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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #221
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The set-up on the GER main line is Down-Up-Down-Up (quadruple route can also be Down-Down-Up-Up). On the London side of the Ilford flyover the 'slow' lines are south of the 'fast', switching round via the Ilford flyover such that the 'slow' are north of the 'fast' between there and Shenfield. Between Stratford and Forest Gate Junction all lines are also signalled reversibly.

There's a proliferation of crossovers on the line, so it's perfectly possible that due to engineering works there was a measure of weaving between tracks, or even running in the 'wrong' direction on reversible roads.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #222
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I heard somewhere that the Tories (if they came to power) would 'review' Crossrail as part of their plans for spending cuts, possibly cancelling it altogether. How true or accurate do UK posters reckon this is? Or is the project too far advanced for this to be likely?

It would be very sad for London and the South-East as a whole if the project was cancelled. I'd be interested to hear others' views on this.
Crossrail is being built as we type. It's not going to be cancelled. There may be issues with funding, but they will be addressed.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:43 PM   #223
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pretty interesting huh
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Old February 13th, 2010, 04:44 PM   #224
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Crossrail is being built as we type. It's not going to be cancelled. There may be issues with funding, but they will be addressed.
Thanks, that's reassuring. I may be on the other side of the world these days, but I still have more than a passing interest in what goes on there.

Can't wait to see it finished; judging by the scale of the build, it promises to be pretty spectacular.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #225
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Pics of new East London Railway extension infastructure where the line joins the traditional lines at New Cross
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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #226
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Crossrail is being built as we type. It's not going to be cancelled. There may be issues with funding, but they will be addressed.
Ooh good to know, but it will be ages yet! until its ready, its a huge project!
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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #227
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Info regarding new Class 172s for the Gospel Oak - Barking Overground service. These trains are diesel with two cars.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #228
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:26 AM   #229
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Video showing the refurbished Shadwell station for London Overground which also has a brand new entrance (btw does anyone know anything about this?):



Slideshow showing new and recent infastructure on the DLR and several images of the new and refurbished East London Railway Overground stations, more pics are also here.

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Old March 10th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #230
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Videos of the new 378 trains on new East London Railway infastructure:















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Old March 10th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #231
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Does anyone know if the new East London line will definitely be open by June 2010 or if it might suffer a delay? How are works going? Will it be part of the Oyster zone, being able to travel as I would travel within zone 1 or 2 in any other part of London if I used the tube?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #232
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From the latest news I've read, it's due to reopen in May.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #233
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That's not too bad! I thought they'd be done by June, so fingers crossed!

Are they gonna use their new rolling stock from the reopening?
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That's not too bad! I thought they'd be done by June, so fingers crossed!

Are they gonna use their new rolling stock from the reopening?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #235
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Does anyone know if the new East London line will definitely be open by June 2010 or if it might suffer a delay? How are works going? Will it be part of the Oyster zone, being able to travel as I would travel within zone 1 or 2 in any other part of London if I used the tube?
Yes, to the last question.
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It looks fantastic in those videos, thanks!
The Capitalstars also look very good - big improvement on the 313s!
I noticed in the videos the 378s have provisions in the roof for pantographs to be installed at a later date if required.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 03:03 AM   #237
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It looks fantastic in those videos, thanks!
The Capitalstars also look very good - big improvement on the 313s!
I noticed in the videos the 378s have provisions in the roof for pantographs to be installed at a later date if required.
Actually, the 3-car Class 378s on the North London line already have pantographs and do use them. The North London line is dual voltage.

The 4 car 378s on the East London route don't need them as the whole route (Highbury & Islington - West Croydon) will be third rail.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #238
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It looks fantastic in those videos, thanks!
The Capitalstars also look very good - big improvement on the 313s!
I noticed in the videos the 378s have provisions in the roof for pantographs to be installed at a later date if required.
All Electrostars have them as it is part of the body shell design. As for them being an improvement, I don't think the passengers are that impressed with the silly seating that has been placed in them to allow more standing space.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #239
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Hello everyone. I have only just joined, but have visited a few times before. This is just such a fantastic site with lots of beautiful photos.

Anyway, I see that a couple of my vids are referenced here - the New Cross ones and I am really pleased. I have an update on the work going on at New Cross, which is that the old train shed is being demolished. Does anybody know what, if anything, will stand on the site.

Rumour has it that the service might resume as early as April (I had a quick chat with one of the test drivers at New Cross Gate), but otherwise it will be May. I can hardly wait and plan to ride the first train out of New Cross to Dalston, and back to West Croydon.
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Pics of the refurbished stations at Wapping and Rotherhithe and the Thames Tunnel which was having an open day.
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