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Old November 15th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #921
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I'm still so impressed by the solidity inherently built into new rail works around London ... that sort of quality is so rare around the world, it altogether looks like it's built to last a very long time.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #922
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It's then carried high between two estates to join the South London Line viaduct:

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Due to shifting climate, I'm curious to learn if new drainage measures are devised into those good-looking embankment/retainment walls,
for inadequate (storm-sewer) drainage is being blamed for the following wall collapse


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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #923
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Ouch. Yeah they're incorporating enormous drains. There are some pictures on 1956's link.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #924
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Crossrail issues tender for Custom House station

New construction jobs could soon be required for civil engineering work on the planned Crossrail train line in the Docklands area of London.

According to a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union, the ambitious project is currently looking for a builder to construct a £35 million station at Custom House. The project represents one of the smaller proposed Crossrail stations, but will require existing buildings on the proposed site to be demolished before the new station can be constructed.

As part of the project, the contractor that wins the tender will also be required to construct a new footbridge across Victoria Dock Road, as well as creating an ExCeL connection footbridge over the DLR.

Interested parties have until December 16th to submit prequalification documents.

The ambitious Crossrail project is one of the largest pubic infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. When it is completed, the £16 billion scheme will see train lines into the east and west of the capital connected together with a new link.

Some 21km of twin-bore tunnels under central London will connect Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #925
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There are some good photos of the new London Overground extension at this URL

http://www.overgroundextension.co.uk/gallery.asp
Finally going to put SE15 on the Tube map
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #926
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Bridgeway Consulting secures Crossrail contract

Bridgeway Consulting has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to deliver Overhead Line Isolation Services for the Crossrail (West) Project.

Says Pino De Rosa, Bridgeway’s managing director, ‘Winning this contract is great news. We look forward to progressing what is powering up to be one of Britain’s most ambitious infrastructure projects. Crossrail will bring huge benefits to London, Britain and the railway industry. We look forward to playing our part with enthusiasm and efficiency.’

As an integral part of the Crossrail team, Bridgeway Consulting will be responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the Project isolations. The project area stretches from Paddington Station to Maidenhead Station and the work will continue until completion of the project, which is scheduled for 2018.

The dedicated Bridgeway isolation team will consist of a Delivery Manager and Isolation Planners supported by a number of Nominated and Authorised Persons. The balance of the demands of the timetable and the project, interweave to create a technically challenging area to deliver and this requires numerous teams to be deployed in order to carry out complex switching and earthing arrangements.

Over the term of the project the possessions and isolations will be increasingly challenging as the demands of the delivery program gain pace. Bridgeway are also successfully delivering Overhead Line isolations and possessions for the Kings Cross Station Redevelopment Project.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #927
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Thameslink platform extensions complete

The final platform extensions which are needed to allow 50% longer 12-car trains with more seats for passengers to operate on the Bedford to Brighton Thameslink route from next month were completed at Flitwick and Harlington stations on Tuesday 15 November.

Over the last four years, Network Rail has lengthened 41 platforms at 12 stations on the Midland main line between Bedford and West Hampstead by more than 2½ miles in total. The longer platforms will enable the busiest trains at the busiest times of the day to be increased from eight cars to 12, resulting in a 50% boost in capacity on those services.

Jim Crawford, Network Rail’s major programme director for Thameslink, said: “The completion of the platform extensions marks a major milestone in the Thameslink construction programme and will allow longer trains to run from next month as planned.

“As well as more seats and less congestion at the busiest times of the day, passengers have more to look forward to next year with the new stations at Blackfriars and Farringdon opening. This will provide a huge improvement to facilities and access at these two important London stations.”

David Statham, First Capital Connect projects director, added: “Network Rail has done a great job extending platforms north of London in time for our new timetable on 12 December. This first phase of the Thameslink programme means we can now run our first longer trains. The next phase will see a new train fleet delivered in 2015 which will create many more longer services.”

First Capital Connect will lengthen its first services from eight to 12 carriages on 12 December this year.

There will be three in the morning rush hour from Bedford and one service from Brighton with the same number home again in the evening.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #928
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Transport for London set for £110m Crossrail comms system

Transport for London is preparing for a five-year £110 million communications and control systems package for Crossrail, the rail project that will connect Heathrow Airport with the City of London and Canary Wharf.

TFL has called for bids to cover design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and commissioning of communications systems covering both underground and surface sections of the project.

The ‘C660 communications and control system’ also covers a central management system and back-up facility, which will control and monitor the central section of the Crossrail operation and also link to, control and monitor some Network Rail systems on shared parts of the network.

The £110 million Crossrail project breaks down into station control systems, networks, radio systems and management systems. The station communication systems includes CCTV, driver-operated CCTV, PA and alarm systems, customer information and station management systems.

The successful bidder will support Crossrail’s data network and an optical fibre network and develop a private mobile radio system for Crossrail that connects to the TETRA Airwave emergency system. Behind all this, Crossrail wants a full ‘Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Central Management System’.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #929
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It would appear London's getting a(nother?) superficial circle line
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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #931
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"Platforms 0 to..."
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:01 AM   #933
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Old November 21st, 2011, 04:01 AM   #934
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Platform 0 was a recent addition and because of it's location it made more sense to call it 0 than call it 1 and then rename all the other platforms.

Anyway, I think the new King's Cross concourse looks nicer than I anticipated.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:26 AM   #935
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Platform 0 was a recent addition and because of it's location it made more sense to call it 0 than call it 1 and then rename all the other platforms.

Anyway, I think the new King's Cross concourse looks nicer than I anticipated.
They added a platform 0 to Stockport station, I though it was strange aswell but I guess it saves confusion from renumbering them all! But what happens if they extend again...platform -1? lol
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:38 AM   #936
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0 is right up against York Way, so there's no chance of any eastward expansion necessitating negative numbers!
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Old November 21st, 2011, 05:57 PM   #937
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... altogether makes perfect sense now.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 11:01 PM   #939
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For such a central district, its tranquility looks so very appealing ... nice photos
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i don't understand difference between crossrail and overground?!
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