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Bonkers Blog January 2015

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21 January (Part 3) - On track for their May deadline. Probably

This is just for the railway buffs who have been deprived of interesting Crossrail pictures this year. Councillor Stefano Borella may like them even if some of you don’t.

Network Rail has done a magnificent job of hiding their most interesting views with fencing that Bexley council couldn’t even dream of. First some views from Bostall Manorway and the Eynsham Drive bridge which right now is being equipped with a second anti-electrocution barrier to complement the one on the western side.

Photo 4 shows the vandalism which this part of the world suffers. The orange blob was a convex mirror opposite the still closed disabled access to the footbridge so that wheelchair users might see if they were likely to damage any passing shin bones when exiting their slope.

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Further west the view of the track laying at the tunnel portal is totally frustrated by eight foot fences and a heavy gauge grid with apertures no greater than one inch by two.

Below are crops from photos taken through (of?) the grid. Uniquely so far on B-i-B, these wide images are clickable to show the original view. I really must investigate buying a drone.
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The tunnel portal from the footbridge.
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Toward the tunnel peeping over the fence.
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Track bed work east of the footbridge through the grid. Click any for alternative (wider) view.

The track nearest to the tunnel must be completed by May so that trains may deliver materials for the scheduled tunnel fit out.

Index to past Crossrail blogs. Track diagram (PDF).

 

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