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East Coast Mainline Blockade for Werrington Junction diveunder

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2 hours ago, JeffP said:

Aye, you're probably right.

I was working on the memory of the French constructing over 60 miles of brand new motorway at heights of up to 1100m, with tunnels and viaducts, in the same time it took our workers to quadruple 14 miles of the A1.

 

New build, greenfield construction projects always progress much faster than works involving maintaining heavy traffic flows in conjunction with new construction. 

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Yes, but..........

 

FOUR years to do both. One FIVE times the length at altitudes of 1100m........ And much of it was built along the path of the old N9.

 

I mean, come on...we've all seen how long the motorways in the UK are coned off for even minor repairs.

 

Anyway, off topic, sorry.

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On 15/04/2016 at 09:53, Shed said:

the upcoming remodelling of Werrington Junction to allow freight to dive under the ECML and use the line to Spalding without crossing on the flat is planned to start construction soon.

any ideas of how long the blockade will be to enable the new chord to be built?

Target of September 2020  for a 9 day block

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It's now 13 days from since I last ventured out.

This is the only bit of news to report.  How much is actually being done on site at the present time I don't know, it has certainly been quiet when I have been outside in the garden.

Received this letter today.

 

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It was dated 23rd. Life changed that evening. Even NR doesn’t have that level of foresight. :-)

Paul.

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1 hour ago, Mike Storey said:

Interesting that they are still proposing a drop-in event on 6 April, despite all the current restrictions on contact?

 

I don't think that will be happenning now, as Paul said.

Most people that I have seen there have been in the older age group so I think it would not have been well attended anyway.

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4 hours ago, 5BarVT said:

It was dated 23rd. Life changed that evening. Even NR doesn’t have that level of foresight. :-)

Paul.

 

Ok, sorry. I am, being in France, somewhat ahead of what is being done in the UK.

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52 minutes ago, Mike Storey said:

 

Ok, sorry. I am, being in France, somewhat ahead of what is being done in the UK.

 

I too must make an apology Mike.

To those of a younger persuasion who might have been offended, as being classed as old.
I could have named them as being exempt but I did not want to divulge their privacy from my top secret database.
You never know, the net police may still be lurking.:crazy:

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8 minutes ago, Donington Road said:

 

I too must make an apology Mike.

To those of a younger persuasion who might have been offended, as being classed as old.
I could have named them as being exempt but I did not want to divulge their privacy from my top secret database.
You never know, the net police may still be lurking.:crazy:

I really don't understand this post.

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37 minutes ago, PenrithBeacon said:

I really don't understand this post.

I do - does that class me as old or, alternatively, as being on the same wavelength as Mick.

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31 minutes ago, Richard E said:

I do - does that class me as old or, alternatively, as being on the same wavelength as Mick.

That is a terrifying thought, being a relatively near neighbour of Mike.

 

Jamie

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1 hour ago, Richard E said:

I do - does that class me as old or, alternatively, as being on the same wavelength as Mick.

Well I'm 76 if that helps and I still don't understand.

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Very quiet on my daily cycle ride crossing the ECML over the Hurn Road bridge in the morning and Cock Lane bridge after lunch. No sign of any workers or activity. Just water pumps going.

 

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36 minutes ago, Crun said:

Very quiet on my daily cycle ride crossing the ECML over the Hurn Road bridge in the morning and Cock Lane bridge after lunch. No sign of any workers or activity. Just water pumps going.

 

Thank you very much for the photos.

Strange not seeing any orange clad people about.

Keep safe when out and about.:ok:

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5 hours ago, Donington Road said:

 

Thank you very much for the photos.

Strange not seeing any orange clad people about.

Keep safe when out and about.:ok:

Hi Mick,

 

The grade separation must have been suspended due to Coronavirus pandemic. I was out dropping food and milk off to my parents. I feel better for getting out for some exercise, train watching and birdwatching. I discovered a possible breeding pair of Red Kites but am keeping the details secret.

 

I hope you are OK. I will try and add more photographs when possible.

 

Cheers, 

           Chris

 

 

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I wonder if it is due to Covid-19, or whether it is just a Saturday? It seems to me, given the number of other work sites that are continuing, that this is one that could allow a decent amount of social distancing to keep going. We shall see next week.

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32 minutes ago, Mike Storey said:

I wonder if it is due to Covid-19, or whether it is just a Saturday? It seems to me, given the number of other work sites that are continuing, that this is one that could allow a decent amount of social distancing to keep going. We shall see next week.

 

There is normally quite a few people working Saturday's and Sunday's.

From looking at Chris' photos, all the equipment looks to be neatly parked up, so work could well be suspended.

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On 28/03/2020 at 21:27, Donington Road said:

 

There is normally quite a few people working Saturday's and Sunday's.

From looking at Chris' photos, all the equipment looks to be neatly parked up, so work could well be suspended.

I was working up there over the weekend a while back and it was as busy as week days.

my side of the project has been suspended too

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