Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 today - MRUG meet and chat
21/10/2019 - Ticket booking test - BRI
23/10/2019 - GWR Customer Panel, Cardiff
26/10/2019 - Railfuture Branches and Groups
26/10/2019 - Plym Valley / Lost Driver
27/10/2019 - Question deadline - MTMD
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
October 19, 2019, 09:21:07 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[301] Climate Change Emergency - Implications for UK Transport Strat...
[98] Changes to train times and to fares - Bedwyn and Pewsey to Lon...
[56] HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general dis...
[41] Could you give up flying? Meet the no-plane pioneers
[38] Realtime Trains
[23] Dilton Marsh - an update visit
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Ancilliary "train" transport in the Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch area  (Read 629 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 26755



View Profile WWW Email
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:58:24 am »


Beach huts at Mudeford are amongst the most expensive in the country, in one of the most exclusive holiday regions/enclaves so I wouldn't take them as being particularly representative!


Original link broken ... but the land train there is in the news.    Not really an SWR topic, but neither is it "preserved"

From
https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17615945.summer-opening-derailed-for-poole-park-miniature-railway/

Quote
POOLE Park's miniature railway will almost certainly not be up and running by the summer, despite council officials stating that was their intention when they brought the troubled attraction back in-house last year.

Borough of Poole (BOP) councillors agreed to invest £350,000 into the railway in October, last year, with a view to having it running again by summer 2019.

But with just two-and-a-half months until the schools break for summer holidays, the new BCP Council concedes a summer opening is now "unlikely."


and from
https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/News/News-Articles/An-update-statement-on-the-Hengistbury-Head-Land-Train.aspx

Quote
An update - statement on the Hengistbury Head Land Train
Posted on Thursday 23rd May 2019
Hengistbury Head Land Train service information

Edward Alexander, Contracts Manager has the following update: “Summer is fast approaching, and due to the ongoing Health and Safety Executive investigation that led to the withdrawal of the traditional Hengistbury land trains, we will be introducing an interim train service using a different style of train.  This service will use one of the smaller seafront trains for the time being.  The service will run from 10am until 5pm daily, with finishing times extended at busy times.  The operating times will be displayed daily on the notice boards at each end of the route.  At busy times tickets may be sold whilst people are waiting for the train to improve turn-around times at each end.



Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and of RailFuture
MVR S&T
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 109


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 11:46:30 pm »

Dont mention the ongoing fiasco of the Poole Park Railway.
To cut a very sad story short:

An incident.
Council plan.
Lots of work by us and others to take other.
Council desicsion.
Rest is histrory.

We didnt get the contract by the way.
Logged
MVR S&T
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 109


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 11:48:04 pm »

Oh , and its now BCP council.  in alphabet order.
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page