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Bonkers Blog April 2016

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3 April (Part 1) - Bexley Council leaves the lights off for five months. Network Rail steps in

Crossrail CrossrailBexley Council cannot be relied upon to do the right thing, the lights on the Harrow Manorway flyover are still out and it’s into its sixth month now. The report a few weeks ago that they were working again proved to be incorrect.

Fortunately Network Rail has taken on Bexley Council’s responsibility, the Gayton Road (Abbey Wood station) staircase is now illuminated.

Just as well, from tomorrow, especially in the evening, usage will go up massively. It is likely to bring traffic to a standstill as the pedestrian crossing button is pressed almost continuously and there will be no respite for almost two years. Today I heard the first altercation between a passenger and a ‘ticket collector’. Why do people pick on employees who can do nothing about the situation? Mind you, his response was not exactly diplomatic.

The usual two weekly album of photos of the Abbey Wood construction site is now completed. It looks as though the contractors have caught up with the day lost to Storm Katie on Bank Holiday Monday.

The album is not quite as complete as usual because I had to be away from home for most of this weekend.


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