The Anonymous Widower

Looking at the New Junctions South of Surrey Quays

At present two lines meet south of Surrey Quays station on the East London line  of the London Overground.

  1. The New Cross Gate/Crystal Palace/Croydon branch.
  2. The New Cross branch.

These pictures show how the new extension to Clapham Junction station is being threaded through.

It has been reported that all the track has now been laid to connect from Surrey Quays to the southern part of the East London line.

This engineering has all been accomplished in a few months, which just shows how much better we art at this type of work, than a few years ago.

Although the bridge over the line, shown in the pictures,  is rather simple, it has been designed so that no-one can throw anything onto the track, get access onto it, without completely stopping pedestrians watching the trains. Perhaps, the man who designed it, was a train spotter in his youth. It was certainly well-used in the ten minutes or so, I was there.

February 17, 2012 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] post shows the junction at the other end, where it joins the southern branches of the East London line. […]

    Pingback by New Track for the London Overground « The Anonymous Widower | February 21, 2012 | Reply

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