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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 03:23:39 pm »

Yup - there is a cost in updating the SDO database & uploading to the IETs.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 08:00:50 am »

Well, we're well into March and those platform extensions look lovely and pristine. However, as a nine coach IET pulled into Hanborough this morning it reminded me why the opening of these extensions can't come too soon.

The 07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington was started from Oxford this morning due to a problem under investigation. That meant those who had picked up on this went for the 05:28 Hereford to Paddington instead. As always at Hanborough, passengers were spread out over the whole platform. The train turns up with first class at the front, leaving just three standard class doors available and a rush of passengers down the platform to the first standard class coach. A minor irritation but it does delay the service by a couple more minutes whilst the queue to board slowly progresses.
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2019, 08:24:55 am »

In the HST days, people piled in via 1st class and walked through. Has that changed with the IETs?
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 08:52:40 am »

In the HST days, people piled in via 1st class and walked through. Has that changed with the IETs?

At Hanborough the first class coaches on an HST were never platformed. Some do board via the first class coach on the IETs but most gravitate towards the standard class doors. Once the platform extensions are open it won't be an issue.
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 10:25:36 am »

Not at Charlbury, but good to see the new modern looking waiting room open at Moreton-In-Marsh, though it does look a bit out of place with the character of the rest of the station!  A new waiting looks to be under construction at Kingham, and an additional shelter is being provided at Hanborough (about time too!), so more is going on than just platform extensions.
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 02:38:37 pm »

THe 'shelter' at Hanborough is going to be a ticket office with waiting area included.....that and Moreton facilities have been financially supported by the CLPG
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2019, 03:04:38 pm »

Oh, right.  Thatís good news then. It must be an additional building or a modification of the old shelter though as the new shelter is definitely just a shelter and down towards the London end of the platform.
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 03:06:56 pm »

oh, an additional building - I see what you mean. yes an additional shelter too.
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2019, 04:25:19 pm »

oh, an additional building - I see what you mean. yes an additional shelter too.

Looks like theyíve just started on the foundations for the combined ticket office and waiting area at Hanborough.
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2019, 08:08:26 am »

Looks like theyíve just started on the foundations for the combined ticket office and waiting area at Hanborough.

The building is now in situ at Hanborough. Yesterday, as I got off the 15:22 PAD:GMV, there were just foundations but overnight the unit has been put in place.
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2019, 05:38:47 pm »

Hmmm.... tried to upload a picture just then and now I can't see my post at all!
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2019, 07:05:48 am »

Hmmm.... tried to upload a picture just then and now I can't see my post at all!

I think that is fixed for you now  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2019, 10:17:16 am »

So it looks like an end of April target to get all the platform extensions open on the Cotswold Line, rather than the original end of March target.  Letís hope it doesnít slip any further than that.
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2019, 03:30:50 pm »

So it looks like an end of April target to get all the platform extensions open on the Cotswold Line, rather than the original end of March target.  Letís hope it doesnít slip any further than that.

Well, it didnít happen in April, but a date of Monday 20th May has now been announced, so not long to wait, and in time for the busy summer season thankfully.
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2019, 08:12:43 am »

So it looks like an end of April target to get all the platform extensions open on the Cotswold Line, rather than the original end of March target.  Letís hope it doesnít slip any further than that.

Well, it didnít happen in April, but a date of Monday 20th May has now been announced, so not long to wait, and in time for the busy summer season thankfully.

Well, the full platform was certainly in operation at Hanborough this morning. Presumably I was the only Coffee Shop member catching the 0710 MIM:PAD this morning as I felt a little bit of a lemon being the only person standing on the platform extension whilst everyone else was bunched down the other end!
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