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Old November 27th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #5621
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I don't think it would take long to fit a new pantograph. I think 1020 was the one that did the damage at Timperley a few months back and I seem to remember seeing it the next week.

They should have more than enough trams. They need 6 for the Eccles line inc. stopping at MediaCity. They should just use M5000's for that I reckon. It then leaves plenty of T68's that can be doubled up on the Bury-Alti line.
Are you sure? It takes 6 to operate the Eccles line normally without going into Mediacity, sure they don't need 7 or 8?
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Old November 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #5622
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A sunny Saturday on the 216

Only one bit of Ashton New Road is now missing a single rail :-



























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Old November 27th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #5623
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Great set there JDR. Thanks once again
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Old November 27th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #5624
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They should have more than enough trams. They need 6 for the Eccles line inc. stopping at MediaCity. They should just use M5000's for that I reckon. It then leaves plenty of T68's that can be doubled up on the Bury-Alti line.

Incorrect - 6 vehicles are required to run a NON MediaCity service 7 are required to run the current MediaCity service - 7th vehicle leaves QR approx 25 mins b4 the service starts running into Media

Not all M5K vehicles can be used on MediaCity. Out of the entire fleet of M5k and T68 vehicles only about 8 or 9 have fully working systems compliant with the tOS operation
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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #5625
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Is this what people talking about Eccles line last night please note is was in Manchester Evening News last night

Metrolink passengers faced rush-hour delays on the Eccles line tonight after problems with the overhead power lines.

Trams were suspended between Broadway and Eccles after the problem was reported in the Langworthy area of Salford at about 5pm.

Services were running between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK, but replacement buses were running between Harbour City and Eccles.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive said: "Technicians are working to address the issue."

Passengers were told they could use valid Metrolink tickets on the 33 bus, which stops at Langworthy Road and Eccles Interchange.

Services on the Altrincham and Bury lines were unaffected.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #5626
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Is this what people talking about Eccles line last night please note is was in Manchester Evening News last night

Metrolink passengers faced rush-hour delays on the Eccles line tonight after problems with the overhead power lines.

Trams were suspended between Broadway and Eccles after the problem was reported in the Langworthy area of Salford at about 5pm.

Services were running between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK, but replacement buses were running between Harbour City and Eccles.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive said: "Technicians are working to address the issue."

Passengers were told they could use valid Metrolink tickets on the 33 bus, which stops at Langworthy Road and Eccles Interchange.

Services on the Altrincham and Bury lines were unaffected.
yes pal, that was it... havoc again!
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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #5627
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Hopefully when they open the new extensions they'll improve on reliability. If they don't, it simply will not work out for them!
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #5628
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Hi

Is this what people talking about Eccles line last night please note is was in Manchester Evening News last night

Metrolink passengers faced rush-hour delays on the Eccles line tonight after problems with the overhead power lines.

Trams were suspended between Broadway and Eccles after the problem was reported in the Langworthy area of Salford at about 5pm.

Services were running between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK, but replacement buses were running between Harbour City and Eccles.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive said: "Technicians are working to address the issue."

Passengers were told they could use valid Metrolink tickets on the 33 bus, which stops at Langworthy Road and Eccles Interchange.

Services on the Altrincham and Bury lines were unaffected.
That doesn't sound like an MEN report, usually they massively exaggerate (like most newspapers) and make it sound like a world shaking event as they take a few punches at Metrolink!
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Old November 28th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #5629
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All quiet on the Oldham Loop#1

The Mumps area of Oldham itself is becoming quite a wide open space as more and more of the viaduct disappears. Looking South across the A62 roundabout, towards the old and temporary Mumps stations behind the grey fence in the far background :-



The second bridge will be going next year :-



Looking down Bell Street Summer 2010 :-



To-day, the pedestrian route is still there, minus its wise counsel! :-



Similarly down Brook Street :-







Looking the other way, in between Bell Street and Brook Street; Before :-



Just after August Bank Holiday 2010; :-



And Now, rising up from ground level towards Derker :-



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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #5630
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Like Media City construction it seems to be attracting many local photographers.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #5631
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It's amazing how big the bridge was...it changes the topography of the area and made a barrier...from an design perspective that is me convinced on cuttings and cover being the best option...much, much more airy and people friendly without the great slab of railway.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #5632
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Nothing big to report at Chorlton or St. Werburgh's Road - but PIDs are now visible at the latter.

