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« Reply #435 on: August 13, 2018, 05:07:40 pm »

Didn't take long for the artistry graffiti to appear..... Angry
On Filton Banksy?   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #436 on: August 13, 2018, 06:49:45 pm »

Went to Bristol today, massive progress since I last went 4 months ago, and it isn’t an easy project that has been set out.

Yup, and just think, if they hadn't bothered to rationalise it in the 80's, they probably wouldn't have spent as much money over the last 30 years as they are spending now.
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« Reply #437 on: August 20, 2018, 09:35:22 am »

On another forum there is a picture of the new footbridge at Stapleton Road and mention of rails laid on the new up main under Narroways footbridge. Anyone able to get some pics?
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« Reply #438 on: August 23, 2018, 01:32:43 pm »

On another forum there is a picture of the new footbridge at Stapleton Road and mention of rails laid on the new up main under Narroways footbridge. Anyone able to get some pics?

I might have a try on Monday. Was going to have a look this afternoon but plans have been altered.
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« Reply #439 on: August 25, 2018, 08:17:15 pm »

Didn't take long for the artistry graffiti to appear..... Angry

Never does. Head for Ashton to see the newly erected and newly daubed MetroBust bridge. It hasn't had a passenger yet.
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« Reply #440 on: September 03, 2018, 02:27:41 pm »

Passing by Filton Abbey Wood Station today and took this south facing pic. Not a breathtakingly large among of visible change since my previous posted photo but progress nonetheless. No north facing pic this time as not that much has happened.
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« Reply #441 on: September 27, 2018, 08:38:19 pm »

Went up it yesterday. Ballast and sleepers down on the final stretch towards Temple Meads, so can't be that long before it's all operational.

Have to say that it looks like a very thorough job, lots of shiny steelwork and concrete throughout.   
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« Reply #442 on: September 27, 2018, 08:50:12 pm »

Went up it yesterday. Ballast and sleepers down on the final stretch towards Temple Meads, so can't be that long before it's all operational.

Have to say that it looks like a very thorough job, lots of shiny steelwork and concrete throughout.   

From what I could also see yesterday from the front top deck of the Y1 to the city centre sleepers and rails in place over new Stapleton Road bridge.
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« Reply #443 on: September 27, 2018, 10:03:32 pm »

Will there be a ceremonial renaming of Four Track, Now! on completion?

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« Reply #444 on: September 27, 2018, 10:40:27 pm »

Will there be a ceremonial renaming of Four Track, Now! on completion?

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When would that be? Is he nearly finished now?
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« Reply #445 on: September 28, 2018, 04:45:39 pm »

Will there be a ceremonial renaming of Four Track, Now! on completion?

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To "Now wire me up!" perhaps?
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« Reply #446 on: September 28, 2018, 10:00:39 pm »

Will there be a ceremonial renaming of Four Track, Now! on completion?

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To "Now wire me up!" perhaps?

There has been some discussion of this rather important matter elsewhere on the forum, but I'm blowed if I can find it now. I did adapt from Four Track Now to Four Track, Now! to celebrate the announcement that the work to go ahead, an event in the distant past. I shall think of something, possibly even appropriate, when the first train runs on the new steels.

The truth of the origin of my handle is probably a little anti-climatic. I had been looking for information about the project when I stumbled across the Coffee Shop. As I suppose many do, I rather lurked for a while. Eventually, I felt I had something to add to the conversation, but found no inspiration when I needed it. Four Track, Now! was the best I could come up with at the time. It has given me some fun, though.

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« Reply #447 on: October 01, 2018, 04:51:30 pm »

From the Opening Notice (Yellow Peril)
Note: This is not the final arrangement.  That will be commissioned over Xmas/New Year 2018/2019.

EFFECTIVE 05.20 MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2018

Signalling and permanent way alterations affecting the working of the lines
between Dr Days Junction, Lawrence Hill and Stoke Gifford Junction / Filton
Junction No.2

OVERVIEW OF THE SCHEME

• The existing two track railway (Up Filton and Down Filton lines) will be
augmented by two additional running lines between Dr Days Junction /
Narroways Hill Junction and Stoke Gifford Junction / Filton Junction No.2
(excl).

• The lines described will be controlled by the Stoke Gifford and Temple Meads
work stations in Thames Valley Signalling Centre (TVSC) in Didcot.

• Some signalling equipment identities will be changed.

• A new junction, known as Horfield Junction will be provided.

• New (or altered) three-state banner repeating signals will be provided.

• Filton South Junction will be taken out of use.

• Train detection will be by axle counter.

• Point heating will be provided on all new power-operated points.

LINE NAMES AND STATUS

The existing two track railway (Up Filton and Down Filton lines) will be augmented by
two additional passenger class lines between Bristol East Junction and Stoke Gifford
Junction / Filton Junction No.2 (excl) as follows:

• Up Filton Relief and Down Filton Relief between Dr Day’s Junction and Filton
Junction No.1 on the formation of the former Up Filton and Down Filton lines
at the Bristol end (between Bristol East Junction and the 2m 70ch position
approx.) and continue as new infrastructure to Filton Junction No.1.

• Up Filton Main and Down Filton Main between Dr Day’s Junction and Stoke
Gifford Junction on the formation of the former Up Filton and Down Filton lines
at the Stoke Gifford end (between Stoke Gifford and the 2m 70ch position
approx.) and continue as new infrastructure to Dr Day’s Junction.

STATIONS

Filton Abbey Wood
•Platform 1 and platform 3 will be extended towards Bristol East Junction, to be 117
metres long (128 yards).

•Platform 2 will be extended towards Bristol East Junction to be 126 metres long.
A new platform 4, (117 metres long) on the Up Filton Relief line will be brought into
use.
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« Reply #448 on: October 04, 2018, 08:24:51 am »

Thanks for the information!
If that’s not the final arrangement, then what change is being made at Christmas?
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« Reply #449 on: October 04, 2018, 09:00:39 am »

Does this mean, subject to train and staff availability, we should see more reliable and frequent services in the new year?

Or will these upgrades lie idle for years, like all the Metrobus infrastructure in along the M1 corrider.
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