The Anonymous Widower

The Crossrail Bypass Is Getting There

Over the last few weeks, I’ve travelled quite a few times on the Hammersmith and City branch of the Metropolitan line.

It used to be very much a line, that was past its best, with elderly C-Stock trains and dark and dingy stations.

But it is getting so much better, and I think now half the journeys I do on the line are in the new air-conditioned S Stock trains. In fact in this hot weather, I will use this line to avoid the deep tunnels, just like my father used to do.

We’ve also seen improvements to the stations, especially at Farringdon, Kings Cross and Paddington.

When Crossrail opens, it will link to the Hammersmith and City branch, at Whitechapel, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Farringdon and Paddington stations, effectively giving Crossrail users, easy one-change access to a lot more stations.

It will truly be a Crossrail by-pass.

August 4, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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