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Stafford Gateway Masterplan

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Wormella, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Slight flaw in the LCR planning.....
    "Stafford Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Network Rail are working with regeneration specialist LCR on the scheme, which aims to help the area capitalise on the town’s railway station’s position on the HS2 line".

    We're not actually on the HS2 line but if everyone keeps quiet they may just develop something on that side of the station before they realise, shhhhh.
     
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  2. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    But Stafford is getting a high speed service.
     
  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Apart from the ability to wave at the trains as they go through Hopton, how so?
     
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  4. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    https://www.hs2.org.uk/stations/stafford/
     
  5. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Birmingham?
     
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    SBC says - "Stafford is a hub station for HS2 which will see the high speed trains stopping at the town."

    https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-regeneration-stafford-station-gateway

    One does retain suspicions that there's a little ambiguity going on....



    I imagined that you would need to go to Lichfield to catch one?
     
  8. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    If they ever build the link at Handsacre junction and work out how to signal ETCS trains over conventional signalling!!!

    I hope it happens but I can't see the demand to justify making it work from an engineering perspective.

    More likely we can wave at the fast trains from Sandon bank for a while.
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Some of us are still waiting for the Eurostar services to arrive.
     
  10. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I'd forgotten about that!
     
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  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I remember working out that it would be possible to go to Avignon for a day out.
     
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  12. c0tt0nt0p

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    Depends what they do with the multi storey car park as well.
     
  13. The Notorious A.N.T.

    The Notorious A.N.T. Well-Known Forumite

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    Some of the HS2 trains will be hybrids. They will be able to run on both normal lines & the HS2 line. HS2 will link with the West Coast Main Line at Handsacre.
     
  14. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Yep..
    Screenshot_20200721-223647_Chrome.jpg
     
  15. The Hawk

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    I've done a day trip from Stafford to Brussels and back by train (5½ hours in Brussels).
     
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  16. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    5½ hours in Brussels? Bad luck.
     
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