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The Crossrail index

An aid to navigating more than 6,000 photos of Crossrail developments in and around Abbey Wood

Blogs and photo features that include extensive track laying pictures are suffixed †
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Around the station

In development. The next instalment of ‘Four weeks in Abbey Woods’ is currently scheduled for - 17th December 2017
Station open, coffee £2.60, first train visits, OH power on, external lifts still behind barricades - 19th November 2017
The new station. It opens! - 22nd October 2017
The last day of Southeastern management at Abbey Wood station - 21st October 2017
The mad scramble for completion. all hands to the pumps, literally at times - 20th October 2017
The finishing touches, lots of them. Cladding the concrete and a few water problems - 24th September 2017
Mainly lifts - 27th August 2017
Electrifying, roofing, concrete pumping, bricklaying and Fred’s 54th birthday - 30th July 2017
Platform canopy and OH power line extended. Stairs and two lift shafts completed. Mid-platform escalators - 2nd July 2017
Station stairs and platform canopy nears completion. Southern lift shaft unveiled - 4th June 2017
More lifting, concreting, cabling. (Excluding footbridge and stairs - See 14th and 15th May) - 21st May 2017
Installing the roof on Abbey Wood station stairs - 15th May 2017
Installing the Abbey Wood western footbridge - 14th May 2017
Beyond the barriers. Inside Abbey Wood station - 11th May 2017
A bit of concrete but mainly fences, miles of fences. You can forget about useful observation - 23rd April 2017
Overhead power line support, more stairs, more concrete, more glass and more fences. Far too many fences - 2nd April 2017
Points installed, first set of stairs almost complete second begun, station building glazed - 19th March 2017 †
Scaffolding up, scaffolding down, stairs up, piling down, bridge support up, track down - 5th March 2017 †
Platform base, signal box and acoustic fence finished. Stairs and station equipment room started. More ballast laying - 19th February 2017
Platform extended, enormous acoustic screen, windows for station and a lift shaft takes shape - 5th February 2017
Preparing the ground, pouring the concrete and installing the pre-cast concrete platform - 8th January 2017
After many weeks of preparation, the Crossrail platform makes an appearances - 11th December 2016
A bit more roofing but a lot more concreting before the Crossrail platform can be built - 27th November 2016
Digging, concreting, roofing and for good measure, another half mile of track - 13th November 2016 †
Piling, Draining, Concreting and Roofing - 30th October 2016
The southern roof beams are all in place, the north side is not far behind and countless platform piles - 16th October 2016
Excavating, piling and station roofing - 2nd October 2016
Station roof goes up. Old platform come down and the inevitable concrete pouring - 18th September 2016
The first train, the new roof makes good progress and the old Platform 2 is destroyed - 4th September 2016
A new wall, more scaffolding, lots of new electrical bits, track shifted and a new platform ready for use - 21st August 2016
Crossrail track bed progresses and the station podium over the tracks is just about completed - 7th August 2016
Canopy, Tannoy, CCTV, scaffolding, concrete, ashphalt, piling, beams, slabs and demolishing the flyover wall - 24th July 2016
Platform 2 basic structure completed and track laid. The northern wall makes an appearance - 10th July 2016 †
Platform 2 construction and the station takes shape on the southern side - literally. (it’s to be a shop.) - 26th June 2016
Platform 2 construction. Lots of concrete and iron on the northern side and the flyover bus shelter demolished - 12th June 2016
Platform 2 construction - 30th May 2016
Flyover pedestrian route changed. Construction of Platform 2 commences. Podium extended and Crossrail track piling - 15th May 2016
Spring Bank holiday. Podium progresses fast and more track realignment - 2nd May 2016
Work starts on Dartford bound track bed. Harrow Manorway rearranged. Station podium progresses - 29th April 2016
Northern wall construction begins. More support columns installed and old Platform 1 completely gone - 17th April 2016
Old platform destruction continues. Station podium takes shape. Felixstowe Road entrance closed - 3rd April 2016
More support columns. Destruction of old Platform 1 commences. First sections of station podium installed - 20th March 2016
The first train on Platform 1. More excavating and first station support columns appear - 6th March 2016 †
North Kent track realigned to connect Platform 1 to the network - 21st February 2016 †
Finishing touches to Platform 1 and the wall is pumped full of concrete - 12th February 2016
More track for Platform 1 and the wall makes progress - 31st January 2016 †
Digging, piling and the wall shuttering is installed - 17th January 2016
Digging, concreting and the first iron for the southern station wall - 3rd January 2016
Platform 1 progresses and more excavating - 20th December 2015
Track for Platform 1 nears completion. Platform canopy installation starts - 13th December 2015
Track laying, piling and utility diversion - 6th December 2015 †
Track laying for platform 1 and utility diversion - 25th November 2015 †
Utility diversion, platform construction and lots of piling - 22nd November 2015
Utility diversion, piling, platform construction, lots of digging and water - 8th November 2015
Digging, piling, platform construction and tackling the water problem - 25th October 2015
The Abbey Wood TP hut is demolished - 24th October 2015
Digging, piling and platform construction - 9th October 2015
More digging and piling for the new station - 3rd October 2015
Station foundations continue and track bed preparation - 25th September 2015
Bostal Manorway footbridge - 9th September 2015
Station excavation, piling, platform construction and track bed laying - 9th September 2015
Installing the new Traction Paralleling Hut - 7th June 2015
Abbey Wood Station. The End - 17th May 2015
Demolishing Abbey Wood’s Southern station ramp (footbridge) - 22nd March 2015
Preparing for the big jobs. Demolishing, drilling, piling, wall building - 17th March 2015
Lots of preparations. Houses demolished, Northern station ramp (footbridge) demolished - 22nd December 2014
Temporary station opens at Abbey Wood - 26th October 2014
A selection of older Crossrail photos - 19th May 2017

