The government has announced today that the parkway station at Manston that many have called the white elephant will be built. Modification here in view of the comments may be built what they have said is that the funding will be available in a couple of years time, I think.
It’s certainly all been happening at Manston recently. With the airport closure and this announcement one wonders, could there be some sort of Manson plan I don’t know about? If there is well I don’t know about it.
I will ramble on here during the odd quiet moment.
The pictures are from the book I publish about the Ramsgate railways, see http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/ramsgate_all_change.htm with some sample pages here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/rac/ I can see that it is going to need revising.
The bumpy history of our local railways goes on, although I do wonder if this one make sense. At the moment if I want to get a train I walk to Ramsgate Station, is the idea that in the future I drive to Manston.
Loads of money I know and I guess a bit of it will find its way into the local economy, but we did get loads of money spent on the port access road which leads to a port which is basically inactive. I guess with government you can’t really choose where the money will be spent and if it will be beneficial. I just wonder if a passenger station next to a closed airport where there is a small chance of an airfreight only hub make all that much sense.
There are loads of picts and vids of the Pleasurama Royal Sands protest yesterday on the Friends of Ramsgate Seafront FaceBook page see https://www.facebook.com/groups/516220578418850/