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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:03 PM   #681
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Old April 21st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #683
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Rail engineering work will affect some travellers in London this Easter but 18% more trains will run than during the last Easter holiday. Buses will replace trains on sections of the West Coast Main Line while there will be some disruption to Great Western line trains.

Engineering work will also affect some services in Hampshire, Kent and East Anglia, with work being carried out on the Great Eastern line out of London's Liverpool Street station. Buses will replace trains on the Stansted Express London to Stansted airport service in the first half of the day - until noon - on Easter Sunday.

Network Rail (NR) said that during the Easter and May Day bank holiday weekends, its engineers would be laying new track, repairing bridges, updating signalling systems and overhead power lines, and improving stations.

NR said that 90% of the rail network would run as normal, with not only 18% more trains than last Easter but also 13% more over the May Day weekend than over the same period in 2010.

Robin Gisby, operations and customer services director for NR, said: "The rail network across the country is, on the whole, open for business over the bank holiday weekends with most routes operating normally. There will, though, be some areas where we will be undertaking improvement works.

"Massive strides have been made in recent years in reducing the impact of our work on passengers but we still advise anyone travelling over the weekend to check with their train operator before travelling to see whether there are any planned alterations or diversions for their journeys."

On the West Coast, where services are run by Virgin Trains, buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wigan and Liverpool and between Carlisle and Motherwell. Virgin said that it was having a record-breaking Easter, with bookings up about 10% on last year. The company said it was running extra trains on Thursday, which was expected to be its busiest Easter getaway day.
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It doesn't exactly belong to this thread but it will be a new transportation option to a certain part of London. Construction should start in July.

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Progress at Blackfriars station - Thameslink works.

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Old April 25th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #689
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I was in London a few days ago and wondered why exactly they covered the bridge. Will the station be ON it? Or is it just to cover the construction site (what are they doing exactly btw)?
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I was in London a few days ago and wondered why exactly they covered the bridge. Will the station be ON it? Or is it just to cover the construction site (what are they doing exactly btw)?
It's part of the Thameslink programme, the station will be on the bridge. I normally don't use Wikipedia as a good source but you can general idea of what they're doing here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackfriars_station
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Actually, I was quite disappointed by the Overground when I used it for the first time two weeks ago. I've imagined it being some kind of S-Bahn, but in fact it is "only" another normal suburb train (slower acceleration and decceleration, old stations, etc.). I hope that Crossrail will be more modern in that sense and somehow similar to the central parts of e. g. Munich S-Bahn or Madrid Cercanías which are in fact very similar to an underground line.
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In the case of Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, etc. trains accelerating almost like an underground, trains with three pairs of doors per carriage to allow very short calls, large stations allowing very high ridership, in the central parts very frequent services (in the Munich city tunnel it's up to 30 trains/hour/direction. And they are going to build a parallel tunnel because that's not enough capacity. In the future, basically the whole S-Bahn will run on separated tracks, etc.)

I think that in fact, Crossrail will be more comparable to a S-Bahn system like it exists in some German cities (Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, in the future Leipzig) than the Overground.

By the way, are there plans to let the Overground run in a complete ring around central London? As fas as I can see, only the Southern part East of Clapham Junction is missing.
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^The do plan on circling it up to Clapham junction, but it won't operate as a circle. The Overground is designed to be a suburban radial network, not a high-capacity urban rail. Crossrail will be and is designed to be with comparable frequencies to the tube. It also runs through central London, unlike the overground, whose closest stations are Whitechapel and Euston.
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Thun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_London_line_extension

Phase II is starting at the moment, as I understand it.
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The LO overground system is far from finished, there are still stations to get fresh faced and the final goal being the orbital railway.
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Crossrail recycles disused Connaught Tunnel

A disused 600m tunnel in east London that was built in 1878 is being brought back to life for the Crossrail project.

The Connaught Tunnel was built to transport passengers and goods from the nearby docks and it became known as part of the North Woolwich Line.

It will cost Crossrail £50m to get the tunnel into a fit state so that tracks and an electricity supply can be put in. However, they say this will be cheaper and better for the environment than creating another tunnel underneath.
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In the case of Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, etc. trains accelerating almost like an underground, trains with three pairs of doors per carriage to allow very short calls, large stations allowing very high ridership, in the central parts very frequent services (in the Munich city tunnel it's up to 30 trains/hour/direction. And they are going to build a parallel tunnel because that's not enough capacity. In the future, basically the whole S-Bahn will run on separated tracks, etc.)

I think that in fact, Crossrail will be more comparable to a S-Bahn system like it exists in some German cities (Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, in the future Leipzig) than the Overground.

By the way, are there plans to let the Overground run in a complete ring around central London? As fas as I can see, only the Southern part East of Clapham Junction is missing.
The Overground is just a more capacious version of the NR network.. I don't know who told you otherwise.
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Train passenger numbers increase for Royal Wedding

Train companies across the UK have said that they foresee no problems with coping with the thousands of extra people travelling to the capital to celebrate the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

According to the Association of Train operating Companies, around 400,000 visitors are expected to make their way to London by rail.

Compared to the average bank holiday, passenger numbers are expected to be up by 15 per cent. A spokesman for the rail association said that additional trains were being put into service and that half of the train firms would be running to a weekday timetable.

Disruption has been kept to a minimum in the south-east according to Network Rail which has suspended or moved any engineering work where possible. Because many of the streets surrounding the wedding procession will be closed off today, motorists have been advised to stay away from central London.

London Underground said it would be keeping all stations open as well as all Tube lines. However, RMT general secretary Bob Crow issued a travel lottery warning for London explaining that the transport system was already finding it difficult to cope. Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, said everything was being done to make sure that travelling around the city was easy and safe.

Retailers in London are also bracing themselves for an extra half-a-million shoppers over the long weekend. According to the New West End Company, which represents establishments on Bond Street and Oxford Street, between them customers could spend up to £50 million.
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