nearly three months since any
new Crossrail pictures appeared here and I can see
men working on the line most days from my kitchen window. I thought it about time I took a closer look but there was
nothing very obvious to show for the work either nearby or further away. I keep hoping
to see the first house demolished, though obviously its inadequately compensated owner won’t be.
From next week Bexley council is to ban parking along Alsike Road which runs parallel to the railway line on the Thamesmead side. Apart from the insignificant Frizoni notice taped to a post there is no forewarning and not everybody will have read the legal notice in the News Shopper the week before last.
There are only four significant free parking roads near Abbey Wood station, Abbey Road, Alsike Road, Harrow Manorway and New Road. The loss of about 25% of spaces will surely have knock on effects nearby.
As you can see, the local Conservatives did not come good on their promise to have something done about the rat infested eyesore at the bottom of Knee Hill. They said it would be all sorted within four to six weeks of 1st January. I suppose the weather hasn’t helped.
The only train related image I managed to grab today was this one. Trains began to go through at approximately half hourly intervals from 07:45 and were fully restored by around 10. Click image to see what it is all about.
Better than the last three Saturdays though. There were no Saturday trains from Slade Green to Plumstead on any of them due to planned engineering work. Crossrail related probably.