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Bonkers Blog February 2014

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23 February (Part 1) - Crossrail. First sign of temporary Abbey Wood station

Abbey Wood station Abbey Wood stationYet another trainless weekend for Erith, Belvedere and Abbey Wood travellers, this time a Sunday not the Saturday of recent weeks.

So far progress would appear to be of the subterranean kind with new cable and ducts but at last an above ground structure is taking shape. Will it become a footbridge? Is it a new booking hall?

To find out you should perhaps get yourself along to the Abbey Wood Community Centre (Knee Hill, opposite the Lesnes eyesore) next Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Representatives from Lesnes Abbey Labour Action Team have promised to drop in.

I shall ask if the plans definitely include a station footbridge at the London end of the platforms. With twelve coach trains promised on both lines we don’t want to see everyone crowding into one end of trains or dragging suitcases the length of 24 coaches.

Network Rail has plans of the temporary arrangements on its website. Click on the maps section. It does look as though two footbridges will be provided for the finished station. More Crossrail images.

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