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Bonkers Blog May 2015

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16 May (Part 1) - The best laid plans…

Now what was it that Network Rail management told me by email on Thursday, oh yes…

This coming weekend (16th/17th May) we will be demolishing the roof of the old station building and the following weekend (24th/25th over the bank holiday Monday) we will demolish the building structure itself.

The plan is to start some minor demo works from 10:00 and get going on the roof properly at 14:00, so you can get a few more hours in bed and still catch it! I’d suggest the afternoon of Saturday 16th and the afternoon of Sunday 24th as some interesting times for some good photos.

Advance notice is always most welcome but the boss’s plans seem not to account for his contractor’s aim to get the job done in the shortest time possible to reduce his costs. Below is the sight that greeted travellers just after 5 a.m. this morning

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At Church Manorway where another email had said that the delayed installation of the overhead electricity supply columns was scheduled for today, there was nothing to see apart from a few tubes and ladders scattered alongside the track.

Note: Recording Crossrail progress is proving to be a little divisive, the purists correctly say there is no good link to Bexley council, but I’m afraid it is now a case of “I’ve started so I’ll finish”. The purists will presumably not appreciate the link which has been added to the top of the Crossrail Index which will pull down the most recent Crossrail Press Releases (as announced on their RSS feed).


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