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Old February 1st, 2015, 06:54 PM   #1581
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Seriously? There's room for crossovers just east of Custom House. Why weren't they put in? It seems to be a safety hazard, at the least, not to have some operational flexibility there.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 02:45 AM   #1582
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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?
No because you'd need to create some kind of place to maintain a micro fleet of AC PEP EMUs in southern region DC land. It wouldn't be practical ignoring the issues with turnbacks.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 04:20 AM   #1583
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No because you'd need to create some kind of place to maintain a micro fleet of AC PEP EMUs in southern region DC land. It wouldn't be practical ignoring the issues with turnbacks.
Aren't they building a small yard next to that last portal before Abbey Wood? (starts with a P, darned if I remember it)
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 08:44 PM   #1584
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 09:47 PM   #1585
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Yeah, that.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 10:02 PM   #1586
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Aren't they building a small yard next to that last portal before Abbey Wood? (starts with a P, darned if I remember it)
Regardless its unlikely to be anything more than sheltered sidings and for the short term benefits it poses many long term issues.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 12:32 AM   #1587
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But isn't that branch supposed to be extended not that much later till Hoo Junction via Slade Green-Dartford-Ebbsfleet, with passenger services finishing at Gravesend, and Hoo Junction being used as depot?
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 12:44 AM   #1588
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It would be a temporary (24-month, tops) service to get the Eastern leg broken in and the signalling tested.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #1589
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Little remark from Construction Enquirer:

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Network Rail also revealed Skanska and Bouygues-owned Colas Rail will share a £400m job to redevelop Waterloo station, including the old award-winning Eurostar terminal
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Old February 16th, 2015, 05:36 PM   #1590
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From Obas:

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Major Plans Submitted for Crossrail Moorgate Station Development
16/02/2015 08:28







Plans have been submitted for a major 500,000 sq ft development including an office complex above the new Crossrail station at Moorgate in the City of London according to developer Land Securities (LandSec).

LandSec has announced this morning that it’s purchased for £16.5m the former home of the investment bank Lazard at 21 Moorfields.

At the moment the site features (if that’s the right word!) an old dilapidated 1970s office block which has already been vacated a building site close to the western entrance of Liverpool Street Crossrail station as well.

Plans have been submitted for the construction of two new office blocks which will consist of 410,000 sq ft and 100,00 sq ft which will be anchored around a new public space and plaza in the centre

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Old February 16th, 2015, 10:02 PM   #1591
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Genuine question, is there a lack of office space in London?
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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:38 AM   #1592
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Some of Crossrail works in East London, taken by unravelled:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unravelled

Custom House station:


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr

Towards Victoria Dock portal:


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr

Connaught Tunnel portal:


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


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Site of former Silvertown station:


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


Crossrail works N London line by unravelled, on Flickr


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And some of London Bridge station works:


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Old February 17th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #1593
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From Railway Gazette:

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Balfour Beatty to build £12·5m Crossrail train facility
17 Feb 2015



UK: Bombardier Transportation has awarded Balfour Beatty a £12·5m contract to build a production, testing and office facility at its Derby plant, where it will manufacture the 65 nine-car Aventra EMUs ordered for London’s Crossrail project.

The 250 m by 40 m structure will have four tracks accessible from either end. Each track will be able to handle a 10-car train, with full-length inspection pits and overhead electrification supported by an upgrade of the site’s power supply. A two-storey annexe will contain office space. Completion is scheduled for winter 2016

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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #1594
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2 years after, what is the overall perception about those new orbital Overground services put in place after they closed that gap in South London? Are they well patronized? Have they changed travel patterns or alleviated traffic on busier lines?
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Old February 19th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #1595
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2 years after, what is the overall perception about those new orbital Overground services put in place after they closed that gap in South London? Are they well patronized? Have they changed travel patterns or alleviated traffic on busier lines?
Massive success and so is the branding of it - the quality, frequency and management of the trains are better compared to which ever operator ran them before (it varied) and most people including local councils are pushing for it to be extended to take over some of the other rail lines in southeast and north east
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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:32 PM   #1596
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The London 'Tube Map' is changing.

On 31 May Transport for London (TfL) is taking over some inner London suburban services, and integrating them (and branding them) as part of London Overground. But what’s this going to mean for the familiar tube map?

TfL taking on the routes will mean we’re likely to see a new sprawl of orange lines in the top right hand corner of the map, showing services between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford.

http://londonist.com/2015/02/the-new...-look-like.php
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Old February 19th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #1597
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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:02 PM   #1598
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Recent look on Canary Wharf Crossrail station:

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Old February 21st, 2015, 06:30 PM   #1599
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More news on future Surrey Canal Road station on Overground's South London line:



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Looks like a new London Overground station is back on. Sort of
New Bermondsey: This 30 acre site will become a thriving new neighbourhood with 2,400 new homes and over 2,000 new jobs. The new Housing Zone will fund transport improvements to accelerate delivery, including a new London Overground station, speed up the construction of homes and accelerate the entire development to complete construction within eight years.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration Councillor Alan Smith, said: 'New Bermondsey is one of five key sites in the north of Lewisham that we are working to develop to bring much needed homes, improved transport, new jobs and great new facilities for our community. I'm delighted that Housing Zone designation will enable this work to start two years earlier than planned.'
http://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor...-housing-zones
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Recent look on Canary Wharf Crossrail station:

Very nice station and buildings.
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