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Old October 5th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #1441
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Webcam of Whitechapel station:

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Old October 6th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #1442
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Again from webcams - Paddington station:





Bond Street station:





Farringdon station:





Liverpool Street station:





Whitechapel station:



Custom House station:

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Old October 7th, 2014, 12:38 AM   #1443
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Wow Custom House. It seems like only yesterday I was there in a landscape of industrial dereliction.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM   #1444
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UrbanRail.net now has the railways in better detail, just as when more TOCs are introducing metro-style services:


SPOILER 1: It's the largest in the UrbanRail.net's history.

SPOLIER 2: I made it.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 02:47 PM   #1445
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I like it, you are the best
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Old October 18th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #1446
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Again from webcams - same order. Paddington station:





Bond St station:





Farringdon station:





Liverpool St station:





Whitechapel station:





Custom House station:

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UrbanRail.net now has the railways in better detail, just as when more TOCs are introducing metro-style services:

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/uk/lon/all-london-map.htm

SPOILER 1: It's the largest in the UrbanRail.net's history.

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Just fabulous.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #1448
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From Travel Weekly:

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Heathrow Express cuts prices
Oct 13, 2014



Heathrow Express, the world’s most expensive railway, is cutting prices for the first time.

The move comes as high speed city centre to airport connection prepares for the potentially hugely damaging onslaught of Crossrail on the capital’s transport sector from 2019, The Times reported.

One-way fares are being reduced by £6, or more than 25%, for those passengers who book online one week ahead. The return fare on the same terms is being cut by £5.

Heathrow Express has long held a simple one-price structure for journeys to central London, at £21 one way and £34 return for the 15-minute journey.

The company, owned by Heathrow, attracts 6 million passengers a year, helping to bring in income of £124 million.

Managing director Keith Greenfield told the newspaper: “We want to grow all sections of our customer base, in particular leisure.

“Our hope is that advanced-purchase deals will achieve this.”

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Old October 20th, 2014, 04:24 PM   #1449
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TBM Ellie breakthrough at Victoria Dock portal:

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Old October 21st, 2014, 08:32 PM   #1450
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More on Whitechapel Crossrail station construction:

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Old October 28th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #1451
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From News Shopper:

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Commuters to use temporary station east of permanent location due to close tomorrow
Sunday 26 October 2014



A temporary train station operated by Southeastern has opened in Kidbrooke in preparation for a larger improved facility due to open in 2018.

The station is situated east of the previous Station Approach location, with car parking facilities closing tomorrow (October 27), and will be used for routes via Lewisham into central London and to Bexleyheath, Dartford and Slade Green.

The previous station closed October 18 however pedestrian access will still be available from the north side via Henley Cross.

Car users wishing to drop off or collect passengers will be able to do so at the interim station on Tudway Road.

Construction of the permanent Kidbrooke rail station will begin in March 2015 as part of Berkley Homes’ proposals for the Village Centre

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Old October 28th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #1452
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Interim station to operate at Abbey Wood until 2017
Monday 27 October 2014


Abbey Wood's temporary station

A temporary train station at Abbey Wood has opened while Crossrail work takes place.

The interim station will operate until 2017 while Crossrail plans to transform public transport in south-east London, including adding up to 12 trains an hour to link Abbey Wood to central London and beyond.

The temporary station, which opened yesterday, has a staffed gate line, ticket machines and windows, cash point and for the first time, lifts to all platforms.

Work will be underway shortly to remove the existing station building. The design for the new two-level station, built above two new Crossrail tracks, will consist of two new ‘island’ platforms, six lifts and a spacious concourse connecting the station to the Harrow Manorway dual carriageway

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The results of summer consultation for Crossrail 2 has published and here are the results:

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I cannot believe the level of expansion of the rail system in London. If that goes ahead that'll be massive.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 01:36 AM   #1456
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I cannot believe the level of expansion of the rail system in London. If that goes ahead that'll be massive.
The problem is that this should have been done decades ago.
This is no more and no less than what Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and other cities have already in service for many years, decades even.
Obviously, taking into account the size of London and the delay, investments must be massive nowadays, as there's no other possible way for all this to be done.
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I don't think that's very fair actually. The rail system of London when you look at the national rail on top of the tube, one can see very decent rail coverage to the vast majority of London. The Crossrail project appears to more be relieving the tube and providing a one-seat journey across London to speed things up rather. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong here, though. It's been a while since I lived in the UK, so I might be out of touch. But I've never, in my whole lifetime in the UK (well before these improvements) felt that I was unable to get around London well by public transport.
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I think that we both mean the same things but written in different words.

Maybe I was a little bit more... stingy.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 12:05 AM   #1459
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I've been to Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and London and I can say that London has by far the most extensive rail transport network. The lines are longer, busier, much more frequent and there are more of them. The average distance of the Central line is comparable to the 'Schnellbahn' in Berlin, maybe even longer. Still, Crossrail is needed to relieve the line, headways of 1-2min are not enough. London is the probably the most ambitious city in rail transport outside Asia.
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The average distance of the Central line is comparable to the 'Schnellbahn' in Berlin, maybe even longer.
How does a line have an "average distance" and how does one compare one line to an entire S-Bahn?
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