Yesterday’s blog started life as a thought on Saturday evening, a bit of
Photoshop work circa 6 a.m. Sunday, some emails to featured parties to tell them what
I was doing and provide an opportunity to react, and then lots
of sorting through not so very old old messages not to mention finding the words to string it all together.
It’s not a quick job and a little bit nerve racking because what you don’t want to do is get facts wrong. It was nearly 1 p.m. before the blog was finished and even now it duplicates the reference to a certain Bexley councillor. Stuff it, I’m not going to rewrite it again, it’s a bank holiday and difficult things are off the agenda, so I am afraid you are lumbered with a Crossrail update, there's not been one for nearly three weeks. That’s because nothing very spectacular has been going on.
There was a bit of piling just east of Abbey Wood station a couple of weeks ago and there’s been some gigantic plastic pipes going down big holes to the south of the platforms.
Whilst Abbey Wood has not seen an enormous amount of work - the station looks as if it may yet see the 28th anniversary of its official opening - down at the Plumstead end it really does look like a proper railway now. Neat fences and buffers and the track which bypasses the tunnel portal to make a connection with the North Kent line. The target completion date is only a few days away, then trains will be able to deliver track and similar materials to the tunnel.
So here’s a dozen pictures, all but the first two were taken over this holiday weekend.
Slow but steady progress as you can see, except perhaps on the Abbey Wood lift. I’ve not been to the station very often over the past three weeks because of the dreaded flu bug but every time I’ve passed by, the Platform 2 lift has been out of order. Same yesterday. Maybe I am just unlucky.
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