M. G. Road Bangalore? - name an MG road!

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    Post by patpending on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:41 am

    As linked to by Richard: http://www.mgmotor.co.uk/news-events/news/wanted-mg-road-names/

    MG Motor UK is currently undertaking further development of the famous Longbridge Birmingham factory site.
    As part of this process, access roads on the site are being re-named to reflect the heritage of the MG brand. We want MG owners, MG club members & fans to participate and help us choose the new names; in total there are five roads involved and if you would like to make a suggestion please do so via the ‘contact us’ section of our website. Selected participants will be asked to visit MG Motor and be photographed alongside ‘their’ newly designated street sign.
    The deadline for suggestions is Friday 26th February 2010.

    Only obvious or not-too-likely suggestions here - good names to MG Motor and keep them quiet!


    • Austin Avenue
    • Wolseley Way
    • Studio Street (named after MGM, MG Motor)


    (oh yes, the M.G. Road in Bangalore is named after Mahatma Gandhi)
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    Post by richardk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:49 am

    I've sent a few in this morning already...along the lines of...

    Magnette Drive
    Phoenix Way
    Shanghai Road
    Longbridge Road
    Octagon Street
    But the end word is prescribed by the council I believe as depending on the type of road it determines the naming convention.

    It would be interesting if MG were to share the changes that were happening to the site road network

    I wondered about also trying to work in 'Powertrain', 'Mayo Way' 'Flight Shed' or the name of the planes they built in the war -0 Longbridge played such a key role in wartime manufacturing.
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    Post by richardk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:14 am

    This travel plan document may cover where the new roads are.... see page 21/22
    http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/DocumentExplorer/documentstream/documentstream.aspx?name=public:0901487a80ab52fd.pdf&unique=397128&type=eplprod_DC_PLANAPP
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    Post by patpending on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:46 am

    richardk wrote:This travel plan document may cover where the new roads are.... see page 21/22
    http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/DocumentExplorer/documentstream/documentstream.aspx?name=public:0901487a80ab52fd.pdf&unique=397128&type=eplprod_DC_PLANAPP
    the map is right at the end of a document designed to save ink, not paper.

    I take it the developments at D are on the East Works/ Powertrain site we visited?

    Where is the factory?

    The main feature I recognised was of course the famous sewage works!
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    Post by richardk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:52 am

    patpending wrote:
    richardk wrote:This travel plan document may cover where the new roads are.... see page 21/22
    http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/DocumentExplorer/documentstream/documentstream.aspx?name=public:0901487a80ab52fd.pdf&unique=397128&type=eplprod_DC_PLANAPP
    the map is right at the end of a document designed to save ink, not paper.

    I take it the developments at D are on the East Works/ Powertrain site we visited?

    Where is the factory?

    The main feature I recognised was of course the famous sewage works!

    There are two maps - the first shows the main site with the factory not coloured in snuggling between the orange Z zones (old office bloacks now going to be residential and the blue X1 and X2 zones. The second map shows as you say the powertrain area which is all for development.

    It will be a posh area when all that is done and fingers crossed the remaining factory is big enough for all the european production

    When I was looking for the above map I also found another on site condition drainage which was interesting I'll see if I can find the link again. oh here it is...http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/DocumentExplorer/documentstream/documentstream.aspx?name=public:0901487a80ab534b.pdf&unique=397128&type=eplprod_DC_PLANAPP
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    Post by Windy on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:34 am

    Nanjing Road is so famous it has its own Wikipedia entry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing_road


    Shanghai Street Circuit is less famous but still an internationally known motor racing location:


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    Post by patpending on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:00 pm

    speaking personally, I think of "Pukou! Pukou!" as the call of a tropical bird and "Lingang!" as something Vic & Bob might call out if you get an answer wrong - or is that "eranu"? Wink
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    Post by Windy on Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:54 pm

    A Chinese view on the story:



    "Preparing for the reconstruction of Britain's Longbridge factory"

    Located in the outskirts of Birmingham, England, the Longbridge plant was once the British Longbridige Rover and MG factory, ew recently learned that SAIC MG cars is to the British MG owners, MG club members and the MG's fans to seek information about connecting to the Britain's Longbridge factory for the naming of five roads. This indicates that the British factory SAIC-MG reconstruction work is being progressively implemented.

    To rename the road implies that Britain's Longbridge factory and its ancillary facilities will have a substantial reconstruction or improvement, the Longbridge plant in 2005 due to the bankruptcy of MG Rover had been removed in part, at present in the region and could be in the last Steam the funds provided under the protection of reconstruction.

    MG SAIC held in the names of the roads collection activities required selection criteria names of the roads need to realize the British MG brand's traditional culture, selection of the winners will have the opportunity to visit the new Longbridge plant, and can be named after the road signs with their own pictures taken.

    After the completion of the new Longbridge plant it is expected to be sold the current MG6 model of domestic production, in addition the current SAIC Roewe brand's new small car Roewe 350 also has the potential to be UK produced and sold.

    Source: http://auto.ifeng.com/news/internationalindustry/20100222/214851.shtml
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    Post by patpending on Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:17 pm

    Does this look like a derelict signal box with no sidings?

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    Post by Windy on Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:18 pm

    patpending wrote:Does this look like a derelict signal box with no sidings?
    Yes - Is the only piece of industrial archeology to be saved from the Longbridge site going to be from the railway industry?
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    Post by patpending on Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:01 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:Does this look like a derelict signal box with no sidings?
    Yes - Is the only piece of industrial archeology to be saved from the Longbridge site going to be from the railway industry?
    we know they made planes at Longbridge, just as American-owned Opel made plane bits for the Luftwaffe during the war.

    Did they ever make anything for the railways?
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    Post by Windy on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:28 pm

    patpending wrote:Does this look like a derelict signal box with no sidings?



    Longbridge East Signal Box


    http://www.austinmemories.com/page113/page113.html

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