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« Reply #465 on: March 19, 2019, 07:13:00 pm »

Even more worried than I was before, now I see just where it has been placed ! Grin
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« Reply #466 on: March 19, 2019, 08:22:24 pm »

Presumably so the more woke among us can refill our multiple use water bottle?
Mm. Assuming 10 seconds, or longer to allow for the traditional cautious run of water, how long will that take to fill the bottles of a full IET? So a token gesture, but I'm sure it will be used. The positioning will serve to remind us all that you never own a drink, merely rent it.
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« Reply #467 on: March 19, 2019, 08:24:19 pm »

Almost surprising a drinking fountain isn't securi-dramaed out of existence considering the range of threats it poses: supply for dehydrated bombers, infections from dirty nozzles, slip risk from splashes, retail outlets suing for loss of trade...
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« Reply #468 on: March 20, 2019, 09:35:06 am »

Am currently at New str, notice they have the same fountain outside the toilets in the yellow lounge here.
Must have been some funding nationwide?
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« Reply #469 on: March 20, 2019, 09:38:58 pm »

Am currently at New str, notice they have the same fountain outside the toilets in the yellow lounge here.
Must have been some funding nationwide?

This linked story is a year old but confirms that Network Rail wants to install water fountains in most of their managed stations.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/12/network-rail-to-install-water-fountains-in-majority-of-its-train-stations-this-year
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« Reply #470 on: March 25, 2019, 12:34:25 pm »

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« Reply #471 on: March 25, 2019, 02:11:19 pm »

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Surely someone could think of an appropriate flag to fly for the last few days? Even if at half-mast.
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« Reply #472 on: March 25, 2019, 02:18:07 pm »

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Surely someone could think of an appropriate flag to fly for the last few days? Even if at half-mast.

Does this mean that Ann-Margret's not coming?
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« Reply #473 on: March 25, 2019, 02:51:18 pm »

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Haven't got very far with this demolition project seeing it was started weeks ago, Oh its in Bristol. that explains it, its in the city where everything takes longer to achieve than elsewhere.
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« Reply #474 on: March 25, 2019, 03:05:27 pm »

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Haven't got very far with this demolition project seeing it was started weeks ago, Oh its in Bristol. that explains it, its in the city where everything takes longer to achieve than elsewhere.

It looks like they are currently clearing away what was already demolished, the building was a kind of L shape and they have done one side of it. I'm guessing that once the current rubble etc is cleared away they will finish demolishing the rest of it?
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« Reply #475 on: March 25, 2019, 03:08:08 pm »

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Haven't got very far with this demolition project seeing it was started weeks ago, Oh its in Bristol. that explains it, its in the city where everything takes longer to achieve than elsewhere.

To be fair, it was quite a big building and they have demolished most of it now. From what I remember of the planning application, Network Rail were ever so keen that the demolition contractors should try very hard not to drop rubble on the tracks; perhaps that explains why they've left this bit until last, and are taking it down carefully.
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« Reply #476 on: March 25, 2019, 03:13:15 pm »

...the building was a kind of L shape...

Pretty square actually: https://goo.gl/maps/Ex4MUH7A9kP2

It's the western portion that remains, which is quite close to the railway - so you'd want to be a bit careful about where you dropped yer rubble.
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« Reply #477 on: March 26, 2019, 02:04:29 pm »

The steel cutting machine was in place last night, so imagine the final steelworks are starting to come down today

They use water sprays whilst taking down the walls so there won't be a problem with dust etc blowing across the station
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« Reply #478 on: March 27, 2019, 04:13:23 pm »

getting smaller by the day.
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« Reply #479 on: March 29, 2019, 01:32:15 pm »

More pics of the slowly-disappearing Sorting Office. The final one was taken at around 9pm last evening; interesting to see that there seems to be more happening at night than during the day - maybe that's been stipulated to reduce the risk of debris landing on the railway? If so it would go some way to explaining why this part of the job is taking time.
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