Slewing the tracks

November 15-16 2011: A big leap forward for Goodwick Station. The videos tell the story … and so do the pictures …

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slewing the railtrack towards the platform at Goodwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so the track returns to the platform. Now all we need is a shelter, a tidied up car park and platform, and then trains will once again stop at the heart of Fishguard & Goodwick. Nice work, Network Rail.

 

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  1. Rhydgaled

    Hurray, finally a step has been taken towards openning the station. About time too. I must praise you for your continued coverage of events, since I haven’t had time to travel in that direction.

    Since they left the brick building, it looks from your photos as if all that is needed now is a new roof for it and removal of the metal fence at the top of the stairs that lead down from the road bridge. That said, a board reading “Fishguard & Goodwick” would be nice to let passengers know where they are and make the station look open, and the car park might need hard(er)standing. I doubt any of those would actually prevent the station being opened now though.

    The only issue I can guess at is they may have to comply with rules for tactile paving at the platform edge and related HSE regulations. The paving may be slightly uneven, but it is nothing compared to some of the paving at Aberystywth station (admittedly, the half that you actually need to use to get on a train has recently been leveled, but there’s nothing to stop you wandering on to some of the uneven bits).

    Obviously now that work is underway on re-opening, I guess I will have to wait until we know if the trial has been deemed a success before anyone will support a replica of the propper station building. If this is the case, where does one go from here?

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