Tuesday 15 December 2009

Countdown to Christmas. Day 15 - 5 weeks of closure, 4 turtle doves, 3 french hens

Railway history is some of the most interesting in north west London.

It's like there have been massive geographic changes to the local landscape and after the periods of enclosure and the development of new residential areas, there was a huge programme of putting rivers underground - thus changing what people saw around them forever.

This was followed by the carving, almost literally carving, of the rail lines - criss-crossing the landscape and now indelible marks upon where we live.

But it was autumn this year that the extent of the closures at weekends became more obvious and visible - not least cos TfL closed off Jubilee at the same time as the Metropolitan line at the same time as the Overground.


And now we have the projects running massively over time and causing considerable discomfort for everyone. [sighs and gears himself up for the next meeting with TfL and their respective partners...]

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