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sharpo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
Mentioned today on the BBC Midlands Today bulletin, as one of twelve possible new rail stations in the West Midlands.

All subject to "feasibility studies" though.

Watched it on iPlayer. Some for HS2, others Metro route, also Willenhall and Darlaston mentioned. Obviously not all funded out of the same purse, as the Safari Park would be more of a private venture.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening local news was better, Peter Plisner (BBC reporter) at site of Kings Heath station and Flying Banana passes by in the background. That's the NMT or yellow HST for those that aren't aware. Full of test equipment for checking track etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke to someone recently who remembers back in the '70s, long before the bypass was built, there was a proposal to build a footbridge from Bewdley Station up to Maypole Piece (the high ground beyond the Rock Siding).
The plan was that BR would run through to Bewdley so passengers could walk up the steps and across the bridge to where a Safari Park shuttle bus would be waiting to pick them up.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I spoke to someone recently who remembers back in the '70s, long before the bypass was built, there was a proposal to build a footbridge from Bewdley Station up to Maypole Piece (the high ground beyond the Rock Siding).
The plan was that BR would run through to Bewdley so passengers could walk up the steps and across the bridge to where a Safari Park shuttle bus would be waiting to pick them up.


When it first opened the Safari park ran a bus around the reserve for people without cars (and car owners who didn't want to donate their wiper blades to the chimps). I think this only lasted a few years due to low ridership.

Peter.
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