In an effort to catch up with a backlog of material, here is the approximately weekly
pictorial Crossrail update a day earlier than originally intended.
I got off a late running train at Abbey Wood at 14:20 last Wednesday and there was nothing unusual going on. A few extra barriers in Gayton Road and a couple of the more senior guys in orange suits lurking at the end of Wilton Road. Go there often enough and you begin to get some idea of who they are.
An hour later a neighbour was at the station and the demolition of the southern ramps was in full swing. The first two of the photos below are his.
By the end of Thursday the job was done and all there is to show for it is a mangled heap of iron and concrete.
In the old car park area more digging was going on and a man was preparing a huge circular saw blade perhaps to saw off some nearby concrete platform supports.
The other end of the old car park was relatively clear and in the far distance piling was continuing.
North of the tracks in Network Rail’s works compound another big hole had been dug and filled with concrete.
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