The Anonymous Widower

There’s A New Green Hill In East London

I took this sequence of pictures from a c2c train as it crossed Mile End Park on its way between Fenchurch Street and West Ham stations.

The hill covers the ventilation and access shaft in the Park for Crossrail.

This architect’s impression shows how the completed shaft will look.

Mile End Park Vent Shaft

Mile End Park Vent Shaft

Note the railway, from where I took the pictures in the background.

It’s certainly a less intrusive design, than the monstrosities used for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, with architecture from the Napoleonic Wars.

Wayside Ventilation Shaft

A Typical Channel Tunnel Vent Shaft

There are five of these across East London. Crossrail makes do with less than that!

I certainly feel that all those people worried about a Crossrail 2 ventilation shaft in their area, should go and have a look in Mile End Park.

January 28, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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