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    [Trivia] Most Recently reopened stations on reopened lines

    Was the line diverted or was the station merely moved along the line?
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    Major Road Junctions Discussion, and Comparison Between UK and Other Countries

    That sound like a typical urban myth. It's far more likely to have been designed that way from the start. (There is indeed a farm there and the farmer at the time may very well have been stubborn.)
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    Major Road Junctions Discussion, and Comparison Between UK and Other Countries

    The junction in Plymouth, north of the city centre, between the B3413 (which was once the A38) and the A386, is also logically a cloverleaf, though a very unusual one...
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    Rails lying between rails?

    I think so. I think it was on the Highland line????
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    I think even with DCOs there's a get-out clause that allows a minister to announce that he's giving himself extra time. I have a vague recollection that this power has been used once or twice.
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    You can get an impression of the typical scale of a project requiring a TWAO from this page on the DfT site which supposedly lists all applications and decisions in the last 10 years, though it strangely omits the Manchester Picc and Oxford Road application which AFAIK remains undecided. It...
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Sorry, I misread Purple Orange's post. I assumed he was asking about the TWAO for Huddersfield to Westtown. My reply in #3957 was relevant to that. As others have said, the current works near Church Fenton don't require a TWAO. Furthermore, if they did, they would be in trouble with the...
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    [Edit: when I wrote the following I misread the question as being about the Huddersfield TWAO.] It depends on what objections there are. If there are serious objections there could be a public inquiry. Time would be taken trying to resolve the objections without an inquiry, then time taken...
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    Merseyrail: funding for Headbolt Lane and St James stations

    It's not unknown for things to change their name on opening. I suppose the domain of roads is a bit different from that of railway stations, but the Newcastle Western Bypass was always officially referred to as A69 through the years it was being planned and built, but became A1 on completion.
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    Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) - latest plans and progress updates

    Didn't earlier documents attach much more importance to improved times between various cities (including Sheffield) and Manchester Airport, with some optimistic-seeming times suggested? Less being said about about that now. 1617462364 It was part of the project a few years ago, but I think the...
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    How will spectators be transported to the Commonwealth Games 2022 Birmingham?

    At one time it was hoped that the Metrolink East Manchester line would be built in time. In the event, though a lot of preparatory work was done in time for the Games, the line itself it was over 10 years late by that standard.
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    If I remember correctly the Ordsall Chord was first prepared as a DCO submission, then it was ruled to be slightly too small so they had to redo it as a TWAO.
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    As far as I'm aware there was no TWAO application for Miles Platting. There was certainly a conventional planning application to the local authority. The hierarchy according to the scale of the scheme seems to be Act of Parliament (e.g. each phase of HS2) Nationally Significant...
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    Trivia: Stations with the same name in other countries

    Euston (London) and Heuston (Dublin).
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    Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) - latest plans and progress updates

    To answer the last question, it's because the biggest demand is probably from Manchester and Stockport to London, and the trains that meet that demand are divided between ones via Crewe and ones via Macclesfield and Stoke. Once HS2 phase 2a is open, the Crewe route will become more attractive...
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    House of Commons Transport Committee "Trains fit for the future?" Report

    According to a recent issue of Modern Railways, Vivarail, of Class 230 D-train fame, have suggested charging points at key stations, using stretches of specially designed under-train third rail that is only live when a train is sitting over it. They used the WHL as an example and mentioned the...
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    There's a house or row of houses too.
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    It was my mistake to say CP7 when I meant CP8 - and I didn't notice it until after I'd written the first version of #3893. I then edited #3893 (and #3887) but you may have already been replying. Maybe it would be simplest if a mod could delete everything from #3888 to this post inclusive?
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    #3887 was intended to be purely informative and mostly neutral in tone. However it did contain an error. When I said "still spending money at the beginning of CP7" I meant "still spending money at the beginning of CP8", which may merit a bit of surprise. To be exact, £37M in CP8. I've now...
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Among the documents that are part of the application is a statement on the funding position: https://sacuksprodnrdigital0001.blob.core.windows.net/twao-huddersfield-westtown/Huddersfield%20to%20Westtown%20(Dewsbury)/02%20TWAO%20Application%20Documents/NR05%20Funding%20Statement.pdf So Hudds...

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