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Richard Fairhurst
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« on: March 21, 2018, 09:53:45 am »

A planning application has just been lodged to extend the length of Charlbury's platforms: http://publicaccess.westoxon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P5D7KTRKI4L00

The Network Rail PDF (click 'Documents', then the icon on the right by 'Planning Statement') says

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Platform 1 will be extended by 48.445m and Platform 2 by 74.680m, both extensions will include lighting, tactile paving and drainage. Alterations to the existing platforms will include realignment of copers, profiling of the existing platform surface, the addition of drainage and tactiles.

This would bring P1 to 185m total (7.1 IEP carriages) and P2 to 177m total (6.8 IEP carriages), if my calculations are right.

Slightly oddly it claims that these are necessary as part of the "West of England DMU Capability Works" to "accommodate DMUís Class 165 and 166".

It would be good to see a more uncluttered design than was achieved for the new P1, which is a bit of a forest of poles and arguably didn't do much for the setting of the listed station building.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 10:07:20 am »

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This would bring P1 to 185m total (7.1 IEP carriages) and P2 to 177m total (6.8 IEP carriages), if my calculations are right.

Slightly oddly it claims that these are necessary as part of the "West of England DMU Capability Works" to "accommodate DMUís Class 165 and 166".
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You're right -it is wrong, by NR's own delivery plan. "Charlbury up and down platforms" appears in the list of extensions to "7 car (26 m vehicles)" as part of W013 "North Cotswolds Line Platform Extensions".
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 11:54:13 am »

Platform extensions? Crikey!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 12:26:48 pm »

Yep - and others too, before Dec18
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 12:47:42 pm »

Just need some trains to stop now!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 12:52:05 pm »

Yep - and others too, before Dec18

The plan (as of December) said this about milestones: GRIP 3 completed, GRIP 6 TBC. So don't bet any money on completion by that (or any?) date.

The full list of stretch platforms is:

     6 car (26m Vehicle)
Kingham up platform
     7 car (26m Vehicle)
Hanborough (Single)
Charlbury up and down platforms
Moreton In Marsh up and down platforms
Honeybourne up and down platforms
Evesham up and down platforms
Pershore (single)
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 12:18:31 am »

Just need buffet facilities at Kingham again now as very frustrating if trains delayed and worse if station closed so no toilets.
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