IMG 8961fi 690x495 - Crossrail: Woolwich #3 [+ Ferry]

Double bonus! This is a update on Crossrail Woolwich – plus the Woolwich ferry! As some readers will know, the two brand new Woolwich ferries arrived in the UK, they first went to Tilbury before continuing to Woolwich. There’s a further look at the Crossrail station – and yes London’sRead More →

wferrynewfi 690x495 - Woolwich ferry upgrade #2

In the previous installment covering news on the Woolwich ferry upgrade I discussed the new automated mooring system for the ferry. To some it may have seemed the idea of a magnetic mooring system was a bit far fetched. More information has emerged to show this new innovation is indeedRead More →

IMG 2495fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #2

The second part covering the last days of the Woolwich Ferry following the special feature I did on Sunday. In this we see the ferry at work, the run up to the final night, the very last crossings, and some post-closure scenes. This will be the last of the postsRead More →

IMG 2518fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #1

The Woolwich ferries had their last day on 5th October 2018, with James Newman having the honour of the very last crossings. These pictures, taken in the final hour of sister ferry, Ernest Bevin, show the bridge, the captain at work and the engine rooms. I had not expected toRead More →

IMG 4938fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry upgrade begins

London’s famous free ferry service has begun its upgrade. This was announced last year but has garnered very little attention in the media. The work involves the introduction of two new low energy, clean, diesel-electric ferries with far greater capacity than the present vessels. These new ferries were designed byRead More →

IMG 7612fi 690x495 - 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 →

DSC 3918fi 690x495 - 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 →