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South Wales Metro System - ambitious plans detailed

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by editor, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's some mighty ambitious ideas in here, but still no plans to link up the Coryton line to turn it into an inner city circle line.

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    Suggested light rail link to the Bay.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/south-wales-metro-system-first-6718872
     
  2. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    Those green routes are already bus routes aren't they ?

    The Rhoose bus link to Cardiff central is a joke , I've never seen more than 3people on it ,and it costs 0ver £400 k pa to run ...Its got leather seats though ...nice !!!!
    The geezers driving the mini bus link between Rhoose and Rhoose international station (lol) get through a lot of newspapers...!

    What is needed is a dual carriageway to Culverhouse and a train spur directly into the airport .....If fracking does take off in Dyffryn and Bonvilston , the 50 lorry's per day per well per frack ,are going to be mental....
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Poor old Monmouth. Still one of the very few (only?) county towns without a railway line.
     
  4. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Very ambitious - still we will have an outing I hope for the 1st few electric trains to the Valleys in , or around 2018. Will buy the first round ...:thumbs:
     
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  5. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Dorchester's another one ...
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You sure about that?!
     
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  7. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    editor : Not very sure any more no :oops:
     
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  8. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    does it connect to the croydon tramlink?
     
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  9. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    Tardis in the first class toilet , take a shit and be elsewhere else when at the same time when you hit the flush ...

    Never do it in stations.
     
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  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26671806
    £12 million scheme to improve access at 5 stations in Wales
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Caerphilly certainly needs a few bob spent on it. British Rai/Network Rail/whoeverthefuck has destroyed so many attractive stations in the Valleys and replaced them with hideous bus shelters.
     
  12. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    No one now could defend the destruction of so many "heritage" buildings in the 1960's and 1970's - but times were dire , and cost cutting unfortunately was endemic. People do not realise how close the Valleys network came to almost total annihilation by the late 1970's - even the "flagship" Treherbet line nearly succumbed to a road scheme north of Pontypridd. Thank goodness John Davies turned up as Regional Manager and started the turn around. In the Railtrack era , the so - called "vandal resistant" shelters were tried out on the Valleys group - with predicatable results. The local "yoof" regarded them as a challenge .......
     
  13. 8ball

    8ball ...I'm pretty sure it wasn't.

    What you need is a monorail.
     
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  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Pontypridd station improvements
    animated video, complete with piano
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's a mighty swishy animation.
    Those trackless platforms bother me though.

    Nice user comment:
     
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  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :D
    didn't spot that
     
  17. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    The non stop trains are an innovative Quakers Yard to Dingle Road 15 min frequency express service , non stopping Ponty and Cardiff , in line with customer feedback ......
     
  18. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    good news for the 5 people that use it
    Behold ....an airport that sits in almost splendid isolation from direct urban transport links
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    now theres tidy for you
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How the hell did Concorde ever take off from there!
     
  20. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Cardiff is a bloody nightmare to get to on public transport.
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Eh? There's trains galore to Cardiff! Or do you mean the airport?
     
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yup, i've mostly given up on it since they changed the routes
     
  23. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Sorry, I meant the airport. It was so bad last time I don't think I'd do it again. Shocking in fact.
     
  24. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    2 an hour from Cardiff central to Rhoose village then catch a bus to take you around the other side of the airport where the entrance is .... Forget it after 10pm
     
  25. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

    Virtually unladen, much like the current BA fleet that pop in and out of there for maintenance? All the passengers and that crap you take on your hols adds up (eg a 747-4xx on delivery/repositioning, almost empty, from Heathrow can fly non-stop to Sydney).
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They need to get a proper rail service to that airport, innit?
     
  27. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

    Makes me think of Rome-Ciampino where it never appears to have occurred to anyone to extend the Metro A line just another 5km to the airport (and the local train line stops on the wrong side of the airport).
     
  28. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    and road .......spur to the M4 ..... dual carriageway ...the j33 /A4232 is often a mess at peak .....and with the 10,000 odd new houses going in on 'diffs west side , soon even more so ...
     
  29. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    You mean virtually unladen apart from a full compliment of crew and passengers!
     
  30. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Queen st station progressing
    pic i took from the road yesterday
     

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