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Sidetracked-Wakefield Westgate

A cache by gillymalcy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/05/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

A quick cache and dash for the busy commuter. What you are looking for is a black nano. The cache can be accessed by wheelchairs/prams etc but, it would be difficult for a wheelchair user to reach the cache from the wheelchair

Due to high buildings and a bridge, the co-ords are not to accurate.

History and regeneration
The station originally opened in 1867 but was rebuilt in the 1960s. Opened after the original Kirkgate station, Westgate has become the main station in the city.
There are plans to regenerate the entire Westgate area of Wakefield, with the station being moved back down the line to allow for longer platforms to enable two trains to use the platforms at once. This means that express trains will be able to pull into the station as local trains terminate or stop, enhancing the passenger capabilities and train numbers the station can manage. Half of the old goods yard is to be purchased for private railway heritage whilst the other half is to see a station hotel, a small number of restaurants and new housing.
2007–2009 regeneration
A new £1.4 million platform is planned for the station by the end of 2009. This will form part of the Westgate Key Development Area which will put "offices, leisure, small scale retail, hotel, restaurants and a substantial amount of new housing" on the site of the old dairy and the disused railway goods yards.
Public art
Platform two, since 1988, has housed the sculpture 'A Light Wave' by the Leeds-based artist Charles Quick. The installation comprises a series of wooden planks in the form of waves which are lit by a rippling light at night. However, in recent years the sculpture fell into disrepair and as of 2009 has been removed.

As can be seen the development is still on going and some of it may not happen.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre cnqybpx, guvax oynpx envyvatf naq gur gval oynpx anab.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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