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Tuesday 6 November 2012 1.43pm
so we have only just heard now that anyone wanting to go to Victoria or any stations on the way, can't go by overground from London Bridge from 9 December. Nor can we get into Charing Cross by overground. What happens to those people who don't travel (claustrophobic) on the tube? and what happens to train passengers wanting to get off at London Bridge from Charing Cross?
Tuesday 6 November 2012 1.59pm
Debrajoan wrote:
Keith McIntosh wrote:
This sounds an aboslute nightmare for anyone using London Bridge - up to 5 years of service disruption.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20123256

We all know that comparisons are alleged to be odious, but compare the projected 5 years that this London Bridge work is scheduled to take, with the time-frame of the repairs after the January 17 1994 Northridge, L.A. Ca., USA earthquake which brought down miles of freeway, overpasses, connector roads etc.
Work commenced at 19.00 hrs. on the day the earthquake occurred, initially to clear debris.
230 days later, September 3 1994, all freeways and overpasses were open.
In November 1994, all connector roads were re-linked up and all the original downed roads were back ready to use.

The real scandal is that it took over 20 years to get started, not that it will take 5 years to do. This could have been on site in 2002/3 if not before, had it not been for the muppets in Whitehall. It would then have preceded the Shard not followed it, allowed Thameslink to be working fully now and, given the design at that time, provided a more useful local resource with high street rather than burger bar retail. Still isn't this just typical of the UK approach to large infrastructure projects. Any bets as to when High Speed 2 or some variant of an improved airport provision will come on stream? I'll put my fiver down that neither are open before 2035 when both could be completed by 2020 if there was the will to do it.
Wednesday 7 November 2012 10.29am
Georgie Shaw wrote:
so we have only just heard now that anyone wanting to go to Victoria or any stations on the way, can't go by overground from London Bridge from 9 December.

The Overground extension from Surrey Docks [oops Quays] to Clapham Junction [via QRP, PR, DH, CHS] is due to start the following day. This will entail one change for those stations and two for Battersea Park & Victoria......
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