Answers And Appropriate Additions.
Here the station throat is viewed from Tower Gateway Docklands station.
These four platforms are probably the most intensely used of any National Rail station in the Capital. Off peak and on Saturdays, a very respectable six trains an hour run.
So what’s special, you may ask. At evening peak, 15 (FIFTEEN) trains depart in the hour from 1715. And they have all got to arrive as well!
… but Tower Gateway (Docklands) is nearly just across the road,
There have been proposals to remove the terminal platforms at Tower Gateway and create a new six-platform Fenchurch Street on the site. Definitely feasible …
… but would it be worth the money?
… via this in the 1900s (also looking east) …
… and this in the more recent past (now westwards gazing) …
… to this today.
It’s (S)hard to realise it is the same place!
And an old view from the river.
Only the towers remain today …
And somewhere “in land” is the entrance for passengers; hidden along here on the right.
Aha, somewhere near those blue lights.
This well-hidden entrance replaced a more evident station frontage in 2007.
fbb would guess that this is one of the quietest London terminals at weekends.
…which later looked like this.
… and now does not exist! It has been built on and over! The office block behind the later addition has been up-fettled but is still recognisable.
Here is a bit of a clue!
All will be revealed in tomorrow’s terminating terminal blog!