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Old March 3rd 09, 09:37 PM posted to uk.railway,misc.transport.urban-transit,
Paul Scott Paul Scott is offline
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It will have dedicated tracks in the west, won't it? I admit i'm hazy

14tph will be turned back from newly constructed platforms at
Paddington. The remainder will share WR tracks with Intercity, local
and freight trains as far as Maidenhead. This will guarantee service

The Intercity trains will remain on the fast lines so ought to be
unaffected. There are only 4 Crossrail tph 'extra' to Maidenhead to be
fitted in, 2 terminate at West Drayton in a non-conflicting reversing
platform, and 4 take over Heathrow Connect, with a new flyover junction to
avoid crossing movements. There is an additional relief line going in for
some of the route as well. The 14 tph that turnback will not go on the GWML.

Shouldn't be too complex a problem really, I doubt they will be anywhere
near capacity once it is all resignalled.