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Old June 24th, 2015, 01:46 PM   #1761
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A lot of improvements have happened on TFL Rail station. Making sure the stations are clean, staffed and well handled. It's a shame that Abellio barely gave a damn before.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #1762
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Will Lea Bridge be an Overground station, or operated by Greater Anglia?
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Old June 24th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #1763
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Will Lea Bridge be an Overground station, or operated by Greater Anglia?
It will be operated by Greater Anglia
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Old June 25th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #1764
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More on Crossrail:

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Whitechapel's Cambridge Heath Road ventilation shaft and emergency access building going up:

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Old June 29th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #1765
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What is the evaluation, so far, of the new Overground "circle line" they opened in 2013? Is it fulfilling its expectations?

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Do they plan on selling naming rights to the Crossrail, the same way they did with the (Emirates) Air Line?
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Old June 29th, 2015, 07:34 PM   #1766
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From Railway Gazette:

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Four bidders shortlisted for London Overground operating concession
29 Jun 2015



UK: Four bidders have been shortlisted for the next contract to operate London Overground services, Transport for London announced on June 29.

The shortlisted bidders are:
  • Arriva Rail London Ltd;
  • LoKeGo Ltd (Keolis (UK) Ltd and Go-Ahead Holding Ltd joint venture);
  • Metroline Rail Ltd;
  • MTR Corp
TfL intends to issue the tender documentation by the end of July, with submissions expected by mid-October. The winner would take over when the current contract held by the London Overground Rail Operations Ltd joint venture of MTR Corp and Arriva ends in November 2016. The new contract would run for an initial period of 7½ years, with an option for a two-year extension at TfL’s discretion

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Old June 29th, 2015, 09:39 PM   #1767
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What is the evaluation, so far, of the new Overground "circle line" they opened in 2013? Is it fulfilling its expectations?

As far as I know, it's just going around and around in circles.

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Do they plan on selling naming rights to the Crossrail, the same way they did with the (Emirates) Air Line?
I doubt it. They really seem to be hyping the Crossrail brand. I suspect that the only reason that the Air Line got a corporate sponsor was because of its "touristy" nature.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #1768
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I suspect that the only reason that the Air Line got a corporate sponsor was because of its "touristy" nature.
It was an attempt to get money to pay for it. Sadly not enough to cover the expense.

It's a decent tourist attraction, though probably ought to be west of Canary Wharf for maximum transport and tourist benefit.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 04:02 PM   #1769
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Old July 4th, 2015, 10:59 AM   #1770
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Official from Crossrail:

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CROSSRAIL WORK STARTS AT GIDEA PARK STATION
Friday 3rd July 2015

Network Rail has started work on significant improvements to Gidea Park station to prepare it for the arrival of Crossrail

The station recently became part of the Transport for London (TfL) network and upgrades will include:
  • Two new lifts to provide step-free access to the platforms
  • Refurbishment to the footbridge
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new 200m long Crossrail trains
  • New platform lighting and CCTV.
Work is expected to finish by summer 2016. Network Rail and its contractors will take a range of measures to make sure that any disruption for residents and passengers is kept to a minimum.

The current timetable of works is as follows:
  • June 2015 to early 2016: Upgrades to the station footbridge.
  • Autumn 2015 to summer 2016: Installation of a temporary ticket office, construction of two lift shafts and refurbishment of the existing ticket office.
  • Autumn 2015 to summer 2016: Platform extensions constructed at the eastern end of the station and new lighting, CCTV and public information systems installed
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Old July 4th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #1771
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For what do they need the second lift at Gidea Park? The Shenfield Metro, soon to be Crossrail, serves only one of the platforms while the other one is completely redundant.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #1772
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For what do they need the second lift at Gidea Park? The Shenfield Metro, soon to be Crossrail, serves only one of the platforms while the other one is completely redundant.
The Electric (Metro) lines can be shut for engineering purposes, and services diverted to call on the Main (Fast) platforms instead, hence the need for full access.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #1773
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Progress on West Ealing station, on the western part of Crossrail. These photos shows progress on new bay platform for Greenford Branch line. Because of Crossrail, Greenford services will no longer run towards Paddington directly on mainline tracks. So new bay platform will allow Greenford Branch line to terminate here. Plus, like many of future Crossrail station on route, station will be upgraded with new ticket hall and new lifts are to be installed:
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Old July 5th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #1774
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I'm sure that a while ago the Greenford Branch line was going to be added to the Overground network.
It's a pity that there isn't the space for the Greenford Branch line to carry on to Ealing Broadway, because it could become part of the Central or District lines....
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Old July 5th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #1775
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Does anyone know how likely it would be if TFL would run a London Overground route between Stratford and Walthamstow, via Lea Bridge Road if the opened up an old curving north of that station? If anyone knows what I mean.

Or maybe DLR from Stratford International seeing as on platform level, you can see they have gaps where two tunnels can be bored(?) into for future expansion.
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Old July 5th, 2015, 06:08 PM   #1776
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I'm sure that a while ago the Greenford Branch line was going to be added to the Overground network.
It's a pity that there isn't the space for the Greenford Branch line to carry on to Ealing Broadway, because it could become part of the Central or District lines....
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Does anyone know how likely it would be if TFL would run a London Overground route between Stratford and Walthamstow, via Lea Bridge Road if the opened up an old curving north of that station? If anyone knows what I mean.
Not likely at all. However, the STAR (Stratford, Tottenham and Angel Road) service that is proposed surely makes sense to be LO rather than Greater Anglia run. Not that there's firm plans for it to be orange roundels.

Possibly post-CR2 would we see a big change in the Lea Valley's rail services.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #1777
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More on Custom House station construction:
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Old July 6th, 2015, 09:16 PM   #1778
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The Electric (Metro) lines can be shut for engineering purposes, and services diverted to call on the Main (Fast) platforms instead, hence the need for full access.
It's a quite a waste to provide an expensive facility for such a rare occasion when at the same time lifts are really missing elsewhere in the network.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #1779
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It's a quite a waste to provide an expensive facility for such a rare occasion when at the same time lifts are really missing elsewhere in the network.
I suspect that its one of those things where its

A) required to do the whole station

B) more cost-effective
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Old July 9th, 2015, 07:44 AM   #1780
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Some more on rail developments in London - Canal Tunnels for Thameslink:
http://anonw.com/2015/07/08/canal-tu...6th-july-2015/



And new lifts for South Tottenham station:





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