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Wednesday 27 May 2009
Rail Freight Operators Association
Blackfriars Bundle of Straw

Blackfriars Bundle of Straw

Tuesday 26 May 2009
A traditional ceremony: A bundle of straw was hung from the underside of Blackfriars rail bridge to warn river traffic that work is taking place overhead (part of the Thameslink Programme)
Blackfriars Bundle of Straw Ceremony

Blackfriars Bundle of Straw Ceremony

Tuesday 26 May 2009
From left: Alderman Ian Luder, The Lord Mayor of the City of London; Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s director of operations & customer services; Paul Holland, programme director, Thameslink programme, Network Rail; Councillor Columba Blango, the former Mayor of Southwark
Historic Folkestone Warren

Historic Folkestone Warren

Friday 22 May 2009
Photo: Phil Green (WCCP) Folkestone Warren has been a popular site for locals and visitors for over 150 years.
Oxted Access for All Opening Ceremony

Oxted Access for All Opening Ceremony

Thursday 21 May 2009
A new lifting is opened at Oxted station to provide a step-free link between the station entrance and platforms 2 and 3. (From left) Simon Chapman, Network Rail; Bob Mayne, Southern; Cllr John Phillips and Cllr David Weightman, Tandridge Council.
12-car trains at Cambridge

12-car trains at Cambridge

Monday 18 May 2009
Following platform extensions at Cambridge and Royston, 12 car trains were introduced between Cambridge and London Kings Cross on 17 May 2009.
New VDUs, Colchester signal box

New VDUs, Colchester signal box

Tuesday 5 May 2009
New visual display units (VDUs) at the upgrade Colchester signal box. The box will control all signals and level crossings on the branch line from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze once final commissioning takes place in summer 2009.
New crossing, Frinton-on-Sea

New crossing, Frinton-on-Sea

Tuesday 5 May 2009
A test train approaches the newly upgraded crossing at Frinton-on-Sea, installed May Day bank holiday weekend 2009. The new crossing is controlled by CCTV from Colchester signal box.