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Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
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tigger



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The turntable, and 200+ parking spaces - if the share offer raises sufficient funding... another 1M needed!

- The former Bristol Bath Road turntable will be installed in the locomotive yard and so visitors will be able to watch locos being turned.

- To enable this, a new access road will be constructed to create a one-way route from Station Lane, exiting through the fields above the boilershop, making space for the turntable.

- Permeable hard surface parking for over 200 cars, with separate pedestrian footpath, from the field above the boiler shop.

- Access to the scheduled ancient monument that is Pan Pudding Hill, with its unrivalled views of the station site and the town.
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tigger



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1M needed in 100 days = 10,000 per day


100 shares (1 3rd class ticket) x 100 people per day

225 shares (2 3rd class tickets) x 44 people per day

400 shares (4 3rd class tickets) x 25 people per day

800 shares (4 1st class tickets) x 12 people per day

1,200 shares (silver pass unlimited 3rd class travel for holder + 3) x 8 people per day

1,800 shares (silver pass unlimited 1st class travel for holder + 3) x 6 people per day

If 600 people buy a 1st silver medallion for 1,800, and take family and friends out on train rides weekly, (40 x 4 x 22.80) they could get 3,648 worth of ticket value at 2017 prices.
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batchacremike



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Bridgnorth Station Redevelopment Reply with quote

I have just sent off my cheque for more shares.
But I must say I am very disappointed in the progress of the work at Bridgnorth. The piling early on seemed to go well but since then it has been snails pace. The week before last all that appeared to happen was a few pallets of insulation had been deposited on site. The site updates seem to put a brave face on things and inform us that the work has been concentrated on bringing the services up the donkey gallop. Bricklayers who are supposed to be specialists in heritage work do not dig trenches for services. The week before that all that appeared was the scaffolding along the platform side. a half full plastic bottle of drinking water sat on the new wall outside the present gents for the best part of two weeks!
Our railway attracts people from all walks of life, some with responsibilities for letting major contracts and contractors on such public view perhaps need to think on this.
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Derby4



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at Bridgnorth today and thought overall there had been progress, with the base layer of blocks laid all round, and at opposite ends of the new building the blockwork up to the same height as the exterior brickwork. I suspect--weather permitting--that the blockwork will go up quicker than has been the case with the exterior brickwork, which as Mr Bond has mentioned has of necessity been somewhat fiddly.

I think I can see why the doorway nearest the footbridge is being built across: There are five doors on the platform frontage, but only four doors shown on the computer simulation pictures! Someone made a teeny mistake...?

On another infrastructure issue, and without starting a new thread, work appears to be progressing well at the "County Boundary" slip, with the metal sheet piling now inserted at the base of the slip, and most of the soil nails have their screw caps and washers fitted.

Negative today was the number of groups of blokes out for day-long boozing sessions, and making the train I came back from BH on a bit unpleasant. Families gave them a wide berth. Fortunately there was space on the train. TTI mentioned that this "alcohol" issue is a problem at the Northern end of the line.

Rob
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
I was at Bridgnorth today and thought overall there had been progress, with the base layer of blocks laid all round, and at opposite ends of the new building the blockwork up to the same height as the exterior brickwork. I suspect--weather permitting--that the blockwork will go up quicker than has been the case with the exterior brickwork, which as Mr Bond has mentioned has of necessity been somewhat fiddly.

I think I can see why the doorway nearest the footbridge is being built across: There are five doors on the platform frontage, but only four doors shown on the computer simulation pictures! Someone made a teeny mistake...?

On another infrastructure issue, and without starting a new thread, work appears to be progressing well at the "County Boundary" slip, with the metal sheet piling now inserted at the base of the slip, and most of the soil nails have their screw caps and washers fitted.

Negative today was the number of groups of blokes out for day-long boozing sessions, and making the train I came back from BH on a bit unpleasant. Families gave them a wide berth. Fortunately there was space on the train. TTI mentioned that this "alcohol" issue is a problem at the Northern end of the line.

Rob


AIUI one of the doors is a false door and will be a serving hatch?

Brent Cleeton has been putting up images and descriptions on Facebook of County Boundary. His update 16th August said the piling machine suffered a gearbox/pump failure and was moved to be taken away. I used my discretion and didn't upload it to the official SVRLive site in case the contractor didn't want it put up, but it's in the public domain and this is an unofficial site so I think I can repeat it here. I don't know if that will delay progress

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Derby4



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick, without looking at the actual plans, the doorway being blocked up is at the "toilet" end of the new building, the refreshment room is at the South end.

Anyway, no matter, greater minds...! Smile

Hopefully the previous poster's concerns about progress might be allayed somewhat in that there is a dry week ahead, giving the builders a good run at the blockwork, that should go up quite quickly. (The whole building floor was very wet from rain, as seen on Saturday.)

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madderlake



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:

I think I can see why the doorway nearest the footbridge is being built across: There are five doors on the platform frontage, but only four doors shown on the computer simulation pictures! Someone made a teeny mistake...?

Look more closely at the images. They show a 'bricked-up' doorway. (Don't assume everyone else is an idiot, perhaps?)
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Derby4



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a little unkind, madderlake, the thought never crossed my mind.

Lets just wait and see how it pans out.

The real issue now is that the builders have a good run, and the building is roofed before any bad winter weather intervenes later in the year.

Rob
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking to someone closely involved with the building this week, such is the progress now, that the next "event" in the near future will be the arrival of the roof rafters.
That heralds getting the interior weather-tight.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the September 8th update had "Off-site, the roof trusses are now being manufactured in preparation for the roof construction." SVR News had something similar.

The September 15th update is now live too

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video on SVR's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NthwemK4LN0 published on Facebook and added to SVRLive

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the full share offer amount is not raised, does anyone happen to know which of the other aims (after the station building) will take precedence? -Turntable or car-park improvement/extension?
I forgot to ask David Postle about this the other day.

Rob
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Robin



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
If the full share offer amount is not raised, does anyone happen to know which of the other aims (after the station building) will take precedence? -Turntable or car-park improvement/extension?
I forgot to ask David Postle about this the other day.

Rob
From my reading of the site plan, the turntable will block the current overflow car park exit road. Therefore presumably the new car park exit, and by implication the rest of the car park, would have to be completed before the turntable could be installed.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it seems the turntable will will sit partially over the current exit road, I suspect it will need some expensive fill/ foundations, which is probably the reason it is expected to cost so much to install, compared with the Kidderminster turntable which was an entirely volunteer effort.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter_i wrote:
Because it seems the turntable will will sit partially over the current exit road, I suspect it will need some expensive fill/ foundations, which is probably the reason it is expected to cost so much to install, compared with the Kidderminster turntable which was an entirely volunteer effort.


I am told it will.

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