On Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:24:06 +0100
Post by Recliner Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:01:28 +0100
Post by Recliner Post by Roland Perry Post by email@example.com
As an aside, how do trains on the ECML get south of the river, where's the
Post by Roland Perry Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
to the current thameslink route?
Indeed what? Is knowing the precise junction layouts of the various lines
a prerequsite of being able to discuss this?
I think we all assumed anyone posting here as often as you do, pouring
scorn on all and sundry, might have at least the most basic knowledge
of one of the biggest rail projects in London, which has been going on
Well there are currently only 3 to speak of anyway. And as I haven't been
keeping up on the thameslink project since frankly it doesn't interest
me much I didn't even realise they'd bored any new tunnels. If its anything
like the "improved" St Pancras station which turned a 100m walk to the tube
into 500m one because they couldn't figure out how to extend platforms into
a tunnel (though oddly they managed to build an entire new station in a
pre-existing tunnel, go figure) then I will continue to pay little attention
to it unless when it starts it fucks up the moorgate line even more.
Post by Recliner
for more than two decades. You often express strong opinions on the
Thameslink project, so it was reasonable for us to assume you might
know at least a tiny bit about what you're criticising.
I never criticised this project. I've criticised thameslink when I used it
occasionally back in the day which as a paying passenger I'm entitled to do.
Post by Recliner
So, no, we didn't expect you to "know the precise junction layouts of
the various lines," but to at least know the basics of the huge
project, including where the Thameslink and ECML routes connect.
1km of new tunnel is hardly "huge". Crossrail is huge, this is an upgrade.
As an aside I can see the chord from blackfriars to london bridge from my
office. They've been attempting to re-lay about 200m of track for over a month
now and its still not even ballasted properly or had the 3rd rail reinstated.
No wonder this project has taken 2 decades if thats the speed they work at.
been working on re-