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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:35 pm
by Jantra
Waun gron park isn't that far from ely mill. do they need another station?

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:16 pm
by Ash
Jantra wrote:Waun gron park isn't that far from ely mill. do they need another station?


It depends if the Metro uses trains, trams or tram-trains. Another station wouldn't make much sense for the current system but there'd probably be two or more additional stops between Central and Waungron if they go for a tram-train system.

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:46 am
by murfilicious
Caught the train to town yesterday evening, passing this development, so here is an update as far as I can see:

The elevated access road at the western end (off of Cowbridge Road West) is nearly completed.
The main road through the development (linking the elevated section above with Sanatorium Road) has been laid out through the site with various sections of kerb, pavement and drainage already installed (it's not finished by any stretch, but you can see the route fully).
The first building is under construction at the eastern end (near the new school) couldn't get my camera out quick enough to get a photo though

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:04 pm
by Zach
It depends if the Metro uses trains, trams or tram-trains.


Haha, You forgot the real option #4, Buses driving along the road with "Metro" painted on the their sides!

Apologies if this comment appears to you as; negative, racist, anti Metro, anti tram or even anti Welsh.
I have to be very careful, cause you take offence on many different things and don't appear to have any sense of humour, so maybe you're from the Welsh speaking parts of North Cardiff?**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6OMr5AL1-I

** Joke

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:33 pm
by Peiriannydd
What is the point of a guided busway? Poor man's tram? It just looks so stupid and a waste of money to me.

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:40 pm
by moyceyyy
Peiriannydd wrote:What is the point of a guided busway? Poor man's tram? It just looks so stupid and a waste of money to me.


To be fair I think its a cool idea. Like you cant just take a tram anywhere... you can take a bus anywhere. A guided busway allows fast bus services that bypass busy streets, but CAN go anywhere else on standard roads at the same time, for example if the route needs changing or if roads are too narrow to incorporate tram lines.

Point being, guided buses can travel with the rest of the traffic if needed. Far from pointless IMO.

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:47 pm
by Peiriannydd
I was referring more to the physical infrastructure as shown in the link that Zach posted. Why not just tarmac the whole area but have it for buses? Has to be easier to build and therefore a lot cheaper.

I don't know, they always seem to become really expensive and I question their value.

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 pm
by Ash
Zach wrote:
It depends if the Metro uses trains, trams or tram-trains.


Haha, You forgot the real option #4, Buses driving along the road with "Metro" painted on the their sides!

Apologies if this comment appears to you as; negative, racist, anti Metro, anti tram or even anti Welsh.
I have to be very careful, cause you take offence on many different things and don't appear to have any sense of humour, so maybe you're from the Welsh speaking parts of North Cardiff?**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6OMr5AL1-I

** Joke


Okay, Zach. I thought I might start contributing again to this forum.

Best not, I guess.

By the way I do have a sense of humour, but I don't use 'humour' as an excuse for predjudice.

Nos da.

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:42 am
by moyceyyy
Peiriannydd wrote:I was referring more to the physical infrastructure as shown in the link that Zach posted. Why not just tarmac the whole area but have it for buses? Has to be easier to build and therefore a lot cheaper.

I don't know, they always seem to become really expensive and I question their value.


This is actually a good question. To let buses go faster perhaps?

Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:26 pm
by Jantra
moyceyyy wrote:
Peiriannydd wrote:I was referring more to the physical infrastructure as shown in the link that Zach posted. Why not just tarmac the whole area but have it for buses? Has to be easier to build and therefore a lot cheaper.

I don't know, they always seem to become really expensive and I question their value.


This is actually a good question. To let buses go faster perhaps?

I can't see how the bus can go faster when the driver has to avoid dwarf walls six inches either side of him.