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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%)
Buses - 0 (0%)
Something else - 1 (3.8%)
Total Voters: 26

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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 http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=23523.msg288841#msg288841
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« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2020, 04:31:11 am »

For today, from National Rail

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There is a fault on one of the trains which runs between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin, resulting in a reduced service being in operation on the Island Line until approximately 16:00.
Trains will run as follows:
Trains will depart Shanklin at 18 minutes past the hour
Trains will depart Ryde Pier Head at 49 minutes past the hour

Additional information:
Additional maintenance is required to one of the Island Line trains, so there will only be one train available to run until approximately 16:00.

Not the first time ... the dangers of a very small pool of old trains, and the inability of anything to be temporarily transferred from a neighbouring line.
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« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2020, 12:59:39 pm »

Does the (2-car?) '38 in the London Transport museum still "work"  Huh Roll Eyes?
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« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2020, 01:06:25 pm »

Why did I think of Go-op when I read Grahame' s post above?
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« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2020, 06:31:50 pm »

Does the (2-car?) '38 in the London Transport museum still "work"  Huh Roll Eyes?
Even if it did, how would you get it there?
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« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2020, 06:44:37 pm »

Does the (2-car?) '38 in the London Transport museum still "work"  Huh Roll Eyes?
Even if it did, how would you get it there?

Take an individual railway carriage
Put it on a road vehicle
Put that on a Portsmouth - Fishborne ferry
Sail that across
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« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2020, 12:48:16 pm »

The bogies travel on ahead of your main luggage sir Smiley
https://youtu.be/p5zkiA-g6wg?t=456
Nice and shiny NSE livery, better than the London Transport livery in my opinion.

They are going to have to do that process in reverse at some point!
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« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2020, 12:35:21 am »

I note a very loose interpretation of the concept 'new'...
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