• December 15, 2008 /  Uncategorized

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    The new station building
    The building is around 150m2 floor area and will
    have a number of facilities within it:-
    • A café serving hot and cold drinks and snacks
    will be within the building with a seating area and
    toilet facilties.
    • As well as a ticket office passengers will be able
    to use the fast ticket machines.
    • Real Time Passenger Information – up to date
    arrival/departure information – for both train and
    bus services will be provided within the station
    building and also at the park and ride shelters.
    • Staff facilities – changing facilities as well as a
    canteen will be provided within the building for
    the use of drivers and other staff.
    • The lighting in the car park is likely to be
    illuminated 24 hours a day for security purposes
    for those passengers undertaking longer journeys.
    To allow passenger trains to service Aylesbury
    Vale Parkway, the existing railway line needs to be
    upgraded both in terms of the track itself and also
    the signals which control the trains. Approximately 2
    miles of existing sectioned track will be removed and
    replaced with continuous welded track. This creates a
    smooth track and will ensure that the noise generated
    by both passenger and freight trains as they run along
    the track is kept to a minimum.
    The existing railway line is currently used by freight
    trains with up to 8 single journeys per weekday, 5 on
    Saturdays and 2 on Sundays although not all of these
    journey slots are currently used. Once the proposed
    station is open,
    the freight usage
    of the railway line
    will remain largely
    unchanged.
    It is intended that trains will travel South from
    Aylesbury Vale Parkway 3 times per hour at peak
    time and once an hour at off peak times on
    weekdays and Saturdays and Sundays.
    The line speed will increase from the existing
    30mph to 60mph for passenger trains with freight
    trains remaining at a 30mph speed limit.
    The platform at AVP will be capable of holding a 7
    car train and will have a shelter and seating.
    The journey time from Aylesbury to Aylesbury Vale
    Parkway will be 31?2 minutes.

    Posted by AAylesbury @ 9:06 pm

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