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Author Topic: Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion  (Read 187702 times)
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« Reply #615 on: December 05, 2018, 07:39:17 pm »

WECA's offering of half a million seems a bit miserly, given that it is supposed to be doing transport now.

But it's not supposed to be doing transport in North Somerset is it?   I get lost between who is
- Bristol
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES, North Somerset
- Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Poole, Bournemouth, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Glouceter, Wiltshire

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« Reply #616 on: December 05, 2018, 08:08:47 pm »

I have a slight worry that Dr Fox may have something like this in mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sINjk3W-NjU

Still an improvement on the current situation, maybe he has this in mind though:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=837410829632854&ref=content_filter

All sorts of alternatives - go over the top with rack sections?

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« Reply #617 on: December 05, 2018, 08:33:35 pm »

I have a slight worry that Dr Fox may have something like this in mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sINjk3W-NjU

Still an improvement on the current situation, maybe he has this in mind though:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=837410829632854&ref=content_filter

All sorts of alternatives - go over the top with rack sections?



Well, that's the gradient to Bristol Airport sorted!

Edit to help make quoting clear - Grahame
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« Reply #618 on: December 05, 2018, 10:57:20 pm »

WECA's offering of half a million seems a bit miserly, given that it is supposed to be doing transport now.

But it's not supposed to be doing transport in North Somerset is it?   I get lost between who is
- Bristol
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES, North Somerset
- Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Poole, Bournemouth, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucester, Wiltshire



Perfectly true, but the line to Portishead can't just stop at the boundary. A lot of people who live there work in Bristol, as is evidenced by the daily queue from Abbotts Leigh to the Cumberland Basin. They pay council tax in North Somerset, but also add value to Bristol. WECA really has little choice other than to consider north somerset when planning transport.

WECA is shortly taking over some 200 transport staff from its three constituent councils. If I were the Western Super Mayor, my first job would be to look at what they all do, then make as many of them as possible redundant. The chances are that the three councils have had staff writing letters to each other and doing the same research. If BaNES has someone planning bus routes between Bath and Bristol, and Bristol has someone planning bus routes between Bristol and Bath, then you have an obvious saving. Having transport under one roof must lead to economies of scale. As a former bureaucrat, I think having one official for every two or three buses is not sustainable, particularly when much of the day-to-day work such as the "back office" for divvying up cross-operator day rider payments will be automated by now.
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