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Author Topic: Huge queues at Reading Station  (Read 2646 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2019, 09:35:51 am »

To add further. The queue would look like a problem when first viewed but this would have been set up to keep people off the terminal platform where the southern electric service arrives, allowing passengers to leave the train first. If you dispersed the same amount of people over the up platforms on the main line it would probably be perceived as relatively quiet.
Agree. No one likes to see a queue but it would have moved pretty quick once the Waterloo service was ready for boarding. Better to have it organised than have chaos, which on the small Southern region platforms at Reading could have become dangerous.
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2019, 09:52:04 am »

Something struck me earlier today - is Temple Meads now the largest station in the UK (United Kingdom) without any electrification?  Will the roof work include enabling for electrification the following year?  Would such a follow up be a good idea?

I was told that the roof work would be massively more expensive if carried out after electrification.  I assume the same could be said of Bristol East Junction renewal. 

Bristol East isn’t like for like, is it? I’m assuming it’s to build on the Filton re-quadding.
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2019, 10:30:59 am »

Bristol East isn’t like for like, is it? I’m assuming it’s to build on the Filton re-quadding.

Correct. More tracks, better access to platforms.

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2019, 06:35:33 pm »

Let's hope this is the last year of closure on the lines out of Paddington over Christmas - as the vast majority of electrification and Crossrail upgrades are now completed.  Are there any planned for next year?  Stuving?

Hmm ...someone too lazy to look in the EAS then?

Yes, basically.  But I know you love sniffing such detail out...  Grin

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