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GOBLIN: FURTHER ELECTRIFICATION WORK.
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r***@ntlworld.com
2017-05-06 15:53:45 UTC
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Since Network Rail's failure to complete the
electrification work between Woodgrange Road and
Gospel Oak during the recent several months closure
of the line, rumours have floated around the Internet
that a second blockade will take place in August. I have
found no confirmation of that from either Network Rail
or TfL.

This afternoon I noticed that in the past few days more
masts have been erected in the Leytonstone section of the
route, and that several more are strewn alongside the track.

Tomorrow the entire Goblin is closed. I assume that this is
to enable more masts to be installed.
Recliner
2017-05-08 11:02:19 UTC
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Since Network Rail's failure to complete the
electrification work between Woodgrange Road and
Gospel Oak during the recent several months closure
of the line, rumours have floated around the Internet
that a second blockade will take place in August. I have
found no confirmation of that from either Network Rail
or TfL.
This afternoon I noticed that in the past few days more
masts have been erected in the Leytonstone section of the
route, and that several more are strewn alongside the track.
Tomorrow the entire Goblin is closed. I assume that this is
to enable more masts to be installed.
I thought the big short-term project which required line closures was
fixing the two sewers they penetrated, or has that been completed?

Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
Mike Bristow
2017-05-08 13:02:38 UTC
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Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
I doubt it; it'll involve workers too close to the running line,
let alone the risk of the mast fouling the track should anything
go even slightly wrong.
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s***@potato.field
2017-05-08 13:25:24 UTC
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On Mon, 8 May 2017 14:02:38 +0100
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Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
I doubt it; it'll involve workers too close to the running line,
let alone the risk of the mast fouling the track should anything
go even slightly wrong.
Isn't that exactly what's being done on the great western line?
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2017-05-08 23:14:42 UTC
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On Mon, 8 May 2017 14:02:38 +0100
Post by Mike Bristow
Post by Recliner
Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
I doubt it; it'll involve workers too close to the running line,
let alone the risk of the mast fouling the track should anything
go even slightly wrong.
Isn't that exactly what's being done on the great western line?
That's a four track railway so they have more chances to close one pair of
tracks only.
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David C
2017-05-08 14:39:41 UTC
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On Mon, 08 May 2017 12:02:19 +0100, Recliner
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Post by r***@ntlworld.com
Since Network Rail's failure to complete the
electrification work between Woodgrange Road and
Gospel Oak during the recent several months closure
of the line, rumours have floated around the Internet
that a second blockade will take place in August. I have
found no confirmation of that from either Network Rail
or TfL.
This afternoon I noticed that in the past few days more
masts have been erected in the Leytonstone section of the
route, and that several more are strewn alongside the track.
Tomorrow the entire Goblin is closed. I assume that this is
to enable more masts to be installed.
I thought the big short-term project which required line closures was
fixing the two sewers they penetrated, or has that been completed?
Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
Probably not, the route from from Woodgrange Park to Walthamstow is
elevated above ground level & mostly on a continuous brick viaduct.
If one line could be closed it might be possible to erect the masts
from a rail-mounred vehicle, but the passenger service would have to
be cut back, perhaps to one TPH each way.

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Recliner
2017-05-08 15:35:58 UTC
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On Mon, 08 May 2017 12:02:19 +0100, Recliner
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Post by r***@ntlworld.com
Since Network Rail's failure to complete the
electrification work between Woodgrange Road and
Gospel Oak during the recent several months closure
of the line, rumours have floated around the Internet
that a second blockade will take place in August. I have
found no confirmation of that from either Network Rail
or TfL.
This afternoon I noticed that in the past few days more
masts have been erected in the Leytonstone section of the
route, and that several more are strewn alongside the track.
Tomorrow the entire Goblin is closed. I assume that this is
to enable more masts to be installed.
I thought the big short-term project which required line closures was
fixing the two sewers they penetrated, or has that been completed?
Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
Probably not, the route from from Woodgrange Park to Walthamstow is
elevated above ground level & mostly on a continuous brick viaduct.
If one line could be closed it might be possible to erect the masts
from a rail-mounred vehicle, but the passenger service would have to
be cut back, perhaps to one TPH each way.
So probably done overnight or when sections of the line are closed at
weekends.
Paul Corfield
2017-05-22 10:37:34 UTC
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I thought the big short-term project which required line closures was
fixing the two sewers they penetrated, or has that been completed?
Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
The sewer breaches have been repaired and masts installed in new positions.

The TfL closure list has been updated with a series of weekend closures during June and July. There is no news yet on a longer blockade. As Network Rail and TfL are subject to purdah I'd be extremely surprised to see any "major" news emerge until the election is out of the way.
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Recliner
2017-05-22 11:46:36 UTC
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On Mon, 22 May 2017 03:37:34 -0700 (PDT), Paul Corfield
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I thought the big short-term project which required line closures was
fixing the two sewers they penetrated, or has that been completed?
Can't masts be erected while the line is open?
The sewer breaches have been repaired and masts installed in new positions.
The TfL closure list has been updated with a series of weekend closures during June and July. There is no news yet on a longer blockade. As Network Rail and TfL are subject to purdah I'd be extremely surprised to see any "major" news emerge until the election is out of the way.
Yes, that's a good point. I tend to forget just how many announcements
are subject to the purdah rule.

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