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Bonkers Blog February 2017

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5 February (Part 3) - Lesnes Abbey and Crossrail cracking on

CrackCrossrail progress over the past four weeks has been unspectacular, plenty of it, but not a lot that has not been seen before.

The platform has been extended considerably, it will be finished within a week or two when some track is due to be laid.

Some windows have been fitted to the new station building and an equipment room (and bus driver’s toilet so I am told) is taking shape next to where the southern lifts will be.

Further down the track a new set of points has been installed which would allow a train on the North Kent Line to reach the Crossrail platform.

Just for once the Lesnes Abbey redevelopment has made arguably more visible progress over the past week or two. It was looking rather splendid when the sun made an appearance on Friday.

The pond viewing platform has emerged from the reeds and now sports a handrail. The northern patio looks ready for its first lectures, complete with blackboard and the cafe awaits its first customer, or more accurately the first mug caterer prepared to take on the contract.

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