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Roads closed for overnight delivery of lift shafts to Plumstead Station
Roads closed for overnight delivery of lift shafts to Plumstead Station

Roads closed for overnight delivery of lift shafts to Plumstead Station

The project to add step-free access to Plumstead station in southeast London is progressing after an overnight delivery of the two lift shafts.

Sep
25
2023
Work starting soon on step-free access at Plumstead railway station
Work starting soon on step-free access at Plumstead railway station

Work starting soon on step-free access at Plumstead railway station

Plumstead station in southeast London is about to get step-free access as long planned works to add two lifts to the station get underway.

Apr
25
2023
WWII air raid shelter discovered in southeast London
WWII air raid shelter discovered in southeast London

WWII air raid shelter discovered in southeast London

An early example of a WWII air raid shelter has been uncovered during building site clearance works in Plumstead, in southeast London.

Nov
11
2022
Network Rail changes plans for step-free access at Plumstead station
Network Rail changes plans for step-free access at Plumstead station

Network Rail changes plans for step-free access at Plumstead station

Network Rail has a long standing plan to upgrade Plumstead station in southeast London to make it accessible but has had to file a number of applications following objections to earlier schemes.

Aug
04
2022
Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary
Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary

Tickets Alert: Plumstead bus garage 40th anniversary

Next month marks the 40th anniversary of Plumstead bus garage, and they're having a public open day to celebrate.

Sep
14
2021
Plumstead’s mysterious ice-age Slade Ravine
Plumstead’s mysterious ice-age Slade Ravine

Plumstead’s mysterious ice-age Slade Ravine

Plumstead Common is open land high up the hills overlooking the Thames, and has a very odd and very deep valley running through one side of it. How has a short, deep, valley ended up here on top of a hill?

May
21
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: Gallions Hill and Reach Park, SE28
London’s Pocket Parks: Gallions Hill and Reach Park, SE28

London’s Pocket Parks: Gallions Hill and Reach Park, SE28

This riverside park features a tall man-made mound surrounded by a cluster of barrows offering views across southeast London.

Jan
02
2020
Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels
Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

Network Rail connects existing rail network with Crossrail tunnels

The rail connection between the national rail network and the Crossrail tunnels has been successfully completed, linking east to west through Central London for the first time.

Mar
13
2018
Photos – the Crossrail tunnel portal at Plumstead
Photos – the Crossrail tunnel portal at Plumstead

Photos – the Crossrail tunnel portal at Plumstead

In a few weeks time, the fifth of Crossrail's eight tunnel boring machines will join the other four already underground and start grinding its way through the soil to leaving behind a slick grey concrete tunnel in its wake.

Dec
19
2012
Photos from the Crossrail station construction site at Woolwich
Photos from the Crossrail station construction site at Woolwich

Photos from the Crossrail station construction site at Woolwich

While most of the focus on Crossrail is north of the river, the railway will have an important spur down towards South-East London, and this weekend was a chance to see the station box being built at Woolwich.

Aug
06
2012
Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common
Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common

Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common

No long rambling thoughts, just a long ramble through South London to stop me sitting at the computer and doing the work I should be doing. Herewith – some photos: Greenwich foot tunnel – photos of which are officially

Mar
06
2010