Wednesday, 2 April 2008

The East London Line route through New Cross Gate

Here's a quick map I've knocked up of the route of the East London Line extension through New Cross Gate.



I hope it gives a good idea of how everything fits together - the tracks along the top are the old ELL route (only the southbound will be in regular use), while the one along the bottom is the new connection. The background is a diagram of the under construction New Cross Gate depot taken from this planning application.

The new connection includes a flyover over the main line, the main span of which has been assembled alongside the line, as shown on the diagram. This bridge is far too heavy to moved by crane, so it's going to somehow be pushed into place using "self propelled vehicles". The planning application for the flyover is here, and includes some good diagrams and rationale.

5 comments:

Ben said...

So there is going to be no cross platform interchange with north and southbound ELL trains??

Editor said...

If we're talking about switching from a London Bridge train to an ELL train, it's a same platform interchange northbound, since the lines don't diverge until after the station. Going southbound, it's a cross-platform interchange, as before.

Anonymous said...

Is it known if the dual track to the existing ELL down platform will remain to allow for reversals if there are problems with the 'main line' south of NXG?

Editor said...

Yes, the whole route appears intact on this diagram.

Sydenham Commuter said...

Each end of the new bridge appears to be on some sort of trailer this morning. Any idea if there'll be a webcam covering the move?