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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #1621
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Improvements on London's railways never stops
With a population rising at 100,000 each year and rising they are needed just to stand still.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #1622
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SSL wins Crossrail GE signalling contract
Thursday, March 19, 2015



BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded Signalling Solutions (SSL), a 50:50 joint venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty Rail, a ú43m contract to carry out resignalling work on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) as part of London's new east-west Crossrail link, which is due to open at the end of 2018

The contract covers the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the new signalling system, which uses Alstom's Smartlock electronic interlocking, on the line between Pudding Mill Lane Junction in east London, where the Crossrail tunnel joins the GEML and the terminus for Crossrail services at Shenfield

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Old March 26th, 2015, 09:15 PM   #1623
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More on London Bridge station redevelopment - new escalators to the station hall:

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New London Bridge Underground Entrance/Exit by Rukuphotos, on Flickr

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Old March 26th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #1624
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Video regarding completion of Custom House station construction:

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Old March 28th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #1625
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Official from Crossrail:

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GREEN LIGHT FOR MAJOR CROSSRAIL IMPROVEMENTS TO WEST DRAYTON STATION
Friday 27th March 2015



Major improvements to West Drayton station as part of the Crossrail programme have been given the go ahead by Hillingdon Council

A new glass and steel extension will provide an additional entrance as well as a covered walkway between the existing building and a new footbridge. Three new lifts will provide step-free access to every platform. The station and platform improvements will be delivered by Network Rail.

The designs ensure that the existing Victorian station building remains the focal point of the station. The glazed station extension has been designed by Bennetts Associates.

Additional upgrades include:
  • A new entrance canopy stretching across the existing building and the extension
  • Platform extensions to ensure that the station can accommodate the new, 200m long Crossrail trains
  • A new lift to provide step-free access between the subway and the new station extension
  • New lighting in the station and on the platforms
  • Improved customer information screens, station signage, help points and CCTV.
The span for the new footbridge is planned to be installed over Easter. The work on the station is expected to last around 18 months

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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:24 PM   #1626
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Farringdon Crossrail station works around Barbican tube station, where Crossrail ticket hall will be:

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Old March 29th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #1627
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From Construction Enquirer:

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Crossrail starts race for ú30m sidings depot at Plumstead
Friday 27th March 2015, 7:41



Crossrail has started the search for a firm to deliver a permanent train sidings depot at Plumstead after the Government nodded through plans earlier this week

The firm already had permission to use the White Hart Triangle site for temporary train sidings during the installation of track on the railway.

But it has now decided to build a permanent base from which the central section of the Crossrail network can be maintained and where trains can be stationed when not in use

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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:29 PM   #1628
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Here is a video with an overview of the DLR, Underground, and Overground. Enjoy.

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Old March 31st, 2015, 08:31 PM   #1629
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In what year did enter service thameslink new trains ?
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Old April 1st, 2015, 09:22 PM   #1630
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Recent progress on London Bridge station redevelopment:

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Few shots from today.
Sorry for the quality but I onlu had my small camera and weather didn't help either.


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Old April 1st, 2015, 11:58 PM   #1631
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This is my video of the London Bridge from Late March.
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 07:05 PM   #1632
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From Rail Journal:

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Thameslink EMUs to begin mainline testing in August
Thursday, April 02, 2015



SIEMENS presented the new class 700 EMU for cross-London Thameslink suburban services to the press at its Krefeld plant in Germany on April 2, confirming that the first sets will be delivered to the new depot at Three Bridges in August in readiness for the start of mainline testing

The fleet of 115 dual-voltage (750V dc/25kV ac) 160km/h EMUs will be supplied as 55 12-car sets, each seating up to 666 passengers, and 60 eight-car trains, which will seat 427.

Trials using Automatic Train Operation will be carried out on the Hertford Loop north of London later this year

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Old April 3rd, 2015, 06:49 PM   #1633
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Old April 7th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #1634
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Something new on Crossrail project?
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Old April 8th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #1635
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Thameslink works around London Bridge station:

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Old April 8th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #1636
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Something new on Crossrail project?
Nothing new for now, just wait until last TBM breakthrough at Farringdon. But here are some pics from webcams:
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/webcam-gallery

Paddington station:





Bond Street station:





Farringdon station:





Liverpool Street station:



Whitechapel station:



Now that's a shot - actually this is an familiar webcam site at Durward Street worksite, but I'm surprised over this look on Overground platforms:



And Custom House station:

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Old April 8th, 2015, 08:12 PM   #1637
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From Railway Gazette:

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London Overground concession expressions of interest invited
08 Apr 2015



UK: Transport for London has invited expressions of interest in the next concession to operate London Overground inner-suburban passenger services. The current contract held by the London Overground Rail Operations Ltd joint venture of MTR Corp and Arriva expires on November 12 2016.

The new concession is planned to run for seven years and five months, with an option for TfL to extend the contract by two years. It would cover the current London Overground network, as well as services which are due to transfer from the Greater Anglia franchise next month

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Thanks to Londonist for Thameslink train update.

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Old April 10th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #1639
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From Londonist, video about St. Pancras:

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Progress on Crossrail at West Drayton station:

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