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Author Topic: Ancilliary "train" transport in the Bournemouth Poole and Christchurch area  (Read 899 times)
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« 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/

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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."


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

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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.



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

Oh , and its now BCP council.  in alphabet order.
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