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22 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

With the new 'kerb stones' already in place.  At least this should shut up all the 'it'll never happen' protagonists.

Not sure about the kerb stones as it was stated that the track was being shortened by about 10 mtrs and that is only a couple.

They are possibly for the lighting cables or drainage between the speedway and dog track.   

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Footings for Osbournes new pad.

 

Seriously, glad to see something being done, albeit very late in the day. No time for the track to settle. 

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20 hours ago, A ORLOV said:

Diggers are removing the shale banking on bends 1 and 2

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Is that far enough in for the Speedway track or is that the new kerb for greyhounds and the Speedway track will be inside that??

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6 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

Is that far enough in for the Speedway track or is that the new kerb for greyhounds and the Speedway track will be inside that??

I think that's the greyhound kerb in the picture, so speedway track will be in further than that

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12 minutes ago, Reliant Robin said:

I think that's the greyhound kerb in the picture, so speedway track will be in further than that

No way will the new track be ready by the 11th April 

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Lee Kilby says the new track will be 320m. Currently it is 363m.

That means the inside of the speedway track on bends 1 and 2 will be roughly where the outside of the training track is today.

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the trunking you can see will probably be the inside of the dog track as that ties up with width of new speedway track as you can just see outside of junior track on the extreme left of the picture. 320 is a nice size me thinks.

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1 hour ago, MattK said:

Lee Kilby says the new track will be 320m. Currently it is 363m.

That means the inside of the speedway track on bends 1 and 2 will be roughly where the outside of the training track is today.

Do you now believe it is happening ?

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1 minute ago, A ORLOV said:

Do you now believe it is happening ?

They are clearly shortening the track. Whether this will be ready for 11 April, I don't know. It looks like a huge amount of work to complete in a month.

In terms of the new stadium, all this track work does is allow them room to fit the planned housing on the current speedway car park.

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45 minutes ago, MattK said:

Here you go:

TrackShortening.png

You can see how the plan for housing encroaches on to the current track layout (left) and therefore why shortening it is a prerequisite to the housing development.

https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCVNPPPTHMJ00

they said they were turning the track around ? no just shortening it ????????

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1 hour ago, MattK said:

Here you go:

TrackShortening.png

You can see how the plan for housing encroaches on to the current track layout (left) and therefore why shortening it is a prerequisite to the housing development.

https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCVNPPPTHMJ00

A genuine question.  With all that housing around the stadia how long can it last? Knowing how some people can be, surely the residents will get together and petition the local authority and then further restrictions could be imposed in terms of start and finishing times etc. and the Robins then face an uphill struggle to continue. I really hope it works out for the Robins but I would not trust any of the non speedway parties involved.

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2 hours ago, MattK said:

Here you go:

TrackShortening.png

You can see how the plan for housing encroaches on to the current track layout (left) and therefore why shortening it is a prerequisite to the housing development.

https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCVNPPPTHMJ00

Most have seen that and the future hopes of Stadia

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You're going to need binoculars to see the racing from turns one and two, once the work is completed.

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2 hours ago, geoff58 said:

they said they were turning the track around ? no just shortening it ????????

The old plan was to re-site the stadium and turn it 45 degrees to where it is today. That plan was scrapped and a new plan, with the track staying in the same location but shorter, was passed a few months ago.

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