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« Reply #120 on: February 11, 2022, 02:13:52 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.

Indeed. What a relief.
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« Reply #121 on: February 11, 2022, 02:38:23 pm »

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

Dave

Good thing that is Four Track now.

Indeed. What a relief.
It would have been a downer to block the whole line.
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« Reply #122 on: May 24, 2022, 05:51:44 pm »

Network Rail have tweeted some images of work in progress at Portway Park and Ride Station




These concrete blocks, together with the piles laid on side, hold back the ballast:


Kit of parts ready to assemble:


And a video:

https://twitter.com/networkrailwest/status/1529130107188785153

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« Reply #123 on: July 14, 2022, 08:13:31 am »

This link has Photos from Network Rail Twitter account showing the progress being made

https://twitter.com/networkrailwest/status/1547477187900719105?s=21&t=dDQAqqG87tnRy90LNK-Yzg
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« Reply #124 on: September 22, 2022, 05:58:34 pm »

FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site)'s Carol Durrant took this photo today, showing progress on Portway P&R (Park and Ride) station:

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« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2022, 07:52:45 pm »

Do they really need that many lamp columns?
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« Reply #126 on: September 22, 2022, 07:56:24 pm »

Crikey! It could be open within a few years.
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« Reply #127 on: September 22, 2022, 09:13:58 pm »

Do they really need that many lamp columns?

It does look like a lot, doesn't it, even given the foreshortening? It's a 5-car platform, and by my count there's 15 columns - but they won't all be for lighting, there's CCTV (Closed Circuit Tele Vision) and CIS (Customer Information System) to consider. The lighting design is all laid out in planning app 22/02328/COND on the Bristol City Council planning portal.
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« Reply #128 on: September 24, 2022, 10:37:23 pm »

Aren’t they going to have to pointlessly rearrange the tactiles a few times yet?  Or is that just Reading Green Park…  Huh
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« Reply #129 on: November 15, 2022, 01:48:09 pm »

Just announced that the Porkway Partway won't open next month as planned.....delayed until the Spring.
Given the Portishead DCO (Driver Controlled Operation) approval in the last 24 hours, I am  tempted to ask...which spring ?
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« Reply #130 on: November 15, 2022, 02:37:51 pm »

Just announced that the Porkway Partway won't open next month as planned.....delayed until the Spring.
Given the Portishead DCO (Driver Controlled Operation) approval in the last 24 hours, I am  tempted to ask...which spring ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-63623487

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The opening of the first new railway station in Bristol for almost 100 years has been further delayed.

Portway Park and Ride station on the Severn Beach line won't be ready until "early next year", the West of England Combined Authority (WECA» (West of England Combined Authority - about)) confirmed.

The station, which has so far cost £4.2m, should have opened in the summer.

A WECA spokesperson said delays were around fitting the station out with electrical supply and data cabling.

Portway station will be the first to open in Bristol since Parson Street in 1927.
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« Reply #131 on: November 15, 2022, 02:49:08 pm »

I think this was pretty predictable. It's an RSCLOF (Railway Story -  Costly, Late, Overspecified and Fun).

Seriously though, most (if not all) construction and infrastructure projects are running late at the moment, due to worldwide supply chain problems. Given its history it was unlikely that this station would be immune.
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« Reply #132 on: November 15, 2022, 05:07:33 pm »

It's still overtaking Reading Green Park!
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« Reply #133 on: November 15, 2022, 08:31:58 pm »

I think this was pretty predictable. It's an RSCLOF (Railway Story -  Costly, Late, Overspecified and Fun).

Seriously though, most (if not all) construction and infrastructure projects are running late at the moment, due to worldwide supply chain problems. Given its history it was unlikely that this station would be immune.

I think this complicated set of initials is just setting us up for a future bout of Clof - cutting.

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« Reply #134 on: November 16, 2022, 11:17:26 am »

I think this was pretty predictable. It's an RSCLOF (Railway Story -  Costly, Late, Overspecified and Fun).

Seriously though, most (if not all) construction and infrastructure projects are running late at the moment, due to worldwide supply chain problems. Given its history it was unlikely that this station would be immune.

How late is a matter of conjecture, and where you start the clock running. Or very long calendar, in this case. I have had a quick look for evidence to back up my somewhat haphazard memory, but so far without success. The Post's old website doesn't work any more, and WECA» (West of England Combined Authority - about)'s minutes have supplanted the WEP's. It's out there somewhere, and when I have time, I might look harder. BUT I am quite sure that I recall Councillor Tim Kent, then transport supremo in the Lib Dem administration, announce that the Portway station would be a revolutionary modular affair, costing only £400,000, and would be open by 2013 without fail. This must have been before 2012, when George Ferguson assumed despotic powers, and I think it was most likely just after the funding for the then BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) scheme was confirmed in the 2011 budget. Whenever it was, that firm prediction hasn't aged well. Nor, for that matter did George Ferguson's reign. Or the mayoral project for that matter.
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