I thought that a house developer was obliged, as a planning condition, to contribute to railway works...a station and line rebuild. I've not read all the thread, can Someone point me in the direction of comment number, or has it been quietly kicked into the long grass?
Something reported in the paper local accompanied by a snap of the great and the good, probably penned bu Phillipa Page or Phil Space...quiet Monday?
Bizarrely the NSE architects' office was in Hudson House in York...a small group that worked on Southend line stations and other works on the ECML to Peterborough etc. Alongside larger teams of Intercity and Regional railways architects and support. All ended at privatisation of course, sadly.
Sorry about that, must be predictive text, though I think 'Badgers Bridge' is nicer...don't know the history of the place. Doesn't get a great review (or indeed up-to-date) on Beer in the evening site...but thanks for the correction
Barrier crossing, because it's on T + W metro it is down a lot, but the line is also used by 6+ freights and GC traffic from Sunderland servicing at Heaton and Pelaw...interesting ops. Funnily I mention it in the pub thread
East Boldon, on the Tyne and Wear metro to Sunderland (from Pelaw where they 'service' GC stock, there's the 'Badgers Bridge' where you can see regular T + W metros, half a dozen freights and the GC empties...not a bad pub to watch the cricket on telly + 3 hand pulls (not cheap) + food