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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #26141
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Awesome!

There's 2 more stops to be added to the Metrolink network

That'll be 52 stations by Sunday

Here're the largest Metro networks in the country, and how Metrolink ranks up against them. Of course, LU is at the top. We overtook Sheffield Supertram with the opening of the Oldham Line.

1) London Underground - 270 stations
2) Liverpool Merseyrail - 67 stations
3) Newcastle Metro - 60 stations
4) Manchester Metrolink - 52 stations (as of Sunday)
5) Sheffield Supertram - 48 stations
6) East London DLR - 45 stations
7) South London Croydon Tramlink - 39 stations
8) Nottingham NET - 23 stations
8) Birmingham Midland Metro - 23 stations
9) Edinburgh Trams - 16 stations (when it opens)
10) Glasgow Subway - 15 stations



By 2016, Manchester Metrolink will own and operate at least 105 stations, making us by far the second largest Metro network in the country.
Something which you might find of interest, comparative and cumulative usage of different Light Rail Systems in the UK from DFT

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...rt-2011-12.pdf

I must say I am suprised Croyden is as high as it is, I thought Manchester would be higher (this may be from before the opening of ORL however)
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #26142
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Brilliant cheers everyone, that's great news and will help us alot.

Hi Johnny, I've been lurking and really enjoying your and everyones pictures of what is going on in Manchester. It's a transport revolution and I keep telling everyone here in Blackpool that we must follow Manchester's great example.
I like that "Transport Revolution" good good description, good title,we should adopt that as a slogan.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #26143
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Fantastic news.

Caught the last Victoria to Shaw train in 2009, now finally, after more than 1100 days of bus services, we are back on track if you forgive the pun.

If I can drag my backside out of bed on Sunday morning, I might just make that historic first journey back to Victoria.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #26144
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I most say this Sunday has not been mentioned around Metrolink towers.
Don't know if it's been mentioned but the destination blind will read "Shaw via Oldham"
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #26145
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Traveline shows the first MET3 from Trafford Bar as being 06:15 arriving at Oldham at 06:55 but that doesn't leave much time for the trip to Shaw. It also means the first departure from Oldham will be a few minutes later than now. I guess we will need to wait until the new times are put up.

I'd like to think I could make it on Sunday but no guarantees.
From what I see them going past my house this week, the still same times as going to Oldham so at Freehold the are (45,57,09,21,33) but going to Manchester they are been running 6 mins later then they should be, so instead of (04,16,28,40,52) they are be running (58,10,22,34,46) but it doesn't say that what it be doing from Sunday.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #26146
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I most say this Sunday has not been mentioned around Metrolink towers.
Don't know if it's been mentioned but the destination blind will read "Shaw via Oldham"
Well stone the crows! You were right JDR! :-)
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #26147
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Awesome!

There's 2 more stops to be added to the Metrolink network

That'll be 52 stations by Sunday

Here're the largest Metro networks in the country, and how Metrolink ranks up against them. Of course, LU is at the top. We overtook Sheffield Supertram with the opening of the Oldham Line.

1) London Underground - 270 stations
2) Liverpool Merseyrail - 67 stations
3) Newcastle Metro - 60 stations
4) Manchester Metrolink - 52 stations (as of Sunday)
5) Sheffield Supertram - 48 stations
6) East London DLR - 45 stations
7) South London Croydon Tramlink - 39 stations
8) Nottingham NET - 23 stations
8) Birmingham Midland Metro - 23 stations
9) Edinburgh Trams - 16 stations (when it opens)
10) Glasgow Subway - 15 stations



By 2016, Manchester Metrolink will own and operate at least 105 stations, making us by far the second largest Metro network in the country.

VDB...what have you said? !!! you have forgetton one of the forerunners in all this...Blackpool!!!How Many stops do they have ?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #26148
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YATAPINGPONG!!! From New York City to Baltimo' . . .

"Another Opening of Another Shaw"


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It raises again, though, the question 'what will the destination be?' Will it be Shaw and Crompton in full, or just simply Shaw as the railway Pacers on the Oldham Loop used to display?

