Wednesday, 13 October 2021
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With all the houses being built next to the M6, why don't the council, i mean network rail, build a station in that little triangle between the settle and newcastle lines?

Pros: It's green and carbon dioxide and that to go by rail

Cons: I've no idea it's a nature reserve or owt and it probably would attract disruptive harrabs to point and hoot at the metal horses, so I can understand nearby homeowners being pissed off
3 days ago
A simple new Station plays absolute havoc with timetable planning, which is genuinely a science.

You’d have to balance that against the cost and then the revenue potential to see if it would be worthwhile.

Horden reopened recently, around the £10m mark from memory, the reading on that would be a good start into it:
3 days ago
With all the houses being built next to the M6, why don't the council, i mean network rail, build a station in that little triangle between the settle and newcastle lines?

Pros: It's green and carbon dioxide and that to go by rail

Cons: I've no idea it's a nature reserve or owt and it probably would attract disruptive harrabs to point and hoot at the metal horses, so I can understand nearby homeowners being pissed off




Back to the future.

That was more or less the location of Carlisle's first railway station before everything was centralised in the Citadel Station.
3 days ago
It's a licensed tip.
3 days ago
It's a licensed tip.


Harraby has it's problems, but that's a bit unkind
A simple new Station plays absolute havoc with timetable planning, which is genuinely a science.

You’d have to balance that against the cost and then the revenue potential to see if it would be worthwhile.

Horden reopened recently, around the £10m mark from memory, the reading on that would be a good start into it:


Dan's right on this - I do a lot of stuff to do with new station developments in my job - comms and PR for them rather than the building process, but I attend enough project meetings to know it's a huge challenge plonking one on a single stretch of double track, nevermind trying to place it on two separate lines! That's before you even consider access, parking, drainage etc.
2 days ago
A simple new Station plays absolute havoc with timetable planning, which is genuinely a science.

You’d have to balance that against the cost and then the revenue potential to see if it would be worthwhile.

Horden reopened recently, around the £10m mark from memory, the reading on that would be a good start into it:


Dan's right on this - I do a lot of stuff to do with new station developments in my job - comms and PR for them rather than the building process, but I attend enough project meetings to know it's a huge challenge plonking one on a single stretch of double track, nevermind trying to place it on two separate lines! That's before you even consider access, parking, drainage etc.


I already have it sussed, basically the flyover on eastern way is going to be the bridge between all the platforms, couple of disabled ramps and set of stairs, jobs a good un - "orfc industries: repurposing existing infrastructure"
2 days ago
What name would you give this Station?
2 days ago
What name would you give this Station?


Choo Choo Yonder.
2 days ago
What name would you give this Station?


West Scotby
I'm thinking about investing in a warm ice cream shop, located somewhere in the city centre.

Clearly with the frigid north Cumbrian weather it would be a good fit and has an unexploited USP.

One squirt or two?
2 days ago
Here's another random idea.

There is currently an archeologic dig taking place near the Eden, which has uncovered significant Roman remains.

Why doesn't the city council act to preserve these remains in situ?

If places like York and Chester can preserve their Roman remains and attract visitors thereby, why can't Carlisle?
That's not a random idea, it's a sensible question.
1 day ago
Building a venue that would attract and host some top-quality bands/acts, bringing additional revenue to the City as the visitors eat out and about in the various establishments.

Oh wait, they have just spunked 25m on tarting up the Sands and moving another swimming pool north of the City, wasters.
1 day ago
Too many castles.

Knock down the old one that’s dropping to bits anyway and move all the old shit inside into the citadel

Build a new ground on the site. Conveniently close to the railway station and if you kept one of the dungeons you could always stick Mark the Red Fox in it if he came back and caused some more bother
1 day ago
A decimal half-penny museum in Belle Vue so kids can understand the history of the coin that bestrode the country 1971-84
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