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PhilipInCoventry
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1066 of 1076  Fri 6th Sep 2019 3:30pm  
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Hi all Wave With Pam so remarkably well, she despatched me this week with an East Midlands seven day rover. That is fab & I will post a few pics later, but the issue that I want to tell you about, is that except for the suicide disruption on Thursday morning, I have got about more easily than ever. Old habits don't stop even with the most up-to-date information. Coming back from Peterborough today, a three coach train, I sat in comfort with my coffee, in a half empty middle coach. As it was raining as we reached Nuneaton, I moved to the last coach so as to alight by the steps to platform 1. The last coach was like sardines, folks sitting on luggage. Is it the braindrain? No joke. At Peterborough, the digital display showed the train loading graph, which is why I chose the middle coach. We Might be the digital age, but that doesn't appear to help our minds. Even the ticket lady told them that the front coach was empty, but it made no difference. Over the years I have on occasions witnessed packed trains, from one end to the other, but in five days of roving this week, so far, not once have I struggled to find a seat of my liking.
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PhilipInCoventry
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1067 of 1076  Fri 6th Sep 2019 3:47pm  
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A few picture postcards from Phily. The overcrowded packed train from Peterborough. I thought that I was going to Surbiton, hey! Talk about luxury! A hotel at 100mph. All of this for a seven day go anywhere ticket, that cost me £76, where I could reach Doncaster, Sheffield, Peterborough, Skegness, Bedford, Bletchley, Tamworth & of course Coventry down to Milton Keynes. Having a lovely time, wish you were here.
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Midland Red
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1068 of 1076  Fri 6th Sep 2019 5:12pm  
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So do I 😔 🚂
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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1069 of 1076  Sat 7th Sep 2019 7:02pm  
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Philip, one of these days they will be sending out a search party for you! How does a monorail grab you? There he goes, everybody wave folks. Nice to see you enjoying yourself anyway. Wave
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PeterB
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1070 of 1076  Sat 7th Sep 2019 10:51pm  
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Sad to report that the spear top fencing at Coundon Road Crossing has gone and been replaced with a tubular construction. I hope the old fencing found a good home. It seems an odd time to do the work when the crossing is being considered for closure. Peter.
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PeterB
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1071 of 1076  Sun 8th Sep 2019 4:34pm  
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Disused station buildings to be brought back to life (Rail Advent) "The pilot stations are: Bromsgrove; Cannock; Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley; Kenilworth; Nuneaton; Dudley Port and Coseley; Droitwich Spa; Kidderminster; Oakengates and Wellington; Smethwick Galton Bridge and Smethwick Rolfe Street; Selly Oak; Stratford-upon-Avon and Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway; Hall Green; Bournville; Marston Green and Tile Hill; Tame Bridge Parkway; Stechford." An odd choice of "Disused stations". Kenilworth is new and Kidderminster is still being build (old station just demolished). The main idea is to lease out part of the stations as coffee shops and convenience stores. Peter.
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NeilsYard
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1072 of 1076  Mon 9th Sep 2019 9:12am  
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Peter. I think the Coundon Road closure is just a campaign promise. I don't see it will happen with the current surrounding road network. It’s just too busy around there at rush hours. I go over there most days on the Bablake school run so will try to get a picture to share of the new barriers. I should imagine the old railings have gone to someone’s back garden Angry Edited by member, 9th Sep 2019 9:14 am
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PeterB
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1073 of 1076  Mon 9th Sep 2019 8:04pm  
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NeilsYard, I've taken some pictures of the new fence (the workmen were blocking a photo last week). They have also replaced the fence on the other side. A concrete block has appeared underneath the arch. As the archway closure is only temporary I assume the concrete block will move when they have finished. Closing the level crossing is currently a legal requirement (it is an "additional complementary measure") for air quality improvment. The Council are currently trying to talk themselves out of it. Peter.
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1074 of 1076  Wed 11th Sep 2019 10:45am  
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“Deadline looming over plans for new railway stations in Nuneaton” - report
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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1075 of 1076  Wed 11th Sep 2019 11:09am  
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Peter, doesn't that document refer to the state of the air quality within a certain area - not specific to the crossing itself? In any case, if deemed required and singled out, I would have thought they would be able to make a full underpass at Coundon couldn't they? I know it’s on a bus route but tbh, if air pollution was such a concern they should have enforced complete EV solutions in on public transport ages ago. Edited by member, 11th Sep 2019 11:11 am
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PeterB
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1076 of 1076  Wed 11th Sep 2019 7:55pm  
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Hi NeilsYard, The full Local Air Quality Action Plan had two options: - The Councils preferred option (Travel planning + Low emission Taxis + Cycling infrastructure + Holyhead Road mitigation + Marketing and communication) - A Benchmark option (Clean Air Zone + Holyhead Road Mitigation) The Holyhead road mitigation measures are: o Peak time restrictions for Holyhead Road at J8; o Removal of the traffic signalled junction of Holyhead Road and Barras Lane; o Closure of the Coundon Road level crossing (to enable removal of junction control above); o Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) ban on Holyhead Road between the railway bridge and J8 of the ring road; o Capacity improvements on the B4106 through Spon End; o Upgrade of ring road J7 to further support additional traffic rerouting on the B4106; o Enhance the walking and cycling routes from Spon End into the city centre. Closing the level crossing is unpopular and the Council is now considering opening Hill Street (at the end of Coundon Road) up onto the Ring Road. This is proving equally unpopular with St Osburgs school. A bridge would need 5m clearance, the approach slope for a bridge would be ~50-70m long. The internet suggests a price of £5-10million. Most of the local bus fleet has been updated with low emission buses. Electric buses are only just becoming established (50 electric buses in London out of 8000). Peter.
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