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« Reply #315 on: April 16, 2018, 11:40:06 pm »

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After crossing a field and running alongside the industrial estates of Ashton Vale, it is lifted over the main Bristol-South West railway and brought parallel with Winterstoke Road by an S-shaped flyover.

I see that Portishead is now on the main railway to the South West.
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« Reply #316 on: April 17, 2018, 12:26:00 am »

I see that Portishead is now on the main railway to the South West.

I must admit that I missed that bit! Other than that, I feel like the prophet Isaiah, come in from the cold.
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« Reply #317 on: April 18, 2018, 12:07:07 pm »

Don't worry, everything is fine. Metrobust said so!

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/metrobus-winterstoke-road-flyover-no-1468106
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« Reply #318 on: April 18, 2018, 12:26:51 pm »


Thur dee bist den, kid!

Has anyone else noticed that the Bristol Post seems to have turned into BristolLive? I for one am delighted to see the Post's latest CamelCase-titled online incarnation; I particularly like the way that it bears no resemblance whatsoever to Bristol247.
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« Reply #319 on: April 18, 2018, 12:29:48 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that the Bristol Post seems to have turned into BristolLive?

As have all the local papers run by the same company. The Bath Chronicle is now part of SomersetLive.
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« Reply #320 on: April 18, 2018, 03:06:52 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that the Bristol Post seems to have turned into BristolLive?

As have all the local papers run by the same company. The Bath Chronicle is now part of SomersetLive.
It's still the Chronic.  Wink
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« Reply #321 on: April 18, 2018, 05:51:15 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that the Bristol Post seems to have turned into BristolLive?

But it is still the same old c**p.
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« Reply #322 on: April 18, 2018, 07:47:49 pm »

Yeah most of it click bait. What a sad way to see how far low local newspapers have become online.

The Bath Evening Chronicle was a great local newspaper.
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« Reply #323 on: April 19, 2018, 11:23:29 am »


The bend looks much worse in real life than in those pictures, it does seem odd that it was built with such a curve, the speed will be next to nothing in getting around the corners
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« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2018, 11:35:25 am »

The route does look rather eccentric, to a lay person: https://goo.gl/maps/j4xDYHvzs8J2

Can't help thinking that with very limited use of CPO powers, a less seasickness-inducing route could have been found. It's like they really, really didn't want to upset anyone... (ducks).
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« Reply #325 on: April 20, 2018, 02:05:23 pm »

One route much less prone to mal de mer - and much less eccentric - would have been out of Long Ashton Park and Ride, along the existing bus lane then over a new peak-time bus lane across the Plimsoll Bridge and along Hotwells Road to the Centre. This route would have secured the future of the 24 service, and avoided problems with the theme-park bridge and misguided busway by not having them. Having read the business case for the route as it has been built, it seems the alignment was chosen because of the relatively high numbers of elderly and/or disabled residents in Ashton Vale. Those were the ticks in the boxes that made the Benefit Cost Ratio scrape far enough above the magic line to justify the funding. Or more likely, the required number was inserted in the "answer" column, then the sums done backwards to achieve the required question.
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« Reply #326 on: April 20, 2018, 03:21:16 pm »

Cynical, but probably true  Tongue
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« Reply #327 on: April 21, 2018, 07:58:41 pm »

Cynical, but probably true  Tongue

My usual literary style. Smiley
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« Reply #328 on: April 23, 2018, 11:40:59 am »

Well it's true...  I mentioned this on another thread recently about lack of rail services in NE Bristol when Metrobust had been proposed as an alternative.  But now it's definitely confirmed what had earlier been reported about Metrobust 'possibly' not being able to serve BPW...

From BBC news this morning...

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Bristol's Metrobus has come in for more criticism after two stops - one at Bristol's second busiest train station - disappeared from the route map.

Campaigners have told BBC Radio Bristol that it "beggars belief" that a stop at the busy commuter station - that sees 2.5m passengers a year - has been temporarily abandoned due to continued access problems.

In a statement Metrobus say Parkway "is a constrained site, and that work to redesign access to it is due to start at the end of the year."

Metrobus will finally launch its M3 route, from Emersons Green to the City Centre, next month.

It's been a rough few days for the network, with further delays to the M2 route in South Bristol due to ongoing testing concerns and stinging criticism from MP Karin Smyth after a planned route from Hengrove to the City Centre appeared to be dropped altogether and was instead described as "aspirational."

Not very often that words fail me, but....  *insert appropriate expletives here*
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« Reply #329 on: April 23, 2018, 12:49:13 pm »

Just imagine how efficient it would be if MetroBug just ran from the depot to the first stop and back again. No delays or problems with ticket machines! None of those pesky passengers!
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