Sunday, 31 January 2010
Not been much to write about apart from bus stuff last couple of months. Now though i managed to get out on my bike once again. It's abit cold out but it's a nice day. Going out later on the bike but thought i would blow the dust off in Alexandra park in Oldham. It was a bit misty and frozen but there was plenty of people out though at 8am walking dogs and taking pictures. very peaceful time.
Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
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Friday, 22 January 2010
UPDATE: Here is the link for the December fleetlist should anyone want it. FLEETLIST
Thursday, 21 January 2010
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Monday, 18 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
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Thursday, 14 January 2010
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Thursday, 7 January 2010
After the past few days of hell on planet earth in the bus world, today is somewhat easier.
It started with waking up a year older and having to get up at 320am but it wasn't too bad. I finally got the car off the street and headed to work at 4am to start a very early duty. The first part was something most drivers dread.... 5 trips on the magic roundabout. AKA the 347. Normally it's mind numbingly boring and your ready for swinging from a lampost you finish them, but today i found it very theraputic. So easy and relaxing it was so odd. Not so busy either which made it even better.
The second part was a trip to Glossop on a 237. This too was made easy as the 237 is being run direct to Glossop as a 236 due to the heavy snow in Hadfield. I had 30 minutes to spare at Glossop because of this so headed off to Costa coffee for a warm drink. 2 Man buses this morning both luke warm but manageable. Even if it was -11 when i went to work this morning.
Anyway i have finished for the weekend now, not back in until Tuesday so i am going to have a birthday party weekend before the post christmas detox kicks in. Hoping to get my new phone next week although this shot on Henry street in Glossop looks nice too.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
What a week it is becoming. I dont need to tell anyone whats going on with the weather around my area at the moment. Its been - something for the past week or so. Now another 10" of snow in oldham and ashton today. My car wont move. The cancellation of First bus has ment i couldn't get into work today and thats just a small part of it. this is the list of service disruption to Stagecoach in manchester right now. I believe a lot of drivers have been unable to get which luckily will make up for the suspended services we deal with around ashton. Im back in tomorrow still no phone though yet grrrrrr. So until i get one i am unable to post on the move. Will try to take some nice scenic photos if i get chance although the news has a plentyful amount at the moment. Personally i think a lot of buses won't run today and a risk assesment would confirm it. But who am i to say.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
So another snowy day over with. Here are a couple of shots of the 216 stand in Ashton this afternoon. Very simiar to the other week with the same slush everywhere and the roads just as bad.
However.. Today there were a lot less cars on the road and there were less people about.
I cannot however for the life of me think why some of the older folk drag themselves out of a nice warm house to get the bus to somewhere like Ashton for a bag of spuds. Surely they can wait for another day to make the journey. Im not saying they should be locked up but today on the number 7 bus a 77 yr old lady slipped getting on and ended up being taken to hospital with a split head. She was shopping and lived in Gorton. Anyway tomorrow is a late shift on the 236/237 which should be fun as no buses are going up to the royal oak or to hadfield. So it should be a nice easy day.
This is the scene right now outside my house. The snow is back to probably cause more problems with the transport network. I was going to be off today but i have been asked go in at 1pm. im not really looking forward to it to be honest. It's so much more hard work driving in the snow. It's not so much the slipping and sliding about but the moaning and idiot drivers who seem to think its good to pull out in front of the bus.
Not sure what i am doing today yet. I wont be able to post later due to a very unfortunate accident with my phone lol. Am sure that will be solved very soon. I noticed on Thursday when i went to work that we now have the 3 '04 darts at ashton. I suppose its compensation for not getting the enviro 200s. i think they are 33098/99/100 from dennis's if i remember rightly. Better than the rubbish we had i suppose. Got my camera should anything happen so will see how today goes.