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Author Topic: Bristol Temple Meads Station redevelopment  (Read 218470 times)
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« Reply #495 on: April 25, 2019, 09:09:52 pm »

A slightly contre-jour shot looking north-west from Cattle Market Road, with the main train shed of Temple Meads to the left. Still a bit to do!

Yep, what is left is still a good few times larger than my house.... but sadly, so much tidier!
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« Reply #496 on: April 26, 2019, 06:11:48 pm »

And here's an announcement from Network Rail about having put in that water fountain, and similar stuff, to the tune of 1M. While it includes things both done and not yet done at Reading and Paddington, the biggest item is:
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In the next year work will begin on a new roof at the station which will enable the continued safe running of the station and more than 150 new seats will be installed.

Not quite sure how to read that...
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« Reply #497 on: April 26, 2019, 06:23:59 pm »

Last I heard (here: https://www.bristoltemplequarter.com/work-to-transform-bristols-temple-meads-station-gets-underway/) the re-roofing of Temple Meads is budgeted at 40M, so not really part of this 1M scheme! Does 150 seats equate to two or three new 5-seater benches on each platform?
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« Reply #498 on: April 26, 2019, 07:21:22 pm »

Does 150 seats equate to two or three new 5-seater benches on each platform?
Or a very small Arenal.  Cheesy
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« Reply #499 on: April 26, 2019, 10:51:39 pm »

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In the next year work will begin on a new roof at the station which will enable the continued safe running of the station and more than 150 new seats will be installed.

Not quite sure how to read that...

I envisaged the seats on the roof to watch the building work.
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« Reply #500 on: April 27, 2019, 07:08:54 am »

And here's an announcement from Network Rail about having put in that water fountain, and similar stuff, to the tune of 1M. While it includes things both done and not yet done at Reading and Paddington, the biggest item is:
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In the next year work will begin on a new roof at the station which will enable the continued safe running of the station and more than 150 new seats will be installed.

Not quite sure how to read that...

Oops - I started a separate thread on the "similar stuff" looking at Paddington and Reading too. ((here))

I'm afraid I get very cynical at looking at various meanings in press releases.   Are "new seats" new for old replacements (maintenance) or extra seats?   Where extra seats on trains are claimed, they can be multi-counted if a train makes multiple runs; guess it would be far-fetched to think that might happen on station seating, with one seat used a dozen or more times a day ...
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« Reply #501 on: April 30, 2019, 04:11:57 pm »

Last bits
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« Reply #502 on: April 30, 2019, 04:12:56 pm »

Apologies, was trying to upload to other thread, but created a new one in error

I'll leave for admin to merge

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« Reply #503 on: April 30, 2019, 04:23:01 pm »

Apologies, was trying to upload to other thread, but created a new one in error

I'll leave for admin to merge

Sorted - grahame

But if you try to access it from the "last post" link on the home page (as I just did) you get a message saying that either the item is missing or is barred to you (or some such!)
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« Reply #504 on: April 30, 2019, 04:31:34 pm »

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Sorted - grahame

But if you try to access it from the "last post" link on the home page (as I just did) you get a message saying that either the item is missing or is barred to you (or some such!)

That will be a transient issue, Robin ... you will have clicked on a link from a page served to you before I did the merge, but clicked after I did the merge and so modified the database record.  I'm happy that it's sorted for posterity ... even if it gives an odd response or two while the update's working through the system.
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« Reply #505 on: May 01, 2019, 11:25:17 am »

Last bits

Whilst it may be nearly demolished above the ground, apparently there's quite a lot to sort out below ground as the building had a sizeable basement. The council has just authorised 140k for some test drilling to see if there is a cheaper way to sort it out, bearing in mind that under the terms of it's deal with the University, it is on the hook for the costs of demolition and site remediation.
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« Reply #506 on: May 01, 2019, 11:37:49 am »

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Whilst it may be nearly demolished above the ground, apparently there's quite a lot to sort out below ground as the building had a sizeable basement. The council has just authorised 140k for some test drilling to see if there is a cheaper way to sort it out, bearing in mind that under the terms of it's deal with the University, it is on the hook for the costs of demolition and site remediation.


Presumably, the University will have a say on whether the 'cheaper' solution is a satisfactory one or not.
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« Reply #507 on: May 11, 2019, 07:02:08 pm »

Can't picture where the box is located. Just have passed it loads of times too!

Hope this link works. Should give you an idea.

Yes it works and I remember it now. It's true though, it is quite compact and bijou!

Grabbed a chance to step in the old train shed today and take a picture

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« Reply #508 on: May 16, 2019, 02:52:28 pm »

Network Rail have submitted a Prior Approval application (19/01792/RA) relating to scheme to improve the maintenance access to Bristol East Jct; you can see it here: https://tinyurl.com/y2p2qnyq

The works involve demolishing the red-brick wall to the left of the bridge (see here: https://tinyurl.com/y4rjk7p3) and replacing it with a new gated access leading to a 44m-long ramp up to track level. The remaining area will be landscaped.

Aside from the fact that this application suggests things are still moving in the right direction with regard to the Bristol East Jct improvement, one drawing - the proposed Layout Plan (W1103F-BDG-DRG-ECV-000010, PROPOSED LAYOUT PLAN) gives a tantalising view of the new track layout: I'm no expert on these things but I can count, and there are definitely 7 tracks crossing Gas Lane Bridge instead of 6. Others may be able to glean more from staring at the S&C layout...

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« Reply #509 on: May 16, 2019, 04:04:57 pm »

Aside from the fact that this application suggests things are still moving in the right direction with regard to the Bristol East Jct improvement, one drawing - the proposed Layout Plan (W1103F-BDG-DRG-ECV-000010, PROPOSED LAYOUT PLAN) gives a tantalising view of the new track layout: I'm no expert on these things but I can count, and there are definitely 7 tracks crossing Gas Lane Bridge instead of 6. Others may be able to glean more from staring at the S&C layout...

And there is this in the covering letter - apparently put there specifically so we can read too much into it:
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Over the next few years, Bristol Council expects that this area will be developed further with additional housing and facilities for Bristol University. Network rail shall be increasing passenger capacity and retail within the station itself and implement an electrification programme and Bristol East Junction (BEJ) track renewal and improvements to the existing junction layout east of Bristol Temple Meads to meet current and future forecasted demand. This will result in additional physical infrastructure within the railway boundary.
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