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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #19381
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Metrolink website is now displaying a new banner at the top displaying the two new stations...

BUT the route map on the homepage still hasn't been updated
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #19382
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More importantly, does it mean the daily tram requirement has gone up by one?
In theory no, but extra trams are needed for the Droylsden line and I believe that these are starting to be made ready now. So for the next few weeks we may see more trams available than are actually needed.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #19383
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Been asked on twitter why there is the 15mph speed limit inbound, just north of Abrham Moss, anyone know?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #19384
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The Shaw trams are now quite busy, from Shaw.

Also, they have quite a lot of time to catch up, been at least 10 mins.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #19385
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Oh, this is good. 3041 is on ORL duties... And my first shaw tram. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, that new tram smell!
Also, "This is a Shaw service... Is very Lound and VERY deep!!" they seem to have replied recorded "the next stop will be" too. Wonder if it's the same for Werburgh's...

Have you all but LNGCATS gone comatose due to lack of sleep?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #19386
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I've just surfaced for breakfast :-)


Kudos to those who made further trips this morning!
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #19387
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I've just surfaced for breakfast :-)

Kudos to those who made further trips this morning!
Just had a couple of points in the Shay Wake and back in town again
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #19388
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Been asked on twitter why there is the 15mph speed limit inbound, just north of Abrham Moss, anyone know?
Think it's to do with Line of Sight working. Coming onto a pedestrian crossing at 50 isn't great, so the speed is reduced to avoid any incidents.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #19389
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Lots of doubles out today. Just seen 1014/1009 at Prestwich heading north to Bury
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #19390
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Been reported on Yahoo group that 3062 arrived 15:00 15/12/2012.
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Been reported on Yahoo group that 3062 arrived 15:00 15/12/2012.
What prospect the order will be extended to allow for capacity concerns?

Depots certainly have room for more than 94 trams.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #19392
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What prospect the order will be extended to allow for capacity concerns?

Depots certainly have room for more than 94 trams.
I'm guessing fairly high as short term ORL/SML ridership is good with reports of busy trams. I suspect they will find a way to increase the order. Perhaps Whitehall should jump on the bandwagon and offer to fund done alongside TfGM, least that way they can say they are supporting growth and new transport in the north.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #19393
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Yes, one certainly gets the impression that the decline in the use of the private car is accelerating downhill fast, what with the astronomical insurance and fuel prices (never mind the Chancellor's 3p refund) on top of the recession.

And virtually all public transport is getting full to the brim during peak times as it is.

Nothing scientific to base this on, but my gut feeling is that by the time the Airport & 2CC are open, Metrolink is likely to be needing double units on virtually all services . . .?

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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #19394
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3039 is out! I thought the lack of maps was suspicious.

Also experienced what must have been an emergency brake application on 1023 and co. coming down the DEANSGATE RAMP, while standing on a VERY wet floor. NOT pleasant. Not a word from the driver either! Didn't check everyone was OK, she just started driving again!
do you honsetly think the drivers know if the pa's work or not believe me a Pa was done twice
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Personally I'd have thought the PA would be something to be checked before a vehicle is taken out in service (though accept it might break later on in the day and may also be 'deferable').

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I'm not so sure - as a bus driver, to my mind traffic over the past few years has got worse. Rush hour in Manchester now starts at 7.30am and can continue until 9.30 on some roads; and in the evening it seems to last from 3.30 until well after 6pm.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #19396
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It don't look weird that Metrolink site now say Shaw & Crompton on latest service.

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A 12 minute service is operating on the Altrincham and Bury lines. All trams travel via Piccadilly.

A 12 minute service is operating on the Eccles/MediaCityUK line.

A 12 minute service is operating between Shaw/Crompton and St Werburghs Road
Also they guide on Metrolink site saying how much ticket cost on Oldham line for Zone A, B and C and it look like when line to Rochdale opens, zone C will be Shaw & Crompton to all station to Rochdale mean it will cost same price to go to Rochdale then it is to Shaw if I right

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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #19397
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Its been like that for years shrimper. I've been retired for over 5years and even then when working in the city we would start early and finish early to beat the traffic.
I had to drive in from Southport and the traffic started to build on the M6 and get progressively worse as you drove along the 62 and Regent Road was just a nightmare.

Back on topic great to see a little bit more added to the system.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #19398
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do you honsetly think the drivers know if the pa's work or not believe me a Pa was done twice
Were you the driver? I thought it was a woman (just to be clear; because I thought I saw you, waiting for the signal at Deansgate inbound, rather than because I automatically assumed women were bad tram drivers). If you were, or if you were... I don't know, the driver manager or control room operator who the driver spoke to, then I'm sorry. I never meant to cause offence. I am aware that some of the PAs are duff - and T68s are not especially quite things, but I would have thought that an emergency stop would have warranted something a bit more drastic. It was dark and I couldn't see where we were, but I thought it was a fault rather than the driver which applied the breaks. If we were close enough to the road crossing for it to be a car then fair enough.

I was under the impression that you'd have to stop, call control, check everything was okay and then go through some lengthy procedure to release the brakes again - especially if the driver didn't apply them. The tram just went, like everything was OK and it had been a routine stop.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #19399
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Currently sat at Victoria on a Shaw bound service. Failed tram at Victoria. Not sure which tram...

Edit: I thought the tram I was on (3010) was the last service, however I checked at Newton Heath on the PID and there was another right behind us. Sure enough, the PID's were right, I got off at Freehold and before I could reach the bottom of the steps, another tram was arriving onto the platform. The only details of it's number that I could locate were that it had none on the black bit under the side-cab windows. Not sure if this could have been the new 3060 that entered service today?

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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #19400
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Just had a couple of points in the Shay Wake and back in town again
Must have been strong points then?

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