Peter Gibbons wrote:Further update:
A new signal gantry has been erected spanning all lines approximately 100 yards London side of the existing Rochester station. It has four new signals mounted on it, applying for Up movements, all bagged over at present.
A new crossover, trailing for normal movements, has been installed between the new station and the River Medway bridge. A new crossover, facing for normal movements, has been installed between Fort Pitt Tunnel and the existing Rochester station. Very close to the London end of Fort pitt Tunnel a new signal has been erected with a position 4 and 5 junction indicator. It would appear therefore that trains Up trains from the Chatham direction can enter any platform at the new Rochester station.
A new signal has been erected on the Down Main on the approach to Rainham Station. The new signal is fitted with a theatre type route indicator.
A new signal has been erected on the Up Platform at Rainham for movements towards the Sittingbourne direction.
A new Up Bay platform capable of holding a 12 coach train has been completed, and this in turn has considerably extended the existing Up Platform at the London end. The new extention cannot be brought into use because part of the platform of Up Main platform cannot be installed until the existing signal A263 has been removed. A new crossover, facing for normal movements, London side of the station has been laid together with a connection leading to the new Up Bay platform.
The new signalling suggests that the Up Platform will become reversible and that Down trains from the Gillingham direction will be able to enter any of Rainham's three platforms.
I hope that is useful to somebody.
DY444 wrote:Roger Ford is reporting that the planned work at Easter has been scrubbed
John Hinson wrote:DY444 wrote:Roger Ford is reporting that the planned work at Easter has been scrubbed
Not sure who Roger Ford is - does Network Rail know?
Photo: 24/2/15 John Hinson
E D Mann wrote:The internal emails went out on March 24th.
An even bigger shambles when you consider that it was 'only' Rochester, Gillingham, Rainham and the mainline part of Sittingbourne that were due to move into EKSC over Easter. The Sheerness branch and the Medway Valley had already slipped to August 2015 and August 2016 respectively (and will now undoubtedly be further delayed). Sittingbourne was to remain open for a few more months to control Kemsley - Sheerness.
Main problem now is the lack of alternative commissioning slots. Suggestion is the testers are already committed over Christmas, so at present it's looking like Easter 2016. And of course, the new Rochester station cannot be completed until the present 'box is demolished...
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