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Author Topic: Pilning - the station, services, viability and closure of down platform - ongoing discussion  (Read 58631 times)
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« Reply #135 on: May 09, 2018, 05:35:43 pm »

Far better to put that sort of money,towards the scheme for SEWWEB ,and the replacement station at Pilning Westgate.😁

The money talked about looks like a virtually complete rebuild of the platforms and station to modern standards.  And if you have been to Pilning station, you'll probably appreciate that it's not really suitable in current form to handle traffic several orders of magnitude more than use it today this Saturday.   

For the same money, you could rebuild the station a couple of hundred yards down the track at a suitable over bridge, with slopes down to new platforms.  With the existing over bridge on the road (the B4055 springs to mind) eliminating the  need for that extra Network Rail 2 million pound thing.  The platforms and approaches at Oldfield Park make a suitable comparison.
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« Reply #136 on: July 07, 2018, 01:31:50 pm »

As a follow up ... I note that Denton, which has had a one way service on one day of the week only only for a number of years has had its service doubled in the new Northern timetable with trains in both directions on Saturdays.

08:46 Stockport to Stalybridge calls at Platform 1 at 08:55
09:45 Stalybridge to Stockport calls at Platform 2 (brought back into use) at 09:55.

Reddish South also has an extra train - one in each direction again now - though that's a single platform that's used in both directions.

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« Reply #137 on: July 07, 2018, 09:51:36 pm »

It seems crazy that it would cost 2m to build a footbridge. And stupid that full GRIP could more than double that cost.

I am not sure that is what is being said in the quote.  The wording implies it includes works costs.

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