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Old June 10th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #19881
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Good picture of Hollinwood to Werneth High-fi Also Johnny if I live on that line I would but I don't fancy wait for nothing to came special at night.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #19882
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The tubular bandage is a very well-known Oldham product, yeah (definitely definitely not sarcasm, at all) .

I think the former carriage works at Blackpool North could at least have been kept in a little better order. I think the whole Beeching thing really finished the rails off. Imagine if the Royton branch was still running now? Would that currently be being converted to Metrolink? Or how about the Oldham - Ashton line or the Oldham - Greenfield line? Railways are much more majestic than roads. I'd love to have been around when riding on a train was a special event.

I'm very excited now. 2 days and 7 hours time and the network will be changed forever, and Oldhamers will be connected with the railway for the first time since 2009 (albeit, light rail). Exciting times
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Old June 10th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #19883
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I also took is last night of tram cross over Block Lane bridge next to Freehold stop

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Metrolink tram at Night

Ghost tram! What an extraordinary shot.


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A few from me. All around the Hollinwood stop.


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Many great pictures today, High-Fi, but I especially liked this one.

I'm looking forward to my first 'real' trip on this line (plenty of virtual ones of course), possibly Friday after work
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #19884
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On Wednesday would I be able to buy a through peak RETURN ticket for Ashton-under-Lyne to Oldham Mumps, or would it be cheaper to buy singles?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #19885
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Thanks or the great pictures guys. Really looking forward to venturing up on Wednesday to see this line. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the biggest opening of Metrolink in one go since phase 1?

Also are the two withdrawn T68's still viewable at OT depot?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #19886
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Also are the two withdrawn T68's still viewable at OT depot?
They are. But you can only see them from a tram on the SML and I think Ayres Road. You can't see them from a tram on the Alrincham Line.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #19887
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Thanks or the great pictures guys. Really looking forward to venturing up on Wednesday to see this line. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the biggest opening of Metrolink in one go since phase 1?

Also are the two withdrawn T68's still viewable at OT depot?
Hmm, I should think so. The Eccles line opened to Broadway first IIRC. So that is 6 stops. The line to Oldham Mumps is 8 stops.

Not 100% sure of whereabouts 1004 & 1011 are in OT depot now. I would guess they are still on the main stabling roads still though - no reason for them to be inside the workshops now.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #19888
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On Wednesday would I be able to buy a through peak RETURN ticket for Ashton-under-Lyne to Oldham Mumps, or would it be cheaper to buy singles?
Ashton to Mumps????? You can still only do that by bus!
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #19889
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They are. But you can only see them from a tram on the SML and I think Ayres Road. You can't see them from a tram on the Alrincham Line.
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Hmm, I should think so. The Eccles line opened to Broadway first IIRC. So that is 6 stops. The line to Oldham Mumps is 8 stops.

Not 100% sure of whereabouts 1004 & 1011 are in OT depot now. I would guess they are still on the main stabling roads still though - no reason for them to be inside the workshops now.
Thanks guys. Hopeful I can finally grab a shot of 1011 to complete my collection of T68's.

Only a few days now from the big opening, I can't wait. Any one have an idea how much a day ticket would be? May have to get a standard ticket too to complete my collection!
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Old June 11th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #19890
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Great shots again as ever hi - I see you managed to find South Chaddeh - a nice spot eh?

Anyway, no more turnbacks at Victoria or Depot nowadays - they're all going whizzing through to Mumps & back to St Werburgh, as seen from the passing railway :-







A Eureka moment! The very last bit of track on the whole of Phase 3a is now in place :-











The tramstop is coming together as well. Can you see the totem flag? :-









Is this the first totem flag on the Rochdale section? They seem a bit diffident about displaying 'em round here :-



The end of Phase 3a :-



And the beginning of Phase 3b - the first bits of kerbage for the trambaan along Maclure Road. Drake Street is in the background :-



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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #19891
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Ashton to Mumps????? You can still only do that by bus!
Or train to Vic and tram to Ashton Kriis?

Yes you can through ticket but you'd need to know what metrolink zone Oldham is in! You can then get a return ticket Ashton to Metrolink Zone (x)

Through Met tickets from Ashton to places like Bury and Alty are quite popular! Sadly the fare is usually just rail fare + Metrolink fare so not really a money saver more just a time saver!

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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #19892
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Big thanks to you all for the updates.

The start of the service should coincide with the 1000th page on this thread.

Great work chaps.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #19893
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Looking through those photo's, something caught my eye. Is it common for First Transpennine Express to operate 185's through Rochdale? I know they use Victoria instead of Piccadilly occasionally but I assumed they turned off at Miles Platting and went along through Ashton, and rejoined the Manchester Piccadilly - Leeds mainline just before Stalybridge?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #19894
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Looking through those photo's, something caught my eye. Is it common for First Transpennine Express to operate 185's through Rochdale? I know they use Victoria instead of Piccadilly occasionally but I assumed they turned off at Miles Platting and went along through Ashton, and rejoined the Manchester Piccadilly - Leeds mainline just before Stalybridge?
That was what I thought. Unless engineering working was going on somewhere.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #19895
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TPE are running through Airport-Picadilly-Victoria-Rochdale-Leeds until I think september. I think its because of resignalling at stalybridge or something?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #19896
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Piccadilly to Victoria? Without the Ordsall Curve? Or have I missed something? More than likely that I've missed something
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #19897
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Don't they turn the train around at Salford Cresent or something like that.

Just looked on National rail, it showing TPE services on Sunday as going via Victoria calling at Airport - Picc - Vic - Dewsbury - Leeds and further destinations,

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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #19898
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That's what I've missed! That seems logical. Do they drive it into one of the lines with a platform, then swap ends, or drive it into that spare through-line to the North and swap ends? Either way, be a nice change to get a 185 from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, rather than a 144, although I would miss a 144 if I was on a 185. I have a soft spot for Pacers
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #19899
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Soft spot for Pacers...? Then you are quite clearly insane ;-)
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That's what I've missed! That seems logical. Do they drive it into one of the lines with a platform, then swap ends, or drive it into that spare through-line to the North and swap ends? Either way, be a nice change to get a 185 from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, rather than a 144, although I would miss a 144 if I was on a 185. I have a soft spot for Pacers
Must be the spare line as it's not showing as stopping at Cresentl, unless is goes onto the line towards Eccles and reverses (driver changes ends) on empty line?!?!?
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