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« Reply #135 on: November 16, 2022, 11:20:43 am »

FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site)'s best effort at a timeline is here: https://fosbr.org.uk/timelines/portway-station/

Your memories of the early days may be a bit less sketchy than ours!
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« Reply #136 on: November 16, 2022, 01:42:29 pm »

....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.

Snap!  I also recall reading about this and, dismissing any weird telepathy based explanation , it looks like this must have been so.
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« Reply #137 on: November 21, 2022, 09:51:12 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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Perhaps so-but getting rid of the last four letters might prove to be a pain in the RS.....

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« Reply #138 on: December 20, 2022, 03:33:41 pm »

Things are progressing at Portway Park & Ride:


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« Reply #139 on: December 20, 2022, 06:03:15 pm »

Apropos of nothing. A journey from Portway Park & Ride to Clarkston brings up an interesting combination of 3 letter station codes.
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« Reply #140 on: December 20, 2022, 07:14:54 pm »

Apropos of nothing. A journey from Portway Park & Ride to Clarkston brings up an interesting combination of 3 letter station codes.

You can't say that here - there are children watching! Grin
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« Reply #141 on: December 20, 2022, 10:30:58 pm »

Apropos of nothing. A journey from Portway Park & Ride to Clarkston brings up an interesting combination of 3 letter station codes.

For a moment I thought you were referring to Jeremy Clarkston. And then I realised you were.
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« Reply #142 on: February 27, 2023, 04:02:27 pm »

FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site)'s spies are told that the accessible path between Portway Park and Ride station and the Portway has been delayed due to ground stabilisation issues. It is expected that this will be completed in April (this year!). Here's how it looked today:

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« Reply #143 on: February 27, 2023, 04:27:23 pm »

FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site)'s spies are told that the accessible path between Portway Park and Ride station and the Portway has been delayed due to ground stabilisation issues. It is expected that this will be completed in April (this year!). Here's how it looked today:

Does that mean under accessibility laws that the station opening has to wait? Is this what is holding it up?
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« Reply #144 on: February 27, 2023, 04:47:06 pm »

It'll be an accessible path according to regulations no doubt but with that sharp bend, it's not going to be easy navigation for all.
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« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2023, 02:34:16 pm »

Blinkin' flip, more delays!  Now it's not even a spring opening but some unspecified time in summer.


https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/new-bristol-train-station-open-8196307?int_source=amp_continue_reading&int_medium=amp&int_campaign=continue_reading_button#amp-readmore-target

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