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    Central tram hub on disused ingol golf course anyone? Only accessible via footpaths! Any green space left over is a nimby free zone!
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    I like the idea of this. Its definately possible to have it running between town and toys r us but not sure how the old line is once past there. Did it not get built on around Cromwell rd rear of Greenlands ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagleman View Post
    I like the idea of this. Its definately possible to have it running between town and toys r us but not sure how the old line is once past there. Did it not get built on around Cromwell rd rear of Greenlands ?
    I'm fairly certain the only part of the line you can't currently access between Skeffington Road and the bridge at Grimsargh is the small portion that was the old Fulwood train station. I remember as a kid when the cycle path was built that this became someone's back garden - was referred to as the Dingle house locally because it was rough looking. Not sure if the people who bought the house bought the land as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by princeinpieces View Post
    I'm fairly certain the only part of the line you can't currently access between Skeffington Road and the bridge at Grimsargh is the small portion that was the old Fulwood train station. I remember as a kid when the cycle path was built that this became someone's back garden - was referred to as the Dingle house locally because it was rough looking. Not sure if the people who bought the house bought the land as well.
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    Did it not end at that section of the line when they dropped the old Gamull lane bridge years ago ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongbow View Post
    Did it not end at that section of the line when they dropped the old Gamull lane bridge years ago ?
    You can carry on past Gammull Lane by Goretti's school all the way to Grimsargh church as it was the original Preston - Longridge line wasn't it? Going the other way the path is technically fenced off from the back of West View, but if you carry on you just get to one of the original tunnel entrances, but I'm pretty sure it's all boarded up completely now.

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    One mile track starting to be built.

    Saw the bendy bus trial yesterday, to simulate what effect a tram would have on traffic.

    http://www.lep.co.uk/news/transport/...haos-1-8823999
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobber View Post
    One mile track starting to be built.

    Saw the bendy bus trial yesterday, to simulate what effect a tram would have on traffic.

    http://www.lep.co.uk/news/transport/...haos-1-8823999
    Saw that too, wondered what an earth a 'bus replacement service' was doing in that part of town.

    100% for trams in Preston but it seems they're going for the street sharing route rather than just using the old Preston-Deepdale-Longridge line. I can't see it getting planning permission or Trampower having the money to do it but I suppose we shall see.

    Glad the pilot is finally being started. Within a day of planning permission being granted people were clearing the overgrown lines near Skevie Road but since then have done nothing and the scrub has all grown back.

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    Hard to follow all the developments on this to be honest.

    The trampower website says the grand plan is a 4 line system - http://www.prestontrampower.co.uk

    Guessing this pilot scheme is just 1 line to begin with ?

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