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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2021, 11:30:27 am »

Fin d'une epoque!
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2021, 09:16:06 pm »

That bloke needs to put his phone down if he wants to be served! Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2021, 10:44:58 pm »

A row of desks has appeared in one corner of the room when I looked through the door today....they do look a very temporary affair though.  Sorry no photo due to the thought not occurring to me at the time.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2021, 03:12:18 pm »

I hope that future renovation and re-use retains the "old railway type" light fittings. Even if recent they certainly look like old railway lights.
Probably contained multiple incandescent bulbs originally but easily retrofitted with LED lamps.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2021, 10:17:07 am »

Any indication of what or who is going in there?
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2021, 09:58:20 pm »

Possibly contractors office during the renovation of the roof structure,and afterward how about a first class waiting room .....
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2022, 07:58:23 pm »

I'm sure I read recently that the ticket office is moving in to Bonapartes during the concourse redevelopent, though I can't for the life of me find where now.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2022, 08:11:53 pm »

I'm sure I read recently that the ticket office is moving in to Bonapartes during the concourse redevelopent, though I can't for the life of me find where now.

I mentioned it in the Temple Meads Redevelopment thread last December as it was something that I had just read on the Network Rail Temple Meads Redevelopment pages.
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2022, 08:26:31 am »

The whole station is being re-wired. Offices will be temporarily relocated in turn while the works take place. The first area being tackled is the ticket office and offices above. A temporary ticket office will be situated in Bonaparte's.
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2022, 12:30:54 pm »

The whole station is being re-wired. Offices will be temporarily relocated in turn while the works take place. The first area being tackled is the ticket office and offices above. A temporary ticket office will be situated in Bonaparte's.

Inside the gatelines? How will that work?
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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2022, 12:46:47 pm »

The whole station is being re-wired. Offices will be temporarily relocated in turn while the works take place. The first area being tackled is the ticket office and offices above. A temporary ticket office will be situated in Bonaparte's.

Inside the gatelines? How will that work?

Doesn't the "far end" door - away from Platform 3 - open out beyond the new gateline?  If so, people arriving to purchase tickets could enter that way, buy tickets and perhaps there will even be a ticket gate inside to they could exit onto the platform from there.

Actually seems to make a great deal of sense to me.  Only thing it won't offer is an all day breakfast or a beer, but does anyone want to eat of drink while travelling these days?
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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2022, 01:30:18 pm »

Ah, yes. I was forgetting about what was the fire exit.

As for your second point. Me.
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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2022, 02:09:00 pm »

Ah, yes. I was forgetting about what was the fire exit.

As for your second point. Me.

Me too!
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2022, 02:21:03 pm »

I had to kill 90 minutes in Salisbury today, mid morning. Thanks to the current timetable. Oh for a nice station bar to grab brunch and a beer. Not the Pumpkin Cafe for an overpriced warm can and a tasteless sausage bap. Which is all Salisbury Station offers. And besides, Finn isn't welcome inside Pumpkin so the only option is to sit on the platform and be gassed by diesel fumes. I walked up to The Bishop's Mill on Fisherton St instead.
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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2022, 10:11:10 am »

Quick update as I went past the site of Boney's yesterday evening.  There's a lot of woodworking being done in there right now.
I took a photo but the resolution was too high for this thread and my mobile doesn't have the ability to reduce the size once taken.  Instead, I sent the picture to the good people at FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) who have included it on their Facebook page.
Next time, I'll set the resolution to a little less before taking the picture.
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