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Bewdley road closures 24 September 2017 (Gala weekend)
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cherry_p



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:

The road past Stourbridge Junction is closed until 11am.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
The staff at Kidder have been told that the bike ride organisers are looking to keep access to SJ open, but with the bike ride going along the main road at SJ, it's hard to see how. They are seeking confirmation. Might be better to park at other stations, such as Rowley Regis.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:

The road past Stourbridge Junction is closed until 11am.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
The staff at Kidder have been told that the bike ride organisers are looking to keep access to SJ open, but with the bike ride going along the main road at SJ, it's hard to see how. They are seeking confirmation. Might be better to park at other stations, such as Rowley Regis.

Stourbridge should be an easy one to solve. It's not a wide roundabout in the middle of the road by the station, so just fence off the bike course on the one side and let Chawn Hill just give access to the station car park. Easy peasey, see map image....

https://goo.gl/maps/KaqXnYjtnDK2
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
cherry_p wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:

The road past Stourbridge Junction is closed until 11am.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
The staff at Kidder have been told that the bike ride organisers are looking to keep access to SJ open, but with the bike ride going along the main road at SJ, it's hard to see how. They are seeking confirmation. Might be better to park at other stations, such as Rowley Regis.

Stourbridge should be an easy one to solve. It's not a wide roundabout in the middle of the road by the station, so just fence off the bike course on the one side and let Chawn Hill just give access to the station car park. Easy peasey, see map image....

https://goo.gl/maps/KaqXnYjtnDK2


Sharpo. what seems easy to resolve to you and me is of no interest to the event company running Velo Birmingham. I have been in correspondence with them over a family issue in Bewdley ever since the event was announced, they do not want to talk about compromise just full blocks.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
cherry_p wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:

The road past Stourbridge Junction is closed until 11am.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
The staff at Kidder have been told that the bike ride organisers are looking to keep access to SJ open, but with the bike ride going along the main road at SJ, it's hard to see how. They are seeking confirmation. Might be better to park at other stations, such as Rowley Regis.

Stourbridge should be an easy one to solve. It's not a wide roundabout in the middle of the road by the station, so just fence off the bike course on the one side and let Chawn Hill just give access to the station car park. Easy peasey, see map image....

https://goo.gl/maps/KaqXnYjtnDK2
What you suggest might well be possible, but no use to anyone wanting to approach SJ from the north of the main road, which is where the bikes are!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
sharpo wrote:
cherry_p wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:

The road past Stourbridge Junction is closed until 11am.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/
The staff at Kidder have been told that the bike ride organisers are looking to keep access to SJ open, but with the bike ride going along the main road at SJ, it's hard to see how. They are seeking confirmation. Might be better to park at other stations, such as Rowley Regis.

Stourbridge should be an easy one to solve. It's not a wide roundabout in the middle of the road by the station, so just fence off the bike course on the one side and let Chawn Hill just give access to the station car park. Easy peasey, see map image....

https://goo.gl/maps/KaqXnYjtnDK2
What you suggest might well be possible, but no use to anyone wanting to approach SJ from the north of the main road, which is where the bikes are!

No problem, from the north they can use the overflow carpark which is larger and accessed from Rufford Road, which you can get to from Lye, Dudley, Stourbridge town centre and anywhere else to the north of Birmingham. A footbridge from that car park crooses the bike route.

https://goo.gl/maps/3eg5bEiuKyq
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
No problem, from the north they can use the overflow carpark which is larger and accessed from Rufford Road, which you can get to from Lye, Dudley, Stourbridge town centre and anywhere else to the north of Birmingham. A footbridge from that car park crooses the bike route.

https://goo.gl/maps/3eg5bEiuKyq

Good idea, but that still leaves the problem of the first train from Stourbridge not arriving until after 10 am, with the next departure to Bridgnorth not until 11.05 am. That's a big chunk of the day gone before you start - you can just achieve two round trips but it takes some doing.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
sharpo wrote:
No problem, from the north they can use the overflow carpark which is larger and accessed from Rufford Road, which you can get to from Lye, Dudley, Stourbridge town centre and anywhere else to the north of Birmingham. A footbridge from that car park crooses the bike route.

https://goo.gl/maps/3eg5bEiuKyq

Good idea, but that still leaves the problem of the first train from Stourbridge not arriving until after 10 am, with the next departure to Bridgnorth not until 11.05 am. That's a big chunk of the day gone before you start - you can just achieve two round trips but it takes some doing.

Know what you're saying Robin, I was just providing a solution to the Stourbridge station access. Maybe the SVR timetable should've been written taking into account the first main line arrivals at Kidder with something like a 10.15 departure to Bridgnorth. The second, 10.59 arrival from Birmingham side is cutting it fine for the 11.05 with only 6 minutes spare.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I am not sure if this idea would be possible but has the local train company been approached and asked to lay on a much earlier train on that morning?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God help us all on the day. It is bad enough for the locals in Bewdley having the town cut in half with access denied across the town. If the locals can't get about what chance do visitors have? Let's hope it does not become an annual event.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, it's not that bad at all. Apart from those who are too lazy to get up before 7am, and those who are too stupid to read a map, most of us will carry on as normal, just like we do when there's a carnival or duck race in the town or when the flood barriers are up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what the local train operator have to say on the issue.

https://www.londonmidland.com/about-us/latest-news#/pressreleases/london-midlands-61-cyclists-counting-down-to-velo-birmingham-cycle-event-2152938
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that this Birmingham Velo race is over would someone from higher management in the SVR please let us know what impact it has had on passenger numbers for today? I understand that this race is to be repeated over the next five years. Let us hope that it does not clash with any SVR event such as the Autumn Steam Gala.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I parked at Rowley and travelled on the first train to Kidderminster. On Saturday when I arrived there was a long queue for tickets but today no queue at all and no problem finding a seat on the 10.30 departure.

Bewdley did seem quiet, but from memory a Sunday does seem much quieter on gala days. In between trains, I filmed the cyclists - I hate being bored!

On the way home, the guard on the LM train did mention trains were longer than on usual Sundays. The ones I travelled on were both 6 coaches.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldsteamer wrote:
I understand that this race is to be repeated over the next five years.


A number of people on the Unoifficial SVR Facebook page have made enquiries and commented. I've read that Birmingham signed up for five years but the local councils as yet were only committed for 2017.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bewdley features in this BBC report.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41374207
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