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« on: January 11, 2021, 11:31:31 pm »

Not sure if this has been on the forum before.

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Guildford Borough Council (GBC) approved the application to build a bridge on Ash Road at its meeting on Wednesday (January 6), with work set to be completed in 2023.
https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/level-crossing-ash-station-replaced-19601746
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 01:42:15 pm »

Something not mentioned in the article is a planned footbridge between the platforms will make travel between Reading and Aldershot more attractive, with far more robust connections at Ash and a typical journey time of 50m.

The current arrangements are far from ideal, with passengers either risking a walk over the level crossing at Ash in the very short gaps between the NDL services and the Farnham - Guildfords (any minor delay can easily result in a 30 or 60 minute wait) or using the walking interchange between Ash Vale and North Camp.

Of course Reading - Aldershot passengers can also travel via Ascot (typical journey time 1h12m), but they may lose the will to live en route!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 04:57:54 pm »

The planning application can be found at the following link:

http://www2.guildford.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_GUILD_DCAPR_187733

There are 236 documents associated with the application. The following link is to one of the documents (PDF) which shows the revised road layout and location of the bridge:

https://www2.guildford.gov.uk/publicaccess/files/CA6731046F63BD8B673188E1689330D8/pdf/19_P_01460-ASH_ROAD_BRIDGE_PROPOSED_DEVELOPMENT._ASHB-AEC-XX-XX-SK-CE-00065-1407938.pdf


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