East of Abbey Wood

The End Game - 2nd August 2017
The track is down, the points go in and the buffers are stuck on the end - 26th February 2017 †
Strengthening the track bed before the Crossrail to North Kent line points are installed - 4th December 2016 †
Months of preparation, piling and concreting and the track goes down in not much more than 24 hours - 6th November 2016 †
The railway noise problem east of Abbey Wood station - 12th September 2016
Piling and concreting the track bed - 11th September 2016
Preparing the ground for the Crossrail track - Piling - 5th June 2016
Preparing the ground for the Crossrail line and realigning the North Kent track - 28th March 2016 †
Earth moving - 17th January 2016
Temporary fly tip! - 9th January 2016
Fencing - 24th December 2015
Two train journeys from Belvedere to Abbey Wood - 12th December 2015
Utility diversion, platform construction and lots of piling - 22nd November 2015
Trackside tree felling - 7th November 2015
Trackside tree felling - 25th October 2015
Track adjustments - 13th September 2015 †
Renewing the North Kent track - 6th September 2015 †
Renewing the North Kent track - 5th September 2015 †
A train journey from Belvedere to Abbey Wood - 27th August 2015 †
Renewing the North Kent track - 25th August 2015 †

West of Bostall Manorway

Plumstead and back again - Journey 12 - 17th November 2016
Removal of old Bostall Manorway footbridge - 26th September 2015
Track delivered to the tunnel - 15th September 2015 †
Crossrail from Plumstead to Church Manorway - Journey 11 - 11th September 2015 †
Bostall Manorway footbridge nears completion - 10th September 2015
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 10 - 5th September 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 9 - 27th August 2015 †
Installation of Bostall Manorway footbridge - 24th August 2015
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 8 - 18th August 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 7 - 16th August 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 6 - 15th August 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 5 - 9th August 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 4 - 2nd August 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 3 - 30th July 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 2 - 19th July 2015 †
Crossrail from Church Manorway to Plumstead - Journey 1 - 12th July 2015 †
Bostall Manorway to Eynsham Drive - 16th June 2014

Miscellany

No matches foundBostall Manorway to Eynsham Drive - 22nd January 2016
Cross with Crossrail - 15th November 2015

