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Bonkers Blog October 2016

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16 October (Part 2) - Lesnes Abbey and Crossrail

The occasional comparison of the progress being made at Lesnes Abbey and at the end of Wilton Road no more than 500 metres away shows one common factor. Only the most observant of people would notice any change to either.

Lesnes Lesnes LesnesThe Lesnes Abbey Visitor Centre must be close to being complete and only a year late too! Sometimes the shutters are down and at other times up. When they are up it really does look finished as does the forecourt but the paths around it are still muddy.

Three minutes walk away the view down Wilton Road is changed for ever. The station roof sports a plastic membrane and on the northern side the wooden roof beams which trailed behind those to the south are now all in place.

Installation of the drainage systems and support piles for the Crossrail track and platform have also advanced considerably, although one pile and one hole looks much the same to the next one to me.

I understand that installation of the final zinc covering of the roof is still some weeks away if not months, but even without it a weather proof environment is very nearly ready for fitting out the station. Only a year to go now.

The past two weeks in pictures may be seen here.


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