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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #1561
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Arcadis-Hyder win Crossrail 2 project studyv
Friday, January 16, 2015



TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has awarded Hyder Consulting, in association with Arcadis Europe and EC Harris, the initial commission for the Crossrail 2 project – a proposed southwest to northeast rail link across London, which has an estimated capital value of £20bn

The central section of Crossrail 2 requires 36km of new railway, 13 underground stations and two surface stations. There will be new connections to the existing mainline and London Underground networks at Euston, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria.

The initial commission for phase 1 is to develop a multi-disciplinary engineering feasibility and cost study in order to select a preferred route, which will be taken to public consultation for a Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) application to the Department for Transport (DfT)

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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:16 PM   #1562
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More on LO's Barking Riverside extension consultation:

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Update on 15 January 2015:

In autumn 2014 Transport for London (TfL) conducted a public consultation on the principle of an extension of the London Overground to the Barking Riverside development. The consultation ran from 8 September to 19 October. Thank you to all those people and organisations who provided feedback during the consultation. A report is available below, together with our response to key issues raised:

Barking Riverside - Consultation Report (PDF)

Barking Riverside - Response to issues raised (PDF)

What Happens Next

TfL will consider the responses to the consultation while we progress the scheme to the next stage. We anticipate a second round of public consultation on different scheme options in the spring of 2015, at which point we will also explain why alternative transport proposals have been not taken forward. Depending on the progress of the scheme’s design, which will consider the outcome of the spring 2015 consultation, a third round of public consultation may be necessary before making any application for powers to build and operate a railway extension through a Transport and Works Act Order.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 04:05 PM   #1563
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Official from Crossrail:

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CROSSRAIL SUBMITS PLANS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO GOODMAYES STATION
Thursday 15th January 2015

Crossrail has submitted proposals for improvements to Goodmayes station for approval.

The proposed improvements, which will be delivered by Network Rail, have been submitted to the London Borough of Redbridge and include:
  • Three new lifts to provide step free access to all platforms
  • Platform extensions to ensure that the station can accommodate the new, 200m long Crossrail trains
  • New platform lighting
In addition to these upgrades, Crossrail has been working with Redbridge Council on proposals for improvements to the area around the station.

From 31 May 2015, Transport for London (TfL) will begin operating the existing rolling stock between Shenfield in Essex and Liverpool Street. In 2017, new Crossrail rolling stock will be introduced on the line. In 2019, when the Crossrail route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel right through central London without having to change trains

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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:47 AM   #1564
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From Camden New Journal:

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Plans for new West Hampstead station 'look like petrol station'
15 January, 2015


An artist's impression of how the new station will look

PLANS to bulldoze an Edwardian train station and replace it with a modern building more than five times the size have divided opinion in West Hampstead.

As revealed in the New Journal last month, the overground station in West End Lane, which was built in the early-1900s, will be upgraded in an attempt to deal with the growing number of passengers, but concerns have been raised over the loss of the quaint red-brick building.

The new complex will be 600 square metres larger than the existing one and has been described as an “eyesore” that “resembles a petrol station”

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Old January 17th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #1565
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It does look like a petrol station! Maybe LOROL needs to look up Antoni Gaudí.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #1566
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Looks a bit like Partick - which isn't very popular on these forums.

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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:30 AM   #1567
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I'm sure at least half the members of these boards could come up with a better design than this... I'm all for modernity, but a little bit of style and imagination go a long way as well.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #1568
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Author of future Canary Wharf station art explains his masterpiece:

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Old January 19th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #1569
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It is impossible to please some architecture-minded folks.

If you leave station buildings "as is", it will lack amenities and modern comforts or even disability accommodation.

If you gut them inside out and preserve the exterior features, it becomes "fake and shallow".

If you demolish and build anew, it "lacks history and charm".

I have read people complaining that new Crossrail stations looked "too Scandinavian" (sic). I have also read people complaining St. Pancras being "arrogantly rebuilt".

Couldn't they make up their minds, please?
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Old January 19th, 2015, 06:03 PM   #1570
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It is impossible to please some architecture-minded folks.

If you leave station buildings "as is", it will lack amenities and modern comforts or even disability accommodation.

If you gut them inside out and preserve the exterior features, it becomes "fake and shallow".

If you demolish and build anew, it "lacks history and charm".

I have read people complaining that new Crossrail stations looked "too Scandinavian" (sic). I have also read people complaining St. Pancras being "arrogantly rebuilt".

Couldn't they make up their minds, please?
All of the above is true, but it is also true there is a lot of "idenikit" buildings around and the above two examples fit that style exactly. Everywhere is getting to look like everywhere else and that's dull.

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Old January 19th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #1571
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Tube stations have a practical purpose: get commuters from home to work and back.

Art is costly to maintain, does not appeal universally to users, and may distract people during their commute. Stations should be as devoid of decoration as possible.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #1572
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I think it depends on the art installation, actually.

If it is easily cleanable as part of the regular station maintenance routine, then fine.

If it is something prone to accumulate dust, or requiring protection against harsh detergents or hot water, then there is a problem.

They have build some impressive ceilings on stations in Sweden and Italy recently.

They look stunning, but I wonder how will they age as natural infiltration on exposed rock or trapped humidity do their thing.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 08:19 AM   #1573
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More progress on new Abbey Wood station, taken by unravelled:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unravelled


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr


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Crossrail works, Abbey Wood area by unravelled, on Flickr
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Old January 25th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #1574
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More on Custom House station construction:
https://anonw.wordpress.com/2015/01/...-january-2015/























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Old January 30th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #1575
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TBM Elizabeth is close to reach the goal - 750m of tunnel remained to bore before breakthrough at Farringdon this Spring

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Old January 31st, 2015, 09:25 AM   #1576
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One more video - TBM Elizabeth reached Liverpool Street station:



And more pics from there:
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/arti...es-in-the-city









Current status of TBMs:

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Old January 31st, 2015, 11:11 AM   #1577
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This is great. Now there is a path from the Pudding Mill Lane to Liverpool Street.

Hmm, put that way it doesn't sound that impressive.
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Old February 1st, 2015, 09:05 AM   #1578
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Taken from London subforum:

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Old February 1st, 2015, 04:29 PM   #1579
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If the trackwork was finished early, could they not take a few 315s and run a shuttle from Abbey Wood to, say, Custom House? Or even Canary Wharf?
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If the trackwork was finished early, could they not take a few 315s and run a shuttle from Abbey Wood to, say, Custom House? Or even Canary Wharf?
I'm not sure if there is any way to reverse short of Whitechapel.
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