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Old June 3rd, 2014, 01:05 PM   #61
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I think its meant to be finished for this august .
That looks about right from what's got to be done.

As for the king Square entrance, I hope they spend a few quid on it. I have never liked when walking thru the doors you are confronted with a bland long walk up a corridor to the shops.
As for the side of the old Kings Cinema, why don't, who ever owns it, sell it for Advertising space or have a massive piece of art work attached which can look good in the day & at night with the use of lighting.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 04:14 PM   #62
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That looks about right from what's got to be done.

As for the king Square entrance, I hope they spend a few quid on it. I have never liked when walking thru the doors you are confronted with a bland long walk up a corridor to the shops.
As for the side of the old Kings Cinema, why don't, who ever owns it, sell it for Advertising space or have a massive piece of art work attached which can look good in the day & at night with the use of lighting.
I'm sure that was suggested at one point but was informally turned down as it would be deemed too much of a distration.

This was prior to the huge M6 hoardings though so might be different now if someone suggested it.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 01:15 PM   #63
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I'm sure that was suggested at one point but was informally turned down as it would be deemed too much of a distration.

This was prior to the huge M6 hoardings though so might be different now if someone suggested it.
Maybe the suggestion should be accompanied with a suitably well stuffed large brown envelope/package
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Old June 9th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #64
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I'd like to see a decent looking tram stop when I jump of at West Brom to begin with...

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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #65
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That is a very robust and attractive tram stop.Where is it?
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Old June 9th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #66
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That is a very robust and attractive tram stop.Where is it?
I'm going to guess somewhere in Deutschland.
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Old June 9th, 2014, 07:13 PM   #67
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That is a very robust and attractive tram stop.Where is it?
It's in St Gallen mate
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Old June 9th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #68
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Thanks for the info;Calatrava no less!
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Old June 10th, 2014, 12:48 PM   #69
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I'd like to see a decent looking tram stop when I jump of at West Brom to begin with...

How about one like that but have the same mirrored on the other platform creating an arch
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This road closed from the 4th, until the 8th of this month, so it looks like they will be putting the finishing details to this project.

Oh & by the way more rusty chess pieces have appeared & will be standing guard on the Metro boulevard
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This road closed from the 4th, until the 8th of this month, so it looks like they will be putting the finishing details to this project.

Oh & by the way more rusty chess pieces have appeared & will be standing guard on the Metro boulevard
Yuck.
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Yuck.
I just wonder how many more they have in storage waiting to appear
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A very long over due update !,will it be ready for the end of the month?

Its all going to look very nice when it done.

I don't why they have kept the set of wheels of the British railways Diesel class 08 shunter ? I trip to the Severn valley railway and they may of got some knackered old wheels off a steam kettle .


















































































































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This road looks way to thin to accommodate buses in going both directions..
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Looking really nice but is there a reason this is all taking so long?
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Looking really nice but is there a reason this is all taking so long?

This is Sandwell you're talking about - This decade is an achievment !!
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Thanks for the detailed update Oldbury;this is looking better than I expected.
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Thanks for the update Oldbury. One question I thought pedestrians had the right of way on the Metro Plaza, if so why have they put pedestrian traffic lights in the middle of it?


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Thanks for the update Oldbury. One question I thought pedestrians had the right of way on the Metro Plaza, if so why have they put pedestrian traffic lights in the middle of it?


I think it was initially supposed to be a “shared space” area – where no-one has priority (which leads to a lot of confusion for everybody)

They have it in Coventry, but there were problems initially (including a fatality) and have since added more crossings adjacent to these areas.

(the locals hate them !)
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Old August 5th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #80
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I think it was initially supposed to be a “shared space” area – where no-one has priority (which leads to a lot of confusion for everybody)

They have it in Coventry, but there were problems initially (including a fatality) and have since added more crossings adjacent to these areas.

(the locals hate them !)
Trust Sandwell MBC to introduce something that's not liked elsewhere. Another thing they are introducing 20MPH speed limits & now there's a report out that may make roads more dangerous.

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