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« Reply #105 on: December 25, 2023, 09:28:57 »

The over bridge is/has/been/will be put in place over the Christmas period,
might pop down to get a few photos,unless anyone has already been there.
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« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2023, 15:53:22 »

A picture is worth a thousand words:

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« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2023, 19:03:22 »

Nice one.
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« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2023, 20:35:58 »

Suddenly, it looks like a railway station! Much to do yet, obviously, but the direction is now much clearer.
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« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2023, 07:45:53 »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) points west local news were showing film footage of the bridge,on the 07:25am local news on thursday 28 december,should be shown again during the day.
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« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2024, 15:26:02 »

I had a quick plod past Ashley Down Station site so took this picture showing real progress since my previous visit.
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« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2024, 16:04:47 »

Nice to see traditional English Bond brickwork used on a new building
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« Reply #112 on: January 22, 2024, 11:00:50 »

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Creating a gateway to Ashley Down station

20 January 2024 at 10:22

Construction work on the new entrance of Bristol’s newest railway station is set to get underway next week at Ashley Down from Monday 22 January 2024.

This will be the second new station to be built in Bristol in as many years, after, in August 2023, Portway Park & Ride becoming the first new railway station to open in the city in almost 100 years.

Building work is continuing on Ashley Down station, which will improve connectivity in the area, giving local people more travel choices as well as helping de-carbonise the city’s transport network.

Bristol City Council is preparing for construction work to start on the gateway to the station as well as a section of Concorde Way that runs alongside one of the platforms.

Councillor Don Alexander, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Ashley Down station has been years in the planning, so it is wonderful that it’s taking shape and will soon offer another convenient, safe and eco-friendly way to connect local residents to the rest of the city and beyond.

“It is another milestone in our work diversifying transport for Bristolians, creating resilient and reliable alternatives to driving. This includes our work to improve public transport as we work towards our ambition for a mass transit system that goes above and below ground, which is our only realistic option for a transport system that will meet the needs of our growing city. Increasing the number of people who travel by train will further bring down air pollution across the city, with nitrogen dioxide down ten percent across Bristol a year after the start of the Clean Air Zone.

The work will involve connecting Station Road up to the new station entrance, making sure it offers Equality Act compliant access. It will include:

an accessible route to the station entrance and a resting bench
two disabled parking bays and a loading bay
improvement to the levels of Concorde Way
new steps from Station Road to the subway
new measures to reduce conflict between cyclists and pedestrians, including painting ‘SLOW’ markings and improving visibility along Concorde Way near the subway
a crossing point to the station entrance
landscaping works, including flowering hedges, meadow grassland, spring flowering bulbs, planting trees and shrubs, and installing bird and bat boxes
lighting leading up to the station entrance
The new entrance to the station will be on Concorde Way where the path meets Station Road. The route to the station, from Muller Road and Station Lane, will be through the existing subway.

The council’s contractor, ETM, will work alongside Network Rail’s contractor, BAM, who are continuing work to build the new railway station.

ETM will set up their site compound at the bottom of the cul-de-sac on Station Road from Monday 22 January. They need to set this up on the road, which will mean around 10 to 12 car parking spaces will be needed to make way for this. Access to pavements and properties will be maintained at all times.

It was hoped that work on the gateway to the station would start before Christmas, but negotiations and legal agreements have taken longer than anticipated, which means the closure of the section of Concorde Way next to the station may need to be extended. To complete the works safely as planned, an extra section of Concorde Way, from Station Road to Muller Road, will need to be closed towards the end of the gateway works with a diversion via Ralph Road put in place.

Councillor Alexander continued: “A new station needs an entry way that is accessible to all. We will do everything we can to complete the works as soon as possible and would like to thank everyone for their patience throughout. It will be worth it when we join our partner organisations in cutting the ribbon on another new railway station that serves communities in Bristol.” 

When complete, Ashley Down station will initially be served by hourly trains operating in both directions between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood, with the ambition to extend to Henbury and beyond in the future.

The Ashley Down station project partnership sees Bristol City Council working with the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, Network Rail, and Great Western Railway.

The station is part of the MetroWest programme which aims to unlock opportunities for both business and leisure for residents between Ashley Down and Temple Meads, Filton and Henbury.

Find out more about Ashley Down station by visiting https://travelwest.info/projects/ashley-down-station.
Source: Bristol City Council
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« Reply #113 on: January 22, 2024, 11:16:47 »

...and I think we have a CRS code - looks like ASD.
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« Reply #114 on: January 22, 2024, 20:16:59 »

ASD it is! First unadvertised service stop shows on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) for this coming Sunday.

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« Reply #115 on: January 23, 2024, 14:05:41 »

Incidentally my son, who is autistic, points out that we no longer refer to autism as ASD. This was once Autistic Spectrum Disorder and then the became the less-offensive Autistic Spectrum Disability, but they tell me that the preferred term now is Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Which is Ascot.
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« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2024, 12:15:21 »

Sunny day and new access works just started at the station site...... I feel a photo opportunity coming on.
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« Reply #117 on: January 24, 2024, 15:06:21 »

Photos attached show much going on at the station itself, part of the new compound area for the company appointed to carry out the station access work and lastly a glimpse through the original compound gates which were obligingly open at the time.

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« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2024, 16:39:18 »

Is the blue surface on the lift shafts a permanent or temporary feature.
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« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2024, 19:53:00 »

Is the blue surface on the lift shafts a permanent or temporary feature.

Just a covering I think.  After taking the snaps I had a brief chinwag with chap who was also having a quick look at the progress.  The discussion got onto the towers and the expectation that they would be brick clad.  Mind you, that would require a bit more scaffolding.
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