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    Unbuilt Roads that would be useful today.

    This map of a once-proposed ultimate layout at Switch Island was posted on SABRE by Steven: https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=File:Maghull_interchange.jpg
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    HS2 Eastern Leg updates

    All the proposals date from before Johnson was PM.
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    NR Week Sat-Fri ?

    It comes from the Old Testament. God supposedly created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. But this was a Jewish account so the seventh day was Saturday. When I was very young the Radio Times coverage ran from Sunday to Saturday. The start of the year in England was not firmly...
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    Why is the Integrated rail plan delayed?

    Please do, I'll be flattered. (I use a different name on SSC - "wrinkly".) Thanks to WestRiding on the NPR thread under "Speculative Ideas" for first posting the news of the latest delay.
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    Why is the Integrated rail plan delayed?

    Birmingham Post now saying it's been put back again to "around" November 11, and furthermore it will not answer all the questions people have been expecting, but will kick some of them further down the road...
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    HS2 Euston - number of platforms... again...

    I've always assumed that the 10/11 platforms question had nothing to do with the location of the western edge of the development and everything to do with the boundary between HS2 and the conventional platforms and tracks.
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    Is the leccy supply to the railway 'just enough'?

    Oh yes of course. I should have thought of that.
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    Is the leccy supply to the railway 'just enough'?

    Sorry to be ignorant but why is a sectioning cabin needed at the end of the line? (Unless perhaps to earth the overhead when works are going on???).
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    Why is the Integrated rail plan delayed?

    The budget is next Wednesday, 27 October. Most predictions in recent months have suggested the IRP will be published at roughly the same time. There was one report that it would be last Monday, 18th, but that hasn't happened.
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    South Wales 'Metro' updates

    and seems to want to extend them to or beyond their limits, by threatening to build roads in Wales and Scotland that have been regarded since devolution as outside UK govt responsibility, including the M4 Newport bypass that the Welsh govt has explicitly decided against.
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    HS2 Euston - number of platforms... again...

    Presumably 10 HS2 platforms is the most that can be built while keeping enough of the old station layout open to run the necessary trains during construction.
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    East-West Rail (EWR): Oxford-Bletchley construction progress

    I'm not familiar with the area and didn't have a clear mental picture of which roads are open or diverted, but it looks as though 1M20ch, or about 2km, would take you to a point due north of Launton, about easting 61 on the OS map. If that's incompatible with open roads, well Trackwatch has...
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    East-West Rail (EWR): Oxford-Bletchley construction progress

    Surely further east? Going east from Oxford through Bicester towards Bletchley, the link to the Chiltern line turns off at what I assume is Gavray Junction (near Gavray Drive), then continuing east you go under the Chiltern line and into the work site? Both versions of the story have the west...
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    East-West Rail (EWR): Oxford-Bletchley construction progress

    It's saying the length commissioned extends further east than the other report. It says from Gavray Junction (19M 00ch) to 17M 60ch. It says the worksite is entered at 18M 28ch on one track and 18:34 on the other. It says LCs have been abolished at Jarvis Lane, Bicester Eastern Perimeter Road...
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    East-West Rail (EWR): Oxford-Bletchley construction progress

    Elsewhere in the same issue of the magazine (p. 90, Trackwatch) the length commissioned is given as 1 mile 20 ch, about half of which is within the work site.
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    East-West Rail (EWR): Oxford-Bletchley construction progress

    According to the November Modern Railways, p. 25, the first 440m of the line, from Gavray Junction to Charbridge Lane, Bicester, have been commissioned for engineering trains. I thought I'd seen a discussion upthread about why this section was so well advanced compared with other sections, but...
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    Wigan to Bolton electrification officially given go ahead

    Roger Ford has a page on this in the Nov Modern Railways (p. 32). Subtitle "Business case trumps high costs". Haven't read it yet. Edit: have now read it. He has no new info on this specific scheme that we didn't have before (though he avoids the mistake in some other reports of the decision...
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    University (Birmingham) Station Rebuild

    18 hours after I wrote this my copy of the November Modern Railways arrived, with a picture of Perry Barr on page 24.
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    Ely North Junction upgrade proposals

    There are four road options to address the Queen Adelaide level crossings. The best plans and descriptions of them are found by clicking on "related downloads", then on "stakeholder information" and then looking at section 14 on pages 26-31 (page numbers as shown by your pdf viewer), figures 14-24.
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    University (Birmingham) Station Rebuild

    Isn't Perry Barr station also being rebuilt for the Games? Does nobody ever go near that with a camera?

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