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« Reply #180 on: October 20, 2017, 02:58:28 pm »

I have to wonder if Marvin is trying to generate a smoke screen to cover the council's fairly woeful performance, or indeed what he might have been smoking for that matter. 

As I see it, there's zero chance that Grayling or anyone else in the DfT is going to let Bristol build anything of significance with Chinese money. And indeed, why would the Chinese be bothered with mucking around in the UK when there are ample, much less risky opportunities in Asia, Africa and Latin America?

If Marvin wants to play the grand transport vision game, then he'd do much better to work with what he's got and work with NR to pull together a decent masterplan for Temple Meads and improve the local stations including the Severn Beach line
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« Reply #181 on: October 24, 2017, 09:09:56 pm »

Tonight there has been severe grid lock in Bradley Stoke and Patchway due to an accident on the M5/M4 interchange.

Whilst this might not be major news, the two areas have several stretches of single mixed use road, which Metrobus will use, so £200M+ spent and on evenings like tonight, Metrobus would be broken!

Surely a consultant at the start of the projection should have told them invest in rail, and use buses to link rail to communities and activities, and not run long bus routes with complicated congestion points.
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« Reply #182 on: October 24, 2017, 09:29:34 pm »

Not so long ago, a firm of apparently 'professional consultants' proposed that the Severn Beach Branch railway line should be concreted over and turned into a bus lane.  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #183 on: October 24, 2017, 11:57:59 pm »

Aye, and there's the rub...
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« Reply #184 on: October 25, 2017, 12:56:54 pm »

Judging by my admittedly infrequent and shallow browsing of the Post, crashes on the M5 and M4 round Bristol are a weekly event at this time of year.
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« Reply #185 on: November 03, 2017, 06:16:46 am »

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Announcement from Bristol Metrobus whose system opens shortly. Cycles and taxis will be permitted in all the busways [excluding only the short guided section between Ashton Gate Park & Ride and Cumberland Road & the bus-only access ramp to the M32].

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« Reply #186 on: November 03, 2017, 09:59:03 am »

Nothing showing on https://travelwest.info/metrobus

Very disappointed that I won't be allowed to ride my bicycle on the M32...  Cheesy
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« Reply #187 on: November 03, 2017, 10:08:26 am »

Nothing showing on https://travelwest.info/metrobus

Very disappointed that I won't be allowed to ride my bicycle on the M32...  Cheesy

You can ride your bike up what everyone thinks is the M32 as far as the Ashley Road roundabout, as legally the motorway doesn't start until that junction. I have done it a few times.
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« Reply #188 on: November 28, 2017, 11:27:40 pm »

Errm, surprise surprise?

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/metrobus-wont-ready-until-least-847650
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« Reply #189 on: November 30, 2017, 01:39:23 am »

This is, of course, the same Metrobus which Bristol City Council have already announced to have been a success.  Tongue

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« Reply #190 on: November 30, 2017, 08:39:44 am »


Well they have no chance.  I have never seen anything at a bus stop that works 100%...... Roll Eyes

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Because people will not be able to pay for the tickets from the driver, and if they haven’t got them in advance they will buy them from those information points, those information points have to be absolutely 100 per cent reliable” said a MetroBus spokesperson.
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« Reply #191 on: November 30, 2017, 12:50:43 pm »

And for an encore this week, BBC Radio Local reports that Metrobust have admitted that their bus will not actually go up to Parkway station building entrance as originally promised. Seems a lot of their spiralling costs are attributed to spending within the Scheme Dilution Dept.
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« Reply #192 on: November 30, 2017, 12:59:03 pm »

Its been clear for almost two years that Metrobus will not visit Bristol Parkway, but Parkway North Park and Ride, which is 5-10 minutes walk away.

The proposed Bristol Parkway to Cribbs Causeway, will connect with Bristol Parkway but will not connect with the two Metrobus routes routes that stop at Parkway Norther park and ride.

It a shame that part of the Metrobus millions could not of allowed construction a bus entrance at  Bristol Parkway, by the Car Park at the back, and all three routes could have met at a common bus stop to provide quick access to local and inter-city trains.
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« Reply #193 on: November 30, 2017, 01:41:26 pm »

Ah, it's Parkway Parkway!
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« Reply #194 on: November 30, 2017, 02:17:26 pm »

Shouldn't that be Partway to Parkway?
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