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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2017, 08:57:14 am »

Any reason this topic is headed Partway and not Parkway?

Yes. I thought it was funnier.
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2017, 09:03:29 am »

I get it now, don't mind me, I was getting confused with all the pork related discussion.

For some reason I rather fancy a fry up, that might wake me up a bit.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2017, 09:09:39 am »

I get it now, don't mind me, I was getting confused with all the pork related discussion.

For some reason I rather fancy a fry up, that might wake me up a bit.

Crackling idea, Gromit !
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2017, 09:17:55 am »

Don't gorge yourself!
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Tuesday had come down through Dundrum and Foster Avenue, brine-fresh from sea-travel, a corn-yellow sun-drench that called forth the bees at an incustomary hour to their bumbling.
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2017, 11:35:23 am »

Now if they every brought the railway back to Calne...

Calne Pork and Rind?
Calne Inter-rashernal?
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2017, 03:19:41 pm »

Found a Parkway new to me, Bishops Parkway - Wells.
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2017, 03:29:37 pm »

Doesn't count if there's a space between 'park' and 'way'!
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2017, 04:05:51 pm »

Now if they every brought the railway back to Calne...

Calne Pork and Rind?
Calne Inter-rashernal?

Please cure yourself of these puns, you silly sausage
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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2017, 05:18:38 pm »

Is RS 'nuts' or just simply ir-rasher-nal ?
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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2017, 07:52:17 pm »

Don't think it matters what they call the station unless they manage to massively increase both frequency and reliability on the line, considering Shirehampton station is so close (10 minute walk) and how much more frequent and reliable the P&R bus service is, the station could well end up being a disaster anyway.

I think it was Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways who suggested building the Park and Ride next to Shirehampton station all those years ago. Nonsense, said the powers that be. The car park isn't currently very busy. I'm not sure that the station will change that enormously.

Could this catch on in Cornwall? We could have the Parkandillack Parkway Park and Ride.
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« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2017, 11:22:36 pm »

There is apparently a sort-of plan by Wokingham Borough Council to clear the site of Twyford station for development, and create a new Twyford Parkway a bit to the east (but only as far away as Ruscombe). This has only come to light in a leaked ITT for doing a "masterplan", so the details are a bit sketchy. The Wokingham Paper reports did mention a guide figure of £100M for a new station, plus £30M more to "move the Henley branch line" (!).

It's not even clear at this stage whether the "Parkway" label was picked by WBC, to make it an attractive feature of the new Ruscombe development proposal, or by the opponents as a dismissive "making it like ..." tag. And if so, like where? Is Didcot (the nearest example) so undesirable, seen from Twyford?
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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2017, 12:35:50 am »

Hadn't picked up on that in the plans. I'd assumed they were talking about a Park and Ride to the current Twyford station. Considering WBCs plans would double the size of Twyford moving the station seems a minor point.
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« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2017, 10:38:08 am »

Clarbeston Parkway
No thank you. I'm not sure Clarbeston Road station even has a car park (I've been dropped there to catch a train once, and can't recall noticing a car park). Also, a number of houses have been built around the station over the years so that, looking at it on Google Earth, 'Clarbeston Road' now seems to be a bigger village/hamlet than 'Clarbeston' itself. I think I've seen an address for a property in Clarbeston that gives it as Clarbeston, Clarbeston Road as well.
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« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2020, 12:08:39 pm »

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BRISTOL COULD GET ITS FIRST NEW RAILWAY STATION FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS
By MARTIN BOOTH, Wednesday Aug 5, 2020

It has had as many delays as the trains it will serve, but a new railway station in Bristol is now back on track.

One million pounds has now been secured for the new Portway station on the Severn Beach Line from the government’s new Get Building Fund.

If built, it will be the city’s first new railway station for more than 20 years.

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Source: Bristol 24/7

Nice of them to credit FoSBR for the photo..!
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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2020, 02:05:19 pm »

The original plan, costing £400,000 and opening in 2013, seems nearly as long ago and far away as FoSBR's suggestion to build the park and ride by Shirehampton station.

In other news, still no sign of Glenn Miller...
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