Town bypass is back on cards
Last updated at 12:04, Thursday, 26 April 2012
WHITEHAVEN’S £40million bypass is back on the cards as part of West Cumbria’s Economic Blueprint.
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To provide clarity to the aptly named âSid Bogieâ comment on the possibilities of any West Coast rail transportation for the 750 containers (each 24.4m by 3.7m by 3.7m) required to build the 3 off AP1000 reactors proposed at Sellafield I received the following reply in March 2009 from the rail company saying âNO - due to the gauge restrictionsâ. This NO was backed up by a 2012 reply from Direct Rail Services (an NDA subsidiary) saying âShould we acquire a wagon with a max bogie centre of 19m at a length of 24.4m due to overthrow we would be restricted to a width of 2.565m.â indicating the limited clearances on the rail route that would need to be modified before NDA use.
Perhaps a W-H News reporter could extract a reply from Cllr Knowles as to the proposed method of transporting these units from the new Â£5.7m NDA funded container crane in Workington to Sellafield and the proposed route. Isnât this why the bypass (BEC supported) is âback on the cardsâ? I hope his reply is quicker than the time spent in the traffic jams on the bypass.
@Sam. I'm sure Councillor Woodburn is a very nice person and she does work hard but that doesn't mean she is doing a good job. We can't have her as the leader just because she's a nice person.
Yes, get on with it quickly, none of the usual two men and a dog taking 3 years. Also make it a dual carriageway, a proper dual carriageway unlike the distington bypass which apparently is just a main road with an overtaking lane.