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When was there last a service that went through both these stations? I noticed
theres a 3 track chord linking the line from blackfriars to the charing X line
but the tracks were rusty and there were some road-rail maintenance machines
sitting on it. Is it just for occasional out of service stock movements now?

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When was there last a service that went through both these stations? I
noticed
theres a 3 track chord linking the line from blackfriars to the charing X
line
but the tracks were rusty and there were some road-rail maintenance
machines
sitting on it. Is it just for occasional out of service stock movements
now?


you need to see the thread:

"10 milllion quid to turn the Metropolitan curve into a siding for one
train"

on ur

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On 05-May-17 4:00 PM, tim... wrote:


wrote in message news
When was there last a service that went through both these stations? I
noticed
theres a 3 track chord linking the line from blackfriars to the
charing X line
but the tracks were rusty and there were some road-rail maintenance
machines
sitting on it. Is it just for occasional out of service stock
movements now?


you need to see the thread:

"10 milllion quid to turn the Metropolitan curve into a siding for one
train"

on ur

tim




The Metropolitain Curve does not go to Blackfriars, but to Cannon Street.
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I think these https://binged.it/2pU46wi are the tracks the OP is talking about.

Wouldn't have Thameslink services from Blackfriars to London Bridge used these tracks before the extensive constructions works at LBG began in 2015?


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Jo H wrote:
I think these https://binged.it/2pU46wi are the tracks the OP is talking about.

Wouldn't have Thameslink services from Blackfriars to London Bridge used
these tracks before the extensive constructions works at LBG began in 2015?


Yes. That's a very old, pre-Shard image, of course. I'm amazed Bing still
has such old images. Here's Google's slightly newer version (which is still
quite out-of-date):
,19z/data=!3m1!1e3

Here's some later pics I took shortly after the new viaduct was brought
into use and the link to Blackfriars was cut:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/reclin...7663213445225/

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On Sun, 7 May 2017 19:59:23 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
wrote:
On Fri, 5 May 2017 23:19:16 +0100
Tony Dragon wrote:
On 05-May-17 3:45 PM, d wrote:
When was there last a service that went through both these stations? I
noticed
theres a 3 track chord linking the line from blackfriars to the charing X
line
but the tracks were rusty and there were some road-rail maintenance

machines
sitting on it. Is it just for occasional out of service stock movements

now?


Are you sure you mean Blackfriars?


Yes. Theres a 3 track chord linking the line from blackfriars to the
charing-x line. Look on google earth.


Presumably you mean the (currently unused) link from Blackfriars to London
Bridge, which used to share the tracks from Charing X to London Bridge?


Yup. Just wondering what it was/is used for.

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