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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Mainline - New station for Kidderminster Reply with quote

http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/10/06/revamp-for-old-station/

Revamp for old station
Kidderminster’s old railway station will be knocked down and replaced under a multi-million pound scheme to bring it up to date for 21st century travel, it emerged today.

New designs are being drawn up for a replacement station building – with inspiration taken from the neighbouring Severn Valley Building..

It is hoped the building can blend in with the station building at the heritage railway which was built to a design based on a traditional late Victorian Great Western Railway station.

There are also plans to tackle congestion along Comberton Hill with a bus terminal link to the rail line.

The existing railway platforms will remain the same but access for disabled passengers will be improved.

The scheme depends on a funding package being approved between partners Network Rail and Worcestershire County Council.

If funding can be sorted out work is expected to start in 2010. Network Rail spokesman Keith Lumley said: “The designs have not been finalised but we will be making sure it is in keeping with the Severn Valley Building.”

A new footbridge has recently been built at the station which includes lifts to help disabled people reach platforms more easily.

Passengers have complained that the station was difficult to get around. One former councillor, Robert Wheway, dubbed it the worst in the country for access.

There has been a rapid increase in passengers using Kidderminster and councillors are urging rail bosses to make improvements a priority. There are currently no direct train services to Birmingham New Street and council members are campaigning for this to change.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps there may be scope for another GWR pagoda shelter.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delays, apparently.

http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/search/4173531.Delays_to_footbridge_are__major_problem_/

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Delays to footbridge are 'major problem'


Link to discussion on uk.railway forum http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.railway/browse_thread/thread/ebc20593241eb7ac?hl=en#

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Delays, apparently.

http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/search/4173531.Delays_to_footbridge_are__major_problem_/

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Delays to footbridge are 'major problem'


Link to discussion on uk.railway forum http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.railway/browse_thread/thread/ebc20593241eb7ac?hl=en#

Patrick


How does he change platforms at Droitwich Spa - steps on footbridge on station - or a road bridge.

Is the Shuttle a free sheet? - They are always looking for cheap/free stories as they do not employ any reporters so anything can be blown up into a "scandal"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New £10m town rail station a step closer
http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/03/10/new-10m-town-rail-station-a-step-closer/

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A new railway station could be opened in Kidderminster in two years time if a major bid for funding gets the go-ahead from the Department of Transport.

The boost for the town has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to a bid for £10 million in funding for the station and other rail improvements in Worcestershire.

A decision on the cash bid will be announced in July.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
New £10m town rail station a step closer.
I'd be interested to compare how much our station cost making due allowance for inflation since it was built. Does anyone know?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From memory the first phase of the station building was in the order of £600k and the last phase of buffet and canopy about £500k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walton_cw wrote:
From memory the first phase of the station building was in the order of £600k and the last phase of buffet and canopy about £500k


If I remember correctly SVR Kiddy stn was built in 1984. From my little program showing the purchasing power of pound sterling, a million pounds in 1984 is now worth around 2 million pounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe2027 wrote:
walton_cw wrote:
From memory the first phase of the station building was in the order of £600k and the last phase of buffet and canopy about £500k


If I remember correctly SVR Kiddy stn was built in 1984. From my little program showing the purchasing power of pound sterling, a million pounds in 1984 is now worth around 2 million pounds.
Thank you gents. It confirms my suspicion that our friends over the fence get less bang for their buck than is possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always remembering that much design & project managemet of the first phase was done FOC by volunteer input. I am unsure re more recent work but I am sure that the Kidderminster SVR station that you see today has benefitted in a considerable way from further volunteer input.

Still a huge gulf in costings though!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
Always remembering that much design & project managemet of the first phase was done FOC by volunteer input. I am unsure re more recent work but I am sure that the Kidderminster SVR station that you see today has benefitted in a considerable way from further volunteer input.

Still a huge gulf in costings though!


The Kiddy cost includes extensive works beyond building the station - eg removal of some of the bank supporting the road to allow space for buses.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/03/10/new-10m-town-rail-station-a-step-closer/

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The boost for the town has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to a bid for £10 million in funding for the station and other rail improvements in Worcestershire.


Not just £10 million for KDR

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Official!

Station gets revamp money April 16, 2009 http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/04/16/station-gets-revamp-money/

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A multi-million pound scheme to revamp Kidderminster’s old railway station is expected to start next year after it was today announced funding has been approved.

Kidderminster Station is one of 150 across England and Wales to share a total of £165 million for improvements from the Department of Transport.

Network Rail is drawing up designs for the station, which is expected to include inspiration taken from the neighbouring Severn Valley Railway Building.

Officials want the station to blend in with the heritage railway buildings which were based on the design of a traditional late Victorian Great Western Railway Station.


I'm not sure how, architecturally speaking, the new footbridge will fit in?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the footbridge open yet?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Is the footbridge open yet?

Nope!
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