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Question: What should be running From Ryde to Shanklin in 5 years time?  (Voting closed: June 26, 2018, 04:57:05 pm)
Current trains - 2 (7.7%)
Newer cascaded tubes - 11 (42.3%)
Next generation tube trains - 5 (19.2%)
Trams / light rail with streeet running - 7 (26.9%)
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« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2020, 10:25:56 am »

Might they not use the Daventry International Freight Terminal which is rail connected, but a few more miles away?

Quite possibly. I was just looking for the shortest distance between factory and railway. I wasn't really looking for an access point at that time.

I doubt that distance is much of an issue; it's the time and trouble (and cost) of loading and unloading a low-loader that you avoid by being rail connected. But it's not clear what they are going to "manufacture" there - 37,000 sq ft is not very big: less that 60 m x 60 m so a big fraction would be taken up by just one 3-car train. 
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« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2020, 05:23:24 pm »

The Keep Island Line in Franchise Facebook page has added a Twitter tweet from Bob Seely, IoW MP, announcing that the IoW has been approved for development funding (feasibility study) looking at reopening railways to Newport and Ventnor.
Thought I post it here but it also possibly has relevance to the Coffee Shop wider current debates into the future of rail.
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« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 05:33:36 pm »

A good place to post it but for the wider picture see
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