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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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