I thought it was the presence of signalling cabinets on the trackbed rather than the state of the girder that dictated the arrangements at Clapham Junction?
Nope - though the signalling equipment was a complication and added to the costs, the primary reason why reinstatement of the the original platform layout was always was the state of the girders, which effectively would have required complete replacement if they were to take the weight of trains again.
Any idea when the Putney Bridge westbound platform will be completed? S stock still have no messages in the front car that the front door will not open and the work to extend the front of the platform seems to be taking an eternity.
Looks like the platform extension is complete. The S stock still don't open their front door at Putney Bridge, at least on the train I used this evening, but the platform has full passenger access and the hoardings are gone.
The extension was available from Saturday morning, S Stock front door will remain closed until the legacy D Stock monitors are removed. The temporary 10mph speed restriction on the WB approach has now been lifted, so that 30mph is the norm both WB and EB.