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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:28 PM   #1861
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Steelwork above East London line platfroms at Whitechapel:
http://anonw.com/2015/11/21/whitecha...ainst-the-sky/

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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:55 PM   #1862
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Going somewhere into future it is worth to note that Brighton Main Line study pointed at East Croydon or rather Windmill Junction just north of that station as biggest bottleneck on that line. Subject was wider discussed in this and this articles. Apart from description and some pictures of mentioned objects first features present track layout and second proposed to be build in CP6 so after 2019 including its implications on services. Worth to reed to know what will be going on after Thameslink is finished. Reportedly expansion to 8 platforms of East Croydon was delayed as it would pose too much problems in area which sees much problems due to Thameslink construction thus delaying investment after 2019.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:59 PM   #1863
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I've just seen pics and clips of what the new Crossrail Class 345 trains will look like.

I am disgusted.

From the point of view of someone in Zone 5, Crossrail will be a downgrade compared to the existing Liverpool Street to Shenfield rail service. It certainly will make my commute worse - they are even taking away the peak time semi-fasts.

Thanks TFL, for less seats, more stops and overcrowding.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 09:05 PM   #1864
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Well that's unfortunate but they are Transport for London, not Transport for Matago.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 05:22 PM   #1865
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New Thameslink trains:

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700107 was the first 700 to make a trip on the mainline under its own power last night working the following

5Z90 22+44 Three Bridges TL Depot Up Side to Brighton
5Z91 23+26 Brighton to Three Bridges TL Depot Up side

Arriving (click on for video)

700107 arrives at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

Departing (click on for video)

700107 leaves Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 in Brighton shed

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr

700107 made it first of many trips here. This will soon be a very common sight

700107 at Brighton by Mackenzie Soley, on Flickr
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Old November 28th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #1866
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Track laying inside of Crossrail tunnels:










Inside of Woolwich station:
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construct...ilway-systems/



Inside of Thames Tunnel:



Inside of Connaught Tunnel:

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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:55 PM   #1867
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Every time I see pictures of Connaught Tunnel, I always think its too tight for two trains. Or is it just my eyes and picture not agreeing.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 02:47 PM   #1868
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The tunnel is now deeper rather than taller, because it will needs to accommodate overhead wires. When it carried the North London line, it used 3rd rail, which did not require much space as Crossrail will need.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 03:18 PM   #1869
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The tunnel is now deeper rather than taller, because it will needs to accommodate overhead wires. When it carried the North London line, it used 3rd rail, which did not require much space as Crossrail will need.
And much different too - part of tunnel that exactly under water was rebuilt. Again for the same reasons
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Old November 29th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #1870
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Every time I see pictures of Connaught Tunnel, I always think its too tight for two trains. Or is it just my eyes and picture not agreeing.
It's just an illusion, just look at how it looked earlier

This overbuild was constructed to give greater clearance for shipping canal and was dismantled as part of Crossrail. More on that in this article from which above picture comes from.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #1871
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More on Crossrail:

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Work has begun on the above-ground part of Woolwich Station:





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Old November 30th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #1872
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Track laying inside of Crossrail tunnels:










Inside of Woolwich station:
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construct...ilway-systems/



Inside of Thames Tunnel:

oh my god, these new crossrail tunnels look so futuristic! especially when you combine them with that rail-laying or whatever machine..
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Old December 1st, 2015, 04:10 PM   #1873
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Another nice video from Londonist blog on future Crossrail services:

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Old December 1st, 2015, 10:15 PM   #1874
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Why do the new Crossrail trains not have the mandated yellow front panels? Even if the Underground stock doesn't require them, the Overground stock does.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 10:32 PM   #1875
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Why do the new Crossrail trains not have the mandated yellow front panels? Even if the Underground stock doesn't require them, the Overground stock does.
Changes to the Rule Book mean that yellow ends will no longer be required.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 03:20 AM   #1876
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Changes to the Rule Book mean that yellow ends will no longer be required.
When was this written? When does it take effect? Which trains are impacted? I don't see any of the renders of the IEP having anything other than yellow ends.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 10:08 PM   #1877
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Official from TfL:

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CONSULTATION GETS UNDERWAY ON NEW RAIL LINK TO BARKING RIVERSIDE
03 December 2015



A detailed public consultation has begun on plans to build a vital new rail link to Barking Riverside, east London's largest housing development site.

The proposed 4km extension will see the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line extended to serve a new station at the heart of the development.

It will mean a wide range of benefits for people in the local area and beyond, including:
  • Up to nearly 11,000 new homes being built, many of which are affordable, along with a new school and healthcare facilities;
  • The construction of a new district centre with commercial and leisure facilities;
  • Four trains an hour to Barking where customers can connect with District and Hammersmith & City Tube services, and c2c services into Fenchurch Street station

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Consultation page:
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/rai...king-riverside
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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #1878
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Old December 7th, 2015, 08:53 AM   #1879
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Progress on Crossrail’s Acton diveunder:
http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015...on-dive-under/

















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Old December 11th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #1880
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More on Crossrail:

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Between Silvertown and North Woolwich, Crossrail briefly surfaces before diving into the Woolwich Tunnel under the Thames. Track installation is underway here.


Connaught Tunnel east entrance


Near Tate & Lyle sugar refinery


New tracks ready for Crossrail


Hoardings along Factory Road, North Woolwich. This is where the Woolwich Tunnel begins
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