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IMG 1376fi 460x270 - Crossrail - the failed prophecies

This weekend should have seen a big transport day for London to celebrate. A new rail line in operation from Paddington to Abbey Wood. And any prospect of this new railway opening will not happen for perhaps a year maybe more.  The great foretold was finally revealed to London onRead More →

IMG 1355fi 460x270 - Crossrail - Out of time & seriously off budget!

As most of us will know by now, Crossrail wont open for yet another year, possibly more. Its now being said November 2019 is what we should be looking at. Anyhow the Crossrail delays came as a shock to most who had not been keeping track of what was goingRead More →

DSC 0901headlinefi 460x270 - Crossrail delayed by a year!

Crossrail is f**cked according to the news today. Well it isnt actually as such, but its been delayed quite severely and probably wont open until the autumn of next year. I picked up the first copies of the Evening Standard today straight after a meeting in Central London and soRead More →

cl lgo 460x270 - Crossrail misses off the Central Line!

Crossrail’s very badly missed off the Central Line on their station line diagrams and there’s just no excuse for it! Here’s the background – yesterday I had just finished my Farringdon Crossrail extra and published it, when in a mater of a short time I started seeing tweets on theRead More →

IMG 7612fi 460x270 - Crossrail: Woolwich #2

A short follow up to the original post written in January 2018! I visited the site this week to take some further pictures. View by the new station entrance looking south towards Beresford Square The site is progressing very slowly like other Crossrail stations and there doesnt seem an awfulRead More →

DSC00015fi 460x270 - Big trouble in Canary Wharf?

An older Jack Burton (he had some big trouble in Little China) finds himself rescuing a railway station from the clutches of modern day Royalists. The railway station, deep below docks, is the underworld in question. Yes you guessed, its the battle between the ‘C’s (common-sense) and evil (the ‘E’s.)Read More →

DSC 3918fi 460x270 - Crossrail: Woolwich station

It seems barely anyone’s blogged (or vlogged) about the new Woolwich station, due to open in December 2018. The other central core stations from Paddington-Abbey Wood get plenty enough coverage. It’s amazing especially when Woolwich’s happens to be the second ever, and biggest underground station so far to be builtRead More →

DSC 0274 460x270 - Crazy Crossrail Openings!

Everyone knows Crossrail opens in December 2018. But exactly when? Some sources say 9th December. Others say 18th December! Thats assuming it is on target. (See ****note below) Which of these is it then? Actually its both dates. Yes BOTH those dates! WHAAT! That can’t be possible! Slapping my headRead More →

DSC 0128fi 460x270 - Is Crossrail being delivered late?

Crossrail, a concept that has existed since the 1970s, had its bill finally passed in 2008. Its central core route (Heathrow-Abbey Wood) was meant to be opened in 2017. Its now 2018 and its obviously a year later than the originally envisaged opening. There are no trains running in serviceRead More →