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New Island platform opens for train travel

In Lapara on May 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

On the corner of Foxglove Parkway and Sagittata Drive, the train station has been officially moved early this morning.

Previously passengers had to wait at the bus stop, and walk out into the street and hop up on the trains, or jump off of the trains at the intersection. Sally the Snail has been complaining for years of the difficulty of crossing into the street to get on or off the streetcars.
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Now, however, everyone will cross at the intersection, using the current crosswalk, and embark using a center island platform. All of the amenities are installed. This includes new lighting, newspaper boxes, seating, and a payphone.

While the original streetcar stops did not have platforms, the need arised due to the danger presented by automobiles. An issue in the post-Victorian era.

Under construction in 1920: http://www.shorpy.com/node/15815
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The weekend update

In Lapara, Weekend update on May 6, 2018 at 5:18 pm

With spring, there are a lot of projects in town.
There is some urban renewal going on at the park.
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Some new original mesh buildings are being worked on. They are based on real buildings, both of which house banks today:
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Two new static low-prim buses will circulate through town:
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Spring has Sprung:
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Better textured water has been added (and can be easily deleted for prims):
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And, not from us, but a hang-glider was seen going through town today(as I write this post in fact), a truck and another motorcyclist:
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The updated gas station has it’s own post.

Spring is here; the snow is melting

In Lapara on May 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm

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It’s getting warmer. So warm, in fact, that the massive piles of snow are melting into water falls!

One snow pile is melting so fiercely, that it has opened up a new navigable waterway!
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