New Cross­rail plat­form opens at Abbey Wood

Rail (UK) - - Network News -

The new Kent-bound plat­form at Abbey Wood, con­structed as part of the Cross­rail project, opened on Au­gust 22.

Its open­ing marks com­ple­tion of the work to re­con­struct tracks and plat­forms used by South­east­ern at the station. They needed to be re­aligned and re­built to make space for new Cross­rail tracks and plat­forms.

Net­work Rail in­stalled 4.5 kilo­me­tres (2.7 miles) of new track, while the new Lon­don­bound plat­form was opened in Fe­bru­ary.

Fo­cus now turns to con­struct­ing Cross­rail’s track and plat­forms. This will be com­plete at the end of next year, ahead of El­iz­a­beth Line (EL) ser­vices be­gin­ning in 2018.

When EL trains be­gin run­ning to Abbey Wood, there will be an ad­di­tional 12 trains per hour into Lon­don from the station.

NET­WORK RAIL.

A South­east­ern Class 465 stands at the new Abbey Wood plat­form on Au­gust 22, the first day it was open.

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