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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Who said labour didnt care about Abertillery  Reply with quote

Eddie Legge from Argus 1st /10 /2012
Abertillery rail link could cost £16.7m

4:20pm Sunday 30th September 2012

By David Deans

A SCHEME to expand the Ebbw Valley train line on to a new spur to Abertillery could cost £16.7 million to build.

A report to the South East Wales Transport Alliance (SEWTA) also says the proposed extension to Ebbw Vale Town could be a "quick win" for the railway line.

Blaenau Gwent's AM Alun Davies has also claimed he is in talks with the Welsh Government and Blaenau Gwent to bring the Ebbw Vale extension to fruition.

An Ebbw Valley Railway update to SEWTA, which met on Friday, said that the estimated cost to build a service to Abertillery is £16.7 million.

Part of the existing track bed is used as a cycleway, but has enough space available for the provision of a single rail track.

The track bed itself is already owned by Blaenau Gwent council, while the station location in Abertillery would be a former Co-op store site.

However transport minister Carl Sargeant recently said the spur to Abertillery was not a priority for the next three years.

Meanwhile the Ebbw Vale Town Extension, where a station would be built at next to the grade II listed former British Steel General Office, has the possibility to be a "quick win", the update says, as the alignment in place and owned by the council.

Alun Davies, Blaenau Gwent AM, said the extension should be a priority.

"I'm currently in talks with Welsh Government and Blaenau Gwent to resolve issues to make sure that can happen and happen as soon as possible," he said.

A Welsh Government spokesman confirmed that the AM had met the minister to discuss the matter.

* Electrifying the Ebbw Vale line could boost demand and reduce its operating costs.

The SEWTA report said proposals by the UK Government to electrify the Ebbw Valley line could further improve the business case for a link to Newport.

It said forecast demand could rise by four to five per cent while operating costs could fall by 30 per cent.

The Argus has campaigned for a Newport passenger link to Ebbw Vale for more than a decade.

Building a station at Pye Corner in Newport could be cheaper than previously thought as well, after a value engineering exercise bringing down estimated costs from £5.7 million to £2.8 million.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a tip Eddie: read an article before you post it on here. There is not a single word in that one which brings any comfort to Abertillery. On the contrary, the People's Party are focussing their attention on the Ebbw Vale extension.  Embarassed

As the French say "Quelle surprise".  Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They only say how much an Abertillery link would cost Ed nothing to say they are fighting for it.
And here is one of your old posts to remind you what you said on this issue some time ago.



Re: Tesco Abertillery
Eddie legge wrote:
Because Nick Smith believes the Electrification of the Ebbw Valley
Rail to Cardiff would be a good thing doesnít in way mean the Rail link
To Newport or Abertillery will not happen
Nick Smith and labour are committed to achieving a future better and brighter for
The people of Blaenau Gwent    
I wonít be annoyed or led to believe otherwise because he hasnít mentioned Nantyglo and Blaina  
I believe Nick Smith will be in Tesco Abertillery on Friday 13 April
What a golden opportunity for Cllr Rocke, IAN (boco) jones, Saeson, Carolyn and Martyn 142 to go along and criticise the man in person
Come on Rocke I shall be waiting to know what you had to say to Nick Smith himself
And his replies to you      
Eddie Legge

Remember saying that Ed ??
Could you fix it for us please ??
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: leave it to Edd again Reply with quote

I have deleted my post

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case you didn't get that "Eddie has deleted his post"
He hasn't answered anyone again though.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if, just occasionally, you would engage in a debate Eddie. You don't seem able to. You fire off your pro-Labour posts and, as soon as someone replies with a a point or question you can't answer, you drop out of the discussion and start another, equally muddled one.

