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Old November 13th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #2121
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If the plan is to ad more and more lines, to the London overground system, it will be difficult to read the map. Could it be an idea to split the service and to give names to a group of lines that is working together?
For exemple the extended East London Line took over some parts of other lines, but it is still one system. Why not call this East London Line?
The North London Line is an other service.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #2122
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ARRIVA Rail London took sole charge of the London Overground orbital suburban rail network on November 13 with the start of a new seven-and-a-half-year operating concession

Arriva took over operations from London Overground Rail Operations (Lorol), a 50:50 joint venture between Arriva and MTR, which has run the network since 2007. The contract, which was awarded by Transport for London in March, is worth around £1.5bn and includes an option for a two-year extension

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Old November 14th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #2123
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Old November 25th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #2124
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Old November 26th, 2016, 09:51 PM   #2125
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84% of Londoners voted for mayoral candidates with rail devolution at the heart of their campaigns as their 1st choice. Surrounding (democratically elected) councils support it. TfL has improved satisfaction levels for every single franchise it has taken over from. Grayling/DfT expected to block it. The tories better never dare to accuse anybody of having contempt for democracy ever again. Bunch of ideologically driven hypocrites screwing over south Londoners as always.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 01:32 AM   #2126
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 07:03 PM   #2127
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Old December 12th, 2016, 09:28 PM   #2128
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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:43 PM   #2129
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Three shortlisted to build London Overground extension
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UK: Transport for London announced on December 14 that Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Volker Fitzpatrick had been shortlisted for the contract to build the proposed 4·5 km Barking to Barking Riverside extension of the Gospel Oak – Barking line in east London.

The electrified extension would run alongside the existing Fenchurch Street – Tilbury line between Barking station and the Renwick Road overbridge, where it would turn south to run over a new viaduct to reach the future terminus. Around 1·5 km of new alignment would be required. The extension is planned to support a redevelopment project which includes 10 800 homes, a school, healthcare services, shops, restaurants and leisure facilities

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Old December 16th, 2016, 02:41 PM   #2130
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A major milestone has been reached in a project to bring electric trains to Maidenhead after the first wires were switched on.

After more than a year of (often noisy) work, Network Rail confirmed on Friday that the electricity has been switched on along the first section of a 12-mile stretch between Maidenhead and Heathrow junction.

A second section will be turned on next year, allowing electric train services to be extended to Maidenhead by the summer.

The work is part of the Crossrail programme and Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan and, according to Network Rail, will provide a 'bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers and businesses'.

Electric trains from the capital currently reach as far as Hayes and Harlington, but overhead line equipment has been installed above the existing track to allow the service to extend into the Thames Valley.

An 800-strong workforce has installed more than 1,400 piled foundations and 834 overhead line structures. More than three quarters of the wiring programme has now been completed — amounting to 150km of wires.

Matthew Steele, Network Rail Project Director, said: “This is a key milestone towards the introduction of brand new, cleaner, quieter electric trains on this very busy route into London. This electrification not only enables the introduction of the Elizabeth line but also supports the introduction of new GWR trains in 2017.

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Does anyone know if Great Western mainline electrification will simply be an extension of the Crossrail electrification works beyond Reading? Would seem weird if not...
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Old December 30th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #2134
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Crossrail trains are testing in a number of weather conditions:
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I think we're still waiting to see the traction supply and the access walkways installed though.
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Network Rail picks VolkerFitzpatrick for £94m Meridian Water rail link upgrade

VolkerFitzpatrick has bagged the £94m contract to upgrade Network Rail’s West Anglia Main Line through north-east London. Network Rail confirmed it had awarded the contractor the deal for major track upgrade work on the line between Stratford and Edmonton’s Angel Road station.

The work will see VolkerFitzpatrick extend a third track from Stratford to Tottenham Hale and then onto a refurbished Angel Road station to allow the line to handle more services.

The upgrade will improve connectivity to the planned £3.5bn Meridian Water Housing scheme in Edmonton, which is set to deliver 8,000 homes as one of 20 proposed London housing zones.

When completed, the new railway infrastructure will support a four-trains-per-hour service between Stratford and Angel Road.

The third tracking of the line from Stratford to Tottenham Hale will be covered by Network Rail’s Control Period 5 funding settlement

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