During the past week a load of base material has been laid down to the north
of the Abbey Wood station ramps (Photo 1). It would appear to be a protective layer over any buried utility services
while the area is used to store heavy machinery (Photo 2) and maybe dump the broken up footbridge and ramps.
Yesterday there appeared to be some activity around the old iron railings (Photo 3) but Crossrail’s barriers are very effective at ruining views. Today the demolition was easier to see. (Photos 4 to 9.)
A sign on the flyover and another in Felixstowe Road warns that the latter will be closed
next Friday until the following Monday. It won’t just be the wheelchair users who will feel
cut off from the world; one in Felixstowe Road told me today that she no longer ventures
south. The half mile detour and half mile back is just too daunting for many. The problem is
scheduled to last three years and get worse before it gets better.
As can be seen in Photo 12, not all motorists are prepared to observe the rules of the road.