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« Reply #165 on: March 08, 2021, 02:44:27 pm »

Whilst looking at other stuff - as one does these days - I came across a DoT paper concerning the Proposed closure of Angel Road station in NE London dated 2018. In the responses to the proposed closure, 21 respondents called for the footbridge there (an overhead electrified line) be relocated to Pilning (page 3). Don't know what subsequently became of this as Angel Road closed in 2019.
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« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2021, 03:22:15 pm »

Whilst looking at other stuff - as one does these days - I came across a DoT paper concerning the Proposed closure of Angel Road station in NE London dated 2018. In the responses to the proposed closure, 21 respondents called for the footbridge there (an overhead electrified line) be relocated to Pilning (page 3). Don't know what subsequently became of this as Angel Road closed in 2019.

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27 responses to the consultation were received by the Department during the consultation period, including from London TravelWatch, the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, Rail Future and private individuals.

21 responses had a common theme in calling for the footbridge at Angel Road station to be dismantled and re-erected at Pilning station on the Great Western Mainline. This has no bearing on the closure of Angel Road station so the matter of any future use of the footbridge at another location has been referred to Network Rail and will not be dealt with further in this summary.

and that suggests to me that the inputs were too significant to ignore, but not overwhelming enough for anyone to follow the suggestions. So the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) were seen to be "helpfully" kicking the ball to someone else (actually their own agency!) who had a patch of long grass / filing cabinet waiting for it.
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« Reply #167 on: March 08, 2021, 03:58:19 pm »

and that suggests to me that the inputs were too significant to ignore, but not overwhelming enough for anyone to follow the suggestions. So the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) were seen to be "helpfully" kicking the ball to someone else (actually their own agency!) who had a patch of long grass / filing cabinet waiting for it.

Indeed it does as it has not miraculously appeared at Pilning. My curiosity is more to who those 21 respondents were, and my guess is they they weren't from NE London but somewhat further west. I presume part of the action group to get their bridge, platform and service restored.
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« Reply #168 on: March 08, 2021, 07:31:25 pm »

and that suggests to me that the inputs were too significant to ignore, but not overwhelming enough for anyone to follow the suggestions. So the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) were seen to be "helpfully" kicking the ball to someone else (actually their own agency!) who had a patch of long grass / filing cabinet waiting for it.

Indeed it does as it has not miraculously appeared at Pilning. My curiosity is more to who those 21 respondents were, and my guess is they they weren't from NE London but somewhat further west. I presume part of the action group to get their bridge, platform and service restored.

I wouldn't like to speculate as to who the other 20 were, but i have no.problem whatsoever with the world knowing that one of them was me.
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« Reply #169 on: March 08, 2021, 09:11:01 pm »

You have another here.
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