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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Start of Something Big

Make no mistake, this is a big deal. I got invited backstage to what's happening at Blackfriars Station where they are putting the finishing touches to the only station to span the Thames. The re-make has been incredibly thorough and delivers a station that is fit for the 21st century, and unifies the North & South. What you are looking at, are the western platforms, converted from the straight through line to the terminating one, to help smooth the flow of trains from London Bridge onwards. I may well have more to say about it tomorrow, in the meantime here is a time lapse video of the construction.

posted by Ham at 00:18 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "The Start of Something Big"


Blogger Ms. D-O said ... (11:18) : 

Fascinating video! Thanks for sharing it!


Blogger ADDY said ... (12:16) : 

I've been through on Thameslink and wondered what they were doing. Thanks for the video. It was fascinating.


Blogger Helen said ... (23:21) : 

I walked past the south-of-the-river station the other day and spent some time trying to work out how it would function. Still none the wiser. Hope your photos will enlighten me.


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