Coal import terminal at Royal Portbury Dock

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madhattie
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Coal import terminal at Royal Portbury Dock

Post by madhattie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:40 pm

Seems the coal yards in Portbury are going to be a site for the manufacture of plasterboard.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... nt-3507662

I wonder if the tunnel under the Avon will ever be used in some way?

StrawberryLine
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Re: Coal import terminal at Royal Portbury Dock

Post by StrawberryLine » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:17 pm

Does anyone know what the route is for the stone going from the Mendip Quarries to Avonmouth/Portbury? where it is allegedly being put on a barge and brought down to the new Jetty at Hinkley Point "C". Are they not using the old coal handling facilities at the docks, although they do seem to be pretty particular about contamination of the stone.

Andy Kirkham
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Re: Coal import terminal at Royal Portbury Dock

Post by Andy Kirkham » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:22 pm

Looking at Real Time Trains I found a service from Whatley to Avonmouth Hanson's Siding https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/ ... 7/detailed

Whatley - Frome North - Westbury - Bath - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's - Filton Jn - Hallen Marsh Jn - Avonmouth Hansons Siding

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Re: Coal import terminal at Royal Portbury Dock

Post by Andy Kirkham » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 pm

It looks like the Portbury line is all but disused at the moment. There was one car train a few days ago but the various daily coal paths are always marked as cancelled.
I wonder if plasterboard manufacture might lead to any rail traffic in gypsum. Or would that be brought in by sea?

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