Rail decision worries

York Press: Rail decision worries Rail decision worries

THE decision by the East Riding of York Council to unprotect the route of the York-Beverley railway line, coupled with the almost immediate submission of planning permission to build 222 new homes on the site of the proposed railway station at Pocklington (and we believe an application for more on the proposed station site at Stamford Bridge is imminent), signals an effective end to the campaign to reopen the line as a part of the national rail network.

Over the next few years as many as 24,000 new houses will be built along the York-Beverley corridor.

The question that must now be addressed is traffic congestion. If we assume that each house is likely to have on average one car, 24,000 additional cars will be using the A166 or A1079.

Assuming that a conservative 25 per cent of these cars are going to need to access the York bypass, then congestion levels around Grimston Bar will increase dramatically, with some 12,000 additional journeys (this assumes a two-way journey each day) via that route. The new Whinthorpe development outside York will also see additional traffic in this area.

David Wells, Vice-chair Minsters Rail Campaign, Turners Croft, Heslington, York.

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3:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

roclank2000 says...

Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers.

The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again.
Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers. The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again. roclank2000

4:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

old_geezer says...

roclank2000 wrote:
Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers.

The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again.
A restored rail link would "benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers" (think it through), plus improve the environment for residents along the corridor, plus reduce congestion in York and Beverley from the levels it would otherwise reach with everyone driving in along a nice improved dual carriageway..
[quote][p][bold]roclank2000[/bold] wrote: Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers. The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again.[/p][/quote]A restored rail link would "benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers" (think it through), plus improve the environment for residents along the corridor, plus reduce congestion in York and Beverley from the levels it would otherwise reach with everyone driving in along a nice improved dual carriageway.. old_geezer

10:16pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Pinza-C55 says...

old_geezer wrote:
roclank2000 wrote:
Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers.

The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again.
A restored rail link would "benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers" (think it through), plus improve the environment for residents along the corridor, plus reduce congestion in York and Beverley from the levels it would otherwise reach with everyone driving in along a nice improved dual carriageway..
"(think it through)"

Sadly some people on this site have trouble thinking.
[quote][p][bold]old_geezer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roclank2000[/bold] wrote: Yes, there may be 20000 or more vehicles using the A1079 over the long run, so it need a good portion of the £200 million that a revived York-Beverley line would cost (and that's probably a low estimate now) to be spent on the road, which would by definition benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers. The original line was constructed by the selling of shares to the public. Feel free to try that again.[/p][/quote]A restored rail link would "benefit ALL York-Beverley travellers" (think it through), plus improve the environment for residents along the corridor, plus reduce congestion in York and Beverley from the levels it would otherwise reach with everyone driving in along a nice improved dual carriageway..[/p][/quote]"(think it through)" Sadly some people on this site have trouble thinking. Pinza-C55

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