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Improved bus and train interchange facilities at Abbey Wood rail station in Bexley, Kent, came a step closer to completion last weekend after two giant, 40m long bus shelter canopies were slid into position.

Final positioning of the curved structures, which sit on a flyover above the railway line, required a 24 hour track possession.

Working with Bob Treadwell Architectural & Structural Design, consultant Aspen Associates used an innovative system of pivoting struts and slides to support the steel structures. Contractor Beach slid them 600mm into position, bolted them down and completed final glazing in safety.

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