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« Reply #525 on: June 26, 2019, 01:49:09 pm »

As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.
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« Reply #526 on: June 26, 2019, 02:18:59 pm »

So. Only 2 years to get all the ducks in a row, or no eastern portal. I can't see that the university would countenance that, so things had better start moving.
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« Reply #527 on: June 26, 2019, 07:36:24 pm »

So. Only 2 years to get all the ducks in a row, or no eastern portal. I can't see that the university would countenance that, so things had better start moving.

I'm not sure it's no eastern portal, probably just a lot more expensive and longer.

On a separate note, does anyone know if the east junction resignalling work includes remodelling of the junction. Wasn't that one of the main reasons for delaying the wiring of Temple Meads? Perhaps when that's done we can have some electrification?
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« Reply #528 on: June 26, 2019, 07:51:42 pm »

Do we know whether the government has actually approved the Bristol East work? I think every major investment decision is decided separately now, which is a change from the past? I agree though that once done, it makes sense to finish off the electrification.  Unfortunately Grayling and sense aren't often seen in the same sentence, though hopefully he will be gone soon (which may cause another delay, as someone new gets up to speed.)
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« Reply #529 on: June 26, 2019, 09:08:47 pm »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.

I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin
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« Reply #530 on: June 26, 2019, 11:57:10 pm »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.

I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin

It's still used occasionally as a route to busses on rail replacement.
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« Reply #531 on: June 27, 2019, 09:13:26 am »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.

I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin

It's still used occasionally as a route to busses on rail replacement.

I have used it and it felt as though we were walking all the way to Yatton.  It also needs a good scrub and a coat of paint.
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« Reply #532 on: June 27, 2019, 10:53:51 am »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.

I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin

It's still used occasionally as a route to busses on rail replacement.

I have used it and it felt as though we were walking all the way to Yatton.  It also needs a good scrub and a coat of paint.

Where's the entrance from the subway then? Under the stairs by the lift to platform 3?
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« Reply #533 on: June 27, 2019, 11:29:56 am »

The Bristol East works is a track remodelling project and nothing to do with resignalling, thatís already done and dusted.
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« Reply #534 on: June 27, 2019, 01:41:01 pm »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.

I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin

It's still used occasionally as a route to busses on rail replacement.

I have used it and it felt as though we were walking all the way to Yatton.  It also needs a good scrub and a coat of paint.

Where's the entrance from the subway then? Under the stairs by the lift to platform 3?

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« Reply #535 on: June 27, 2019, 01:53:33 pm »

The Bristol East works is a track remodelling project and nothing to do with resignalling, thatís already done and dusted.

Well yes: the signalling works that will be required for Bristol East will, technically, be signalling rather than resignalling. However the work will involve removing a lot of old signalling kit and replacing it with new (albeit in a different place), so you can see how people might see it that way.
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« Reply #536 on: June 27, 2019, 04:51:36 pm »

From this post, we might deduce that it will take 16 days to completely fill the Temple Meads train shed with scaffolding and, after a suitable gestation of nine months, another 16 days to take it all out again!
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« Reply #537 on: June 27, 2019, 06:17:34 pm »

In much the same way that mating elephants is carried out,that being at a great height with a lot of noise and usually takes many months to produce results.
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« Reply #538 on: June 27, 2019, 07:57:22 pm »

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As well as the exit to the underside of the incline,that comes out below the Station frontage,.
I didn't know about that one - and I used to work there  Grin
It's still used occasionally as a route to busses on rail replacement.
I have used it and it felt as though we were walking all the way to Yatton.  It also needs a good scrub and a coat of paint.
Where's the entrance from the subway then? Under the stairs by the lift to platform 3?
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Confusion seems to reign on this one.

Imagine you have stepped off a service from London via Parkway at TM on platform 15 and have climbed down the staircase to the subway and are heading along the subway, past the toilets on the left you come to some 4/5 steps up to a plinthe where you have the option to then turn left for more steps up to platform 4 or right for more steps up to platform 3. If you were to knock a hole in the wall which forms the 4th edge of the plinthe opposite the 4/5 steps you would find a flight of steps which takes you up to another wall which if you knocked a hole in that wall you would find you are out on the station forecourt.

Now if the line was closed through Bath and you were heading for Bus Replacements back to Bath, you would follow the lineage on the subway surface to the lift up to platform 3 taking you to the right of the 4/5 steps and then if you progressed to the left of the lift and then continued along this dingy dungeon type tunnel it will bring you out on to a lower level road which provides a kinda forecourt to Bristol And Exeter House where you would board your rail replacement service to Bath.

Usually when Bristol holds its 'Open Doors' weekend visits are available to members of the public to the 'Dungeons of Temple Meads' which usually get booked up in minutes after bookings open.

Did you know that at the bottom of the incline where the tram lines are and there is a childrens nursery at present there was a building which was the Bristol BR Staff Association building and underneath the bottom of the incline itself there were two skittle alleys in tunnels underneath the incline itself which run parallel to the Bath Road which were accessed from the BRSA building.
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« Reply #539 on: June 27, 2019, 08:14:35 pm »

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Did you know that at the bottom of the incline where the tram lines are and there is a childrens nursery at present there was a building which was the Bristol BR Staff Association building and underneath the bottom of the incline itself there were two skittle alleys in tunnels underneath the incline itself which run parallel to the Bath Road which were accessed from the BRSA building.

Yup - knew that from being a BRSA member back in the 60s (just) and 70s, and also working there as part of a band in the 1980s
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