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Can't see anything new there, but might be worth a look in the future.....

http://www.ellp.co.uk/

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Can't see anything new there, but might be worth a look in the future.....

http://www.ellp.co.uk/


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dan wrote:
Can't see anything new there, but might be worth a look in the future.....

http://www.ellp.co.uk/


The website doesn't appear to contain any info on the form of
electrification that will be used throughout.
I understand that the construction work is sponsored by LUL, but on
completion the entire route will be handed over to National Rail. As
there will be through workings at the southern end onto NR, I presume
the existing 4th rail system will be converted to 3rd rail, but what
about the 'new' section to Dalston, and from there to Highbury etc?

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Derek Robinson writes
dan wrote:
Can't see anything new there, but might be worth a look in the future.....
http://www.ellp.co.uk/


The website doesn't appear to contain any info on the form of
electrification that will be used throughout.
I understand that the construction work is sponsored by LUL, but on
completion the entire route will be handed over to National Rail. As
there will be through workings at the southern end onto NR, I presume
the existing 4th rail system will be converted to 3rd rail,


AIUI, the ELL has already been altered electrically so that it can be
worked by 3rd rail trains. Specifically, it's been mentioned here by a
few people that work was undertaken to clear Networkers for the route.

but what about the 'new' section to Dalston, and from there to
Highbury etc?


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Or, failing that, it'd be pretty easy to extend the Canada Water
platforms to take in the Rotherhithe ones, as they're so close; that'd
solve the problem of Canada Water not being able to take longer trains.


The ELL has 4-car trains at the moment. I presume they fit Canada Water
station. How much room is to 'spare' on the platform.

The proposals are for the extended ELL to be served by 4-car trains.
According to Tubeprune [1] each car on the A stock trains currently used
on the ELL is almost 16.2m long - so a 4-car train is almost 65m long.
AIUI, each car on a Networker train is 20m long, so a 4-car train would
be 80m long.

If Networker trains are to be used on the extended ELL, then the
platforms at Canada Water need to be about 15m longer than a current ELL
train. I don't travel on that line, but for anyone that does - perhaps
they could have a look at tell us. Are the platforms longer than the
trains? If so, does it look like the platforms are long enough to fit
another carriage of the same length? Because if you can fit 5 carriages
of the current length, then you'll be able to fit a 4-car Networker
train in.


Another possibility; even if the platforms aren't long enough. If
you've ever travelled on the Tyne & Wear Metro, the platform end walls
are false. The platform continues out of sight to allow for future
expansion - you only notice this if you look carefully when a train
approaches the station. Perhaps Canada Water was built in the same way?


[1] http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/Dimensions.htm
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It'd be a shame if they had to close Wapping or Rotherhithe because
they can't be expanded in line with current safety rules. I wonder if
it'd be possible to carve out a new station UNDER the Thames, called
"Wapping & Rotherhithe" which you could enter & exit on both sides of
the river? Or, failing that, it'd be pretty easy to extend the Canada
Water platforms to take in the Rotherhithe ones, as they're so close;
that'd solve the problem of Canada Water not being able to take longer
trains.

Patrick


Likewise, Shadwell could maybe be extended south and have an additional exit
on The Highway, to give access to Wapping, if Wapping station has to close.
I agree that it would be a shame though, Wapping station had a unique smell
!

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"Patrick" writes:
... I wonder if it'd be possible to carve out a new station UNDER
the Thames, called "Wapping & Rotherhithe" which you could enter
& exit on both sides of the river?


Paris has a station like that%, but the Thames is wider. The length
of tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe is about 1,200 feet, which
would make rather a long station for urban trains.

Also, the existing tunnel was built with *great* difficulty because
preparatory bores were misleading and it was built too close to the
riverbed. Of course, this was the first tunnel ever to be built
under a river and technology has advanced since then... but I'd think
that building a station at the depth of the present tunnel is something
that engineers would shrink from even today.

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"The Only Living Boy in New Cross" wrote in
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It'd be a shame if they had to close Wapping or Rotherhithe
because they can't be expanded in line with current safety
rules. I wonder if it'd be possible to carve out a new station
UNDER the Thames, called "Wapping & Rotherhithe" which
you could enter & exit on both sides of the river?


The Thames Tunnel is listed. Enlarging it to make room for platforms is, I'm
sure, not an option.

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