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As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises:

https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/

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As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises:

https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/


"This is because a number of stations remain unfit for handover. ...
with Whitechapel being the furthest behind. Here, the problem isn’t just
fit-out but construction – sources suggest that the station is still not
structurally complete"

So there goes the idea that no-one knew until last week

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tim... wrote:


"Recliner" wrote in message
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As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises:

https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/


"This is because a number of stations remain unfit for handover. ...
with Whitechapel being the furthest behind. Here, the problem isn’t just
fit-out but construction – sources suggest that the station is still not
structurally complete"

So there goes the idea that no-one knew until last week


I think it was well known that some stations wouldn't be finished in time,
but they were obviously hoping to open in December, even with a couple of
stations shuttered. But as the article says, it became clear that the
number of closed stations would have been embarrassingly large, which made
a December opening impossible.

I must admit that I'm still unclear about the signalling issues. I know
they're running test trains, at least as far as Canary Wharf, but perhaps
the tests are hitting more snags than expected?

It's still odd that this next phase(through running between Abbey Wood and
Paddington) is delayed beyond next May.
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"tim..." wrote:
"Recliner" wrote in message
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As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises:

https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/


"This is because a number of stations remain unfit for handover. ...
with Whitechapel being the furthest behind. Here, the problem isn’t just
fit-out but construction – sources suggest that the station is still not
structurally complete"

So there goes the idea that no-one knew until last week


I wonder how much of the delay is down to deliberate sabotage as happened on
the JLE before it opened. That substation explosion seems very fishy to me. I
find it hard to believe experienced electrical engineers could accidentally
get it so badly wrong.

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In message , at 07:51:05 on Tue, 11 Sep
2018, tim... remarked:

"Recliner" wrote in message
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As always, lots of interesting insights, and a few surprises:

https://www.londonreconnections.com/2018/crossrail-a-hole-new-world/


"This is because a number of stations remain unfit for handover. ...
with Whitechapel being the furthest behind. Here, the problem isn’t
just fit-out but construction – sources suggest that the station is
still not structurally complete"

So there goes the idea that no-one knew until last week


That's a site Recliner recently dissed as "unofficial". Nuff said.
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