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Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1005 on: July 02, 2022, 04:55:45 PM »
Hopefully Witton gets renamed Villa Park Station.

I wouldn't mind it being called 'Holte End' station either, has a nice traditional Quatermass type ring to it. 8)

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1006 on: July 02, 2022, 05:52:14 PM »
Hopefully Witton gets renamed Villa Park Station.

I wouldn't mind it being called 'Holte End' station either, has a nice traditional Quatermass type ring to it. 8)

Hopefully New Street gets renamed as Villa Station to really boil piss.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1007 on: July 02, 2022, 05:59:18 PM »
sod it the city of Aston Villa , lets go whole hog

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1008 on: July 02, 2022, 06:11:59 PM »
The aerial view of Edgbaston shows a line of buses ready to take everyone back into Town, I used this service during the last Ashes test there.
I can't fathom out why this cannot or will not work at the Villa. It also happens for the big meetings at Cheltenham Races.
The demand is there, the infrastructure is there as witnessed today, there's money to be made so why is it not in place. I know there has to be a will on both parts but there is between WCCC and NE so why not for us?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1009 on: July 02, 2022, 07:27:38 PM »
i never said you could have a walkway to aston did i ? , my point being aston is just as much a nightmare after the game as witton if not more with some ques stretching half a mile down lichfield rd ,, dont necessarily mean building a new station just putting on more trains and bigger ones for end of match

I foy u look at the satellite view of aston compared to witton it's pretty easy to spot why witton is easier and cheaper to make improvements to and it also drags people away from Aston anyway. Aston does need some work, and I suspect it will happen, but Witton first and in time for the new North stand makes sense.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1010 on: July 02, 2022, 07:29:51 PM »
Depends on the level of development but a couple of new sidings at Witton would allow Aston trains to wait there before heading to new street.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1011 on: July 02, 2022, 08:28:52 PM »
Aston station just needs more bloody trains on match day. Were hardly asking for the world.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1012 on: July 02, 2022, 08:37:45 PM »
Maybe the redevelopment needs to incorporate a Japanese style 'Love Hotel'.

https://twitter.com/B6Nigel/status/1543168289697894402

No wonder we've got a big away following. I'm not angry just a bit disappointed (I can't get a ticket).

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1013 on: July 03, 2022, 09:26:55 AM »
On the basis that its nearly always cheaper to demolish and start again than make major alterations, I wonder if any thought has been given to moving Aston Station to the other side of Lichfield Rd. As a caveat I have pretty much zero construction knowledge or experience.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1014 on: July 03, 2022, 09:34:13 AM »
Well then, don't say anything at all  ;)

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1015 on: July 03, 2022, 09:45:02 AM »
On the basis that its nearly always cheaper to demolish and start again than make major alterations, I wonder if any thought has been given to moving Aston Station to the other side of Lichfield Rd. As a caveat I have pretty much zero construction knowledge or experience.
I know very little about this sort of thing, but the rail junction the other side of the canal might cause problems - plus you'd have to build over the road *and* the cut to get enough space for the platforms.

Strikes me though that if there was capacity for extra services, sending a small number of trains the other way over that junction, towards Stechford & Birmingham International might be worth looking at.  Think the other HS2 site will be round there, so potentially for away fans & those going north/south it might be more convenient ... plus there'd be a percentage of Villa fans who'd no doubt be able to make use of the direct services to SE Brum.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2022, 09:48:11 AM by algy »

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1016 on: July 03, 2022, 09:52:14 AM »
Well then, don't say anything at all  ;)

It would be a quiet forum if we all restricted our comments to things we had any real insight into.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1017 on: July 03, 2022, 10:01:25 AM »
Preferably the club can lay on a shuttle service from my house to Shirley train station, to save me a 10 minute walk

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1018 on: July 03, 2022, 10:54:24 AM »
Well then, don't say anything at all  ;)

It would be a quiet forum if we all restricted our comments to things we had any real insight into.

Thered only be me on here   😀

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1019 on: July 03, 2022, 11:28:01 AM »
The aerial view of Edgbaston shows a line of buses ready to take everyone back into Town, I used this service during the last Ashes test there.
I can't fathom out why this cannot or will not work at the Villa. It also happens for the big meetings at Cheltenham Races.
The demand is there, the infrastructure is there as witnessed today, there's money to be made so why is it not in place. I know there has to be a will on both parts but there is between WCCC and NE so why not for us?

Absolutely this. Id love to hear a rational explanation why this cant be put in place this season.

 


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