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Bonkers Blog October 2017

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2 October (Part 1) - Abbey Wood station. It will open on 22nd October

Crossrail CrossrailIt may not look likely as excavators work on the approach to the Gayton Road stairs and the flyover entrance remains cluttered but Abbey Wood’s landmark station will open on time on 22nd October.

It won’t be completely finished but it will be safe to use and be equipped to sell you a ticket.

MTR (Mass Transit Railway) staff confirmed it to me yesterday and Network Rail today. Not to open as planned would create too many administrative problems, many of the paperwork variety.

Whether Bexley Council will have the footpaths along the flyover ready remains to be seen (see photos 83 and 84) but it’s not impossible.

The 25kV electrification scheduled for switch on yesterday has been deferred to the 22nd October but it has successfully passed lower voltage testing.


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