Wednesday, 15 November 2017

ERTA News

DELEGATED MEETING WITH PETER McBEATH. Peter McBeath is the designer of the New Lower Thames Transport Tunnel which will be a combined rail/road tunnel under the Thames between the M2 in Kent and the A13 in Essex, and he consequently founded his own company NLTTT org .in 2013. His design is a modified version of the earlier one by Highways England which had only catered for a road.

Both David Ferguson and I had led a delegated meeting with him in early October at the Institute of Directors in London. Peter’s rail proposals will be built to HS1 specifications, since the new railway is intended to plug into HS1.The railway will also include an extension of Crossrail 1 from Abbey Wood to Grays, and more importantly, a freight link from Dover/Channel Tunnel to the East Coast ports including DP World at nearby Thames Gateway.
Peter was extremely enthusiastic about re-opening Bedford – Northampton.

CENTRAL LONDON FORUM .This took place in the evening on Monday, 30 October at our usual venue, the Metropolitan Bar in Baker Street.
Apart from me, three other members came - David Ferguson, Michael Hustwait and Tony Bush, and also my friend Conway Castle-Knight. The main topic we discussed was our London 'Wish List' which we all reviewed.

There seemed to be in particular much enthusiasm for the Lower Thames River Crossing project, which will be a combined rail/road tunnel under the Thames between the M2 in Kent and the A13 in Essex.


ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM, COVENTRY. Although this museum closed in October, all the items have now been found different homes. This could partly be due to pressure from ERTA, since we sent a letter to Coventry City Council.

Contact Mr Simon Barber and offer support: T. 0208 940 4399 E. simon4barber@gmail.com

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