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Author Topic: Engineering work to close St Ives branch Jan to Feb 2021  (Read 6297 times)
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« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2021, 06:54:45 pm »

BBC spotlight had a small news item on the re-opening.
Stated it cost 3 million pounds for the one and half mile improvement?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh
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« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2021, 07:01:58 pm »

BBC spotlight had a small news item on the re-opening.
Stated it cost 3 million pounds for the one and half mile improvement?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh

Sounds about right

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« Reply #92 on: February 18, 2021, 02:23:45 pm »

The last time anything of this scale was done on the St Ives branch was when one of the rails was moved towards the other one by two feet, three and three quarter inches. 
At least this time it's both rails that have been replaced.
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« Reply #93 on: February 21, 2021, 11:00:02 am »

On their Twitter feed Network Rail Western have denied that this work is taking place so that "Amtrak Joe" can have a ride on the new rails when he visits in June.

Apparently it's a coincidence of timing!

I'd be thi9nking if this relaying job was "on the back of the G7" the middle section of track around the golf links would have also be relaid.
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« Reply #94 on: February 21, 2021, 06:24:23 pm »

I agree. It would also imply a leveleof "joined up government" which is sadly almost always absent in this country. Foreign Office talk to Transport? I doubt it.
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« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2021, 05:26:42 pm »

I am sure that the track renewal was scheduled some time before the G7. It could be that the venue was chosen because the line had been relaid. Smiley

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