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HomeGet involvedLondon New Year's Eve Fireworks New Year's Eve fireworks transport updates Southeastern trains will not serve Cannon Street, Charing Cross, London Bridge or Waterloo East. Road closures and restrictions What is the relationship between arts and culture and sound mental health?. from King's Cross Thameslink Station from the date of its closure. Together .. level of service between London Bridge and Charing Cross to be maintained. Effects on .. relationships of demand to growth in population and employment. Planned engineering work. To maintain and improve the UK's rail infrastructure, Network Rail has to carry out regular planned engineering work. Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 December.
Right now, there are pressing operational issues. Things have been made slightly easier with the introduction of the Tanners Hill fly-under, which has allowed parallel moves. They will return to service gradually as the Thameslink programme is completed, but the entire complement of platforms will not be reinstated until When London Bridge signal box is decommissioned, it will become merely a relay room for signalling - the panels will no longer be needed as control will be taken over by Three Bridges Route Operating Centre.
Points, point heaters, relay room temperatures and level crossings can all be monitored, among other elements of the operational railway. The aim is to identify data and to analyse fault conditions within that data. Even the temperature of the rail itself can be measured. Fortunately, there are few red blobs.
Giddings tells RAIL that the biggest impact on service delivery is trespassers. Train running controller Nicola Price works with both passenger operators and freight operating companies. Price will deal with unusual moves, and with control rooms across the country. Incident Controller Bob Goodwin deals with train defects, trespass, level crossing incidents, or even incidents such as when a disabled person is using a level crossing while the barriers are coming down - incidents that necessitate a speedy response.
London Bridge is constantly evolving
Fencing issues that affect the integrity of the railway boundary also need to be dealt with, as well as the more unusual and grisly. This morning, a dead badger has been found trapped in between the conductor rail and the running rail, and it must be removed.
He receives information from signallers, station staff and other members of the railway fraternity to enable him to do his job. In the past few years, a lot of project work has been going on. The Shard, which overlooks London Bridge, was finished inwhile survey work for Thameslink started as far back as In January the rebuilding project entered Stage 2, after a day blockade over Christmas.
But congestion problems were growing. Soon Platform 5 was lost to construction work, adding to the pressure. A communications plan to deal with the impact had been prepared, but at this point only three through platforms were available. By this time the congestion issues at London Bridge had become the focus of the London and national media, and cracks were beginning to show under the strain.
Train operators fund NR to manage the safety perspective. On March 3, an infamous photograph was taken showing a man ducking under the London Bridge gateline to escape the supposed crush conditions. It was not, by all accounts, a good day. A lady started threatening a Customer Service Assistant. And mob rule smashed down barriers.
Engineering work | Southeastern
People are used to the Underground shutting. But the London Bridge team needed to start closing doors. We have half a station and we are trying to still run. We are trying to get more people through with half the capacity.
The situation is still not perfect, but the team feels that progress has been made. For example, on one day towards the end of June, points failed outside London Bridge. Crowd control was implemented, with a one-way system adopted. For more information, please see here. You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. As a result, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington, calling at all stations via Grove Park.
Services between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be diverted to run by an alternative route between London Bridge and Orpington, and will be retimed. Services between Grove Park and Bromley North will not run. Some services between London Victoria and Bromley South will be retimed. No services will run between London Cannon Street and Hayes. On Sunday, a normal Sunday service will operate.
Engineering work this week Click, zoom and pan around the map. The map key is at the top right. Planning a journey or buying a ticket in advance? Network Rail has made a temporary change to how far in advance it confirms rail timetables.