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Bonkers Blog January 2017

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9 January - Only two years to wait!

On a day that the rail unions are attempting to bring the capital to a halt railway services can only get better. Probably.

One of my railway enthusiast correspondents who keeps his eye on the thousands of Crossrail photos indexed on Bonkers provides me with occasional insights into more general railway developments. A very recent one led me to a document buried deeply in TfL’s website which I had missed and a section of it may be of wider interest to readers.

The diagram below is largely self-explanatory. It shows that Abbey Wood is due to get four trains an hour to Paddington and four to Heathrow via Paddington all day long. During peak hours there will be a further two to West Drayton and another two to Paddington making up the promised twelve trains an hour. Occasional trains will go to Maidenhead and Reading.

I have always maintained that the route to Abbey Wood is the main line and the one to Shenfield is a branch. That view is partially confirmed by Shenfield apparently not gettinhg a Heathrow service.



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