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Author Topic: Bristol to Birmingham Corridor Strategic Rail Study - June 21  (Read 2250 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2021, 10:07:20 pm »

Surprised that slow crawl stopping just outside Bournville, Selly Oak, and the rest of those lovely stations on the way into Birmingham isn't considered to be a capacity constraint. That bit looks ripe for four-tracking too.
I thought that bit already was four-track?

The Camp Hill line in effect is two more tracks ... reducing to one for the corner round towards New Street.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2021, 11:15:16 am »

...and you'll have spotted that several services to the South and West are terminating at Moor St under this scheme:

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The STBs have each recognised the value of modal shift in their strategies for rail. For example,
Midlands Connect notes the major opportunity presented by the full scope of High Speed 2, with
improved connections from south and west of Birmingham achieved by creating new links to
Birmingham Moor Street (adjacent to the HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) Curzon Street station). This coupled with the increase in
trains per hour to Bristol and Cardiff is intended to encourage modal shift to rail and economic growth
across the Midlands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO3CaJieLK8
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2021, 11:18:48 am »

That youtube link isn’t working?
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2021, 06:39:36 pm »

It's a short clip from the A-Team. John 'Hannibal' Smith (played by George Peppard) says: "I love it when a plan comes together!"
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2021, 05:16:58 pm »

Cogload 1931 comes to mind
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2021, 06:53:00 am »

An update from Evesham Journal

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE could benefit from a number of improvements to rail services, according to the recent findings of a Network Rail study.

In addition to supporting planned housing and employment growth in the county, the improvements would also reduce car emissions and contribute towards the council’s carbon reduction targets.

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The recommendations in Network Rail’s report include:

• An hourly Cardiff to Birmingham service calling at Ashchurch for Tewkesbury;

• A metro-style service between Gloucester and Bristol, which will initially provide two trains per hour as part of the committed MetroWest service improvements and then four trains per hour under Network Rail’s proposals;

• Improved connections to Worcester, transforming a two hourly service into a half hourly service;

• An additional Swindon to Gloucester/Cheltenham service; and

• Improved connections to the North Cotswold Line with additional stops planned for Worcestershire Parkway.

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2021, 10:46:51 am »

Not sure there’s any change or update here, just the local press catching up on old news
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2021, 11:21:44 am »

Not sure there’s any change or update here, just the local press catching up on old news

Agreed; not much new - but this bit of the Evesham Journal item was new to me, and very welcome:

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At its meeting on September 22, Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet is being asked to endorse the findings of the report and agree next steps to move the study forward.

This includes the council becoming part of the Bristol to Birmingham Rail Partnership.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “Network Rail’s report supports and reinforces the findings of our own Gloucestershire Rail Investment Strategy.

"It is crucial that we continue to engage with National Rail.

"This will enable us to maximise the environmental and economic opportunities identified, as well as ensuring we meet existing and future demand for rail services in Gloucestershire."

This report is going to need all the supporters it can get if some of the more expensive elements are to happen!
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Yes, that is good (new) news! I can’t believe the county is not yet part of the partnership!
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