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Bonkers Blog July 2017

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17 July (Part 1) - It’s Confuserail

CrossrailIf you check the notices at Abbey Wood station you will read that there are no more line closures this year.

If you were lucky enough to be at the last Crossrail Liaison Panel meeting you will know that there are to be seven this side of Christmas with the next ones due on 3rd and 17th September - I took a photo of their presentation slide to be sure. However if you are one of the very fortunate few you will have received a further notice at the weekend which says that ten extra North Kent line closures are scheduled.

The notice says clearly enough that 5/6th, 12/13th, 19/20th and 26/27th August will be ”Weekend Possessions”.

Not so clear is that it says there will be a Weekend Possession on 29th and 31st July. (Your guess is as good as mine.)

Local residents who rejoiced at the prospect of only three more closures before the new station opens on October 22nd will be sorely disappointed, but not half so much as the shopkeepers who lose half of their business on rail closure days.


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