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« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2020, 01:49:53 pm »

I did think that sounded less diplomatic than the grahame I know..!
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« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2020, 04:14:35 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!
Sorry. For some reason I remembered it as being your phrase.
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« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2020, 05:38:02 pm »

Not sure if we've heard this news ... I think I may have heard similar before?

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Portway train station is delayed again

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The completion date for Bristol's first new train station in decades has been delayed due to coronavirus.

Portway station, at Portway Park and Ride in Avonmouth, had been due to open later this year.

It secured £1m of government funding last week, but the entire project will cost about three and a half million pounds.

Bristol City Council has since confirmed that the project is no longer on track to open by December, although it is now fully funded.

A spokesperson told Bristol Live: “ The Portway station scheme is fully funded, with the cost of the project - which includes work that has already taken place - being between £3.4-3.6m

“Following some delays due to the pandemic, detailed project design is now progressing, with work set to start on site at the end of this year ahead of completion of construction in the summer of 2021.’’

Oh ... scrolling down ... think it's a retelling of a story from a few years days back ...
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« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2020, 05:56:59 pm »

Not sure if we've heard this news ... I think I may have heard similar before?

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Maybe you read it here?  Grin

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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