The original plan for Stanmore's third platform was that Baker Street SCC would never control it - Neasden SCC would. However, in the complex web that seems to have woven elsewhere, nobody is really sure if
a) The area will be re-signalled (possibly for ATO) and passed to Neasden as their first part of the older line b) The area will be re-signalled (possibly for ATO), kept at Baker Street and then at a later date passed to Neasden c) Cheaply cobbled together for a while so Baker Steet control it for a year or 3 and then passed to Neasden d) The 3rd platform will become a white elephant for a few years with nobody controlling it
Now that there have been a few weekend possessions, does anyone happen to know how far the progress is on the construction of a 3rd platform at Stanmore?
No sign of any platforms yet and looks like there still some major work to be done!
Some of the hoarding has now been removed and you can see a 4m high secant piled wall about the length of the existing platform retaining the embankment that's been partly cut away. I think the hoarding may have gone down as work will be getting closer to the track. Where the new track should go there's still an earth berm for access for construction traffic and rolls of what looks like geotextile-membrane for drainage. The alignment suggests the new road will join with the main track before the overbridge but I don't know.
I was always amused as a guard when some 'wag' started to alter the Northern line diagrams so that Tuffnel Park ended up reading as 'Stuff nelly Parker'. Never did find out who Nelly Parker was though! ;D When looking at the 'WAY OUT' signs through OPO mirrors you see 'TUO YAW' which sounds like a good name for a Chinese Restaurant! ;D ;D
Trying to bring this thread back onto track. Here is a piccy of Stanmore taken yesterday. The new retaining wall is in place. The earth/rubble between the existing track and the retaining wall is almost cleared and being flattened in readyness for the platform and track foundations/ballast.