During the past two weeks the removal of the old Platform 1 has not
progressed a great deal but the seven steel columns which are part of the
support system for the new high level station have been decked out, literally,
with scaffolding which has led to them being topped off with concrete beams today.
The crane arrived before 7 a.m. this morning but progress has been slow. The first beam was lifted at 10:30 and it was more than three hours before the second one was put in place. A great deal of time was spent grinding off concrete splashes from the steel, precisely why is hard to guess as the columns will be pumped full of concrete eventually and the steel spigot below the moulded concrete beam will be submerged in the stuff.
The afternoon saw much more rapid progress.
The pictures below depict track work east of the station. Two week’s worth of station photos are in the usual place.
Remember there will be no trains through Abbey Wood on any of the four days of the Easter holiday.