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« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2021, 03:45:52 pm »

FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) is told that work hasn't started yet at Portway Park and Ride station because of 'some additional delays' in getting GRIP5 (detailed design) completed.

Bristol City Council are now waiting for Network Rail to inform them when they will start on site. With an estimated 20 week build, the station 'should be complete by the end of March 2022'.

Sorry Team Reading Green Park, but I did say that Porkway Partway wouldn't give up their "longest time taken to open a railway station" lead easily!
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« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2021, 11:15:49 pm »

The "pork" in the title is also a reference to the creatures we tend to see flying by whenever an opening date is mentioned - I was around on the campaigning scene when they were hoping to get it open by the end of the 2010s  Grin

I am sure I recall the sitting council cabinet member with responsibility for transport at the time (about 2010) saying it would be up and running by 2013, at a total cost of £400,000, right after MetroBust started running and paying back the cost through the charges on bus companies using it.

We've all passed a lot of water under the bridge since then.
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« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2021, 11:03:38 am »

Matthew 8:26
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« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2021, 12:04:03 pm »

Matthew 8:26

Genesis 7
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« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2021, 05:27:19 pm »

I take it that's not a trick of a tail then!....
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« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2021, 05:49:11 pm »

I take it that's not a trick of a tail then!....

Or The Lamb Lies Down On Broadmead...
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« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2021, 02:25:21 pm »

Matthew 8:26

In the case of MetroBust, designed to overcome the problems of buses getting stuck in traffic, Proverbs 26:11 seems appropriate.
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« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2021, 03:32:53 pm »

For some reason, a few lines from Act I, Scene III of The Merchant of Venice spring to mind...
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« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2021, 05:10:33 pm »

For some reason, a few lines from Act I, Scene III of The Merchant of Venice spring to mind...

Most kind. Antonio is indeed a good man.
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