I went for a run this morning, and commented to my running partner that the bridge works were due to begin today (no sign of any activity).
On the way back 45 mins later a gang of workmen were setting up barriers, traffic lights, crossing lights etc.
So, this is it folks, let the games begin. 6 months of Joy!
Enjoy!! I didn't realise it was today oh god
Does anyone know where the road will be closed from?
I live next to Audio Acoustics and have a car that we park outside.
Bobby. I have attached a plan to show you where all the closure points will be.
I am not clear exactly where the bridge part will be closed from and to, as the bridge itself will have large 'compound' I expect for the equipment that will have to be brought in and out. I guess it will not go as far back as Atterbury Road though... I suspect you will be ok, but for the heavy bits of kit moving up and down- would not want one of them dinging your side...
Are you selling the Bridge Games Justin ... I'll take two. Or maybe we should call it Harrigoround ... and round and round. Hope that bridge is gold plated!
Matthew, responses to the points in your post:
There is no railway bridge, pedestrianised or not, in (agreed) salubrious Belsize Park i.e. the area around the eponymous tube station - there are lengthy tunnels under the rising ground there. What location had you in mind?
The new depot at Hornsey will house extra Thameslink trains, previously the extras didn't exist so weren't stabled anywhere. The new extra Thameslink trains are shared between Hornsey and Three Bridges, on the way to Brighton.
Re the roundabout remodelling at Endymion Rd/Alroy Rd, TTTH is your go-to local person.
Have no info re emergency access to Wightman Rd during the closure, though I expect/certainly hope London Fire Brigade are aware of such a significant road closure. Ask them?
Harringay and Hornsey stations are not Network Rail's responsibility but Govia Thameslink Railway, the operator of our local services. Ask them what their upgrade plans are? Or is it pitchforks at the ready to "resist" until they upgrade the stations?? And since there aren't any gates at either station, can only assume that the Bees also had no turnstiles/gates either back in the day?
The new local trains serving Harringay and Hornsey stations will be in service by late 2018 - not 2017 - according to this GTR press release.
And no, I have no links with any of the above. Just providing best efforts info. Response welcomed.
I thought the preparatory works (of which the lights etc look fairly preparatory) were to start today... Road blocks in place towards the end of the month.
I believe there are a lot of services (electrical, sewage) etc that have to be re-routed before the bridge can actually be removed, so I guess you will see this first.
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