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Bonkers Blog June 2018

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2 June - Work continues…

Harrow ManorwayThere may be next to nothing going on politically in Bexley but work on its creaking northern infrastructure continues. The A2016 Eastern Way - effectively the Thamesmead bypass - is closed because of a major problem with a bridge and the diversionary route is severely restricted by the road works associated with the Harrow Manorway regeneration.

There have been reports of motorists taking an hour to get out of Thamesmead, certainly traffic queuing up Knee Hill is becoming a far too regular occurrence. Goodness know what things will be like when the Elizabeth Line opens.

The Harrow Manorway Photo Album has been updated and the latest pictures may be seen here.

The most notable development in the past week has been the installation of lamp posts.

This weeked is another with no trains on the North Kent line. The main activity is building a cage around the Gayton Road stairs to the flyover to stop idiots lobbing missiles at passing trains.

Last week another Crossrail train parked outside Abbey Wood station was vandalised.

Latest Crossrail photos. The tiny Abbey Wood station car park is nearing completion. A senior Network Rail engineer told me this week that contrary to what was suggested on the local Facebook group that it is still the intention that the car park will be publicly accessible - if you can afford the fee.

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