I'll whizz round with the camera if I get the chance, but can't right now due to lack of memory card.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #5633
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Hi

I found this on GMPTE Website about weather

Passengers in Greater Manchester are being advised to consider allowing extra time for their journeys in light of the freezing weather conditions.

Metrolink will run "ghost trams" through the night in a bid to keep overhead power lines clear of snow and frost to limit any disruption.

Check www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.metrolink.co.uk before travelling for service updates on train and tram services in Greater Manchester.

http://www.gmpte.com/2009_news.cfm?n...ubmenuheader=3
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #5634
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All quiet on the Oldham Loop #2

Oldham to Newbold some pictures c/- rob793



Before moving North, we look towards Oldham Mumps from the top of Brook Street:-



Looking back from Meek Street towards Derker :-

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The bridge at Derker has been painted into this yellow colour. We were wondering if its just an undercoat or will all the bridges eventually carry this shade of banana? Not much else happening there just yet :-



Moving further North into open country :-





We weren't quite sure whether these bullhead rails were the old ones abandoned, or new ones waiting to go in :-



The signal box at Shaw & Crompton is now history - it was on the right here :-



Under the new Tram Operating System signalling, Beal Lane crossing will no longer need barriers for the 12 minute service to Rochdale. The other 12 minute service will start from a side headshunt platform, on the South side of the crossing, to provide an aggregate 6 minute headway from here to Chorlton St Werburgh's Road :-



Looking North from Beal Lane, the station has been completely obliterated! :-



A lovely view north from Linney Lane :-



Further North into the woods at Jubilee :-





Just before the northern Milnrow Road bridge, there is a foot crossing that leads to what looked like an abandoned mill :-



From the foot crossing looking North :-



and back South again :-



Metrolink passengers here will have many beautiful views of the surrounding hills and moorland, greatly enhanced by the forward (&aft) vision afforded by trams :-



It's a surprisingly rural area for a tramway - should be a pleasing ride with all-round vision :-



From Two Bridges Road, looking North :-



and South :-





Approaching Newhey with its elegant church :-





Suddenly, in the bushes, we thought we saw a mirage from the past :-



However, in a flash it was gone again, to be replaced by the first signs of incipient Metrolink life :-



Newhey, the site of the former station beside the old cotton warehouse :-



From the same point looking north towards Rochdale :-





No useful picture was possible at Milnrow station just now, as it is simply an inaccessible building site.

At Newbold, the bridge over Kingsway looks like it is being renovated. The associated embankment on the left is being lowered and will make a fairly steep descent to ground level. The tram stop itself will be out of shot on the left here, alongside Morrison's car park (one of no less than four stops on phases 1, 2 and 3a to be abutted by that particular supermarket!) :-



As regards the area in front of Rochdale Railway Station, it's a case of "least said, soonest mended" at present! :-





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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #5635
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Great pics Jonny!

The Oldham/Rochdale line in winter will be interesting....
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #5636
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I realy love this church, great photos as usual. It seems to be at the stage that chorlton was at a year ago.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #5637
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Great photo's JdR, as ever, first I've seen of the work along such a long stretch of that, and yes how rural in the middle there!

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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #5639
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I have to say these photos are screaming at me "what is the point in running a tram through the countryside!!!!!" there is NO catchment area for gods sake!!!!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #5640
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I have to say these photos are screaming at me "what is the point in running a tram through the countryside!!!!!" there is NO catchment area for gods sake!!!!
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