Dukes Avenue bridge, on disused Alexandra Palace branch, may bedemolished
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Dukes Avenue bridge, on disused Alexandra Palace branch, may be
On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:58:48 +0100
Bryan Morris wrote:
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 23:48:23 +0100
Basil Jet wrote:
Never mind demolishing it - they should reinstate the line to muswell hill.
the trackbed is still in situ from there back to highgate sidings and putting
track back down and restoring highgate high level station would cost buttons
comparisons to white elephants such as crossrail. I'm pretty sure a shuttle
service to and from highgate to catch the main northern line would be pretty
popular given the current alternative is the bus to wood green.
It's over 40 years since, as a Haringey Councillor and member of the
Alexander Palace and park committee I proposed a unique light railway,
part at ground level, part suspended on the old line. Funded by the,
then, EEC and running from Highgate high level station
I'm not convinced a light railway/tram with all the extra expense of maintaining
specialised rolling stock and its own depot would be cheaper than just laying a
couple of extra miles of track out from highgate depot, but either way the area
needs a rail link as during (normal) rush hours its just gridlock around there.
A feasibility study was turned down by those who said it would ruin the
There's always a few nimbies.
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