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Joined 02-01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 - 12:50 pm:   

I saw it recently. Has anyone got more details about the disruption to services expected and alternative transports planned?
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 - 01:09 pm:   

From TFL website:
"Disruption to existing services
Shoreditch station will need to close from Friday 9 June 2006
to allow critical project works to take place. A rail replacement
bus service will operate during existing operating hours and will
travel between Whitechapel and Shoreditch.
Additionally, there will be a need to close the existing East
London Line for approximately 18 months to replace existing track and signalling. This is currently
scheduled to begin winter 2007 / spring 2008."

Where will all those passengers go?
Joined 12-10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 - 01:28 pm:   

Same way as they did last time I guess?

Less facetiously, it will not improve the existing overcrowding problem on the London Bridge line.
Joined 14-01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 - 01:52 pm:   

The weather probably didnt help, but the East London Line wasn't running this morning and there were loads of desperate faces out there in the cold trying to get on the London Bridge train I was on at New Cross Gate.

A taste of things to come I suspect!
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 24 January, 2007 - 06:28 pm:   

I use the ELL to commute to NE London and have no need to go through Zone 1. Alternatives? Bus to Lewisham then DLR to Stratford - adds 30 mins at least. Bus replacement - who knows? I'm afraid I'll be sitting in the Blackwall Tunnel queue every morning and evening. And yes I KNOW the new ELL will be lovely and eye-wateringly gorgeous but there will be a lack of a viable alternative. Perhaps TfL would like to allow through transit via London Bridge and Bank for ticket holders whose cards don't include Zone 1 without charging them double for the privilege of a longer, overcrowded and stressful journey. Of course they will!!
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Thursday, 25 January, 2007 - 09:42 am:   

If Bus and DLR will add 30 mins to your journey how much more would be added by sitting in the Blackwall tunnel queue every day!?
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 25 January, 2007 - 10:31 pm:   

When I drive, door to door 45mins-60 mins
When I use train/tube/walk, 105 mins.
When bus/DLR/tube/walk 120 mins.
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Friday, 26 January, 2007 - 09:55 am:   

That is one hell of a time difference! No wonder you'll be driving!

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