Blogs

Abbey Wood station goes from SouthEastern’s control to TfL - 21st October 2017
Expertly managed pandemonium! - 18th October 2017
Oh the irony! (And who would you choose?) - 17th October 2017
Abbey Wood station. It will open on 22nd October - 2nd October 2017
A landmark or a blot? - 24th September 2017
Which of us will have egg on his face? - 12th September 2017
Crossrail news from yesterday’s Liaison Panel meeting - 6th September 2017
Much improved rail station coming to Abbey Wood but worse train service - 21st June 2017
Sitting on a gold mine - 14th May 2017
Latest news from the Crossrail bosses - 22nd March 2017
Crossrail progress including the next station closure dates - 19th February 2017
Lesnes Abbey and Crossrail cracking on - 5th February 2017
Crossrail cares, maybe too much - 29th January 2017
How not to save the half mile Crossrail detour - 10th January 2017
Only two years to wait! - 9th January 2017
Planning? You’d be better off with a crystal ball - 6th November 2016
Train troubles. Network Rail robs householders of their fences and doesn’t care - 12th September 2016
Have we not seen enough chaos on the trains already this week? - 1st September 2016
Full speed ahead and dead stop - 22nd August 2016
New Lesnes Abbey Visitor Centre nears completion while Abbey Wood station gets a new Platform 2 - 21st August 2016
Stagnation v Coordination - 24th July 2016
Land forgotten and land forfeited - 26th June 2016
Crossrail. No longer a good news story - 23rd June 2016
Crossrail closes Costcutter - 6th June 2016
Crossrail continues to create chaos - 4th June 2016
Spot the difference - 30th May 2016
It’s chaotic by design - 18th May 2016
Another two weeks of Crossrail pictures - 15th May 2016
Contrast and compare - 2nd May 2016
Abbey Wood becomes a ghost town for another three days (†) - 29th April 2016
Teresa O’Neill’s plan hits the buffers - 23rd April 2016
Critics who go around with their eyes shut - 20th April 2016
Abbey Wood station is changing fast - 17th April 2016
Don’t forget. No entry to Abbey Wood station from the north - 1st April 2016
54 weeks in the planning - 27th March 2016
The Crossrail update - 20th March 2016
A slow week in Belvedere and Abbey Wood - 13th March 2016
The fortnightly Crossrail update - 6th March 2016
One amazing job and a not so amazing ‘black hole’ - 21st February 2016
No full weekend of trains from Abbey Wood until after Easter - 12th February 2016
The Wilton Wall - 7th February 2016
The no transport users’ weekend - 24th January 2016 †
This man is a complete and utter moron - 21st January 2016
Abbey Wood station rises from the mud - 17th January 2016
Biggest fly tip ever! - 9th January 2016
Crossrail at Abbey Wood is about half way there. In time anyway - 3rd January 2016
All night long - 21st December 2015
Crossrail enters a new phase at Abbey Wood - 20th December 2015
Crossrail disruption. It’s about to get far worse - 16th December 2015
Lots of Crossrail progress at Abbey Wood. Pity about the train service - 6th December 2015
Piles of concrete and steel - 8th November 2015
Crossrail Crucifies Catholic Church - 8th November 2015
Making the worst of a difficult situation - 1st November 2015
Abbey Wood parking problems - 9th October 2015
Crossrail. Not a hive of activity - 4th October 2015 †
The Crossrail Liaison Panel - 30th September 2015
A busy day in Abbey Wood - 26th September 2015
Massive inconvenience for six months. But in Greenwich, so that’s OK - 24th September 2015
Whole lot of nothing going on - 20th September 2015
Banging, grinding, throbbing and scraping - 6th September 2015 †
Track in the tunnel - 5th September 2015
Six weekends without a train service - 5th September 2015
Splashrail - 26th August 2015
Crossrail suffers delays but arrives on time - 23rd August 2015
More of the same! - 16th August 2015
Crossrail construction pushes on - 15th August 2015
Crossrail digs one hole, fills another - 9th August 2015
Crossrail accelerates - 30th July 2015
Felixslowe progress - 26th July 2015
Abbey Wood station in the rain. An absolute disgrace - 25th July 2015
Arriving at Platform 1 - 19th July 2015
