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What's happening at Elephant train station?

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Sunday 21 August 2005 10.56pm
I have a bird's eye view from my flat of Elephant and Castle train station. There has been strange activity all weekend: flat bed wagons being pulled through manually, JCBs moving gravel, it is still going on now at almost midnight. What's happening?
Sunday 21 August 2005 11.08pm
Just some fairly run-of-the-mill engineering work, I should think.

The line through E&C has been closed all weekend.
http://www.thameslink.co.uk/main.php?page_id=217

They'll be working now with the aim of getting the line reopened by the Monday morning rush hour, though delays due to "overrunning engineering works" are far from uncommon.

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Sunday 21 August 2005 11.14pm
People who visit me and look out of the window are always surprised to see the station. Most of my visitors don't even know there *is* and Elephant and Castle train station.
Monday 22 August 2005 8.26am
ANd it's a rather good station at that. You can get to Gatwick and Luton from it. Recommended.
Monday 22 August 2005 9.10am
People really do underestimate what Elephant & Castle has to offer. It's certainly a useful station, but an unpleasent one to use, especially at night when it's unstaffed and all the monitors and displays just show "Welcome to Elephant & Castle", and nobody answers the help/information call point, as has happened to me before! Why are London Underground able to maintain even their outlying surface stations to a standard rarely seen on National Rail?

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