The Anonymous Widower

A Walk From London City Airport Through Silvertown To The Elizabeth Line

I went for a walk from London City Airport, this morning.

This Google Map shows the area between London City Airport and the Elizabeth Line.

Note.

  1. The airport is just off the map at the top.
  2. A plane is partially visible in the middle.
  3. The Docklands Light Railway runs across the map from the top-left corner, through the station for the airport.
  4. The Elizabeth Line runs across the map from the middle of the left hand side.
  5. The blue dots alongside the Elizabeth Line are bus stops.
  6. The bus stop, that is shown in the third picture, is marked by the rightmost blue dot.
  7. I estimate it’s about a three-hundred metre walk between Railway and the airport.

This second map shows the footbridge over the Elizabeth Line from where I took some of the pictures.

Note.

  1. The bridge has been designed to have lifts added.
  2. Squeezing a station in here, appears to be just about possible, but it would need a precision design.
  3. For safety reasons platform-edge doors would be needed.
  4. I suspect, it would be the first station of its design ever built.

The biggest problem would be the actual building, as it would probably mean closing the railway for at least a few weeks.

Conclusion

This was a station, that should have been built in the first phase of the creation of the Elizabeth Line.

December 27, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Ideal for filming apocalyptic scenes as looks very quiet.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | December 28, 2022 | Reply

  2. It wasn’t that quiet, but the Lizzie Line wasn’t running. I saw a few planes going into the airport.

    I don’t tend to photograph people on a walk like this, in case they object.

    Comment by AnonW | December 28, 2022 | Reply


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