2016, 07:23 PM   #2100
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Those diagrams are really horrible. I understand that TFL can't really do anything about them, due to the mixture of metro, suburban and longer distance services. Maybe when they do take over the lines they should just show the 10min services sections, colour coded by central London stations so that its relatively easy for tourists / locals to use? Commuters will be happy with any increase in frequency that comes about, but probably don't care if their particular station isn't shown on the tube maps.
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