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Bonkers Blog November 2013

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2 November (Part 2) - Crossrail news

Station sign Flats lose ground House being demolishedAbbey Wood’s station car park is currently half closed and a fortnight on Monday it will be shut completely. How that will affect commuter parking in adjacent streets remains to be seen but so far the effect on the south side of the tracks has been minimal.

The same cannot be said for every nearby resident. The flats to the north, built only five or six years ago have lost what little garden they had to provide room for the terminal track. Sold at the height of the housing boom, their value had already fallen considerably from that peak, enough to be the subject of an article in one of the London evening papers at one time. Whether the Crossrail effect will come to the rescue of their owners is debateable.

On the other side of the line a house is being readied for demolition. I’m glad I live nearly half a mile away.


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