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« Reply #165 on: January 27, 2020, 06:24:45 pm »

But in all seriousness, this [is] getting ridiculous.

Love the irony.
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« Reply #166 on: January 27, 2020, 08:05:53 pm »


But in all seriousness, this getting ridiculous. The station has been structurally complete for months. Just.get.it.open!

Mustn't rush these things: it's expanding  the railway and it wouldn't do for people to get too used to such things or they'll start expecting other enhancements in their lifetime. Perhaps a last minute check for bats and newts is needed.
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« Reply #167 on: January 27, 2020, 08:54:01 pm »

Every item has to be checked , and signed of for the ORR, it dire for Worcestershire Parkway , pity Crossrail with 14million items.
Better check for Bats and Newts, they might be back , during the delay ..
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« Reply #168 on: January 28, 2020, 07:21:31 pm »

Oh dear- the prospect of going to watch Reading at the Mad Stad by train to Green Park seems ever more remote.......
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« Reply #169 on: January 29, 2020, 12:31:45 pm »

A new article from the Worcester News reporting on the latest events:

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18194514.still-no-opening-date-worcestershire-parkway-latest-timetables-reveal-no-direct-london-train-mid-may/
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« Reply #170 on: January 29, 2020, 01:50:28 pm »


... for some values of “events”.
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« Reply #171 on: January 29, 2020, 02:14:19 pm »

Presuming that the at least two dates for opening were agreed by all parties involved does anyone actually know why the dates have not been met. All that seems to be being said is what they are now doing not why they haven’t done it. Someone must have failed somewhere!
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« Reply #172 on: January 29, 2020, 02:26:52 pm »

Not allowing anywhere enough time from the 'completion of works' stage to dealing with any snagging details and sorting out the paperwork.  Paperwork covers anything from evacuation procedures to cleaning procedures - for example the large amount of glass high up means quite large equipment will be needed to keep it clean and you need to have an agreed procedure.  All will prevent sign off from the ORR.

It's all very reminiscent of Kenilworth, but lessons obviously weren't learned!
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« Reply #173 on: January 30, 2020, 09:41:59 am »

Not disagreeing with you II, but I think that under CDM a procedure for cleaning high up glass (and everywhere else in fact) should have been dealt with at the design stage.  Whether this was documented in sufficient detail and in the right format etc to satisfy ORR is of course a different matter.
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« Reply #174 on: February 04, 2020, 12:38:45 pm »

Another article on the Worcester News website. This one trying to debunk the apparently popular rumour that the station will be opening this weekend.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18208579.no-answer-suggestion-worcestershire-parkway-opening-weekend/
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« Reply #175 on: February 10, 2020, 11:03:17 pm »

Another article on the Worcester News website. This one trying to debunk the apparently popular rumour that the station will be opening this weekend.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18208579.no-answer-suggestion-worcestershire-parkway-opening-weekend/

I drove past it at 2230 this evening. Lit up like a Christmas tree. No trains, natch. It is getting silly.
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« Reply #176 on: February 11, 2020, 09:23:32 am »

Another article on the Worcester News website. This one trying to debunk the apparently popular rumour that the station will be opening this weekend.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18208579.no-answer-suggestion-worcestershire-parkway-opening-weekend/

I drove past it at 2230 this evening. Lit up like a Christmas tree. No trains, natch. It is getting silly.

Are staff being sent to work at trainless Worcestershire Parkway, anyone know?  In the "normal" course of events the station would have needed staff from back before Christmas.

Echos of "Yes Minister" episode "The Compassionate Society"
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« Reply #177 on: February 11, 2020, 09:50:47 am »

Another article on the Worcester News website. This one trying to debunk the apparently popular rumour that the station will be opening this weekend.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18208579.no-answer-suggestion-worcestershire-parkway-opening-weekend/

I drove past it at 2230 this evening. Lit up like a Christmas tree. No trains, natch. It is getting silly.

Are staff being sent to work at trainless Worcestershire Parkway, anyone know?  In the "normal" course of events the station would have needed staff from back before Christmas.

Echos of "Yes Minister" episode "The Compassionate Society"

Exactly. “One of the most efficient stations on the network, minister. No cancellations, no litter problem, car parking always available”.
“But Humphrey, there are no trains”.
“Minister, there are plenty of trains - four per hour on XC in each direction, one per hour GWR in each direction”.
“Do any of them stop at the station?”
“Minister, that is not my department”.
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« Reply #178 on: February 12, 2020, 06:24:41 pm »

The Worcester News is reporting the opening date as being Sunday February 23 (https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18230449.opening-date-worcestershire-parkway-finally-revealed/).

I assume that that's this year.
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« Reply #179 on: February 12, 2020, 08:18:05 pm »

The Worcester News is reporting the opening date as being Sunday February 23

And the BBC is suggesting this Sunday (17th) when you work it out.

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A county's first new railway station for more than a century is to open to the public this weekend.
Passengers will be able to catch trains from Worcestershire Parkway station from Sunday.
They will be able to travel to London Paddington on Great Western Railway services and access a new route from Cardiff to Nottingham.
Councillor Ken Pollock of Worcestershire County Council said it will "transform county rail travel".
Gary Woodman, chief executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), said the station "is key to unlocking more local economic growth".

I wonder if Dan Panes is around to confirm one, or t'other ... or give us an alternative
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