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« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2012, 11:34:31 PM »

Ecologically sound housing for the car-less world. My friend, I  give you the future

Wonderful! What a shame those car-less properties would be lacking such a vital public transport amenity as, say, a railway station...

The fact is, there is simply no need to sell an arm to support a leg in this case. As evidenced by the current expensive bridge and lift works, if Marple station needs funding for something it will be found from regular transport budgets. Has the need for improved parking ever actually been raised anywhere?
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« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2012, 01:57:50 PM »

If Rose Hill were to shut can I suggest that the land taken up by the track is gifted to the houses backing onto it? I of course have no vested interest in this  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2012, 01:18:44 PM »

The planning application (DC/047839) can be found on Stockport MBC websites although there are no plans. However it would appear that Spencers did a similar scheme at Cheadle Hulme Station in which the link below has a photo and references the improvements planned at Marple. The article states about Marple -

"Work is due to start on site this winter and will take around nine months to complete. When finished, the old footbridge will have been removed and new lifts installed on both platforms, linked by a new single span footbridge.

The existing toilets will be demolished and the ticket office building will be extended to accommodate new accessible toilet facilities.

The station will have new automatic entrance doors and the area of car park adjacent to the ticket office will be resurfaced to provide designated disabled parking, with unobstructed step-free access."

http://www.rail.co/2011/08/03/improvements-at-cheadle-hulme-station/

As above it looks like the car park is getting resurfaced so that quashes any rumours of a multi-storey. I'm not overly struck by the design of the new bridge/lifts, especially being on the boundary but not in the Conservation Area, however that aside I'm all for the improvements at the station. As can been seen on-site they are clearing the land and toilets a little further up from the existing bridge, so no doubt this is were its going. The existing bridge will probably remain in-situ whilst the new one is being built meaning there will be no major disturbance to commuters.

I hope that clarifies some of the issues and is of interest to people
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« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2012, 06:15:10 PM »

I was chatting to a couple of the contractors the other day. They've installed these bridges at various stations over the past 6 months across the UK. One guy told me that they are using stone cladding on the Marple bridge in view of its location. He also mentioned that they had exposed the old track beds from when we had a mainline station [with through trains to London!] which is interesting, and they have of course uncovered the old tiled flooring which can be seen from the Manchester platform behind the fence at the Romiley end. But no skulls or secret rooms!
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« Reply #64 on: February 29, 2012, 04:40:06 PM »

I was chatting to a couple of the contractors the other day. They've installed these bridges at various stations over the past 6 months across the UK. One guy told me that they are using stone cladding on the Marple bridge in view of its location. He also mentioned that they had exposed the old track beds from when we had a mainline station [with through trains to London!] which is interesting, and they have of course uncovered the old tiled flooring which can be seen from the Manchester platform behind the fence at the Romiley end. But no skulls or secret rooms!

Where's Arthur some photos please
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« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2012, 07:53:59 PM »

Some more work in progress photos from Arthur have been added to the Virtual Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23
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« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »

Some more work in progress photos from Arthur have been added to the Virtual Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23
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Two large end sections lifted in place sat night car park closed all day sat two massive low loaders what up lower fold sat night . The wheels as big as the houses .anybody any photos .dont know when the middle section
Going in anybody any info please post .
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« Reply #67 on: April 05, 2012, 06:00:17 PM »

i agree what a shame another old piece of our history/heritage is going.destroying the marple we love,for a new type concreate (no doubt) eyesore....and using the excuse that the old bridge needs repairs etc a good sand blast and new paint


So how do you  transport disabled people from this side to that side .dont say they get on the train this side go up to the loop back on the other side .the train goes out of service at marple comes back in service when it comes into the other side .allso drivers break time if they are not running late .
so we pay probably millions for a new bridge thats tottally out of characture that 3-4 disabled might want to use a year,but b4 they can they need the station fat controller to open it up for them so its useless unless a member of staff is there,on top of free travel,subsidised cars,travel vouchers,ring n ride,etc etc etc we spend millions demolishing another part of our history/heritage.all the other local stations are disbled friendly so use the free travel vouchers your given and get on the train there.aint selfish just real
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« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2012, 06:25:53 PM »

Ooops! Sounds as though the Keep Marple Like It Was 1974 Society are out again!!
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« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2012, 07:32:35 PM »

i agree what a shame another old piece of our history/heritage is going.destroying the marple we love,for a new type concreate (no doubt) eyesore....and using the excuse that the old bridge needs repairs etc a good sand blast and new paint


So how do you  transport disabled people from this side to that side .dont say they get on the train this side go up to the loop back on the other side .the train goes out of service at marple comes back in service when it comes into the other side .allso drivers break time if they are not running late .
so we pay probably millions for a new bridge thats tottally out of characture that 3-4 disabled might want to use a year,but b4 they can they need the station fat controller to open it up for them so its useless unless a member of staff is there,on top of free travel,subsidised cars,travel vouchers,ring n ride,etc etc etc we spend millions demolishing another part of our history/heritage.all the other local stations are disbled friendly so use the free travel vouchers your given and get on the train there.aint selfish just real
There wont be. A station fat controller it's going tck machines .when finished .
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« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2012, 07:34:58 PM »

Ooops! Sounds as though the Keep Marple Like It Was 1974 Society are out again!!

Looks like it they would sooner moan about not getting to the other side inn there wheelchairs .
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« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2012, 07:46:35 PM »

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so we pay probably millions for a new bridge thats tottally out of characture that 3-4 disabled might want to use a year,but b4 they can they need the station fat controller to open it up for them so its useless unless a member of staff is there,on top of free travel,subsidised cars,travel vouchers,ring n ride,etc etc etc we spend millions demolishing another part of our history/heritage.all the other local stations are disbled friendly so use the free travel vouchers your given and get on the train there.aint selfish just real

I've read this a couple of times and I've even drafted in Mrs Steptoe to cast an eye over it.  I was hoping that it's a joke or satirical in some way but I just seem to see an ill-informed, misanthropic, backward looking bilious rant.
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« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »

Rotten John - please don't post such offensive nonsense again. Clearly you have never had any need to befriend a disabled person, have any meaningful interaction with a less abled person, or God forbid be related to one.

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« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2012, 06:24:48 AM »

Some more work in progress photos taken by Arthur on 4 April have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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

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« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »

Wow, that's quite a construction job going on. Thanks for the photos really interesting. And its going to make Marple station much more accessible for all kinds of people, not just wheelchair users, parents with prams, people with heavy luggage, people who find the stairs a challenge, and even dopes like me who discover how difficult stairs are when recovering from a sprained ankle. I think that's woth a slight change to the landscape personally.

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