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Author Topic: New station at Ruscombe??!! "Twyford Gardens"  (Read 808 times)
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« on: November 22, 2021, 04:52:31 pm »

"Huge 2,500 home Twyford plan in doubt due to Local Plan snub"

Somewhat fanciful of the developers to include a "train station" in their plans, especially one as grand as in the artist's impression. (And isn't the logo-thingy wrong. Were it to be a Crossrail station, shouldn't it not be red?)

When I've done environmental work at Ruscombe, it's taken me 20 minutes to walk from Twyford Station to the Church, by an indirect route. As the crow files, they're about 1,100 yards apart.

And a bus station too!
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 09:09:08 pm »

Somewhat fanciful of the developers to include a "train station" in their plans, especially one as grand as in the artist's impression. (And isn't the logo-thingy wrong. Were it to be a Crossrail station, shouldn't it not be red?)

It doesn't look purple which it should do. I can't make out what that colour is. The first photo in the following link shows how it should look -
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=25268.msg314330#msg314330
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 06:41:47 am »

Somewhat fanciful of the developers to include a "train station" in their plans, especially one as grand as in the artist's impression. (And isn't the logo-thingy wrong. Were it to be a Crossrail station, shouldn't it not be red?)

It doesn't look purple which it should do. I can't make out what that colour is. The first photo in the following link shows how it should look -
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=25268.msg314330#msg314330


It is purple roundel in the news article.


'Twyford Gardens' is a bit of marketing hype by the developers to sell their low carbon dream to the local authorities, its not likely to get the by in of the ToCs of NR» (Network Rail - home page) and the FoCs will object.    There was about 10 plus years ago a bid to build a station at Cox Green (Maidenhead West) this was objected to by the railway industry on the grounds of time tabling.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 11:19:23 pm »

The village Facebook page doesn't seem to have been too impressed with the article. No mention that this was greenbelt, was never part of the Wokingham plan and no challenge to some of the claims made by the developers like a new station. It was suggested that perhaps the journalist had just printed the press release.

I vaguely remember the original plan was for a park and ride which I think locals were also a bit doubtful on how successful it would be.

Of the many things needed in Twyford - more GPs, schools etc I don't think I've heard anyone mention a new station. More fast services yes but additional stops would make that  harder.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 07:10:56 am »

Twyford is a bit out in the sticks for the Reading Chronicle?
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 09:01:31 am »

Twyford has never been the same since it left Wiltshire.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 09:22:57 am »

Twyford is a bit out in the sticks for the Reading Chronicle?

Typical of journos on local news websites. The other day one referred to the new fire station in "Theale, Reading". (It's off the A340/A4 roundabou, BTW (by the way).) And we're about due for another article about the most expensive Reading streets - invariably in Shiplake. Some years ago, one website referred to a "Newbury school" that was in Hampstead Norreys.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 09:53:35 am »

London Oxford Airport
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 11:18:38 am »

Various development plans over the years have proposed Didcot North and Didcot West, as well as moving the current station eastwards. Nothing comes of them.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 12:23:16 pm »

As well as the unimaginatively named Thames Valley Park getting a station on the relief lines in east Reading that appears from time to time, although it’s been a good ten years since I last read anything about it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2021, 02:22:09 pm »

At least the developer's spokesperson managed to refer to a railway station rather than the infantile "train station".
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2021, 06:56:48 pm »

London Oxford Airport

So handy for Selfridges no doubt.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2021, 07:11:58 pm »

London Oxford Airport

So handy for Selfridges no doubt.

And quite possibly closer to the centre of Birmingham than London as the crow (or any other bird that flys in a straight line) flys.
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 07:12:30 pm »

Flys or flies in this context?
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2021, 08:37:11 pm »

Twyford is a bit out in the sticks for the Reading Chronicle?

It's a Newsquest title, as are the Bracknell News and its pages badged as the Wokingham News - in which the same article (slightly revised) appeared.
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