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King's UnCrossed
The work on the KGX completely revised track layout is finally nearing completion. From Twitter: https://twitter.com/jay_tee71/status/1401399039179079683?s=21
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Down the Drain
Seen on Twitter: The Waterloo & City will open for passenger service on Monday (7th) Morning and evening peak only, Monday to Friday ———— I'd previously seen it reported that it would reopen on 21 June, so this means it might reopen two weeks early. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/05/14/waterloo-city-line-reopen-14-months/
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The canard of 'driverless' tube trains
The latest short-term DfT funding settlement for TfL yet again obliges the latter to pursue the Johnson hobby horse of 'driverless trains'. In particular, the DfT wants DLR-style automation to be investigated on the Drain and Piccadilly lines: Driverless Trains 11.TfL's record of modernisation and innovation should not leave it behind other European networks, which are achieving significant...
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Barking Reach
According to the new Modern Railways, the existing A13 is going to be buried as it goes near Barking Reach to create room for more housing. Meanwhile, the entire new railway to Barking Reach is built on a viaduct. They say that the water table is pretty high there, but while that would create problems for tunnelling, I don't think it would be too much of a problem for cut and cover. --...
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