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Old Posted Jun 23, 2019, 5:37 PM
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Norwood Junction Station Rebuild
As part of a wider scheme to unbundle the junctions between Norwood Junction and East Croydon (, Network Rail are proposing a wholesale rebuild of Norwood Junction to create two step-free 12-car island platforms (enabling cross-platform interchange in each direction) and two through-running lines to boost capacity, reliability and journey times.

Image taken by seasider2013 on Flickr:

Work would be completed in the early 2020’s. Images sourced from Network Rail Consultations:

Expansion of Contactless across South East England
The Department for Transport have launched a consultation on expanding pay-as-you-go on rail across a wider area on the commuter rail network around London as part of a nation-wide drive towards contactless travel. Images sourced from DfT Consultations:

Thames Barrier Bridge
A proposal (it doesn’t have approval or funding yet) has been lodged by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for a 530m multi-span double-leaf bascule bridge for pedestrians and cyclist adjacent to the Thames Barrier in East London. It would connect two sides of the Thames that are set to receive a substantial increase in new housing units. It would also help alleviate the Woolwich Foot Tunnel and Ferry due east. Images sourced from Thames Barrier Bridge:

Meridian Water Station
As part of the upgrade to the West Anglia Main Line to enable an increase in services along the Lower Lea Valley and Stratford, a new station at Meridian Water has been built. It replaces Angel Road which was poorly sited and inadequate for substantial developments planned in the immediate vicinity. The station currently has three platforms but has been built with a fourth to be brought in line when Crossrail 2 is built. Images taken by sludgegulper on Flickr: +

Class 800/Azuma Trains
The Class 800 is a new family of intercity rolling stock that has been rolled out across the Great Western Main Line and East Coast Main Line routes. They come in 5 or 9-car sets and electric or bi-mode operation. 80 trains have been built by Hitachi. Standard operating speed is 200kph, but with ETCS signalling they can run at 225kph.

Image taken by Barry Duffin:

Image taken by Paul David Smith (Widnes Road):

Some further update photos from the last few months, including an outline of the next steps to get Crossrail open. Images sourced from Crossrail:

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