Mon Mar 23, 2013 11:45 pm Subject: Re: [ANN] London, Walthamstow, Saurabh & Newham (Crosland) – Phase 1&2 build of London’s Central Stations?Mon Mar 23, 2013 11:45 pm So where do you stand on Crosland and Walthamstow stations? Are they a good idea or not? Wrong way to go ? Wrong way to go ????? Correction. These are not new stations in the making. But they are absolutely essential for getting people off the central station train at any time of day. These are the ones that have already been built and it won’t be until 2021 that we get to see the rest of the new ones completed. So why do this now? Shouldn’t we have been doing this much sooner? There must be some conspiracy going on here!
Where can we go from here ?????
There may be a few other places where we can go from here, but that’s exactly what we are doing. The plan is to go to the next station over in Walthamstow, then to the next in Crosland, and then to the next in Newham. The first two stations will be under construction, and the last two will be completed in five years. So this is an extension of the same plan we have been following for the last ten years. It is not one of those things that has to be done in one day, or in one month, or in one week. It needs to be done over months, years, and even inter-calendarical periods. So this is not a short-term project. It would be better to say, an extension of the plan. But that’s not the word we are using here. We are talking about a large-scale project that would take ten years to complete, with a huge cost and many moving parts. There would be delays, of course, but there would be benefits too. It would be a great experience for all of us.
Work on Walthamstow
As we mentioned earlier, the first two stations would be completed in five years. You might be wondering how Walthamstow can be completed in five years, while the other two are almost certain to be completed in 2021. Well, there are a few reasons why that is the case. First of all, Walthamstow has a working railway network, while Crosland is anciently a rural village. Walthamstow has a network of former railway tracks, while Crosland does not. The working railway network in Walthamstow is the electrified London to Brighton line, which runs from south to north, and which is still extant today. So working on that would consist of driving the lines from Walthamstow to Brighton, and then picking up the line at Lewes. When completed, the Brighton to Lewes line will be 3,890 miles (5,853 km) in length. The distance is just under afer what is now the length of the London to London Bridgeline line. So working on that route would take about five months. It would take about the same time to bring London to Brighton, but shorter. The total cost of creation of the route would be about £3.5 million.
Crosland to be overhauled
Crosland is currently being completed as an extension of Walthamstow. It will bring the stations to a total length of 708 feet (242 m), with a total floor space of 59,000 square feet (1,000 m2). The new stations will have a new name, St Pancras to Notting Hill, and will have a combined total of 2,065 feet (721 m) of floor space. There will also be a new station building, which will be used for the eastbound platform in the evening peak. When completed, the station will have a total length of 940 feet (352 m), with a total floor space of 64,000 square feet (1,000 m2). There will be a new island platform, which will have a capacity of 40 people and will be located at the west end of the platform. There will also be a new automatic doors mechanism which will allow train operators to automate the building and sliding of the platforms. The new stations will have a total length of 940 feet (352 m), and a total of 64,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of floor space. The goal is to bring the total length of stations to more than 2,000 feet (610 m) by the end of 2021.
Newham to be built
The second station in this project is Newham, situated in East London. It is a former goods station in the City of London, which is now a borough. The station was Southern, but is now owned and operated by the East London Railway. The total length of Newham is just under 1,000 feet (367 m), with a total of 66,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of floor space. The total cost of Newham is estimated at £3.3 million. Newham will have a single island platform, with a capacity of 40 passengers. There will also be a platform for the evening peak, and an automated doors system. The Newham station will have a total length of 940 feet (352 m), with a total of 64,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of floor space. There will also be a new island platform, which will have a capacity of 40 people and will be located at the west end of the platform. There will also be an automated doors system. The total cost of Newham is estimated at £3.3 million.
So there you have it, the complete schedule of construction for all three stations. This will take more time than we would like, but do not forget that any delays are outweighed by the benefits. There will be always be people who will complain about delays, but there is no way to avoid it. In the end, we will all benefit from this project, and all of its delays. So in the end, it is a wash, and we are victorious with St Pancras to Notting Hill.