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Author Topic: HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general discussion  (Read 213275 times)
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« Reply #975 on: May 22, 2020, 05:11:43 pm »

Did they, though?

According to my Roman street map (yours may vary), five major roads converged on Londinium, but the same was true of Corinium (Cirencester) - the Birmingham of the Cotswolds...

There was, apparently, a ring road to avoid the centre of London. I recall reading about the discovery a couple of years ago, probably during something to do with Crossrail. A sort of pedestrian MXXV.

Sic transit Gloria Gaynor.
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« Reply #976 on: May 22, 2020, 06:06:22 pm »

Oh well, back on topic again.  Old Oak station approved: https://www.railway-technology.com/news/old-oak-common-station-receives-approval-from-opdc/
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« Reply #977 on: May 22, 2020, 06:11:15 pm »


Ah yes, where we drifted from yesterday. 1.3 billion, and the largest station ever built, some say. Numbers are fairly meaningless by now on HS2 (except for the "2" obviously).
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« Reply #978 on: May 23, 2020, 09:12:15 am »


Numbers are fairly meaningless by now on HS2 (except for the "2" obviously).

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« Reply #979 on: May 23, 2020, 12:13:45 pm »

The Romans had a network of 'B roads' too, such as the Via Julia from Aquae Sulis to Abonae (Sea Mills), which survives in traces over the Bristol Downs and in nearby names such as Julian Road.

Which may also explain the road name "Roman Way" which leads down to Sea Mills from roughly the right direction. *

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« Reply #980 on: May 23, 2020, 07:36:54 pm »

The Romans had a network of 'B roads' too, such as the Via Julia from Aquae Sulis to Abonae (Sea Mills), which survives in traces over the Bristol Downs and in nearby names such as Julian Road.

Which may also explain the road name "Roman Way" which leads down to Sea Mills from roughly the right direction. *

Yes, I know, I've just committed "topic drift". Won't happen again, honest!

There was a Roman road from Sea Mills (Portus Abonae) to Gloucester, via Thornbury, past a Roman farm in Lawrence Weston, now safely concreted over. Now I've just done the topic drift thing too. If  only the station had been called Abonae, I might have got away with it.
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« Reply #981 on: May 24, 2020, 04:37:41 pm »

Trying to get back on topic again Roll Eyes

I know this isn't technically on our patch, nor exclusively about HS2, but..... https://www.nic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/NIC-Rail-Needs-Assessment-Call-for-Evidence.pdf
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