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Simon__200

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Re: Metro

PostSat Feb 24, 2018 11:44 am

Yes, it's the fault of politics. Socialism in particular clearly caused the weather that made the rain water freeze and create pot holes in the roads.

Lunatic klaxon!
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Re: Metro

PostSat Mar 10, 2018 12:50 pm

loch ness monster.....
even labour ams are claiming the south wales metro is like the loch ness monster cause nobody knows if it exists or not
hahaha
myself i dont think it will ever be built just an excuse for consultant wankers working for the assembly to spend our taxes on nice pictures
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Re: Metro

PostTue May 22, 2018 11:02 am

Apparently the new Wales rail franchise owner (and Metro operator) will be officially announced today or tomorrow morning. The announcement will be made simultaneously in the Assembly and at the Stock Exchange. We won't get any further details of what was in the winning bid until late next week as there's a 10 days waiting period for the losing bid to appeal.
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Kyle

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Re: Metro

PostTue May 22, 2018 11:29 am

Cwlcymro wrote:Apparently the new Wales rail franchise owner (and Metro operator) will be officially announced today or tomorrow morning. The announcement will be made simultaneously in the Assembly and at the Stock Exchange. We won't get any further details of what was in the winning bid until late next week as there's a 10 days waiting period for the losing bid to appeal.


Let's hope the losers don't appeal or they'll have to delay telling us anything about the winning bid while the appeal is in process I guess.
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Re: Metro

PostWed May 23, 2018 7:48 am

Looks like it will be KeolisAmey:

Wales' trains to be run by European firms KeolisAmey - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44221184
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Re: Metro

PostWed May 23, 2018 8:22 am

LocalResident wrote:Looks like it will be KeolisAmey:

Wales' trains to be run by European firms KeolisAmey - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44221184
Finally some proper news! And hopefully we’ll see some plans next month!
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Re: Metro

PostWed May 23, 2018 11:58 pm

I like the quote in the BBC article that both bids were proposing considerably more than the WG had been hoping for. But the timing is a bit awkward, what with one of Keolis' other franchises getting into all heaps of trouble on Monday with trains being cancelled left, right and center! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44194146
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Re: Metro

PostTue May 29, 2018 4:51 pm

MTR have announced their not challenging the decision by WAG to award the contract to KeolisAmey. Hopefully the plans can be released rather sharpish now!

Apparently they've decided on tram trains for the valley lines with are also powered by battery to serve the Caerphilly tunnell and lines not initially electrified.
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Re: Metro

PostTue May 29, 2018 6:12 pm

Always suspicious of that. While presumably not weighing as much as internal conbustion engines (in the now botched_beyond_all_recognition mainline hybrid electification project), will not the extra weight of having to carry so many batteries not reduce the cost effectiveness that electrification was supposed to have introduced in the first place?
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Re: Metro

PostTue May 29, 2018 6:19 pm

Battery technology is coming on by leaps and bounds at the moment so we're likely to see them being used more and more over coming years - and not just for public transport.

South Australia is currently taking 50,000 units of social housing off-grid and using solar/battery to make them self-sufficient - something that would have been unthinkable until very recently.

Personally, I'd be very happy if using battery bi-modes meant getting rid of those bloody pacers sooner rather than later!
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