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« on: January 12, 2019, 12:43:54 am »

From the BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-46829212

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Norfolk rail line to remain closed as £68m upgrade project overruns

A major railway upgrade project has been delayed, meaning a Norfolk branch line will go longer without a service.

Network Rail is spending £68m to replace Victorian signalling equipment with a computer-based system between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft .

The project was due to be complete by 31 March, but the deadline will now be pushed back to allow for more testing.
It means the line from Reedham to Great Yarmouth via Berney Arms, closed since October, will remain shut.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 07:53:54 am »

What, has SandTE retired and no one has noticed until now?  Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 12:55:10 am »

The hordes of commuters to and from Berney Arms will be very disappointed by this news.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 08:35:36 am »

The hordes of commuters to and from Berney Arms will be very disappointed by this news.

How is the pub surviving? They can hardly run a rail replacement bus.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 08:37:16 am »

It shut several years ago, didn’t it?
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 09:13:58 am »

Yes, it closed in 2015.

The planning authority (The Broads Authority) refused an application from the owner to convert it into a dwelling. Local campaigners (well, not that local due to the remote location!) are trying to purchase and reopen as a public house. Slow progress apparently, and as far as I can gather it is not publicly on the market since being withdrawn from auction in June 2016.

But, maybe if you can find £150,000 or so, and contact the owner, the freehold could be yours.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-59412230.html

They can hardly run a rail replacement bus.

No reason why they can't run an RRB.

B for Boat.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 10:11:14 am »

Yes, it closed in 2015.

The planning authority (The Broads Authority) refused an application from the owner to convert it into a dwelling. Local campaigners (well, not that local due to the remote location!) are trying to purchase and reopen as a public house. Slow progress apparently, and as far as I can gather it is not publicly on the market since being withdrawn from auction in June 2016.

But, maybe if you can find £150,000 or so, and contact the owner, the freehold could be yours.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-59412230.html

They can hardly run a rail replacement bus.

No reason why they can't run an RRB.

B for Boat.



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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 10:56:24 am »

What, has SandTE retired and no one has noticed until now?  Grin Grin

I'm still here, but working on a preserved railway signalling system, so don't have any spare time for all that mainline nonsense... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 01:34:45 pm »

I just love the estate agents way of (not) highlighting the issue on the Berney Arms Rightmove particulars-

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 08:30:44 pm »

I just love the estate agents way of (not) highlighting the issue on the Berney Arms Rightmove particulars-

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...or the Great Western Coffee Shop website!

Been removed from sale, now looks like it is going to auction!.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 08:38:32 pm »

The hordes of commuters to and from Berney Arms will be very disappointed by this news.

I've heard that he is.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 11:34:42 pm »

Been removed from sale, now looks like it is going to auction!.

Do you have a link to a current auction listing? It was withdrawn from auction in June 2016. I can't find any current listing.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 12:27:50 pm »

Been removed from sale, now looks like it is going to auction!.

Do you have a link to a current auction listing? It was withdrawn from auction in June 2016. I can't find any current listing.

My guess is that, looking at google, it looks like it has been bought and turned into hotel, It look posh and improved nicely.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 03:20:59 pm »

My guess is that, looking at google, it looks like it has been bought and turned into hotel, It look posh and improved nicely.

Really?? Can we have the link from Google?
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 03:32:15 pm »

My guess is that, looking at google, it looks like it has been bought and turned into hotel, It look posh and improved nicely.
Are you sure you've got the right Berney Arms? There's another up near King's Lynn.
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