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« Reply #750 on: August 15, 2021, 06:26:47 pm »

Network Rail now report that the signalling problem is solved.

https://twitter.com/networkrailwest/status/1426957564625948677/photo/1
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« Reply #751 on: August 16, 2021, 09:10:19 am »

Saturday wasn't a great day to travel between Bath and Bristol. As well as all the issues around the rail line, Keynsham by-pass was closed due to an accident in the morning, which meant all traffic, including rail replacement buses, had to go through the town, and between there and Bath, road works at one of the narrowest sections were causing significant delays.

I was trying to get to Keynsham, but fortunately eventually decided to cycle there rather than take the bus or chance a train, and found myself passing long tailbacks of traffic.
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« Reply #752 on: August 19, 2021, 08:20:34 pm »

My son's been doing an internship (ie a summer job in something that actually interests him as a possible career) in Brislington and says that this past week the X39 has been absolutely rammed due to no trains running between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath.

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« Reply #753 on: August 23, 2021, 10:26:34 am »

My son's been doing an internship (ie a summer job in something that actually interests him as a possible career) in Brislington and says that this past week the X39 has been absolutely rammed due to no trains running between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath.

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I don't miss that journey, did the X39 / 349 for over 25 years, fonrunately gone are the days of single decker services, but obviously even the double deckers are not adequate at the moment too
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« Reply #754 on: August 24, 2021, 10:40:56 am »

He's started taking a different bus home, the 1, which runs from other end of the industrial estate he's working on and takes a more roundabout route, but the X39 is faster in the morning.
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« Reply #755 on: August 24, 2021, 10:47:00 am »


I don't miss that journey, did the X39 / 349 for over 25 years, fonrunately gone are the days of single decker services, but obviously even the double deckers are not adequate at the moment too

When I lived close to Arnos Vale, I used the X39 for trips to Bath on the days I had to work there. The first couple of times, I went directly to Bath, and feel for the people doing the same journey now. After the first couple of times, I crossed the road and caught it to Temple Meads, then caught a train, an option not currently available.
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« Reply #756 on: August 25, 2021, 11:01:56 am »

Interesting angle on subway extension (via twitter, #bristolrailregen)

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« Reply #757 on: August 25, 2021, 11:51:38 am »

I'm trying to work out the picture here.  To me, it looks like there is "cut and cover" going on rather than tunnelling....or will there be steps/lift there to bring people to "ground level"?
Either way, it looks like good progress and quite an interesting shot.
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« Reply #758 on: August 25, 2021, 12:16:48 pm »

I'm trying to work out the picture here.  To me, it looks like there is "cut and cover" going on rather than tunnelling....or will there be steps/lift there to bring people to "ground level"?
Either way, it looks like good progress and quite an interesting shot.

This is cut and cover, tunnelling with so little cover not really feasible as the structure would need to take full railway loading and would need to fill most of the depth up to ballast level at least.  The only other option would be to build a bridge and then tunnel out underneath it, but if you are going to do that you might as well do cut and cover!
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« Reply #759 on: August 25, 2021, 12:28:15 pm »

I'm trying to work out the picture here.  To me, it looks like there is "cut and cover" going on rather than tunnelling....or will there be steps/lift there to bring people to "ground level"?
Either way, it looks like good progress and quite an interesting shot.

This is cut and cover, tunnelling with so little cover not really feasible as the structure would need to take full railway loading and would need to fill most of the depth up to ballast level at least.  The only other option would be to build a bridge and then tunnel out underneath it, but if you are going to do that you might as well do cut and cover!

Thanks, yes and it clearly show why the platform canopy needed temporary removal.
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« Reply #760 on: August 25, 2021, 08:34:42 pm »

Interesting angle on subway extension (via twitter, #bristolrailregen)



I can almost see the press headline to this:

"Huge hole appears at Bristol Temple Meads, Network Rail are looking into it".
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« Reply #761 on: August 26, 2021, 12:16:39 pm »

Interesting angle on subway extension (via twitter, #bristolrailregen)



So platforms 13 and 15 are out of use until this work is completed?
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« Reply #762 on: August 26, 2021, 01:33:13 pm »

So platforms 13 and 15 are out of use until this work is completed?

That side of the station is out of use at the moment anyway, while Bristol East Jct works continue.

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« Reply #763 on: August 26, 2021, 07:12:26 pm »

So platforms 13 and 15 are out of use until this work is completed?

That side of the station is out of use at the moment anyway, while Bristol East Jct works continue.



Could it be a thriller "will the Orange Army finish before the junction works are done" scenario?
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« Reply #764 on: August 26, 2021, 08:27:21 pm »

So platforms 13 and 15 are out of use until this work is completed?

That side of the station is out of use at the moment anyway, while Bristol East Jct works continue.



Could it be a thriller "will the Orange Army finish before the junction works are done" scenario?
Only if they turn it into a Channel 5 documentary…
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