South Wales Metro System - ambitious plans detailed

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

  1. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  2. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Might be more news following - I think Carillion have a lot of involvement in this project.
     
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    What the...?!

    Railway station usage - Cardiff Central

    Passenger entries and exits, actual and predicted

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  4. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh Banned

    I seen that pic before in the dictionary under 'reaching'
     
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  5. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    It's pretty much linear based on the difference between the last 2 years of real results.
    Doesn't seem too implausible but presented in a very 'Brass Eye' style.
     
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  6. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    bonkers init!
     
  7. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh Banned


    that many people get trains in wales? I dont think so lol
     
  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    A crime against axes :mad:

    Justice:

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  9. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    15,000 pass-throughs a day in a station the size of Cardiff Central doesn't sound so far off.
    Not being an expert or anything but used to pass through that station a fair amount.
     
  10. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    The y axis could do with a little justice too tbf.
     
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  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The court hears your plea

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  12. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's still an ALMIGHTY rise in traffic.
     
  14. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    I would use it into work, too and fro from "Cardiffs international airport station "(looks like one of those cheap 3 sided plexiglass bus stops ...actually ...it probably is ) to the 'diff .....if the electrification was going to give two trains per hour instead of our current one ....the way my shifts work at the mo , I would be left with a 50 min wait after finishing work....its free wifi in the 'diff ... but the wait is just too long. Sufferable if its a 30 min window though ...just walk slower

    Now the plans for electrickery to finally reach us appears to have gone up in steam...the feckkers
     
  15. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    I'd like them to sort out the basics first, like buses that give change, or even contactless payments.
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

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  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Update:
    European cash boost for South Wales Metro | Railnews | Today's news for Tomorrow's railway
     
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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's a map showing where the tracks will be doubled.

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  20. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    That shows a loop around Cardiff!

    ETA: sorry, I thought it was the Radyr gap being closed, but it isn’t!
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They've talked about extending the Coryton line for decades. It's a relatively small bit of track too, but.....oh well :(
     
  22. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    And it’s almost impossible now due to development!
     
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We'll get the extension to Velindre hospital at least.
     
  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    That’s where the problems start!
     
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Interesting development:

     
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  26. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I'd love to go to Rhymney station and ask the ticket person for a return to Ebbw Vale
     
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  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes please.

    Extending rail lines 'could boost valleys'
     
  29. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I know Treherbert and Tynewydd.
    That extension will save a 15 minute walk.
    It wouldn't have personally saved me anything because the 4 minute walk to the edge of Tynewydd would be less than the walk from where the new station would be. Not that I have any reason to do that trip anymore.

    Hirwaun would make sense though.
     
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There only seems to be the tiniest of stubs left of the track north of Treherbert although saving a 15 min walk would probably make the location a lot more desirable for home buyers/businesses.
     

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