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« Reply #105 on: August 06, 2019, 10:04:26 am »

I note that from December provisional Green Park (RGP) timings have been included in readiness

That looks minor, but involves a big operational change - a third unit throughout the day on the Reading-Basingstoke shuttle.
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« Reply #106 on: August 06, 2019, 10:07:15 am »

Which should improve timekeeping significantly as there will be substantial layover times.  Providing the crew can be found!
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« Reply #107 on: August 06, 2019, 10:43:37 am »

Appears to be an increase in the peak time frequency as well utilising a 4th unit
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« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2019, 12:50:50 pm »

Well they are going to have to pull their finger out if there is going to be station.
I was down on the bridge overlooking the site last week. They have cleared, some weeks ago, some of the undergrowth where the Up platform would be. There appeared to be somebody in the bushes doing some wiring/cabling.
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« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2019, 01:29:45 pm »

As with Worcestershire Parkway the timings will be in the system for as and when the station opens and in the meantime there will be a little sitting about waiting time at Mortimer, Reading West or Southcote Junction.
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« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2019, 05:40:51 pm »

Progress has been, shall we say, non-existent as evident by this picture from today

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« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2019, 08:21:49 pm »


Another month passes, and little sign of on-site works, but the haul road is now in-
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« Reply #112 on: October 05, 2019, 07:23:17 pm »

The haul road is definitely tarmaced!
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« Reply #113 on: October 05, 2019, 08:54:39 pm »

Haul Road picture now added to previous post! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #114 on: October 06, 2019, 09:39:04 am »

Timings for Reading Green Park now included in the schedules:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/RGP/2019/12/16/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

Though I’d be surprised if it’s ready for trains to stop during the validity of the December 2019 timetable.
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« Reply #115 on: October 07, 2019, 03:19:31 pm »

Timings for Reading Green Park now included in the schedules:

As they were in August...

I note that from December provisional Green Park (RGP) timings have been included in readiness


Do keep up II  Grin
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« Reply #116 on: October 07, 2019, 06:17:16 pm »

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« Reply #117 on: December 30, 2019, 07:21:54 am »

Had a look at progress (?) at Reading Green Park yesterday. There is now a tarmaced surface parallel to where the Up platform would be. The current weather highlights a large ditch/drainage channel between the tarmac and the rail tracks. The dry bit next to the tracks appears not to be wide enough for a platform. Interesting to see what they do; place the platform (on piles) over the ditch or re-arrange the drainage which could be interesting in an area with a high water table and liable to flooding.
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« Reply #118 on: December 30, 2019, 08:03:16 pm »

Had a look at progress (?) at Reading Green Park yesterday. There is now a tarmaced surface parallel to where the Up platform would be. The current weather highlights a large ditch/drainage channel between the tarmac and the rail tracks. The dry bit next to the tracks appears not to be wide enough for a platform. Interesting to see what they do; place the platform (on piles) over the ditch or re-arrange the drainage which could be interesting in an area with a high water table and liable to flooding.

According to the plans...there is enough room for the platform, but not for the footbridge. So part of the drainage ditch will be diverted a bit to the west to go round that. However, the whole ditch will be lined, presumably to protect the foundations of the platform, and that might narrow it a bit from its current width.

I think the platforms are shown as a bit over 3 m wide, but it's hard to say since the drawings submitted to planing are undimensioned. I find this odd - indeed, baffling.

Now, when I first had to do with technical drawing, our drawing sheets had scale bars printed along the edge. They could be used to set off dividers or compasses, or to read off dimensions from dividers - all very traditional. That would still work on a scale print, whereas using a ruler was only easy on an original or full-scale copy, and only possible on a scale print if the (usually reduction) factor was known. But scale prints were very rare, since the photographic processes need to do them were difficult and expensive. Most copies were taken by contact (diazo prints), so were always full scale.

Now, full-scale paper prints are very rare, and most drawing and looking is done on screens. But to read dimensions you need to have the drawing on a professional drawing system of the right kind. Anything printed off (even on imaginary paper) is scaled by an unknown factor, at least by the time it gets onto your screen. But this is exactly what scale bars were for - so why have they now completely disappeared?

If what planning gets are just the PDFs we can see, they are not really plans at all - they are undimensioned, so no more than sketches. Why is that allowed?
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« Reply #119 on: December 30, 2019, 08:20:37 pm »


March 25 2020 will mark 11 full years of posts under this heading, competing closely with the Tavistock extension for procrastination.

This area of "Green Park" is developed on an extremely low density and doesn't look able to support an unstaffed halt let alone that proposed.

In view of the flood plain siting and the near loss of the nearby electricity sub-station to Davey Jones, I think the station would be better run by the RNLI.

The clue is in the road's name - Longwater.

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