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1  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel footbridge on: April 04, 2024, 08:12:36
Does it include disabled access as well?

New access ramp to the down platform being built at the moment to bypass the narrow existing ramp beside the front of the signal box.  Not seen any design for either the temporary or future bridge yet, as ever it is all about available funds.
2  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Mid Cornwall Metro - APPROVED on: November 22, 2023, 20:37:22
Unfortunately, there remains a vocal minority cohort, down here who wouldn't be happy with a daily gold plated pasty, wrapped in a winning lottery ticket.  I suspect most of them work for Cornwall Live. 

I still miss the free crayons for use in the comments....
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Footbridge, Brentwood, 13 year campaign so far on: October 26, 2023, 09:19:17
The Lostwithiel FB took ten years of campaigning, and should be installed in the spring of 2024
4  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Devon and Cornwall resignalling on: October 24, 2023, 23:06:55
This is around the date that has been indicated to me for installation of the new footbridge at Lostwithiel.
5  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Night Riviera on: October 24, 2023, 23:05:30
Readers might be interested in this update on the latest incarnation of the Nightjet sleeper services.  Innovative I thought.


https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-routes/nightjet-new-generation.htm?fbclid=IwAR0w7V8iHiME85cytKqfkFMS7-9n45a2ehalm_rCJWrdfnd-rZjskOFa7zk
6  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture Overseas / Re: EU Members stop accidently at Disneyland Paris on: October 18, 2023, 14:21:09
Increasingly difficult to differentiate between the two Mickey Mouse organizations.
7  All across the Great Western territory / Media about railways, and other means of transport / Re: BBC Question Time comes to Wiltshire on: July 14, 2023, 10:56:25
Radio 4's Any Questions heading to Lostwithiel on Friday 1st September. 1800.

Lostwithiel Community Centre.

Tickets available
8  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards on: July 14, 2023, 06:42:25
Lovely write up for the sleeper here.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/night-train-sleeper-london-cornwall-penzance

edited to fix URL
9  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel bridge on: May 04, 2023, 19:45:18
Manufacturing of the bridge is reported to be starting this week, with full factory assembly, before dismanting and transporting to Lostwithiel, with a view to installation before year end.
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: St Blazey Turntable on: April 29, 2023, 23:34:46
Will endeavour to post photos
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: St Blazey Turntable on: April 29, 2023, 23:33:31
An awful lot of work has gone into this TT in the last 4 months.  Dismantled, refurbished, painted and tested with a 66.  Nothing like a deadline to work to.  Bring on the Socttish visitor tomorrow.
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: How many of these places have YOU visited? on: December 21, 2022, 07:30:54
33 for me.
13  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Sleeper advance tickets on: May 25, 2022, 19:02:34
Hi All

Trying to get from Par to Cambridge on Wed 27th July, going up on the sleeper ideally with a cabin.

Advance singles are showing as limited availability, but no sign of advance tickets for the cabin tickets which are frighteningly expensive.

Are sleeper advance tickets still available, or has demand rendered them an option from the past?

Am I best just snagging the seated singles while they are there?

All feedback greatly appreciated.

Cheers all.
14  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / MPower Kernow - St Blazey on: March 15, 2022, 08:31:50
One and All

Members might be interested to learn about https://www.mpowerkernow.org/ , a Community Interest Company centred on the historic turntable at St Blazey yard, of which I am keenly involved.


The project enjoys strong and significant support nationally, locally, and within the rail industry, and huge progress has been made with the site.  Next on the agenda is the refurbishment to an operational condition of the turntable.

The website gives a great overview, but I am happy to answer queries here.
15  Journey by Journey / Plymouth and Cornwall / Re: Lostwithiel Footbridge on: January 25, 2022, 23:01:42
So, work has started this week to lift the redundant clay sidings from adjacent to the bay platform at Lostwithiel.

The bulk of the salvaged tracker apparently heading to the Plym Valley Railway.

Progress towards the footbridge.

Happy days
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