Post by Graham Harrison Post by Marland Post by Robin Post by Basil Jet
I always shut car windows going through there, I can't imagine walking.
My recollection is that the footway through the Blackwall Tunnel was
narrower than Rotherhithe (and with sharper bends more fun with passing
buses and lorries).
I believe buses that ran through regularly had reinforced tyres that coped
better with hitting the kerbs.
https://www.londonbuses.co.uk/_routes/withdrawn/082-1.html agrees with
Ta, I was fortunate in a way that although for I time I lived in West
London and went back frequently
one friend of the family opted for a new council flat near Surrey Docks
Station and one of her neighbours was a bus driver who mentioned it .
I liked that flat and so did she, top floor of a tower block with excellent
views all around being brand new non of the maintenance and social problems
that affected them in later years , green trains to the west red ones
formed of F stock to the East.
Though I waited in vain to ever see a train from a line that branched off
the East London in front of the flats and disappear through a wasteland of
scrapyards and industrial dereliction and not far away the murky waters of
the Surrey Canal which somehow we ended up exploring on walks and we did a
couple of bus journeys in the area including the tunnels. I’m glad. I saw a
glimpse of that part of London before it changed so radically.
And now 60 years later I can travel over the line that branched off as it
has been rebuilt as part of the overground route to Clapham.