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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2019, 08:11:33 pm »

Yes, I have a personal interest in Item 14 which is looking very positive.

Looks very interesting.  I have heard rumblings / suggestions before - amazed I couldn't find a thread to started one at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21166.0 . Please fill us in there.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 08:13:20 pm »

If anyone is interested, I have Lostwithiel Town Council's submission to the consultation as a word document.


That would be to the GW consultation rather than the St Ives one?   Very interested to hear what they have to say - maybe a separate thread?
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 07:28:31 pm »

State of Play as at 1500 today ....





.... major progress still needed to make the May timetable change.
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2019, 11:53:48 am »

State of Play as at 1500 today ....


.... major progress still needed to make the May timetable change.

Rumour has it that the Government is likely to ask for a three-month extension so that the summer timetable doesn't start until August this year.  Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2019, 12:02:39 pm »

I should add that there's no truth to the rumour that they've approved a station at Pilning Westgate with Park&Ride facilities because they need SEWWEB votes to get the St Erth deal through...
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2019, 01:02:18 pm »

I should add that there's no truth to the rumour that they've approved a station at Pilning Westgate with Park&Ride facilities because they need SEWWEB votes to get the St Erth deal through...
Was the Extreme Rail Group putting pressure on again?
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2019, 03:29:15 pm »

Announced today....
7th May - 31st May,  bus transfer St. Erth to Lelant Saltings for connection into a train service to St. Ives,  apart from early morning & late evening services.  To do the platform work at St. Erth.

That'll be a fun half term & bank holiday
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2019, 03:48:55 pm »

Announced today....
7th May - 31st May,  bus transfer St. Erth to Lelant Saltings for connection into a train service to St. Ives,  apart from early morning & late evening services.  To do the platform work at St. Erth.

That'll be a fun half term & bank holiday

It's only 12 minutes by bus St Erth to St Ives - having got people on the bus at St Erth, wouldn't it be quicker simply to drive them to St Ives?
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2019, 03:57:04 pm »

You would need a lot of buses to match the capacity of the train service.  Also avoids traffic congestion in St.Ives.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2019, 08:42:11 pm »

and it will be a last hurrah for Lelant Saltings Park & Ride.
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2019, 09:15:33 pm »

You would need a lot of buses to match the capacity of the train service.  Also avoids traffic congestion in St.Ives.

Even the shuttle to Saltings will need a lot of buses at bank holiday and halfterm!
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2019, 10:18:47 pm »

The closure is to allow the bay platform to be re-engineered to remove the redundant line and extend the platform width.

The timing of it allows the rail replacement buses to use the new bus turning facilities at the front of the station rather than on the busy main road.

Not only does it include one of the May Bank Holidays and half term but also the St Ives food festival.
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2019, 01:20:10 am »

Great fun for those with luggage !! May half term in St Ives is extremely busy for family holidays  Shocked Shocked Sad No mention of this on GWR website yet.
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2019, 09:24:24 am »

The closure is to allow the bay platform to be re-engineered to remove the redundant line and extend the platform width.

The timing of it allows the rail replacement buses to use the new bus turning facilities at the front of the station rather than on the busy main road.

Not only does it include one of the May Bank Holidays and half term but also the St Ives food festival.
At a time when Andrew Haines is telling everyone how the passenger must come first, isn't this a wonderful example of how the passenger is low down the railway's list of priorities.  This could have been done in the winter months when passenger numbers would have been much lower, and it probably wouldn't have been so much of an issue not having the turning facilities.  Or if that's not the case, then would it have been the end of the world to leave the current set up until next winter? Or could a temporary arrangement involve a scaffolded platform over the redundant line to provide the extra width?
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2019, 03:57:29 pm »

All the old forecourt area has now been paved at a bus stop shelter erected. I did have a photo but it's 4+ mb and I'm not techy enough to sort it so it will post...
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