Blyth & Tyne Line
#21
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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!
Ruairidh | omnicity4659.co.uk  

#22
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#23
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...d-12493985

Seghill to be missed out?
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#24
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.

#25
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#26
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...n-12597824

Does this mean new rolling stock is being designed for the route?
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#27
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.

#28
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.

#29
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#30
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line
(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?

#31
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line

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


Update on B&T plans.

'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#32
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line

(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...


#33
RE: Blyth & Tyne Line

(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