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Author Topic: Plymouth Station - refurbishment, improvements, timetable changes, events and incidents (merged topic)  (Read 35980 times)
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« Reply #90 on: April 17, 2014, 12:46:46 pm »

There were similar primary school montages in primary colours on the pillars supporting the roofs of the main platforms, depicting the local area. Calstock viaduct springs to mind. Are they still there ? Thanks for posting the other survivors. Not often you use two meanings of the word 'primary' in the same sentence!

you could develop that theme further if you were 'chuffed' about this report  Wink
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« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2014, 05:04:03 pm »

There were similar primary school montages in primary colours on the pillars supporting the roofs of the main platforms, depicting the local area. Calstock viaduct springs to mind. Are they still there ? Thanks for posting the other survivors. Not often you use two meanings of the word 'primary' in the same sentence!

I think you mean the artwork that was on the building at the west end of Platforms 3 and 4.  This was replaced by different artwork a few years ago and, yes, that's all still there.
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« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2016, 10:37:34 am »

Plymouth City Council have published a draft "vision" for the revamp of the station and approach.  Nowhere near being put into place, but encouraging nonetheless.  It includes escalators to climb the hill between the station forecourt and the top of Armada Way, which would be very welcome!

Story here:

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/this-is-how-plymouth-s-railway-station-could-look-after-huge-revamp/story-29488476-detail/story.html
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« Reply #93 on: July 08, 2016, 12:05:58 pm »

Did anyone else misread that as 'Daft plan for Plymouth Station'!?
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« Reply #94 on: July 08, 2016, 12:16:37 pm »

You where not alone. Smiley
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« Reply #95 on: July 08, 2016, 06:41:53 pm »

Did anyone else misread that as 'Daft plan for Plymouth Station'!?
  ......historically most Plymouth City Council plans have been daft, courtesy of one Cllr Tudor Evans,  now thankfully no longer in power.
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« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2016, 09:07:50 pm »

I look forward to the escalator thing! I've the hill to look forward to in the morning!
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« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2018, 02:56:14 pm »

Plymouth's Railway Station and the 100 million pound question.
Government ministers want foreign investors to pay for the scheme, which includes a hotel and car park.
https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/business/plymouths-railway-station-100-million-1575840
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« Reply #98 on: May 17, 2018, 05:06:18 pm »

There is currently an obsession with building hotels in Plymouth, (another one going up at Bretonside and on the Hoe) despite there being an oversupply already - there will be a huge boost in 2020 with Mayflower 400 but before and after that they will be white elephants - Graduation weekend, MTV Crash and the firework festival are the only occasions upon which hotels are anything approaching full in God's own city.

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