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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2020, 03:09:57 pm »

This in today from WECA.https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/seven-projects-share-13-7m-as-the-west-of-england-gets-building/.
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« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2020, 03:26:17 pm »


There's something of the Trump about that Western super Mayor. That's a lot of spin on not very much.
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« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2020, 09:41:08 pm »

I thought the PP station was already fully funded even before the recent announcement of funding or is it a blinder to mask the inflation since the last funding package was announced. How much of the present funding package will WECA/Mayor Bowles actually sign cheques for since the project has already been through the GRIP process. Mayor Bowles has to me an irritating habit of being foted at the completion of projects many of which were conceived before WECA existed.
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« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2020, 03:05:12 pm »

I thought the PP station was already fully funded even before the recent announcement of funding or is it a blinder to mask the inflation since the last funding package was announced. How much of the present funding package will WECA/Mayor Bowles actually sign cheques for since the project has already been through the GRIP process. Mayor Bowles has to me an irritating habit of being foted at the completion of projects many of which were conceived before WECA existed.


In today's Bristles local daily there is an article on the PP Station which cites MP Darren Jones commenting on the very subject of the funding being re-cycling of old funding as new money, this saga goes on, why does it take so long for anything to get done in Bristol where a public body is involved ?
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« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2020, 03:19:39 pm »


In today's Bristles local daily there is an article on the PP Station which cites MP Darren Jones commenting on the very subject of the funding being re-cycling of old funding as new money, this saga goes on, why does it take so long for anything to get done in Bristol where a public body is involved ?


This one breaks new records, then, having been announced for the first time by the LibDem administration and/or the LEP as long ago as 2010, then again at regular intervals thereafter.
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« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2020, 10:13:12 pm »

Now, last I heard, shovels are supposed to be in ground next month.  I'm wondering what odds a competent bookie would put on that actually happening.
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« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2020, 10:09:51 am »

Now, last I heard, shovels are supposed to be in ground next month.  I'm wondering what odds a competent bookie would put on that actually happening.

Wasn't WRECA supposed to get rid of all this inertia in transport projects. At this rate, Ashley Down will still be at the announcement stage at the beginning of the next century.
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« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2020, 07:00:24 am »

I am posting this as a news article, though there seems very little new in this news. From the BBC

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A project to create a new railway station in Bristol has received £1.5m in funding.

A single platform station is planned at the Portway on the Severn Beach line between Avonmouth and Shirehampton.

The money has been allocated from the government's Getting Building Fund (GBF).

A council spokesperson said work was set to start on site at the end of this year and construction would be completed "in the summer of 2021".

A report to Bristol City Council in December revealed the cost of building the new station faced a £1m shortfall.

Development work saw the project costs rise to between £3.4m and £3.6m, with track drainage, lighting, walkways and passenger waiting shelters cited as reasons for the rise.

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« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2020, 11:36:47 am »

I am posting this as a news article, though there seems very little new in this news. From the BBC

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A project to create a new railway station in Bristol has received £1.5m in funding.

A single platform station is planned at the Portway on the Severn Beach line between Avonmouth and Shirehampton.

The money has been allocated from the government's Getting Building Fund (GBF).

A council spokesperson said work was set to start on site at the end of this year and construction would be completed "in the summer of 2021".

A report to Bristol City Council in December revealed the cost of building the new station faced a £1m shortfall.

Development work saw the project costs rise to between £3.4m and £3.6m, with track drainage, lighting, walkways and passenger waiting shelters cited as reasons for the rise.



That is absolutely ridiculous. Either the station was designed without lighting, walkways and shelters, and the drainage somehow didn't matter until the station was built, or somebody is finding excuses for the cost going up, when the probable reason is the delay. Even for WRECA, £1 million seems a bit steep for a couple of bus shelters and a light.
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« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2020, 12:16:13 pm »

Piss up and brewery spring to mind ...
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« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2020, 08:19:59 am »

Report in todays Bristles local daily of another delay to this project but confirms that the project is now fully funded. Yes fully funded at todays costs but how about the inflation that will occur between yesterdays projected completion date and the now newly delayed completion date together with the revelation that design work for the project has not been started yet. Let me put another damper on this project, do they know if they own the land on which the platform will be sited.    😗
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« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2020, 12:44:49 pm »

Full story is here: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristols-new-train-station-delayed-4405716
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« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2020, 12:58:42 pm »



But the article claims Filton Abbey Wood was the last station opened in the city when it is in fact in South Gloucestershire.

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« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2020, 01:06:25 pm »

In the city but not the City. Or to quote Grahame Reading General, "the leech-like suburbs".  Cheesy

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« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2020, 01:44:43 pm »

In the city but not the City. Or to quote Grahame, "the leech-like suburbs".  Cheesy

Hey ... those are NOT my words.   Used by member Reading General ((here)) last November referred back to by three other members, but never my words and probably not wording I would re-use or concur with!
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