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Report - Silvertown - Custom House railway tunnel, London- Dec 09

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by JPG, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. JPG

    JPG 28DL Full Member
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    Nov 22, 2009
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    Lets hope the URL I have for the pictures now works better than the last one;)

    May take a little while for some ISP's to display the pictures, as I only just made the domain.

    Opened in 1846 between Stratford and Canning Town, the line was extended to North Woolwich the following year. Services were extended north to Palace Gates in 1887 although that line (northwards from Seven Sisters) was closed to passengers in 1963.

    1979 saw the North Woolwich branch incorporated into the North London Line, pre-empting the closure of the Broad Street line (Broad Street station had hitherto provided the eastern terminus for the North London Line).

    All North London line services were withdrawn from the section south of Stratford in 2006. The DLR extension to Stratford International will take over the line as far south as Canning Town. The Custom House to North Woolwich section will be used by Crossrail.

    When the Victoria Dock was built, a swing bridge was put in at its entrance. However it was thought that the opening and closing of the bridge would interfere with the train services so a new route was built to the north of the dock. The route of the line was interruped again when the adjacent Albert Dock was opened; a new cut & cover tunnel was built underneath its entrance.
    (Taken from here)

    This was my first underground explore, and I think it came out pretty well, to get everything I needed for myself and college I went down about 5 or 6 times.

    Unfortunately I still don't really know how to take pictures down there so I've only uploaded two.

    Photos of the rest of the line are here...



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