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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #19281
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Traffic bosses said they believed the bulk of the increase was due to the addition of the M60 Denton to Middleton extension
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #19282
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Just passed up the opportunity of a lifetime to photo a "Timperley"destination on a double T68 at St Peter's Square, damn it! Although, a double Alty via Woodlands passed at Mosley Street... And then another on High Street... #oops
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #19283
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My god, there is some serious banana action here in Oldham, and at least one other person waiting for trams rather than the lights. A few motorists seeming surprised too!

I must say the rest of my visit has not been quite so enjoyable... Oldham has an abundance of five things: Banks/Building Societies, Bookies, cash converters, First Staff and scowls.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #19284
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I think I've read that they are getting an add-on to the latest order of 350s for London Midland. It would be much better to be able to move between units though if they are going to be 8-car trains.
Yes but only for the Manchester - Scotland route. But they are only temporary loan until the main TP wiring when a new fleet will be ordered. The 380 would be a good match and they already come in 3 or 4 car variants with walk though gangways.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #19285
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380's were a one off build bridging the gap between the Desiro 350/450's and the new Desiro City, like a Desiro 1.5 version. If Siemens built more it will be the same model as the Thameslink.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #19286
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Just passed up the opportunity of a lifetime to photo a "Timperley"destination on a double T68 at St Peter's Square, damn it! Although, a double Alty via Woodlands passed at Mosley Street... And then another on High Street... #oops
There was a tram heading outbound with the desti Whitefield too this evening!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #19287
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TPE are getting 350's for the Anglo-Scots. They're going to be High Capacity units, 4 coaches.
High Capacity sounds bad... Tell me we're talking EMT 158 or better (hopefully, quite a bit better). Surely not 3+2!?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #19288
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High Capacity sounds bad... Tell me we're talking EMT 158 or better (hopefully, quite a bit better). Surely not 3+2!?
no 350/4 will be intercity style with 2+2 seats
as will the 350/3s from LM to operate their 110 mph services
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #19289
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no 350/4 will be intercity style with 2+2 seats
as will the 350/3s from LM to operate their 110 mph services
However TPE are getting their own interior design based on what they want including an extra loo. Modern Railways had a layout a few issues ago. Didn't look that bad.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #19290
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There was a tram heading outbound with the desti Whitefield too this evening!
Interesting. I wonder if they're going to re-introduce an idea from 20 years ago, i.e. Whitefield-Timperley short workings. . .
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Old December 11th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #19291
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However TPE are getting their own interior design based on what they want including an extra loo. Modern Railways had a layout a few issues ago. Didn't look that bad.
Yeah they're apparently supposed to be 'based upon a class 185' when it comes to interiors
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Yeah they're apparently supposed to be 'based upon a class 185' when it comes to interiors
It will be interesting to see. We should see the first interior if a unit by late summer. Good to see NW getting some new units before sending them south!
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #19293
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... Oldham has an abundance of five things: Banks/Building Societies, Bookies, cash converters, First Staff and scowls.
That sounds about right, Kofi - it does, however, have one redeeming feature, in the shape of The Ashton Arms.
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Tell me about it - we all met there on 13th June 2012 - happy days!!



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Does anybody know whether there were any problems during last nights rush hour, only I was at Deansgate Castlefield station around about 16:20 waiting for a tram to Piccadilly when the PA came to life and announced that any passengers for Bury to catch the tram already at Station to Piccadilly (it was already full and standing) and change at Piccadilly and the next Bury service would be in 20mins, just wondering why the long wait, just seemed for some reason most trams were going direct from Deansgate Castlefield to Piccadilly
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #19296
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When at Victoria about 4pm they seemed to be recovering from earlier problems.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #19297
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I see Metrolink fares are changing on 2nd January but it not gone up that must as from Freehold to Victoria (City zone) is be £3.70 from 2nd Jan were is £3.50 is days so only 20p more then.

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On 2 January 2013, some Metrolink fares will be changing. If you would like to check if and how your fare is changing, visit www.metrolink.co.uk/fares.

The majority of ticket prices will not go up and child fares will remain the same or will decrease in price.

Our Season tickets continue to offer great value for money – and you no longer need to be a member of the Travel Club with a photocard ID to purchase a weekly season ticket.

Metrolink tickets can be purchased on platform at Metrolink stops. Season tickets are also available from Transport for Greater Manchester Travelshops, Paypoint outlets and through Metrolink.co.uk here. Season tickets can be purchased up to seven days in advance. Tickets bought through the website will be issued within five working days, any advance purchase tickets will only be issued seven days before travel commencement date.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #19298
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There was something odd going on. I was at Vic about 4-00 when a double came in with 'Not in Service' and a few passengers, who alighted. It then suddenly decided to become a Bury service. Cue sundry hesitent punters wondering whether to get on or not. At length we all did, and a large crowd was cleared from the platform.

While waiting for my lift in sunny Whitefield a banana rolled in, with several passengers, but claiming not to be in service.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #19299
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From Dane Rd at least, peak fares not changing.

Season tickets up about 3% and off peak up 20p.
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Looking at Alty to Bury - £4.90 off peak suggesting that the Day Saver ticket is going to rocket about 10% in price

My most commonly bought ticket.
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