Saturday, 28 August 2010
ride. I did seem to get a little lost somehow. Yes its possible on a
canal.!! I wanted to come off and go to Dunham Massey but missed any signage
(that's if there is any). So I ended up in Runcorn. I found this canal a
little boring probably because it really does go through the middle of no
where. Anyway here are a few pics.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
very long day indeed. Needless to say I reach my daily driving limit. I will
probably be doing the same today too. It's incredible, well I think it is,
how they managed to cover every single Metrolink journey from Trafford bar
to Altrincham and back at the drop of a hat. It's not just a case of sending
a bus out and letting it drive around for the day. People were called in on
there holidays, days off and taken off other things to cover the work which
is from 5am till 2am. I have never seen anything like it before anyway.
Suppose if you don't know the system it's hard to explain how great it was
run yesterday. Today is a little easier though. I'm not sure when on
Thursday the tram is going to start running. Hopefully later on in the day.
I like the overtime. I'm really missing the gym though with these longs days
and 10 hours sat on a bus seat makes you ache a little when you get home.
Yes sitting on your arse hurts oddly. This picture by the way was taken on
Monday. You can't even catch a bus now without someone asking you to buy
something. This one was selling Talk Talk telephone service?
Monday, 16 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
see these buses arrive for there fleet numbers and op details to be put on
so here are the pics I have been given.
I Believe these are destined for the 42 and 43. So at a top speed of 40 something don't expect to get there in a hurry!!
Thank James Brompton For the pics.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
If you used to read Martyn Bryant blog, which you will know stopped producing earlier in the year then you will like this. He is part of the team writing this one. Worth keeping up with. I wouldnt normally link like this but he does a very good job. Here is the link. I'll also leave a link on this site for it too.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
7am. Felt like I had the place to myself. After that I headed down the
Rochdale canal for coffee in town then headed up the New Road and home.
Good Start to the day. It's a shame we have to read about what's going to
dominate the Manchester Evening News all day. The Story is regarding the
young girl who was asked not to breast feed her child on the bus. Here is the link to the story. I cannot comment on the rights and wrongs of breastfeeding as I am unaware of company policy
and know nothing of the health implications. Common sense would have
prevailed in this instance! Feel free to comment on the story though.
SHE LIED!!! Won't lower myself to saying too much about it.
This is why we love CCTV. Too many people feel the need to seek attention sadly and this is just one of them cases. I wonder if the 100+ comments slating us will be removed my the MEN!! I very much doubt it.
Thanks Chris, here is the revised story from the MEN. Oddly she is still harking on she was ordered off the bus? Is ODD the word i am looking for?
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
wrong date in my mobile phone for some reason so when it uploaded it read
the date off the phone. Not to worry, Been over to Liverpool again today on
my mountain bike. This time I went up the East Lancs. road. Very nice cycle
path along side the road there. I think I will be definitely doing it
again. Week of late duties coming up after tomorrows 10 hour day and I am
back at Princess road doing the Altrincham cover on the Metrolink on a late
on Sunday. Nice week really.
Friday, 6 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Monday, 2 August 2010
nice buzz about the place. Here is a few pictures I tool yesterday thought I
would get them out the way before the manic week starts. I'm back at Ashton
on Friday and Saturday for my overtime days before 2 days off. I'm not in
until 930today which is annoying because I wanted to see the Monday morning
rush at Woodlands as everyone came off the tram. There is supposed to be a 3
minute service at peak today which means 16 buses running this route at busy
times. I will be doing the evening service however when people are fed up
tired and just want to go home so I have that to look forward too. I'm sure
my electric smile will heal there misery lol Yeah right!!!
Interestingly, I thought this week I would have a sit back and not worry
about what ticket people have when they got on. WRONG..On Saturday I
realised people were treating it like a free Woodlands Road to Piccadilly
bus service and just walking on without paying. Since then I have turned
away about 50 people and even snatched my first expired college pass which I
wasn't expecting this week. Good old pass watch, May it continue...