Coventry Arena Station (opening now expected September 2015)

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  1. OwlMan

    OwlMan Established Member

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    The local paper has some photos of this new station

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/look-new-ricoh-arena-station-9367713

     
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    Is Coventry FC back at the Ricoh now then?
    I remember them playing in Northampton at Home not long ago.
     
  3. MidnightFlyer

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    Yes they are. I don't know how much that affected the business case for it mind, it's also used for egg chasing and concerts, and the area around it has a lot of commercial and leisure facilities IIRC.
     
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    The Ricoh Arena is home to Wasps Rugby team as well now. (Wasps actually own the stadium). I took a look at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton today and there is more work required to get it to the same state as Arena Park, but the contractors were hard at work, so hopefully should be open soon.

    Wasps played Leicester Tigers a couple of weeks ago with a sellout crowd of 32000 or so. Had the station been open I am not sure how the class 153 and the usual packed class 170's on the Birmingham/Leicester/Stansted service would have coped with the crowds. Hopefully the train operators have some ideas......
     
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    I'd love to know exactly why this is considered an "ambitious project"
     
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    It probably refers to the heroic efforts needed by the courageous press officer to meet the bold quota of adjectives required in the press release.
     
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    It's been years in the making, a lot of to-ing and fro-ing , to see some of the scheme completed feels like an achievement in itself. At one point a couple of years ago the project looked dead in the water!

    Bermuda needs a lot doing to it, but it's do-able if they want to meet the 21 June deadline.

    Not sure whether the football/fans fans would really fit on the 153
     
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    32,000. Maybe some shuttles from Coventry station, similar to the ones at Man Utd?
     
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    A new 6 car bay platform is being/going to be build to the north of the current platforms at Coventry station to accommodate the shuttle service to Nuneaton.

    This will also avoid this service having to cross the WCML to get in and out of platform 2 as it currently does.

    Previous thread with additional details here: http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=69155
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    And just 2 days after the local rag said that this ambitious project would be ready at the end of the month ....

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/delayed-ricoh-arena-railway-station-9384611

     
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    The opening has been put back to September


    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/delayed-ricoh-arena-railway-station-9384611
     
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    Unfortunately, Maps has stopped.
    Hardly a surprise it's delayed where LM are involved.......
     
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    Tad unfair, how do you know it's LM at fault here when it could well be Network Rail and their contractors at fault here and also there could be any number of reasons why the project has been delayed, too many for me to list!
     
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    Because I deal with them every single day, and they couldn't run a bath, ergo it's almost guaranteed to be their fault.
     
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    The Coventry Telegraph also mentions LM:

    How do you train station staff for an unmanned station?

    I suspect that the article 2 days before was based on some peddled story that they have now got round to actually checking. Terrible reporting, even if it is a local rag.
     
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    It was mentioned on the BBC Midlands Today TV programme today that Coventry Arena would be opening in September. I thought it was an error when I heard it, but apparently not.
     
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    Is Bermuda Park still on course for the original June date then, or are both put back?
     
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    Bermuda Park was always running behind Arena. No date in the Cov. Evening Telegraph.

    I would like to think that LM do whatever training for both stations in one go.
     
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    One can only hope it's training on new stock ! The 153 is packed anyway without these two new stations without advertising it as a park and ride !

    Wishful thinking i suppose!
     
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    What's going on at Cov P4? Wooden hoardings were up last time I passed by.

    Also RTT was showing the arena as a calling point already.
     
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    It will do as that's how they were bid from LM.
     
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    The calls will be removed under the STP process.
     
  22. plastictaffy

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    That's where you went wrong, see, thinking!!! We're paid to do, not think, as we keep being told.
     
  23. HilversumNS

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    Yea, I thought that too. DOH :lol:
     
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    Blimey, I remember when I used to work at Bedlam Lane Level Crossing Signalbox ! late 70's :) only passenger service we had was on a Saturday night, which were DMU's Coventry - Nuneaton taking passengers off the WCML for engineering, rest of the time 'freight only'
     
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    Now that is going back some years! Looking at some photos from that era its pretty much unrecognisable today.
     
  26. HilversumNS

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    I sent an email to the NUCKLE team last week regarding the opening of Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park:

     
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