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Old June 9th 21, 06:22 AM posted to
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In message , at 15:26:21 on Tue, 8 Jun 2021,
tim... remarked:

"Roland Perry" wrote in message news:BflpGsSGT2vgF
In message , at 07:15:26 on Tue, 8 Jun
2021, tim... remarked:

"Roland Perry" wrote in message news:8v3mqASOlGv
In message , at 18:08:07 on Sat, 5 Jun
2021, Anna Noyd-Dryver remarked:
tim... wrote:

"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 would 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 access highway in a tunnel is a cost effective way of
releasing land for housing

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 top of

Gerrard's Cross?

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,

You may have forgotten that the developments above London Victoria,
Liverpool St and Cannon St, to name but a few, are mainly offices.

Central London termini are still a fringe condition compared with
suburban rail lines (and roads, which is where we started)

Although the project has been mis-represented (or at very least
mis-understood). The new houses are "adjacent" to the tunnel, and the
main reason for the tunnel isn't to merely gain some square footage (for
5,000 homes initially, and another 28,000 later) but mainly to segregate
the long distance traffic from the local neighbourhood which is
currently "severed".

Therefore your incredulity (expressed above) concerns something that's
not even the gist of the proposal.

"Routing the A13 underground will remove a significant physical
barrier to people moving between the north and south of the
borough. This will make other brownfield sites in the borough
more attractive to developers, including Barking Riverside
(10,800 homes), Creekmouth (3,000 homes), Thames Road (2,000
homes), Barking town centre (5,000 homes) and Beam Park and Ford
Stamping Plant (3,500 homes). The tunnel would also act as a
catalyst for regeneration across the whole of this part of east
London, including the potential for 4,000 homes at Beam Park and
Rainham in Havering"
Roland Perry