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 Post subject: Portishead: Green light?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 pm 
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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/loca ... ne-2732666

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:29 am 
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Don't believe anything you read in that rag of a former news sheet!!

I'm tired of this story having seen it being re-cycled every year since 2000 and long before. Inaction, indecision, more inaction ... No wonder people lose faith!!

It's just like the wires up Filton Bank we were going to get in 2014 - first announced in 2006!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:38 pm 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47853916

Does the BBC have more credibility??


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:33 pm 
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I think the only thing that will give it any credibility now will be some actual trains running! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 pm 
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I am usually the arch-cynic when it comes to railway reopening proposals, but this time it appears that the government has found the money.

I tend to agree with Jules that I'll believe it when it happens, but in my case "when it happens" means work starting rather than trains running :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:03 am 
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I'm with Jules on this one. 'Work started' on the electrification between Chippenham and Bristol but will we ever see it finished?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:25 pm 
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Fair point Roy, although in the case of your example we have the trains, but not the knitting for them to work in electric mode.

In the case of Portishead though the sums of money involved, whilst significant, could metaphorically come out of the petty cash when compared to the staggering costs being incurred on major projects. So my feeling is that if it ever gets started it is likely to get finished.

I am however not offering to eat my hat if it doesn't :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:44 am 
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I think that's a consensus then.

When it does open, we'll all have to be on that first train to Posset and I'll buy all the beers when we get there then :D

Not that I wouldn't like to see you lot for another beer, but you'd have to buy yer own.

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