My money is on Shaw via Oldham, as the current thinking seems to favour more route confiming information in the early days of a new line. St Werburgh's via Victoria is probably no longer necessary now, although I guess they may leave that until East Didsbury opens . . .
Well, I might get up early and walk it to Newton Heath on Sunday morning, but then again, sod it, it's Xmas I'll book a taxi to Trafford Bar!!

All this, and glass at Edge Lane as well!



edit - cheers Martin, sorry for bragging, I hadn't expected anyone to notice my physic powers of prediction!!

# VDB, do you know whether the 'sizes' of the networks are different when you grade it by mileage rather than number of stops?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #26149
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Haha I only remembered because I was so sure it would say Shaw and Crompton! What do I know, silly old fool :-)

Would be good to see you at the Bar again, just like for Oldham! And anyone else who makes that ungodly hour.
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I most say this Sunday has not been mentioned around Metrolink towers.
Don't know if it's been mentioned but the destination blind will read "Shaw via Oldham"
I'm surprise about that as I thorugh it will say "Shaw & Crompton" on it but saying that, I sure the train use to say Shaw via Oldham on it special when first Class 142 started running, I guess that when line to Rochdale open it will say Rochdale via Oldham on it then?

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Can anyone point me in the right direction to find tickets prices for the "Weekend", "Family" and "4 Adults" Saver tickets? Not specifically Shaw, but in general terms across the network.

Can't find these on the Metrolnk website.

Thanks
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #26152
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Can anyone point me in the right direction to find tickets prices for the "Weekend", "Family" and "4 Adults" Saver tickets? Not specifically Shaw, but in general terms across the network.

Can't find these on the Metrolnk website.

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Weekend family ticket costs £7 and for Four adults costs £10, I don't think the say about is tickets on Metrolink website.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #26153
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Something which you might find of interest, comparative and cumulative usage of different Light Rail Systems in the UK from DFT

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...rt-2011-12.pdf

I must say I am suprised Croyden is as high as it is, I thought Manchester would be higher (this may be from before the opening of ORL however)
That's actually awesome! Thanks

Metrolink is due to be the top light rail system in the UK by 2017


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VDB...what have you said? !!! you have forgetton one of the forerunners in all this...Blackpool!!!How Many stops do they have ?
Oh damn! Of course! They have 61 stations
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #26154
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The standard Weekend Saver for one adult is a fiver.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #26155
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Can anyone point me in the right direction to find tickets prices for the "Weekend", "Family" and "4 Adults" Saver tickets? Not specifically Shaw, but in general terms across the network.

Can't find these on the Metrolnk website.

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They aren't on the Metrolink site for some obscure reason. As R02 says Weekend Family Saver Ticket is £7.00 and Metrolink 4 Adult Ticket for Saturdays or Sundays is £10. They can be found here.
http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning...ay_family.aspx
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They aren't on the Metrolink site for some obscure reason. As R02 says Weekend Family Saver Ticket is £7.00 and Metrolink 4 Adult Ticket for Saturdays or Sundays is £10. They can be found here.
http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning...ay_family.aspx
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #26157
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Omg yay
Guys on the image on MEN it has Shaw and Cromton on the destination blind
My god! You're right! How did they get that when the far superior forumistas didn't? Did they poach it off twitter?

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Shaw and Crompton
_Via Oldham Mumps

is going to look cluttered. Oh well.

VDB - I had no idea we had overtaken Sheffield and even the DLR!! Amazing!

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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #26158
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Guys on the image on MEN it has Shaw and Cromton on the destination blind
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My god! You're right! How did they get that when the far superiour forumistas didn't? Did they poach it off twitter?
I just notice that tram say "Shaw via Oldham" on it, like u said kofieye had did no-one see that on tram special people on here
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Blimey you people have good eyesight, I can barely make out that the blind does indeed say "Shaw via Oldham" all on one line!

Love it
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Haha I only remembered because I was so sure it would say Shaw and Crompton! What do I know, silly old fool :-)

Would be good to see you at the Bar again, just like for Oldham! And anyone else who makes that ungodly hour.
I guess one day we will see a tram with Shaw & Crompton and another 6 minutes later that says Rochdale
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