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« Reply #510 on: May 16, 2019, 05:22:08 pm »

I don't have my hands on the signalling plan just yet, but once I do I will draw up one of my track layout plans and post it here (aka Filton 4T).
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« Reply #511 on: May 16, 2019, 08:15:51 pm »

Actually, you get a less-tantalising view of the proposed track layout on W1103F-BDG-DRG-ECV-000015 SWEPT PATH/VISIBILITY SPLAY - it shows more of the layout, and some interesting dotted paths which someone with an over-active imagination could believe related to routing trains into the Old Station - or, at least, passively providing for it...
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« Reply #512 on: May 17, 2019, 10:05:23 am »

RS.  Has the old PO building gone now?  Any updated photographs? Wink
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« Reply #513 on: May 17, 2019, 10:18:35 am »

I've not been to Temple Meads for a couple of weeks - anyone else been there lately?
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« Reply #514 on: May 17, 2019, 10:26:48 am »

RS.  Has the old PO building gone now?  Any updated photographs? Wink

I was there on Wednesday. Entering and leaving Temple Meads by train you see no indication of the building. Looking from the platforms at that end of TM (and provided no IETs are blocking the view) you can see that there are still some "below ground" bits to demolish as the site is not totally level. Sadly no pics from me. It might not be long now until all the pics just show a cleared site.
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« Reply #515 on: May 17, 2019, 11:56:27 am »

RS.  Has the old PO building gone now?  Any updated photographs? Wink

The building has completely gone, they are currently clearing the site of the debris that was left behind
When that is done the Eastern end of P15 is where there was an underground section (mainly as the land wasn't level) they will then have to clear that away.

It is noticeably brighter and chillier waiting a service on P15 now - I am not looking forward to the winter months !
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« Reply #516 on: May 17, 2019, 04:29:39 pm »

RS.  Has the old PO building gone now?  Any updated photographs? Wink

I was there on Wednesday. Entering and leaving Temple Meads by train you see no indication of the building. Looking from the platforms at that end of TM (and provided no IETs are blocking the view) you can see that there are still some "below ground" bits to demolish as the site is not totally level. Sadly no pics from me. It might not be long now until all the pics just show a cleared site.

AIUI it's a little bit more complicated than that to actually clear the site as there's some kind of basement level that has to be dealt with. Presumably there will be some jolly deep foundations to go in, and that too will have to be done very carefully to avoid shaking the TM shed to pieces.

But indeed, to all intents and purposes the building is no more. 
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« Reply #517 on: Yesterday at 12:41:23 pm »

According to the Bristol Post (story here), Network Rail are seeking to bring forward plans to extend of Temple Meads subway so as to exploit the blockade required for the Bristol East Jct project:

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« Reply #518 on: Yesterday at 12:54:39 pm »

According to the Bristol Post (story here), Network Rail are seeking to bring forward plans to extend of Temple Meads subway so as to exploit the blockade required for the Bristol East Jct project:

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“The rationale for expediting this scheme is to take advantage of the existing planned rail closure for Bristol East junction which would provide a window for the scheme and reduce costs.

Concern in the article that this is being pushed forward rather fast ... or perhaps just a good opportunity to brief the incoming BaNES leader with appropriate assurances?

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A council leader has raised alarms over the handling of a multi-million pound revamp of Bristol Temple Meads, as transport campaigners brandished it the “Poundland” of train stations.

The scheme is being pushed through faster than usual to take advantage of a window for the work to take place with the planned closure of a rail junction, according to a report to the West of England Combined Authority (Weca) Committee.

Bath & North East Somerset Council leader Dine Romero, at her first Weca meeting, said she needed reassurance about how the project would be handled because the £26.6million the combined authority has earmarked for it was “such a significant sum of money”.
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« Reply #519 on: Yesterday at 04:44:08 pm »

BBC News - Poundland anger at Bristol Temple Meads railway station slur
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48741833

Have to say, that whilst Bristol Temple Meads is desperately in need of investment, I'm in agreement with Poundland. Poorly chosen comparison by David Redgewell.

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« Reply #520 on: Today at 10:57:20 am »

What irritates me about this sorry tale is that the Bristol Post have managed to spin a good news story about essential work being brought forward, into some sort of Bath v Bristol political infighting thing (with a twitter spat on the side, for good measure). That was their journalistic decision, and they will know which version of events sells more advertising! However given the glacial pace at which rail investment decisions are currently made, isn't it a cause for celebration that someone has decided to get on and do something?

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« Reply #521 on: Today at 01:07:32 pm »

A rare railway example of employing just a bit of JFDI?
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