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« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2022, 01:45:51 pm »

So... it was all a jolly jape when I started this thread, but I think the joke has run its course. Some might say 'Porkway Partway' stopped being funny a while ago... so I have renamed this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmBVe2gzJy0
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« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2022, 05:08:03 pm »

So... it was all a jolly jape when I started this thread, but I think the joke has run its course. Some might say 'Porkway Partway' stopped being funny a while ago... so I have renamed this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmBVe2gzJy0
Since it is now in progress should it move to the Bristol board?
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« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2022, 06:23:42 pm »

A very good idea. Done!
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« Reply #108 on: February 01, 2022, 05:18:10 pm »

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Portway Park and Ride station in Shirehampton is under construction
It's the first new railway station in the city of Bristol since Parson Street station was opened 95 years ago.

Construction has begun on the new railway station. (Image: Bristol City Council)

The construction of a brand-new railway station in Bristol has gotten underway which will mark it as the first new station in the city since 1927.

Bristol City Council and Network Rail are working together to build a new train station to link Portway Park and Ride with the Severn Beach railway line.

The Portway Park and Ride station is a £4.2m project in Shirehampton that forms part of the West of England Combined Authority's wider plans to enhance the local rail network.

It will become part of the MetroWest programme and is being jointly funded by Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority, and the UK (United Kingdom) Government’s Department for Transport.

Construction is now underway on the new station after preparatory work was completed in December.

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Source: Bristol Live
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« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2022, 11:21:11 am »

Item on Radio Bristol this morning. Scroll forward to 2:20:00

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bgq9t8
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« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2022, 12:55:01 pm »

That's 2 hours 20 minutes, not 2 minutes 20 seconds as I initially read it.
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« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2022, 02:05:12 pm »

Good point. I have edited my post to clarify.
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« Reply #112 on: February 03, 2022, 06:11:54 pm »

The FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) chap was very good.....we should get him on this forum!   Grin
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« Reply #113 on: February 03, 2022, 06:41:40 pm »

The FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) chap was very good.....we should get him on this forum!   Grin

Too many ‘ums’ and ‘you knows’ for my taste…
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« Reply #114 on: February 03, 2022, 09:44:06 pm »

I thought you came over rather well Tim.
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« Reply #115 on: February 03, 2022, 10:28:01 pm »

The FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) chap was very good.....we should get him on this forum!   Grin

Too many ‘ums’ and ‘you knows’ for my taste…

I’m an expert at editing out such foibles. But it’s self defeating.  If everyone thinks those on the radio speak like that they won’t be interviewed! 
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« Reply #116 on: February 03, 2022, 10:53:13 pm »

I thought you came over rather well Tim.

Thanks. My children thought I was hilarious!
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« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2022, 05:08:09 pm »

Went out to Portway Park and Ride to talk to the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) for next Sunday's Politics West show this morning. The best view of the site is from the train; here's a couple of views:

This is the south end of the site:


...and this is the north end. As you can see, the ground is a lot higher here:



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« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2022, 11:53:02 pm »

Note that the Severn Beach line will be closed Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th February inclusive. Part of this is for signalling works in connection with the new Portway Parkway station but NR» (Network Rail - home page)'s website also says that there will be sleeper replacement work between the Bristol Port (Avonmouth Docks) crossing at St. Andrews Road as well as drainage refurb between Montpelier and Sea Mills stations. The Up Relief line will also be under blockade for renewal of signalling equipment at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill.

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« Reply #119 on: February 11, 2022, 01:39:55 pm »

The Up Relief line will also be under blockade for renewal of signalling equipment at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill.

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Good thing that is Four Track now.
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