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« on: October 03, 2007, 07:18:13 pm »

http://www.therailwaycentre.com/UK%20News%20Oct%202007/031007-NR2.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 08:19:13 pm »

Why is the closure of the same lines at the same time of year required EVERY year for the past three or four?  Do it properly once, and surely it could last?!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 08:33:07 pm »

Essential annual engineering work.
I didn't know there was such a thing. Branchlines being closed anually Huh Whats that all about
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 05:03:51 pm »

I notice the Falmouth branch is closed for 2 weeks, not one week like all the others, this is to re lay a load of track, long welded rail has been dropped in places on the branch to replace the nackered bull head rail.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 05:13:26 pm »

Why is the closure of the same lines at the same time of year required EVERY year for the past three or four?  Do it properly once, and surely it could last?!

AGREED!

Its always over half term too so thats my week down the pan.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 07:30:52 pm »

Why is the closure of the same lines at the same time of year required EVERY year for the past three or four?  Do it properly once, and surely it could last?!

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Its always over half term too so thats my week down the pan.
Yeh i agree with you there.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 02:20:57 pm »

Well lets wait and see what happens during the Gunnislake closure, theres new rail and steel sleepers just north of Bere Ferrers but they've been there for years and are now so entangled with brambles/bushes you cant tell they are there!! So more than likely will be the case of saw a tree down and replace a couple lengths of rail sumwhere. Its hardly enough to justify the inconvience to passengers year after year, especially on a route where the replacement road transport is poor and many intermediate journeys on the branch are not possible...
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 11:16:19 am »

The following related link has appeared on the front page of the FGW (First Great Western) website.
http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Content.aspx?id=720
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 03:42:30 pm »

All these Branch Closure's for a week or Two. Only Seems to happen in the South West, and it's not like it's 24 hour working It's not, what's wrong with working Nights, keeping trains running during the Day.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2007, 09:23:31 pm »

They do often work at nights, but the amount of work actually done could probably be done in an hour...
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