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« on: February 03, 2012, 05:58:09 PM »

Looks like the planed work at marple station is about to start contractors huts being installed near the entrance to the station
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 07:19:57 PM »

Is this the disabled access over the footbridge at last? Or is there more to it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 04:37:56 PM »

From the planning application (DC/047839):

"Replacement footbridge and alterations at Marple Railway Station including extension to ticket building to provide toilet facilities."

No documents or plans anywhere for how it'll look. But isn't the old footbridge going to Peak Rail?
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 05:00:52 PM »

There are, of course, toilets already, on the platform as you emerge from the ticket office.  As far as I can recall they have always been locked and out of use.   Does anyone know the background to this - what's wrong with them and why they can't be used?   Huh
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 08:25:52 PM »

From the planning application (DC/047839):

"Replacement footbridge and alterations at Marple Railway Station including extension to ticket building to provide toilet facilities."

No documents or plans anywhere for how it'll look. But isn't the old footbridge going to Peak Rail?


Was reported to be a few years ago .
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 06:56:53 AM »

Here are some photos taken by Arthur Procter on 14 February of the work now underway to improve Marple Station:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23






What a shame the marvelous stairs can't be refurbished and kept!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 11:53:37 AM »

Seems an awful waste of money. The ticket office must surely be replaced by machines and increase the car park capacity with a multi-story would be a better way of spending the cash IMHO.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 02:36:58 PM »

Here are some photos taken by Arthur Procter on 14 February of the work now underway to improve Marple Station:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23






What a shame the marvelous stairs can't be refurbished and kept!


Think they are going to peak rail society .keep use upto date with photos Arthur .
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 02:58:59 PM »

Seems an awful waste of money. The ticket office must surely be replaced by machines and increase the car park capacity with a multi-story would be a better way of spending the cash IMHO.

If you read postings on this it is being replaced by machines .and it's not a waste of money how do disabled
Cross to the other side .the new bridge will sort that ..you must read before you post .
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 03:09:01 PM »

Seems an awful waste of money. The ticket office must surely be replaced by machines and increase the car park capacity with a multi-story would be a better way of spending the cash IMHO.
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It's a conservation area multi storey no chance .
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 04:11:21 PM »

Personally, I would have preferred the money to be spent on trains rather than the station.

I'm also concerned that previously a large amount of money has been spent on toilets (which have never been open) and information screens (which are quite often disconnected, out of action, pointing straight at the sun or just plain wrong).

I can see that disabled people may benefit from the lifts to platform 1, but in the past they have always been allowed (on trains turning round at Marple) to get on the train on platform 2 before it switches lines.

I wonder what will happen to the old footbridge - will it be cut up or can we have another crossing of the Goyt or the railway somewhere?
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 04:35:36 PM »

Personally, I would have preferred the money to be spent on trains rather than the station.

I'm also concerned that previously a large amount of money has been spent on toilets (which have never been open) and information screens (which are quite often disconnected, out of action, pointing straight at the sun or just plain wrong).

I can see that disabled people may benefit from the lifts to platform 1, but in the past they have always been allowed (on trains turning round at Marple) to get on the train on platform 2 before it switches lines.

I wonder what will happen to the old footbridge - will it be cut up or can we have another crossing of the Goyt or the railway somewhere?
       As my post before this its going to peak rail .
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 04:52:03 PM »

It is a shame that another bit of our railway heritage is moving from the immediate area.  The station used to be fabulous to explore in the 60's.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 09:49:33 PM »

are there any plans online anywhere for this? It may be that the footbridge isn't going to be totally trashed - at Davenport they kept the sides but replaced all the steps, it looks nice now and I feel like I am far less likely to go flying down the slippery treads (something I have done more than once at Marple - once managed to do half the length of the steps from the road which was equally painful and embarrasing!). Of course if they are incorporating the lift with the footbridge this may not be possible, but it will surely make life so much easier for those who struggle with the bridge for whatever reason.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 11:04:13 PM »

No Alison, it is a new bridge going in with (I understand) lifts at each end.  The existing bridge is not in very good condition when you look at it carefully. 
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