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Bryan Clarke



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver wrote:
Apparently tomorrows service will just be BH - HY and BY - KR as well now...


How very embarrassing and unfortunate for the SVR and those concerned with the management of this project. I hope financial compensation was included when the contract was drawn up.

Whatever the financial compensation, upsetting and inconveniencing our income base is never a good idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now Monday as well. Full line expected to re-open on Tuesday now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6pm Saturday and the site is abandoned. There's plenty of plant and equipment left behind, but no one there to operate it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Site has now been handed over to SVR, so maybe the plant belongs to the contractor?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's what I meant, it looks like Amey have left an excavator and a load of other kit on site.
The track bed looks more or less complete to me, with a layer of ballast up to sleeper level.
There's still a big hole alongside with exposed pipes and a temporary footbridge over.
There's a lot of materials left at Bewdley as well, bricks, sand and concrete conduit etc. so presumably they've still got work to do, but it shouldn't interfere with the railway.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two positive bits of feedback from a visit to both ends of the line today.

On arriving at Bridgnorth, I bought a Highley return and was given a free full line return ticket in addition to use on a later date. Ticket office said that was a recent decision which wasn't on the web site. Well done whoever made the decision, it went down well with several people in my hearing (Caveat, I don't know if it will apply again tomorrow).

Knowing that today's ticket was valid at both ends of the line, I asked whether I would have to pay two lots of parking charges. The answer (after a phone call to check) was no, Kidderminster would give a free car park token if I had already paid at Bridgnorth. (Caveat, not mentioned on the web site but I assume this would apply to anyone visiting both ends).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
On arriving at Bridgnorth, I bought a Highley return and was given a free full line return ticket in addition to use on a later date. Ticket office said that was a recent decision which wasn't on the web site.

This was decided on Thursday; we have deliberately not publicised this, as it's mainly intended for people who arrived expecting to travel the full line; but as you mentioned, it went down well with people. I expect the same arrangement will apply the next 2 days. And agreement is that Severn Trent will pay for them.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a look at the Amey web site to see what they do. They seem a big outfit to me.

http://www.amey.co.uk/our-services/water/

Water has been a key sector for Amey for more than 40 years.

Our teams work in partnership with some of the largest water utility asset owners in the world to offer a full range of clean and waste water services. This includes network design and installation, repair and maintenance and civil engineering on both infrastructure and non-infrastructure works.

We work in design and construction based frameworks and operate within alliances, joint ventures and other integrated operating models. This enables us to deliver the best value and continuous performance improvement to our customers.

By putting customer service along with health and safety at the heart of our delivery model we demonstrate industry-leading safety performance and provide measurable year-on-year improvements in service standards.

Every year, we install, upgrade and repair around 300km of clean water pipes and undertake over 250,000 clean and waste water repair and maintenance jobs across the UK.

Every aspect of our operational delivery is fully supported by Amey’s business systems, including scheduling, planning, traffic management, as well as by our dedicated Customer Response Centre.[\i]

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Via Bridgnorth Station Facebook:

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Amey, Severn Trent contractors handed back the site to the Severn Valley Railway at 3pm on Saturday 14th February.

P Way and Signalling teams have put all effort in to try and open the Railway as soon as possible but now we have the site back and can see its condition it will take the teams longer than originally anticipated to build up the formation and lay track.

To give our colleagues time to do this the Railway will only become fully operational again on Tuesday.


I really appreciate the effort that individuals and teams have put in to getting the Railway back together, thank you.

The curtailed service will operate in the interim, if there are any operational queries please check SVRonline or make contact with the Operations Manager.

Public websites will be updated this evening.

Nick Ralls

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Just had a look at the Amey web site to see what they do. They seem a big outfit to me.
They are -- also on their website:

Chief Executive Officer’s Summary:

2013 was a successful year for Amey, from acquisition through to large scale contract wins across all of our divisions. I am therefore pleased to announce that Amey has continued to meet its financial objectives with an eighth consecutive year of growth in revenue to £1.76 billion (2012: £1.15 billion), an operating profit of £98.9 million (2012: £83.1 million) and a profit after tax of £70.0 million (2012: £63.0 million). Amey’s total forward order book at December 2013 stood at £9.3 billion (2012: £5.9 billion).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick question - how will the DMU be able to run when the diner is out tomorrow?
The timetable says that the DMU is running the same service as today but the WTT says the diner will be making 3 runs in the middle of the day.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
Stato wrote:
Just had a look at the Amey web site to see what they do. They seem a big outfit to me.
They are -- also on their website:

Chief Executive Officer’s Summary:

2013 was a successful year for Amey, from acquisition through to large scale contract wins across all of our divisions. I am therefore pleased to announce that Amey has continued to meet its financial objectives with an eighth consecutive year of growth in revenue to £1.76 billion (2012: £1.15 billion), an operating profit of £98.9 million (2012: £83.1 million) and a profit after tax of £70.0 million (2012: £63.0 million). Amey’s total forward order book at December 2013 stood at £9.3 billion (2012: £5.9 billion).


Further look at the Amey web site tells me they have a rail group. Surley these people should have led the SVR project & not their water people?

http://www.amey.co.uk/our-services/rail/

We offer innovative and versatile asset management, engineering design and operational delivery solutions to Network Rail as well as Transport for London, train operating companies and other rail providers. Our rail team comprises highly skilled engineers, inspectors and project managers who look after a range of railway assets.

They design, install and maintain technology assets that keep the public informed about how the rail network is performing. This ensures optimum use of the network.

Our expert design and consultancy services are provided on a range of projects, from specialist tasks to major multidisciplinary projects, all in accordance with the official governance process for rail investment projects. This means we maximise time and cost savings for our customers.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Further look at the Amey web site tells me they have a rail group. Surley these people should have led the SVR project & not their water people?
but nearly all the job in this case is water pipes; we removed the track, and will replace it ourselves, not Amey. I don't see that Amey's rail expertise would be at all relevant.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Amey have a rail division, why are they not there now, Sunday morning, putting their mess right?
If they were disrupting Network Rail or the Highways Agency, there would be a late completion penalty clause in the contract and they would be doing all they could to avoid having to pay it.
As it is, they started a week late, with no apparent sense of urgency at Bewdley to try to catch up, and now we have to be discrete about them paying for a few £19 tickets in case too many people take advantage of it and it costs them money.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should assume that there is a "late finish" penalty clause in the contract between the SVR and Severn Trent that will reimburse any loss of revenue incurred.
It would be surprising if there wasn't such a clause in the contract.

What were the passenger loadings like on Saturday, and how was car parking dealt with at Bridgnorth? The "field" might be a bit problematical at this time of year.


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