I was asked whats happening in relation to extension to Broadway.
The BAG have adopted the challenge of rebuilding of the station - this includes the two platforms, the signal box, a toilet block and car parking. Steaming to Broadway tells you of the tremendous job they are doing..
What I can add is that principles of the project are managed by a PLC Board Group which BAG Chairman Bill Britton attends together with anyone from his team he considers can add value. It recently considered detailed designs for the buildings in preparation for the submission of a planning application. These are back with the BAG designers and when updated will be considered by the Board. We should get an application in by the summer.
Elsewhere the the Properies Directorate has been updating estimates of the costs to put the remaining bridges between Laverton and Broadway in good order. John Balderstone has worked with consulting enginners Halcrow and a survey has been made of the four structures in Wychavon District. We now have updated costs as:
Station Road Broadway 215,000
Childswickham Road 86,000
Pry Lane 18,000
Peasebrook Farm 46,000
The final bridge (which is in Gloucestershire) is Little Buckland. We are working on a cost update here but it is very likely this will bring the total for bridge works to at least £500,000.
One of the next verification tasks (when funding is to hand) is to test bore the remaining embankments (not least adjacent in the Station area) to make certain we dont lay track over another Chicken Curve problem.
For info on how we hope to raise funds click the Development Foundation button on the web page. You might wish to make a regular contribution as is suggested . I give £100 a month which over five years (with Gift Aid) will be worth £7,500. Another 13 contributors would make it £100,000.
Last word, The Properties Director and I are in discussions with SUSTRANS over the trackbed from Broadway to Honeybourne/ Nothing significant to report.