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Does anyone know when Barbican ceased to be served by Thameslink trains
FROM Moorgate? All of the web resources suggest that Barbican was served
by Thameslink trains in both directions until 2009, but I know that
platform 4 was out of use for at least a decade before the junction at
Farringdon closed.

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On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:48:39 +0000
Basil Jet wrote:
Does anyone know when Barbican ceased to be served by Thameslink trains
FROM Moorgate? All of the web resources suggest that Barbican was served
by Thameslink trains in both directions until 2009, but I know that
platform 4 was out of use for at least a decade before the junction at
Farringdon closed.


Sounds reasonable. I used to use the circle line about 15 years ago and
P4 was out of use even then.

On a related note, does anyone know the fate of that branch? Are LU still
going to take it over and use it for sidings when crossrail is done, or has
that fallen by the wayside?

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Basil Jet wrote on 09 Feb 2017 at 20:17 ...
On 2017\02\09 19:44, Charles Ellson wrote:
On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:29:09 +0000 (UTC), d wrote:

On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:48:39 +0000
Basil Jet wrote:
Does anyone know when Barbican ceased to be served by Thameslink trains
FROM Moorgate? All of the web resources suggest that Barbican was served
by Thameslink trains in both directions until 2009, but I know that
platform 4 was out of use for at least a decade before the junction at
Farringdon closed.

Sounds reasonable. I used to use the circle line about 15 years ago and
P4 was out of use even then.

On a related note, does anyone know the fate of that branch? Are LU still
going to take it over and use it for sidings when crossrail is done, or has
that fallen by the wayside?

Some has been built over, some is used for storage and ISTR might be
used for additional sidings.


At some point there were plans for an escalator bank from Barbican
Circle station to the Farringdon/Barbican Crossrail station to cut
through the abandoned tracks. I'm not sure if that is in the final plan.


There is certainly an eastern ticket hall for Farringdon Crossrail which
is now being constructed and will be adjacent to Barbican station. I've
seen no details of its connection to the Underground platforms. Current
progress is detailed at
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/sta...current-works/

There's a lot of interesting stuff on London Reconnections that I
haven't got time to investigate at the moment. See
http://www.londonreconnections.com/2...ingdon-part-1/
for example.

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