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Bonkers Blog December 2015

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12 December (Part 2) - Even the might of Crossrail can’t rescue her

This is the weekend that Crossrail planned to make an honest woman of Bexley council leader Teresa O’Neill OBE (Opining Baloney as Evidence).

She said at the council meeting on 4th November that Felixstowe Road which will become the Northern entrance and dropping off point for Abbey Wood station was complete apart from its final top surface.
If she took a greater interest in what happens north of the Bexleyheath railway line she might not so often go around saying such silly things.

However it would appear that not even Crossrail with its £15 billion budget and heavy earth moving machinery can pull off such a mammoth task. Despite their warning notice, Felixstowe Road remains open today, albeit with one way lights which have impeded progress every day since October 2014.

The ‘deep excavations’ are yet to be filled in and instead new holes appear almost daily. Photos 2 to 4 all taken around midday today. The warning sign has been removed.
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It is three weeks since the rail works extending from Abbey Wood towards Belvedere were last featured here. That’s because it is not particularly spectacular and the poor light, dirty train windows and reflections from within the train carriages have conspired to make the pictures less than satisfactory. However, for the Crossrail diehards

Rain soaked passengers at Abbey Wood station where there has been almost no shelter from the elements since the temporary station opened more than a year ago will have had their spirits slightly lifted today. The first sections of canopy were being fitted to the new London bound platform. Photos tomorrow.


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