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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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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 06:35:13 pm »

Contract awarded for completion by December: https://www.railbusinessdaily.com/dyer-butler-awarded-cotswolds-platform-extension-programme-by-network-rail/
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 10:22:28 pm »


There is a planned North Cotswolds closure in November I believe for some of the works to take place.
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 02:43:24 pm »

yep, I think a full 9 days
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 11:18:39 am »

Judging by comments on Twitter this morning it seems the closure and changes were not as well publicised as they could have been:

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@GWRHelp In at HND Station right now. 1poster by ticket machine (I have a season ticket so won't see that) which says problems between MinM and Worcs. Nothing to alert me to problem at #HanboroughStation

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@GWRHelp are you not running the 7.21 Hanborough to Paddington service?

This change isnít specifically mentioned. Is it cancelled all this week?

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Morning gang @GWRHelp What has happened to the 7:12 from Charlbury to Paddington this week? It's vanished from the timetable

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.@GWRHelp #Hanborough passengers wondering this morning what happened to the 0721 Hanborough - Oxford service ...mysteriously didn't appear on departure boards?...

As far as I could tell, there is no published timetable for services this week. Customers were expected to use the GWR website to plan their journey and see if their service was still running.
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 06:15:34 pm »

The 07.12 from Charlbury seems to have gone entirely; there's some changes in the late afternoon; and the last down train of the evening appears to be bustituted. GWR's only concession to this is saying "trains continue to run, but at slightly different times to normal" on the engineering works page of their website. This is a bit "Beware of the Leopard", frankly.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 10:49:43 am »

Up platform extension now in use; down not yet.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 08:49:43 am »

...though the IET platform length databases donít appear to have been updated, so you canít actually board/alight on the extended platforms yet - unless itís an HST service with a switched-on conductor!
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 12:07:12 pm »

...though the IET platform length databases donít appear to have been updated, so you canít actually board/alight on the extended platforms yet - unless itís an HST service with a switched-on conductor!

I would imagine the SDO database will be updated in one big hit when all the platforms are ready and open, rather than on an incremental basis which is confusing to staff and increases the risk of errors.  Hopefully that won't take too long.
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