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?
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?