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The Crossrail Site At Limmo Is Winding Down

From the Emirates Air-Line it looks like serious work s winding down at the Crossrail site at Limmo, where the tunnel boring machines; Elizabeth and Victoria, were inserted into a massive hole, to start their journeys to Farringdon via Canary Wharf.

The conveyors are still in place and a ship was there to be loaded with spoil to be taken to Wallasea Island.

Over the years it has been fascinating to see how how the work for Crossrail has started, increased and is now starting to finish, from the DLR and the cable car.

July 27, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

The Crossrail Portal At Royal Victoria From The Bridge

I was on the bridge at Royal Victoria DLR station this morning and took this picture of the works creating the Crossrail tunnel portal at Royal Victoria.

The Crossrail Portal At Royal Victoria From The Bridge

The Crossrail Portal At Royal Victoria From The Bridge

When completed the tunnels will go under where I took the picture to the next station, which is Canary Wharf. Custom House station and the crane used to put the pieces together is in the distance to the left of the electricity pylons.

According to the documentary on Crossrail, it was a tight squeeze at Tottenham Court Road, but this shows it’s as tight as a duck’s arse, virtually everywhere.

Rude words are allowed when talking about Crossrail, as one of the female project managers used the F-word in the documentary.

July 27, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Everybody Loves A Big Explosion

There was only a small protest at the demolition of the cooling towers at Didcot power station, early this morning.

But they were mainly locals asking if they could be blown up at a more user-friendly time than 04:30.

This report and video on the BBC, shows that as explosions go, it was a good one!

July 27, 2014 Posted by | News | , | Leave a comment

Things You learn In The Middle of The Night

I woke early, so got up and made a cup of tea and did a bit of writing, whilst listening to the excellent Doton Adebayo on Radio 5.

At one point he was talking to a Canadian journalist, who said that due to cutbacks, the Commonwealth Games are not being shown on Canadian television.  All they are getting is the odd highlights.

July 27, 2014 Posted by | Sport, World | , , | 4 Comments