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Author Topic: Four track for Filton Bank - ongoing discussion  (Read 168272 times)
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« Reply #1080 on: December 25, 2018, 01:41:13 pm »

Is there any more works at filton or Bristol east junction this xmas.

Signalling work at Parkway, electrification work in the Severn Tunnel until 1 January, work to finish Filton Abbey Wood, and I think building work at Stapleton Road. Plus tamping along the whole length of the line along Filton Bank. More here.

Thought they had already electrified the tunnel 2 years ago, just needing a switch on.
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« Reply #1081 on: January 02, 2019, 12:24:26 pm »

Has the final phase of the signalling of the filton bank been completed, allowing trains from BPW to run to plat 2 at FAW?.
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« Reply #1082 on: January 09, 2019, 12:56:17 pm »

For those who like this kind of thing, here's a timelapse of the Filton Bank blockade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPVh1xb3XjM

I'm a huge fan of the LEMs - they remind me of Huey, Duey and Louie on Silent Running...
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« Reply #1083 on: January 09, 2019, 10:02:11 pm »

For those who like this kind of thing, here's a timelapse of the Filton Bank blockade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPVh1xb3XjM

I'm a huge fan of the LEMs - they remind me of Huey, Duey and Louie on Silent Running...

Not the LEM Lunar Excursion Modules of the moon program but the Huey, Duey and Louie  thing makes a nice link. Top film IMO though.
Incidentally, had a look at progress at Stapleton Road Station a couple of days back with the now very progressed bridge ramp. To me it makes the whole place look more, well, "Stationy" and looking less forlorn than the old bare platforms post demolition of the old original structures. Not pretty, I grant you but looking less neglected.
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« Reply #1084 on: January 11, 2019, 09:24:20 am »

Another video has appeared.  It shows the route between Bristol East Junction and Westerleigh Junction taken from a rear cab https://youtu.be/VrTpXo-uiz4
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« Reply #1085 on: January 11, 2019, 10:55:40 am »

Slightly off-topic, but now that Filton Bank four tracking is done, will the extra trains from Bristol TM - Bristol PW to Paddington be starting soon, in May?, or will we have to wait for other work to be done first?
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« Reply #1086 on: January 11, 2019, 11:01:16 am »

Another video has appeared.  It shows the route between Bristol East Junction and Westerleigh Junction taken from a rear cab https://youtu.be/VrTpXo-uiz4

Fantastic video.  Perfect way to see the whole of the new infrastructure, not just up the bank but also the new electrification right up to Westerleigh Junction
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« Reply #1087 on: January 11, 2019, 11:31:25 am »

Yes, and Bristol Parkway looks completely different to how I last saw it. Next due to see it on 27 January 2019.  Still some signalling works to complete there.
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« Reply #1088 on: January 11, 2019, 11:50:48 am »

Another video has appeared.  It shows the route between Bristol East Junction and Westerleigh Junction taken from a rear cab https://youtu.be/VrTpXo-uiz4

Fantastic video.  Perfect way to see the whole of the new infrastructure, not just up the bank but also the new electrification right up to Westerleigh Junction

Fantastic, I was really glued to that, could not believe how it has so changed, many banner signals installed, they were not there the last time I went to Bristol, appx last June. The bridge above the signal with its five junction indicators on, was not there, they had just removed an old one. I was so glued that I nearly forgot to eat my activia.
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« Reply #1089 on: January 11, 2019, 11:53:04 am »

Yes, and Bristol Parkway looks completly different to how I last saw it. Next due to see it on 27 January 2019.  Still some signalling works to complete there.

What signalling is needed now then?. I am about to move soon so I shall have a ride down in early February.

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« Reply #1090 on: January 11, 2019, 01:04:56 pm »

Slightly off-topic, but now that Filton Bank four tracking is done, will the extra trains from Bristol TM - Bristol PW to Paddington be starting soon, in May?, or will we have to wait for other work to be done first?

Not yet, I think the hope would be at the end of this year, but we'll have to wait and see.
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« Reply #1091 on: January 14, 2019, 07:17:47 pm »

Slightly off-topic, but now that Filton Bank four tracking is done, will the extra trains from Bristol TM - Bristol PW to Paddington be starting soon, in May?, or will we have to wait for other work to be done first?

Not yet, I think the hope would be at the end of this year, but we'll have to wait and see.

Any going towards Weston?
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« Reply #1092 on: January 15, 2019, 09:53:40 pm »

When will the remaining signalling works be completed to bring into use the two way working of platform 2 at FAW?.

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