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 on: Yesterday at 11:17:47 pm 
Started by Red Squirrel - Last post by stuving
The full Draft Joint Local Transport Plan 4 Consultation Report is on Travelwest's JLTP page.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:00:19 pm 
Started by Red Squirrel - Last post by johnneyw
Some interesting stuff in the results of WECA's JLTP4 consultation, according to the Bristol Post:

* People's highest priority? New and improved railway stations and services.

* Strong support - mainly in Bristol - for congestion charges or a new levy on workplace parking to bring in extra funding.

* People also wanted to see a comprehensive and safe network built for walking and cycling, and more road space used for public transport, walking and cycling.

* Three in five people found buses unreliable and poor value for money, and said it was not easy to plan journeys.

If you read the article, you may notice that the Bristol Post listed these in a different order...

Meanwhile, WECA plan to spend 100s of millions on roads for cars...

Which makes one speculate what the public consultations are really for.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:31:04 pm 
Started by tom-langley - Last post by MVR S&T
Is there another route then?

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 on: Yesterday at 10:08:52 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Oxonhutch
Robin, I am not sure that you are fully engaged with our upcoming opportunity and that attention to mere details detracts significantly from the benefits that will surely disperse upon the body public once we open our minds and dispel previous mantra that have kept us so straightjacketed this past several decades.  Your focus on track gauge for instance speaks volumes on an attention to detail that detracts from the ultimate goal of new global optimism. England, I am sure will be the first to embrace teleportation after all we thought of it first and the carbon benefits Im sure are already being woven into national policy on rail transportation.

Even in our unique seasonal optimism, not seen since a stable incident some time ago, a Tetbury connection, as you observed, would probably require miraculous convergence.

But 36 is a wonderful gauge, same as New Zealand, and they both run trains far larger than ours bit like France and Germany

Enjoy Kaapstad - a truly wonderful place  Cheesy

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 on: Yesterday at 09:54:28 pm 
Started by Red Squirrel - Last post by Red Squirrel
Some interesting stuff in the results of WECA's JLTP4 consultation, according to the Bristol Post:

* People's highest priority? New and improved railway stations and services.

* Strong support - mainly in Bristol - for congestion charges or a new levy on workplace parking to bring in extra funding.

* People also wanted to see a comprehensive and safe network built for walking and cycling, and more road space used for public transport, walking and cycling.

* Three in five people found buses unreliable and poor value for money, and said it was not easy to plan journeys.

If you read the article, you may notice that the Bristol Post listed these in a different order...

Meanwhile, WECA plan to spend 100s of millions on roads for cars...

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 on: Yesterday at 09:04:47 pm 
Started by jamestheredengine - Last post by Adrian
The STJ stop on the 0629 Swansea to Paddington has continued on a fairly regular basis.  One or more short-forms on the 0730, 0800 and 0830 Cardiff departures to Bristol TM and beyond has been pretty normal for the last few months.

However, it will be interesting to see whether GWR continue with this practice from next week.  This Swansea to London train becomes one of the fast ones that runs non-stop from Bristol Parkway to London and leapfrogs the preceding Cardiff to London service en route.

Yes - the 0628 ex Swansea does still make the STJ stop when the Portsmouth train is short formed.  Happened today for what I think was the first time since the new timetable started.  The London train was half an hour late though - so it actually helped to fill in for the cancelled 0800 Cardiff to Temple Meads.  Not a good Monday morning.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:54:01 pm 
Started by Witham Bobby - Last post by Class 50
Every item has to be checked , and signed of for the ORR, it dire for Worcestershire Parkway , pity Crossrail with 14million items.
Better check for Bats and Newts, they might be back , during the delay ..

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 on: Yesterday at 08:21:50 pm 
Started by bobm - Last post by IndustryInsider
Yes, just where wires are tensioned and approved by the signage, otherwise only whilst stationary or at a maximum of 20mph.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:07:41 pm 
Started by ellendune - Last post by mjones
Got to be at least 100 million, surely.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:05:53 pm 
Started by Witham Bobby - Last post by mjones

But in all seriousness, this getting ridiculous. The station has been structurally complete for months. Just.get.it.open!

Mustn't rush these things: it's expanding  the railway and it wouldn't do for people to get too used to such things or they'll start expecting other enhancements in their lifetime. Perhaps a last minute check for bats and newts is needed.

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