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Old July 10th 20, 02:58 PM posted to uk.transport.london,uk.railway
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Default Farringdon to Moorgate

On Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:45:53 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 10:13:28 on Fri, 10 Jul
2020, Basil Jet remarked:

"Another Station, Another Mile" says at...

https://youtu.be/yEiVXoalUQ0?t=580

... that the abandoned national rail lines from Moorgate to Farringdon
might see re-use as part of a plan to increase capacity on the C/M/H
lines. Does anyone know what he means?


Additional capacity from Moorgate westbound on those lines, but is that
in isolation actually required?


No, and it's not being provided. All they're doing is creating stabling for
eight Circle line trains, needed because of the loss of such sidings
elsewhere on the line when they had to be adapted for the longer S stock
trains.


I wouldn't be surprised if they set them up as running lines just in case
of a tits up scenario east of moorgate. 4 terminus tracks is a lot more
useful than the current 2. IIRC there used to be 1 at liverpool street many
moons ago.