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« Reply #990 on: October 16, 2019, 11:28:18 am »

Indeed, they are the professionals, they will have considered it & chosen another option.

NR have been holding open meetings along that part of the route to explain the work - you could have gone along and asked. I appreciate you may live a long way from these meetings, but there was a contact email address n the NR webpage announcing these meetings.

Reminds me of episode 1 of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy where Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz chastises the people of Earth for complaining against the demolition of their planet when they could have made the effort to view the plans at their local planning office on Alpha Centauri.  Grin Tongue
I love the analogy, but if the meetings were planned along the route I suspect they were indeed publicised locally.  (By the way, weren't the plans in the basement where the light didn't work?)
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« Reply #991 on: October 16, 2019, 02:51:53 pm »

I love the analogy, but if the meetings were planned along the route I suspect they were indeed publicised locally.  (By the way, weren't the plans in the basement where the light didn't work?)

Even harder than that ...

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“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”
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« Reply #992 on: October 16, 2019, 11:39:08 pm »

A flashlight? Sure he said a torch..
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