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Author Topic: Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway closures, May 2017  (Read 2254 times)
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« on: April 11, 2017, 11:24:26 PM »

Evening all,

Quick heads up. The "Planned Enginering Works" section of GWR's website suggests that no trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway on Sundays 7th, 14th & 21st May. The website of CrossCOuntry Trains suggests likewise.

GWR's information also says that the Severn Beach Line will be closed on all three Sundays.

Anyone know what work is being done during these closures OOI? I can't imagine it being anything too big considering it is only 3 days worktime in total.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 09:36:14 AM »

Evening all,

Quick heads up. The "Planned Enginering Works" section of GWR's website suggests that no trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway on Sundays 7th, 14th & 21st May. The website of CrossCOuntry Trains suggests likewise.

GWR's information also says that the Severn Beach Line will be closed on all three Sundays.

Anyone know what work is being done during these closures OOI? I can't imagine it being anything too big considering it is only 3 days worktime in total.

Dave

Just a guess, but could it be in connection with the re-instatement of the 4 tracks up Filton Bank.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 07:53:51 PM »

I am Guessing that it has something to do with Stapleton Road Bridge
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 11:45:41 PM »

Thank you for posting that very valid suggestion, bristolpaul - and welcome to the Coffee Shop forum.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:01:28 PM »

Checked the diagrams on RealTimeTrains and there are no freight trains shown as having run on that weekend, likewise the next two. So the rail bridge idea is probably correct.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 09:09:43 PM »

Could be to do with cutting up and removing the old bridge spans.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 08:33:54 PM »

Blast! I missed two of those dates, and will be away on Sunday coming. Or I would have been out and about with my camera. Might go look tomorrow - I last inspected Stapleton Road bridge on 4 May, and it was still very much there.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 10:54:35 PM »

It was still very much there yesterday.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 10:43:29 AM »

As a result of the closures I took the unusual opportunity to make a return trip from Swindon to Bristol TM by Cross Country HST on Sunday. With just one stop at Bath the journey was slightly quicker than usual, and blasting through Chippenham at 125mph on the return was a first for me!  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 02:21:15 PM »

As a result of the closures I took the unusual opportunity to make a return trip from Swindon to Bristol TM by Cross Country HST on Sunday. With just one stop at Bath the journey was slightly quicker than usual, and blasting through Chippenham at 125mph on the return was a first for me!  Cool

Me too, hadn't done the Golden Valley before either, very pleasant journey.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:14 AM »

As a result of the closures I took the unusual opportunity to make a return trip from Swindon to Bristol TM by Cross Country HST on Sunday. With just one stop at Bath the journey was slightly quicker than usual, and blasting through Chippenham at 125mph on the return was a first for me!  Cool

Would of been 110mph, services without ATP cannot run above 110 mph on ATP fitted lines (except Reading to Didcot) due to the setup of the TPWS equipment.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 09:19:07 AM »

Would of been 110mph, services without ATP cannot run above 110 mph on ATP fitted lines (except Reading to Didcot) due to the setup of the TPWS equipment.
Would XC HSTs not have ATP fitted?
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 09:20:34 AM »

Would of been 110mph, services without ATP cannot run above 110 mph on ATP fitted lines (except Reading to Didcot) due to the setup of the TPWS equipment.
Would XC HSTs not have ATP fitted?

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