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Bonkers Blog January 2015

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11 January (Part 2) - All change on the Greenwich line

CrossrailFor train spotters it has been a barren time. No major developments to report.

The first two of the photographs below are of Crossrail Sites 13 and 14 behind Fendyke Road where the overhead electric line is due to end. The track will extend for another train length towards Belvedere. Presumably Network Rail is preparing the ground for access by heavy vehicles. Something Bexley council might take lessons from.

The hole in the ground is adjacent to the Harrow Manorway flyover and it is Gayton Road which now has the very narrow footpath. And for good measure photos of the new track bed area and the station awaiting demolition are included.

The photo above does not indicate that the Abbey Wood station lifts had failed again, a lady had run out of puff half way up the stairs and the lift attendant came to her aid.

The weekend has seen a very strange train service through Bexley borough on the North Kent line. Friday saw the very last Charing Cross service via Greenwich. The new London Bridge station will compel all Greenwich line trains to go to Cannon Street. Over this weekend all Cannon Street services have been sent to Blackfriars and what would have been Charing Cross trains went to Victoria. Given the chaos seen at London Bridge all last week it would seem that happy travellers will be thin on the ground for the next three years.

Many more train service details may as usual be found over at Fromthemurkydepths.

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Abbey Wood will continue to have a Charing Cross via Lewisham service but it will not serve London Bridge.
Index to past Crossrail blogs.

 

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