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Old December 23rd, 2010, 10:03 PM   #561
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Old December 24th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #562
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Gorgeous pics. Love TCR and the PEDs. TCR really is a missed opportunity though.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #563
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:38 AM   #564
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I believe the Class 378s are now all 4-car with the exception of one.

That is a 30% increase in capacity on the North and West London lines, and the Watford DC line.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #565
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Can London Overground trains be lengthened further? I imagine a time when they'll need to be 6 or 8 cars long.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #566
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The platforms would have to be extended (again). I believe this will be very difficult on the East London line, but i'm not sure about the rest of the LO network. I think increasing the frequency is a better solution.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #567
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Some big work going on at Farringdon to modernise the station for Network Rail and in preperation for Crossrail. A bit of a beast of a crawler crane at work here.

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Old January 13th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #568
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Balfour Beatty wins Liverpool St station Crossrail contract

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced that in the joint-venture Crossrail project, in which it has a 30 per cent share, it has been awarded the £235m Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station tunnels contract.

The joint venture partners, comprising Balfour Beatty, Alpine BeMo Tunnelling, Morgan Sindall and Vinci Construction, have a track record of delivering major infrastructure schemes in London and throughout the world.

Connecting the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to the commuter areas of East and West London, Crossrail is a major rail-link project designed to provide a world-class, affordable railway with high-frequency, convenient and accessible services across the capital.

The Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station tunnels contract covers the construction of all station tunnels and associated works, and forms an integral part of the wider project.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #569
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It's 'sort of' started insofar the junction is in situ at Surrey Quays, but I don't know what works have taken place beyond this.

Here's 2 aerial photos... The first not annotated:

[IMG]http://i51.************/11m8i9v.jpg[/IMG]

The second, orange = ELL, purple = SLL, red = link line

As you can see from the first image, the link line is existing (abandoned) railway right of way, which has thankfully not been built upon. This area was a veritable spaghetti junction of various lines on different levels up until the 1960's. Amazingly however the actual route being re-opened would have been abandoned, intact, for almost 100 years when it re-opens (closed 1913).

[IMG]http://i54.************/5ydb8i.jpg[/IMG]

A map from the mid-20th century, you can see this route was already abandoned:

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Yo Tubes - is it the route you can see on this map?

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Old but excellent article on ELL extension phase 2 here: http://londonconnections.blogspot.co...e-phase-2.html

I feel a tad sorry for the people whose homes will be sundered from the neighbouring park by a new (or rather, restored) railway line!

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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #572
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Kings Cross ticket hall is well underway.

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wow. what a transformation!
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wow. what a transformation!
It is an'arl! Lets hope they get rid of all the drunks & bums that still/used to infest the place too.
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And all covered in glass, it will be stunning...
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Offices in outer London 'will benefit from Crossrail'

Offices in the outer London borough of Ealing will benefit from the Crossrail project, mayor of London Boris Johnson has suggested. Speaking at a meeting in Ealing about the transformation of local transport, Mr Johnson said he wanted to make travel more convenient.

And those who work at offices in the outer London borough of Ealing would be able to arrive at Canary Wharf from Ealing Broadway Station in under half an hour. Bond Street could be reached in 15 minutes and the time it takes to get to Farringdon may be slashed in half.

"The jewel in the crown must surely be the Crossrail project that will provide local people with lightning-quick links across the capital," Mr Johnson stated.

However, building work has been delayed at the Crossrail station in Woolwich. Operations need to start within the next six days in order for the station to be able to connect to the rest of the network in time, the Financial Times said.

Offices in outer London may enjoy lower rents than central London and companies could also find the Crossrail system makes working away from the centre more economically viable.
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Kings Cross Station redevelopment keeps going pretty well.

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