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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

    The old station looked about a million times better, but at least Queen Street is finally getting more facilities and space.
     
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  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    more Rail ambition
    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/full-steam-ahead-group-hoping-8381309

    e2a not for trains tho :oops:
    bikes etc
     
  3. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Of course the new Queen St is now well up and running - any observations from the local users ? - and there is a memorial bench to the excellent and much missed Tom Clift on one of the platforms (Tom was Valley Lines MD in tricky times and apart from being a good and much treasured friend , an excellent Welsh railwayman. To me , one of the best accolades anyone could get)
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'll post up some photos later. The new platform looks well crap though.
     
  5. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Thanks - but investment is good - plan a recce for the Monday after March 1st - hope to visit Mr Brains' emporium .....
     
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  6. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    A "vibrant" capital region, eh?
     
  8. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    it'll be edgy before ya knows it!
     
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  9. jannerboyuk

    jannerboyuk ...just kids gone wild.

    Too many buses, not enough trains and no circle line, everything is funnelled towards Cardiff city centre. The concept of the city region is being stretched in a way that looks more like a power struggle with the welsh government than anything else. Bridgend, abergavenny, chepstow, maestag et al are only in this to make it sound more impressive in size and scope than it is. If cardiff is going to grow as predicted than they need to sort out the infrastructure in cardiff and the immediate area, not drawing petty empires on paper so phil bale can strut around on a bigger stage.
     
  10. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    Someone wants a London transport like map and is trying desperately to join the dots with coloured lines
     
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  11. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    the Simpsons come to mind!
    Monorail
    2,500 passengers an hour! let's be realistic, they would struggle to get that in a day
     
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  13. Gavin Bl

    Gavin Bl terrible awful baaad

    that brown line along the top would be interesting in the winter
     
  14. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

  15. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Just avoid London's mistake of putting either end in places no one wants to go to :thumbs :
     
  16. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    No problem - Dowlais Top in winter - a cinch compared to Braemar ......(our railway ancestors managed in 1947 for example - albeit with jet engines mounted on flat cars to break / blast the ice) :D
     
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  17. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    Theres going to be some major cuts in the rail improvement programme..,.. The Paddington Swansea electrification looks safe ....,but I hope the valleys coastal upgrade doesn't get...re imagined ?
    The northern upgrades look fucked...!
     
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  18. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Valleys depends on WAG - so canvass them .....devolution on the way.Transport wise ....Swansea has some wires up already , In the spendidly named Maliphant Sidings - so should be safe.


    (as you can imagine - I have had some input ......my swansong in some respects - I am still offering beers all round for the 1st electric service train in to the city....
     
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  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  20. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Will there be a plaque recording the site of the (in) famous Asti's Cafe...?
     
  21. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Well with Chris Gibb (ex MD of Wales and West) , and local boy Andrew Haines (ex MD of South West Trains) as advisors - some real focus going into this. :thumbs:
     
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33314634

     
  23. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Wish it would reopen as a railway line though...
     
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  26. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Agreed - but if opened as a walking route - I will bring along my old dad's miners lamp to guide the way. (not much use really but he would have approved) - a future outing I hope.
     
  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Update on metro, of sorts

    How a small village on Cardiff's outskirts could be at heart of the Metro

     
  28. planetgeli

    planetgeli Well-Known Member

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