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Old February 4th 19, 10:36 AM posted to uk.transport.london
David Walters David Walters is offline
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Default ES: "Crossrail has no chance of opening in 2019"

On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 10:58:19 +0000 (UTC), wrote:
On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 09:32:15 +0000
David Walters wrote:
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 17:40:27 +0000 (UTC),

wrote:
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 11:06:30 +0000
Robin9 wrote:
For once I agree with Caroline Pidgeon. It's inexcusable that
until quite recently we were being told that Crossrail was on
schedule and everything was proceeding smoothly. I think the
flannel merchants - the more uncouth expression is better -
should be identified and their careers affected.

Interestingly the shops on sub level 3 at the crossrail station at canary
wharf have closed and the level has been shut off. Presumably they went out

of
business or just quit when the crossrail opening didn't happen since they had


zero passing trade.


I don't think those have ever opened. They have been used for temporary
art installations but otherwise have been empty. There are a handful of
vacant retail units elsewhere on the estate so there isn't a big rush
to open them up.


When I worked over there a couple of years ago there was an upmarket bike
shop there IIRC.


That was on -2
(
https://www.bespokecycling.com/blog/...-canary-wharf), it has
closed.

The space is now Barry's Bootcamp which was already planned in October
so it doesn't seem like Crossrail being delayed was the direct cause of
Bespoke closing.