Blyth & Tyne Line

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(14 Oct 2015, 8:33 am)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...l-10249616
Feasibility study to be carried out.

Its all well and good that theyre staring the survey, and hoping for Ashington-Newcastle in 30 minutes.

But Senrug's silliness strikes again, wanting people to waste money by building a station at Woodhorn. WHY???! Theres nothing there!
(14 Oct 2015, 8:40 am)GX03 SVC Wrote: Its all well and good that theyre staring the survey, and hoping for Ashington-Newcastle in 30 minutes.

But Senrug's silliness strikes again, wanting people to waste money by building a station at Woodhorn. WHY???! Theres nothing there!
P&R?
It certainly makes it easier to use the service, for those living north of Ashington.

If I was living in Amble and there was an option to avoid driving into Ashington and finding somewhere to park, the Woodhorn station would be an ideal choice.
Ditto for residents in Newbiggin.

The other element which has just crossed my mind, is further expanision. A station at Woodhorn could make it easier to extend services to/from Morpeth and the ECML.
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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...d-12493985

Seghill to be missed out?
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(24 Jan 2017, 2:42 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...d-12493985

Seghill to be missed out?

I don't whether this sentence is badly structured or not but I found it funny.


Quote:The trains could transport thousands of people a day in just over four years along the 20-mile route between Ashington and Newcastle city centre.

Thousands of people a day in just over four years along a twenty mile route? It would be quicker to walk.
(24 Jan 2017, 2:52 pm)MurdnunoC Wrote: I don't whether this sentence is badly structured or not but I found it funny.



Thousands of people a day in just over four years along a twenty mile route? It would be quicker to walk.

Yeah, it took me a few moments to read and digest it.
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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...n-12597824

Does this mean new rolling stock is being designed for the route?
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(14 Feb 2017, 10:57 am)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...n-12597824

Does this mean new rolling stock is being designed for the route?

The length and style that the article describes sounds like a Class 139/Parry People Mover. The 139, however, weighs less than half of the 28t quotes in the article. Having rode on a 139, I don't understand what's could be done to such a small vehicle to double its weight but reduce it's fuel consumption. It was also distinctly uncomfortable to ride on and felt it could bounce off the track at any moment.
(14 Feb 2017, 10:57 am)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...n-12597824

Does this mean new rolling stock is being designed for the route?

The very end of the article mentions the reopening of Leamside. Is this still very unlikely to happen it always gets suggested as possible Metro expansion to Washington but nothing substantial ever comes to fruition.
(14 Feb 2017, 11:37 am)James101 Wrote: The length and style that the article describes sounds like a Class 139/Parry People Mover. The 139, however, weighs less than half of the 28t quotes in the article. Having rode on a 139, I don't understand what's could be done to such a small vehicle to double its weight but reduce it's fuel consumption. It was also distinctly uncomfortable to ride on and felt it could bounce off the track at any moment.

My initial thoughts were something along the lines of converted LU stock. However as I read further, the Class 139 came to mind too.

(14 Feb 2017, 11:58 am)Mark1 Wrote: The very end of the article mentions the reopening of Leamside. Is this still very unlikely to happen it always gets suggested as possible Metro expansion to Washington but nothing substantial ever comes to fruition.

Must admit to missing that section when reading the article. 
I would love to the line to re-open - however unfeasible it may be as it stands currently.
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(14 Feb 2017, 2:01 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: My initial thoughts were something along the lines of converted LU stock. However as I read further, the Class 139 came to mind too.


Must admit to missing that section when reading the article. 
I would love to the line to re-open - however unfeasible it may be as it stands currently.

Maybe cascaded 153s?

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...ssion=true


Update on B&T plans.

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(12 Sep 2019, 1:11 pm)Andreos1 Wrote:

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...ssion=true


Update on B&T plans.



People will start complaining when parallel bus routes start getting cut as a result of abstraction by the new train service...

(12 Sep 2019, 10:55 pm)busmanT Wrote:


People will start complaining when parallel bus routes start getting cut as a result of abstraction by the new train service...



I won't I'll be happy to have the train as I think arriva provides a terrible service in those areas. Personally I only use arriva to get from Cowper to Blyth and the rest of the time I go to Newcastle I use the 309

https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov....=documents&keyVal=QDM4JHQS0CN00

Plans for the stations, some have changed quite a bit since the last time they released stuff. It also appears it's all being done as one now, no longer a delay to Seaton Delaval and Bebside.
(19 Jul 2020, 12:05 am)Storx Wrote: https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov....=documents&keyVal=QDM4JHQS0CN00

Plans for the stations, some have changed quite a bit since the last time they released stuff. It also appears it's all being done as one now, no longer a delay to Seaton Delaval and Bebside.
Surprised there's no connection from the platform line at Ashington station to further north on the line. If they ever want to reopen to Woodhorn (as has previously been considered), would they have to remodel that?
(19 Jul 2020, 1:17 am)BoroLad Wrote: Surprised there's no connection from the platform line at Ashington station to further north on the line. If they ever want to reopen to Woodhorn (as has previously been considered), would they have to remodel that?

I believe the plans were if they ever wanted to go further was to build a 2nd platform on one of the running lines. I think it was mentioned on SENRUG.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-englan...ssion=true

Interesting article on the work going on to check line suitability.
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(18 Oct 2020, 12:11 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-englan...ssion=true

Interesting article on the work going on to check line suitability.
I hope that they don't find anything untoward underground, given that very heavy freight trains currently run on the line.

I'm not sure that those wanting this scheme realise that parallel bus services will be cut come 2023.
(18 Oct 2020, 7:43 pm)busmanT Wrote: I hope that they don't find anything untoward underground, given that very heavy freight trains currently run on the line.

I'm not sure that those wanting this scheme realise that parallel bus services will be cut come 2023. 

I've seen you mention this before and don't understand why it would be the case. 
Bus services and train services can often be dealing with different markets, going to different destinations. 
Along each of the 4 existing heavy rail routes in to Newcastle, bus operators run services alongside the rail network and between the same key destinations. Carlisle - Newcastle. Berwick - Newcastle. Durham - Newcastle. Middlesbrough - Newcastle.
What would be different between Blyth and Newcastle?
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158816 did a loop around Blyth, Bedlington Station and Morpeth from Newcastle at lunchtime.