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Abbey Wood Explained

In my post on Crossrail at Abbey Wood Station, I expressed some puzzlement on how it will all be arranged. I said this.

It’s still not totally clear to me, where the tracks and platforms will go in Abbey Wood station. But so long as Crossrail and its contractors know, who cares?

So I’m pleased to read a full explanation in this article in Rail Engineer. They say this about the layout at Abbey Wood station.

Under Crossrail, the two existing platforms will both be rebuilt as island platforms by having a track each installed on the ‘back side’ of them. The northerly island, currently the Down platform to Kent, will be the Crossrail terminus while the current Up platform will become the one for the North Kent line.

In this picture that I took from a footbridge to the East of the station, North is to the left.

Looking West From The Footbridge

So Crossrail will be the two lines on the left and the North Kent Line will be on the right.

It isn’t perfect, as it means there is no cross-platform interchange between the two lines.

If you read the article in Rail Engineer, all will be explained.

June 2, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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