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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #15741
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Ner, I get people to shift all the time.

When it's busy and someone is in my seat I move them, moved a family with kids once as I needed the table to work on en-route to work.

No guilt either. They have the same chance to book seats/not be fat bastards.
This.

They do announcements telling people that coach E is unreserved and they still decide to sit where they like. Idiots.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #15742
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The signage down to the Metrolink will be greatly improved in the next month or so when Piccadilly gets it's makeover for the Olympics. Watch this space!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #15743
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The signage down to the Metrolink will be greatly improved in the next month or so when Piccadilly gets it's makeover for the Olympics. Watch this space!
Really? Is this confirmed? Improvements other than just the new departure platform?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #15744
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Really? Is this confirmed? Improvements other than just the new departure platform?
Yup. Station will get a bit of a vamp for th'olympics. All the new retailers should be knocking about by then.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #15745
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I guess theres a pot of money for public transport to Olympic venues.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #15746
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Two 11 cars are meant to be at Edge Hill, the other two Virgin have but they are reduced to nine car units. I've got no idea where the new extra carriages are for the other 30 odd trains are. Anyone know anything?
They haven't come over yet. Plan is the first four 11 cars come over. First two have been shortened and used to test the inserting the new coaches into the other units. Once they start running 11 cars then they will add the extra coaches (I think, not sure when the overhauls are due).

Yeah the rails are the same gauge in Europe but everything else is different. Why we get more expensive trains.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #15747
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390054 and 055 are in service, they both arrived at Edge Hill......390056 arrived last Mocday and went straight to Longsight.........the to coaches that have been taken out of 390054 have no gone into 390012 for testing.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #15748
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Yup. Station will get a bit of a vamp for th'olympics. All the new retailers should be knocking about by then.
Good to hear all the new retailers/restaurants will be open by the time of the Olympics, it has taken them sometime to refurbish the mezzanine level. I imagine the Olympics rings will either be hung up at Piccadilly or the Town Hall?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #15749
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Massive refurb for the Common wealth games in 2002.

Refurbed for the Olympics in 2012.

Need something for 2022 as in 2032 it will re-open as a HS2 station.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #15750
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Good to hear all the new retailers/restaurants will be open by the time of the Olympics, it has taken them sometime to refurbish the mezzanine level. I imagine the Olympics rings will either be hung up at Piccadilly or the Town Hall?
Not seen the plans for that yet. But there's a good few restaurants/bars to open soon. Carlucio's on the Upper Con South side, a bar opposite it & an Ed's Diner next to M&S.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #15751
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Not seen the plans for that yet. But there's a good few restaurants/bars to open soon. Carlucio's on the Upper Con South side, a bar opposite it & an Ed's Diner next to M&S.
A bit of discussion has gone on in the Pub, Club and Restaurant thread about the mezzanine refurb, Carluccios has been known for a while, and the bar also, also Ed's has been known but apparently they pulled, it sounds like they may have not now though. I posted a update from Piccadilly yesterday about the refurb on the thread.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #15752
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There seems to have been a bit of thread drift here. I keep having to check which one I am on
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Old February 15th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #15753
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Back on topic, I've just noticed that the Metrolink site's Oldham and Rochdale page is now carrying some nice pictures of Oldham bound bananas (links right at the bottom of the page). The sentence about "testing over the coming months" doesn't give much cause for optimism about opening any time soon though!

http://www.metrolink.co.uk/futuremet...hdale-line.asp
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Old February 15th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #15754
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Ballast

Huge quantity of bags with ballast between Abs Moss and Woodlands Road. For finishing off the junction at Irk Vale?
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Back on topic, I've just noticed that the Metrolink site's Oldham and Rochdale page is now carrying some nice pictures of Oldham bound bananas (links right at the bottom of the page). The sentence about "testing over the coming months" doesn't give much cause for optimism about opening any time soon though!

http://www.metrolink.co.uk/futuremet...hdale-line.asp
And here are those pics (think there might be a mistake in the link, as the link contains 'futureprams' instead of 'futuretrams' ):

Freehold stop:


Oldham Mumps:


Oldham Mumps:
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #15756
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That picture at Freehold I took that while ago but forget to post on here
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A few from today of the *ahem* Withington Stop







Manchester bound:

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Didsbury bound:
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #15758
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There is some, not very much.

(i need to get a life)
I'm pretty sure it was tilting that I noticed when I took this exact journey not too long ago.

Either that or it was a side effect from all the (addictive) oatcakes I'd been scoffing before. Damn you Biddulph!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #15759
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Either that or it was a side effect from all the (addictive) oatcakes I'd been scoffing before. Damn you Biddulph!
Yummy ain't they! BTW, they sell them in Booths MediaCity!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:25 PM   #15760
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Yummy ain't they! BTW, they sell them in Booths MediaCity!
Right, time for a redesign of my novelty toastrack

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And here are those pics (think there might be a mistake in the link, as the link contains 'futureprams' instead of 'futuretrams' ):

Oldham Mumps:
Aiyee! A at Mumps! Time for renewed speculation?

I like "future prams" - shows commitment to end-of-life recycling.
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