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Post  rufuskins on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 8:53 am

It's interesting to see development in the real railway world.
1. Work is well underway for the reinstatement of the "waverley" route.
2. Kings Cross station refurbishment is due to be unveiled soon.
3. Serious consideration is being given to reinstatement of a rail ink in Sussex between Uckfield and Lewes.
4. London Bridge station remodelling - part of the Thameslink project - is also well underway, and is expected to take up to 5 years.
5. Crossrail 2 is still being heavily promoted - of course Crossrail itself is also underway.
6. HS2 - the less said the better!
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Re: Real railway developments

Post  mikehendle on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 11:33 am

Hi
At Peterborough there is major work going on,a complete new platform and re alignment of the through tracks,remodelling of Nene Valley Siding,at Hatfield a new flyover for the Cambridge Bound Trains,this will stop up ECMLtrains from having to slow down

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Post  gswindale on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 12:40 pm

Just to add that we have the Reading re-modelling ongoing at present which is partially linked to Crossrail; but has other advantages as well.

On a smaller scale; a number of stations are being improved on the Waterloo/Reading lines with existing footbridges replaced by "accessible" bridges.


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Post  rufuskins on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 1:16 pm

gswindale wrote: . . replaced by "accessible" bridges.

Mmmm . . . scratch scratch scratch

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Post  j3801 on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 2:08 pm

Alec,

"Accessible bridges" refers to overhead foot bridges with lifts for wheel chair/elderly folks access.
Nearly every station in Sydney is being/has been upgraded to be more "accessible" for everyone.
Portable (foldable) wheel chair ramps; "tactile tiles" (lumps on the ground for the vision impaired) along platform edges, top and bottom of steps, etc; improved lighting; new lifts and improved station entrances are what most of the refits involve.

So whilst they make the stations easier to access, you need to just ignor the fact that they now want to introduce 30 sec "train stationary" times at the non "city stations".
Whilst I may be able to move quick, there are a loto of people who complain that the current 1 min stops aren't long enough.

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Post  steveenefer on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 11:03 pm

If its of any interest and anybody is in West Yorkshire there is a mon to Friday working into kellingley colliery and its supposed to have a 56 hauling it times will be on real train times due through knottingley around 5.20

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Post  neanderthal on Fri 03 May 2013, 4:21 pm

Well, we have had the reopening of the Ebbw Vale Branch,though only if you're going to Cardiff as the connection to Newport still appears to be in limbo due to signaling problems,and we have just had a new bridge down West (at Lougher I think) which means we now have more capacity through to Carmarthen. Oh and there is talk of a NEW Railway Station at Pwll y Pant (there was a massive Viaduct here many years ago) in Caerphilly.
And we must not forget Electrification of the London / Swansea main line,just have to wait and see what happens though. Evil or Very Mad
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