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Author Topic: Bristol Temple Meads Station redevelopment  (Read 170237 times)
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« Reply #360 on: May 18, 2018, 02:13:24 pm »

The way GWR is going, we'll have hassle free entrances, with some rather less harrassed gateline staff, but no trains to catch or arrive on !
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« Reply #361 on: May 21, 2018, 10:46:17 am »

The way GWR is going, we'll have hassle free entrances, with some rather less harrassed gateline staff, but no trains to catch or arrive on !

At Temple Meads I find it amazing how many times the gate line staff stand in the way of the barriers, just this morning there were 3 staff stood chatting blocking the exits
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« Reply #362 on: May 21, 2018, 10:59:45 am »

Totally agree. And we poor blinkin' passengers , sorry CUSTOMERS, are made to feel like a major major' inconvenience, disturbing their cosy little chats. I cannot count the times I have been blanked by the gateline staff at Temple Meads when wishing them a good time of day or thanking them for letting me through. Is there a special grade of bloody mindedness/ charmlessness that equates with being sent to the gateline at TM ? I just wonder if they are sent to Blackpool North for training.
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« Reply #363 on: June 05, 2018, 08:41:21 pm »

Totally agree. And we poor blinkin' passengers , sorry CUSTOMERS, are made to feel like a major major' inconvenience, disturbing their cosy little chats. I cannot count the times I have been blanked by the gateline staff at Temple Meads when wishing them a good time of day or thanking them for letting me through. Is there a special grade of bloody mindedness/ charmlessness that equates with being sent to the gateline at TM ? I just wonder if they are sent to Blackpool North for training.

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« Reply #364 on: September 26, 2018, 07:13:25 pm »

So installation of the new gate line is going ahead up near the bike racks, with the exit direct onto the main approach.

Gates are installed and they remove the adjacent bike racks next week so I suspect it could be operational in the next few weeks.




My only thought is that all the gates face the opposite way to the stairs, so the approach is from platform 4. Seems bizarre unless it will only be used by cyclists.
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« Reply #365 on: September 26, 2018, 09:54:43 pm »

My only thought is that all the gates face the opposite way to the stairs, so the approach is from platform 4. Seems bizarre unless it will only be used by cyclists.

Done to allow some extra flat concourse area on the platform side of the gates rather than people queuing on the stairs to get out?
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« Reply #366 on: September 26, 2018, 09:58:50 pm »

I concur. I suspect some pedestrian flow modelling has been done.
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« Reply #367 on: September 26, 2018, 10:30:35 pm »

Yeah...I can just see BNM sashaying down the catwalk in the seasonal haute couture  of headgear., the flat cap. He might even get a flirtatious wink from one of the gateline staff
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« Reply #368 on: September 26, 2018, 10:40:31 pm »

Yeah...I can just see BNM sashaying down the catwalk in the seasonal haute couture  of headgear., the flat cap. He might even get a flirtatious wink from one of the gateline staff

Possibly a wink at Bristol. Paddington on the other hand, a roll of the eyes and a muttered curse. "Oh god*, not him again."





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« Reply #369 on: September 27, 2018, 09:53:40 am »

I concur. I suspect some pedestrian flow modelling has been done.

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« Reply #370 on: September 28, 2018, 10:35:11 pm »

So installation of the new gate line is going ahead up near the bike racks, with the exit direct onto the main approach.

My only thought is that all the gates face the opposite way to the stairs, so the approach is from platform 4. Seems bizarre unless it will only be used by cyclists.

Surely, a left turn out of the underpass will get one out of the station fairly quickly?
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« Reply #371 on: September 28, 2018, 10:40:39 pm »

I would happily have used it last night at about 17:30 even walking around the other side as the queue for the only barriers there at present was on the right down into the subway.  I used the other stairs and went round. 
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« Reply #372 on: September 28, 2018, 10:43:29 pm »

I would happily have used it last night at about 17:30 even walking around the other side as the queue for the only barriers there at present was on the right down into the subway.  I used the other stairs and went round. 

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