Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Shepherd's Bush Overground platform widening begins

Ain't it a lovely day today? The sun is shining, Imperial Wharf is being built, and they've started digging a hole behind the legendary wall at Shepherd's Bush Overground:

Inside the ticket hall, they've put up fences and boxed up the gates:

This is the first time anything at all at the station has changed in six months.

(And yes the lift and the station signs are still pointlessly switched on)

[Thanks to Dazz285 for the tip off]

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every last one of those Silverlink signs is going to have to be ritually removed and replaced too, without ever having welcomed a single passenger.

I wonder what sort of premium signs from a never-opened station attract in the collector's market these days?

Perhaps Ian Brown of RfL will claim one to hang over his desk at work?

Merseytart said...

I can't believe they even put Silverlink signs up! Even if the station was opened on time, they would have had the life expectancy of a fruit fly...

Anonymous said...

Well weren't the last batch of 466 trains painted in NSE colours even though they arrived AFTER NSE had been broken up in April 1994, or just before that..

Anonymous said...

Re the 'Silverlink signs' - if the station had been completed when first intended, the signs would have been in place over two years - and of course the transfer to London Overground was yet to be decided at that time...

John B said...

"Well weren't the last batch of 466 trains painted in NSE colours even though they arrived AFTER NSE had been broken up in April 1994, or just before that."

...and the 365s which arrived as late as 1995. In those cases, although NSE no longer existed, the TOCs were 'shadow TOCs' running as part of BR rather than the private companies that later took over, so it was decided that sticking with the NSE colour scheme would be more sensible than devising a new one on the public £...