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(18/04/2015, 14:42)Malarkey Wrote: What were the reasons behind Pedestrianising Northumberland Street, and which year did this take place, looking at that Photo I dont think we would ever see it reopen to traffic.

If it ever was to reopen to traffic, I think that the NHS would buy a large shop and convert it into an ambulance station.
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#12
(18/04/2015, 14:43)Tommy_1581 Wrote: If it ever was to reopen to traffic, I think that the NHS would buy a large shop and convert it into an ambulance station.

Obviously safety measures would have to be put in place, such as Railings/Barriers and a Zebra Crossing or Traffic Lights at the Centre Point of the Street (Entrance to Eldon Square) etc to ensure the safety of Pedestrians.
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#13
(18/04/2015, 14:43)Tommy_1581 Wrote: If it ever was to reopen to traffic, I think that the NHS would buy a large shop and convert it into an ambulance station.
I think there is too many pedestrians heading down Northumberland Street for any traffic to go down there again.
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(18/04/2015, 14:42)Malarkey Wrote: What were the reasons behind Pedestrianising Northumberland Street, and which year did this take place, looking at that Photo I dont think we would ever see it reopen to traffic.

Probably to move traffic away from the city centre/shopping area.

Up until the mid/late 90's, the very top (onto Northumberland Road) was still open for buses.
The remaining section still had restricted access and a small road going down the middle for a long time. Possibly into the early 90's.

Edit: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread...p;page=113 found this, with images of the changes and the small road that wound its way down.
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(18/04/2015, 14:56)Andreos1 Wrote: Probably to move traffic away from the city centre/shopping area.

Up until the mid/late 90's, the very top (onto Northumberland Road) was still open for buses.
The remaining section still had restricted access and a small road going down the middle for a long time. Possibly into the early 90's.

Edit: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread...p;page=113 found this, with images of the changes and the small road that wound its way down.

The top bit of Northumberland was pedestrianised in 1999. The bottom bit, I'm guessing, 1989/90, perhaps earlier. I believe the street was narrowed once the Central Motorway East was completed in 1975.

The picture below (perhaps my favourite) was taken in 1976.

[Image: http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv345...in1976.jpg]
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(18/04/2015, 15:22)MurdnunoC Wrote: The top bit of Northumberland was pedestrianised in 1999. The bottom bit, I'm guessing, 1989/90, perhaps earlier. I believe the street was narrowed once the Central Motorway East was completed in 1975.

The picture below (perhaps my favourite) was taken in 1976.

[Image: http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv345...in1976.jpg]

Now I see why Northumberland Street was fully pedestrianised Wink .
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#17
I walked through the former Newcastle Breweries site today on my way into town. This is the site which will eventually become Newcastle Science Park (or City - can't remember which). Looks like it might be pretty decent once completed. I hope they keep some of the greenery to compliment the proposed buildings. Managed to take a quick a video of the site on my back to the car and posted it on YouTube.



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#18
Radical Plans to change one of Newcastles busiest Streets is Gathering Pace.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...es-9483190
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#19
Just heading home last night and it looks like Newcastle Council are making the fly over at north brunton park to the south entrance of gosforth park a no car lane/bus lane..... means cars will have to go straight on and around the round-a-bout and past falcons nest pub  to get to the park, sandy lane or wide open.

Nothing on web site about it so might not have come into force yet.
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