"Roland Perry" wrote in message
In message , at 18:08:07 on Sat, 5 Jun 2021,
Anna Noyd-Dryver remarked:
"Basil Jet" wrote in message
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
They say that the water table is pretty high there, but while that
create problems for tunnelling, I don't think it would be too much of a
problem for cut and cover.
I find it incredible that someone thinks that putting a restricted
highway in a tunnel is a cost effective way of releasing land for
if it was every restricted access road in London could be so re-sited.
But I don't see anyone suggesting that we do this with other roads.
Or even with us putting railways in tunnels so that they can be built on
Several London stations, of which Victoria and Liverpool St are probably
the best known. Birmingham New St?
I don't think that the building of shops above a railway station concourse
(or even above the tracks), which are commercially enhanced by the value of
the footfall through the station, creates a valid economic comparison with:
releasing the land above a railway for building domestic property