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« Reply #720 on: July 26, 2021, 10:36:30 am »

I'm not aware of any immediate plans to lengthen Platform 1. What have you heard?

Once the signal box has gone, it will be possible to extend it in the other direction, i.e. towards Temple Gate. As it stands, it's just shy of 100m long, which will take a 4-car set. However it is on this side of the station that the extra track is being added, so maybe what you are seeing is just down to realignment to accommodate the new track?
Extending the platform towards Temple Gate must be what I heard then.  A visit to Temple Meads today rather confirmed that.
I took the opportunity to have a look at the temporarily removed canopy at the other side of the station and took a photo in order to post it here but am getting an error message that the file is to large.  I'll play around with it and try to post it later on.
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« Reply #721 on: July 26, 2021, 12:22:34 pm »

This NR» (Network Rail - home page) video, posted on twitter, gives a good overview of how things have been going. They don't muck about!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1418481317239562240

#BristolRailRegen will lead you to more pictures.
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« Reply #722 on: July 28, 2021, 11:04:16 am »

I spotted this image on NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s twitter feed, which reminded me of similar pictures on the GWSR blog: It's new daggerboards being painted. These will replace the many that have rotted or been damaged over the decades!

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« Reply #723 on: July 28, 2021, 11:17:08 am »

I spotted this image on NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s twitter feed, which reminded me of similar pictures on the GWSR blog: It's new daggerboards being painted. These will replace the many that have rotted or been damaged over the decades!


Excuse my ignorance but what is a "daggerboard"?
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« Reply #724 on: July 28, 2021, 11:50:05 am »

Daggerboards are the pretty bits that hang down around the edges of platform canopies.

The ones the GWSR are making for their new footbridge at Broadway are a lot more complicated than these as they have staggered holes and have to step down to match the stairs. The ones for Temple Meads seem a lot simpler, perhaps reflecting the fact the canopies here are from the 1930's whereas the GWSR are replicating the 1904 version.
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« Reply #725 on: July 28, 2021, 12:11:45 pm »

I can see what they are but I thought they were called bargeboarding. However, Wikipedia tells me that bargeboarding is the name used when it's on gables, so slightly different. I've only come across the word "daggerboard" in the context of sailing dinghys!
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« Reply #726 on: July 28, 2021, 12:16:54 pm »

I've just spotted that the full planning app for BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) Eastern Entrance is now up on the BCC» (Bristol City Council - about) website - 21/03443/F

One day I'll work out how to hyperlink directly to these things...
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« Reply #727 on: July 28, 2021, 06:09:49 pm »

I spotted this image on NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s twitter feed, which reminded me of similar pictures on the GWSR blog: It's new daggerboards being painted. These will replace the many that have rotted or been damaged over the decades!

In this modern age when off-site construction is all the rage on cost efficiency.  Is there a good reason why these are being cut and painted on site? Are they not all standard sizes?
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« Reply #728 on: July 29, 2021, 10:21:33 am »

I spotted this image on NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s twitter feed, which reminded me of similar pictures on the GWSR blog: It's new daggerboards being painted. These will replace the many that have rotted or been damaged over the decades!

In this modern age when off-site construction is all the rage on cost efficiency.  Is there a good reason why these are being cut and painted on site? Are they not all standard sizes?

Since the station was rebuilt in the 1930s I imagine that the dagger boards were hand made to fit the spaces.
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« Reply #729 on: July 29, 2021, 11:04:50 am »

I've just spotted that the full planning app for BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) Eastern Entrance is now up on the BCC» (Bristol City Council - about) website - 21/03443/F

One day I'll work out how to hyperlink directly to these things...
BCC's website doesn't make it easy, by forcing through many different pages till you finally reach it. But I think it's this: https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
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« Reply #730 on: July 29, 2021, 12:39:27 pm »

That link doesn't work for me... I've seen people do something clever that allows them to link directly to these documents, but I've yet to work out what it is!
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« Reply #731 on: July 29, 2021, 12:44:21 pm »

I spotted this image on NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s twitter feed, which reminded me of similar pictures on the GWSR blog: It's new daggerboards being painted. These will replace the many that have rotted or been damaged over the decades!

In this modern age when off-site construction is all the rage on cost efficiency.  Is there a good reason why these are being cut and painted on site? Are they not all standard sizes?

Since the station was rebuilt in the 1930s I imagine that the dagger boards were hand made to fit the spaces.

I'm sure they must be standard-sized tongue-and-groove, though probably the odd one will need to be trimmed to width where things have shifted around. Why they chose to work on them them on-site is a good question though.
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« Reply #732 on: July 29, 2021, 04:53:03 pm »

That link doesn't work for me... I've seen people do something clever that allows them to link directly to these documents, but I've yet to work out what it is!
Hmm. It's now giving me a "your session has timed out" message but it is at least taking me directly to "Planning Online" without needing to go through half a dozen pages from BCC» (Bristol City Council - about)'s website. What's it linking to for you?
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« Reply #733 on: July 29, 2021, 05:24:03 pm »

That link doesn't work for me... I've seen people do something clever that allows them to link directly to these documents, but I've yet to work out what it is!
Hmm. It's now giving me a "your session has timed out" message but it is at least taking me directly to "Planning Online" without needing to go through half a dozen pages from BCC» (Bristol City Council - about)'s website. What's it linking to for you?
The same. That's what it does.
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« Reply #734 on: July 30, 2021, 12:13:49 am »

I mentioned upthread that I'd try to post a picture that I took of the canopy section removed on a temporary basis to help facilitate the construction of the new entrance.  Well, hopefully, here it is.



Edit - I have moved the attachment into the main post so that it initially displays at a smaller scale. Use your browser to open the image in a new frame or window if you want to see the original (uploaded) size - grahame
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