The Anonymous Widower

The Southern End Of The Silvertown Tunnel

This map from OpenRailwayMap shows the Southern end of the Silvertown Tunnel.

Note.

  1. The O2 Arena at the top of the map in the middle.
  2. The blue arrow below it, which indicates North Greenwich station.
  3. The two dotted white lines show the route of the Silvertown Tunnel.
  4. The two silver-grey lines that loop across the top part of the map are the Jubilee Line.
  5. The black dotted line between the Jubilee Line and the Silvertown Tunnel is the cable car.

This second OpenRailwayMap shows the Silvertown Tunnel’s junction with the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel.

Note.

  1. The two dotted white lines show the route of the Silvertown Tunnel.
  2. Studio 338, which is a music and arts venue, is indicated by the double quaver.
  3. The site to the North of Studio 338 is labelled the East Greenwich Gas Works.
  4. The roads to the Northbound tunnel bores of both tunnels, split to the West of Studio 338.
  5. The roads from the Northbound tunnel bores of both tunnels, join to the West of Studio 338.

This Google Map shows the same area as the previous map.

Note.

  1. Studio 338 is clearly marked.
  2. To its North is a circular structure on the site labelled as the East Greenwich Gas Works on the previous map.
  3. Could this be the remains of a gas holder?

Could it be that the works to the West of the circular structure are the start of tunneling?

Conclusion

It looks to me, that the designers of the Silvertown Tunnel have been able to squeeze in a junction between the approaches to the two tunnels, that should be fairly free-flowing.

 

December 25, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. You get a good view of the excavation works off the Woolwich branch of the DLR. Its a deep hole with a lot of infrastructure around it to protect.

    Anyhow seasons greetings and many thanks for all your posts again this year always well researched and thought provoking.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | December 25, 2022 | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas and thanks for another year of interesting posts. They are very much appreciated.

    Comment by Alan | December 25, 2022 | Reply

    • Thanks and keep commenting.

      Comment by AnonW | December 25, 2022 | Reply


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