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The Crossrail index

An aid to navigating 8,000 photos of Crossrail developments in and around Abbey Wood

Blogs and photo features that include extensive track laying pictures are suffixed †
Date is day of publication

Images are © Malcolm Knight but may be downloaded for any reasonable railway, industrial or personal use.

Around the station

In development. The next instalment of ‘Crossrail eventually or maybe not’ is currently scheduled for - 1st March 2020
Ticket barriers, new drain, temporary Gayton Road footpath, new signs, three trains, 12 space car park finished - 26th August 2018
Getting there while moving out. Escalators, signs, gates, drains and a tiny car park - 1st July 2018
Lights on stairs, two Crossrail trains, yet more drains, station car park takes shape and pigeon wars! - 6th May 2018
Still no Felixstowe Road lifts, handrails on, handrails off, and the occasional flood - 11th February 2018
Gayton lifts open, temporary footbridge removed, barriers fail, stairs nearly complete, toilets open, rail map still wrong - 17th December 2017
Station opens, coffee available at 2.60 a cup, the train has arrived but the external lifts are 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

All in a day's work - for a simpleton - 22nd January 2016
Cross with Crossrail - 15th November 2015

Blogs

No matches found - 28th June 2012

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