Crossrail on track - 12th July 2015 †
Out of our sight - 11th July 2015 †
Abbey Wood-on-Sea - 4th July 2015
It’s too damned hot! - 1st July 2015 †
Crossrail gets ready for utility diversion - 26th June 2015 †
Crossrail v Lesnes Abbey - 17th June 2015
No longer built like a brick outhouse - 7th June 2015
Crossrail speeds on - 26th May 2015
Crossrail forces a U-turn - 25th May 2015
Electrifying pictures - 19th May 2015 †
28 years later - 16th May 2015
The best laid plans… - 16th May 2015
Water and steel - 10th May 2015
Crossrail looking good. Shame about the station lift - 4th May 2015 †
New Abbey Ruins - 10th April 2015
Crossrail - A postscript - 2nd April 2015
Crossrail attempts to calm the masses - 1st April 2015
No lift, no trains, no dramatic Crossrail progress - 29th March 2015 †
Railway runs on time. It helps to have no trains - 22nd March 2015 †
Abbey Wood is definitely step free now - 21st March 2015
Crossrail exhibition. Confusion reigns - 14th March 2015
Abbey Wood. Built on mud - 8th March 2015
Crossrail public drop in - 5th March 2015
The weekend’s Crossrail news. There is none - 1st March 2015 †
The week’s Crossrail news - 28th February 2015
Station demolition ramps up - or maybe down - 20th February 2015
Something afoot in Gayton Road. Network Rail gets ready to demolish Abbey Wood station - 15th February 2015
Building a railway on a bog - 9th February 2015
Abbey Wood attacked by Erith - 7th February 2015
Crossrail piling on - 1st February 2015
On track for their May deadline. Probably - 21st January 2015
Crossrail slices through Abbey Wood - 20th January 2015
All change on the Greenwich line - 11th January 2015
Sucking up dirt - 22nd December 2014
Crossrail construction continues - 14th December 2014 †
Down by dawn - almost - 7th December 2014
Normal business will resume in 2017. Meanwhile try hibernation - 6th December 2014
Crossrail keen to meet the public. Bexley council hides away - 4th December 2014
A rampless Abbey Wood. So far so good - 25th November 2014
Big changes afoot for those on foot - 24th November 2014
Cross rail at your peril - 21st November 2014
We have lift off! - 19th November 2014
Abbey Wood residents can take a hike - 16th November 2014
Greenwich and Crossrail. Obsessed with barriers - 16th November 2014
No trains. No activity. Yet! - 15th November 2014
An off peak return to Crossrail - 14th November 2014
If you go down to Abbey Wood station today - 26th October 2014
Erith on the up. Abbey Wood going down - 20th October 2014
Crossrail but you can’t - 19th October 2014
All change at Abbey Wood - 16th October 2014
Crossrail again - 4th October 2014
Crossings, Crossrail and Craske - 1st October 2014
Crossrail makes its presence felt all around Abbey Wood - 20th September 2014
Crossrail update - 14th September 2014 †
Bexley councillors on holiday longer than ever - 8th September 2014 †
Catching up with Crossrail - 3rd September 2014 †
Hurricane Bertha impedes Crossrail - 11th August 2014 †
More Abbey Wood parking spaces sacrificed to Crossrail - 31st July 2014
Crossrail digs up Abbey Wood again - 30th July 2014
Crossrail. A Sunday postscript - 13th July 2014 †
2018 will be a long time coming - 13th July 2014 †
Not much to show for no trains - 6th July 2014 †
Replacement blog service - 29th June 2014 †
Crossrail to take over more Abbey Wood parking spaces - 25th June 2014
Crossrail speeding up - 18th June 2014 †
Bexley council isn’t straight, neither is the line from Abbey Wood any more - 16th June 2014 †
Crossrail takes another step forward - 16th June 2014 †
One for the train spotters - 27th May 2014 †
A hole in the ground, so big and sorta round - 6th May 2014
Crossrail lives up to its name - 11th April 2014 †
Crossrail encroaches further on parking space - 8th April 2014
Crossrail developments - 18th March 2014
Crossrail takes over Felixstowe Road car park - 11th August 2013
Crossrail exhibition at Abbey Wood - 11th July 2013
Crossrail cometh - 27th June 2013
Crossrail. Taken far too literally - 28th June 2012
A little bit of positive news for a change - 17th June 2010

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