I don't think you'd be invited to address the Oxford Union Eddie  Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Count your blessings Reply with quote

To Ian and Martyn and their Anti Labour brothers, I deleted my reply because on second thoughts I did not believe a reply was needed
But since you have again tried drawing blood from vein
Here is my second reply
All Eddie Legge did was to copy and paste a South Wales Argus report on the Ebbw Valley Rail link to Cardiff Abertillery was mentioned in the report so on second thoughts again I write to say to other Forum members donít listen to the preachingís
of those who spread dispair let them live their lifeís again amongst the slag and cinder mountains that labour tided up, let them struggle through slums of hell that labour built anew, let them sigh, wail and morn, on tongues all tuned to a groan †
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So because the article mentions Abertillery even though it says nothing positive about it, to you, this is proof that Labour cares about the town? †Laughing

What very low expectations you have of your †political heroes. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, while I am anti-Labour, Ian Jones is not so far as I understand. Neverthless you manage to antagonise him just about every time you write anything.  Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: SORRY FOR ASSUMING ABOUT IAN Reply with quote

Martyn prove to me that labour dosnt care about Abertillery
and by the way do you always reply to Forum postings from your place of work in Bristol
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you are being deliberately ridiculous  Rolling Eyes

It isn't for me to prove whether Labour cares about our town. You posted a message entitled "Who said labour didnt care about Abertillery". It's for you to show this is  true. And you haven't.

I normally post from my phone Eddie, so I might be anywhere. But thanks for your interest.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie legge


PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: SORRY FOR ASSUMING ABOUT IAN

Thank you for the apology Ed! I will be magnanimous as ever.

By the way this is strictly out of interest Ed, why do you think so many Labour voters voted the Independents in to power in the first place.
This question isn't anti anyone just a point of fact and part of the History of Blaenau Gwent/Wales you so generously share with us whenever you are given the chance.
Go on Mr Legge break with your own tradition and answer a question!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: I have tried Ian Reply with quote

Martyn I donít have anything to prove you are he one who would have us all believe that labour doesnít care about Abertillery past and present Prove it
Ian sorry to have assumed you were anti labour
Why did Independents have control of Blaenau Gwent Why did labour introduce an all women short list during 2005 general election, Why did Peter Law say had he been given the deputy presiding officers role 2003 in Welsh Assembly things might have turned out differently in Blaenau Gwent      
Even Lew Smith agreed to all women short list in a labour safe seat more women in parliament was that a good or a bad thing in Blaenau Gwent probably the latter
Why did Peter Law leave the party that had given him and his family a better way of life nice homes and a living wage when all around him his constituents struggling to survive child poverty in Nantyglo then  the highest in Wales  
Peter had his falling out with labour when he opposed Rhodri Morganís decision to form a coalition government with the Lib Dems
Peter made no secret of his opposition to the decision and was not retained in the administration, and was then to be during his time in Cardiff Bay a vociferous backbench critic, Maggie Jones and Blairís all women short list gave Peter Law the excuse he wanted to punish Rhodri Blair and New labour
In my humble opinion the Nantyglo grocer was very good with the public and after 30 odd years as a local politician he won through because of it
The Peoples Voice party that he formed has since been sunk without trace
On the issue of independents, I donít have a problem with a genuine independent voice Bill and Margaret James in my Blaina ward were very well respected local councillors            
Independents won through in Blaenau Gwent because people wanted and were promised change

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Independents won through in Blaenau Gwent because people wanted and were promised change'

Replace the word Independents with the word Labour and I believe that is what will be said at the end of this term of office for the Labour Party.I doubt anyone will see much change during this period of time.Continual praise of them or deeming myself to anti Labour will do nothing to change this fact.And before you go assuming my political views Eddie read my signature.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: I have tried Ian Reply with quote

Eddie legge wrote:
Martyn I donít have anything to prove you are he one who would have us all believe that labour doesnít care about Abertillery past and present Prove it


I am sure a lot of people don't agree with what I say Eddie but at least I'd hope they can see there is logic in it.

You on the other hand make yourself look utterly stupid almost every time you reply. And probably even more so when you choose to stay silent.

I haven't actually read past that first sentence of your most recent reply because I really don't think it is worth reading anything you write. As I said above, you simply aren't capable of having a reasoned argument, whether through stupidity or devilry I have no idea. But I don't intend to waste any more of my time on you. I don't think it's worth replying to your bilge anymore as everyone can see what clap-trap it is without my help.

Hopefully we'll get a pro-Labour poster on here soon who we can have a rational discussion with. You certainly aren't it.


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