Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Out with the old

Called into the depot at Ashton this morning and found these old darts waiting to be sent to either bus heaven or anywhere that wants to buy them. They are 33084, 33091 and 34054. Not sure where or when they are going but they won't be service again around these parts. Been in the bus station all day which was getting a bit boring with the kids being off . Well that was until everyone decided to go shopping in Manchester. Good day today in all. Nothing was affected by the tfgm striking as far as i'm concerned. On a late tomorrow which is a nice change. Feels like months since i last did a late shift.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Nearly That Time

Doing my company boy bit today. No work today so i thought i would share the details of the Christmas services. I'm off on most the days luckily. Back in Ashton tomorrow where hopefully it's a lot better than it wa last week.

Last week we saw the traffic lights on Stockport Road stuck on Red so nothing moved for a while. until someone with a bit of sense turned them off ;) and then the traffic cleared.
And then Friday saw a broken down waggon at the Gunn inn. So every bus from Glossop was very late. Not an ideal day but it kept me busy.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Etihad Tram Stop

Here is a look at the new metrolink station at the Etihad stadium. I was interested to see how they were going to cope with ticketless passengers and it seems a very similar situation to Old Trafford tram stop on match days with passengers having to pass through ticket booths rather than the usual pay machines you get at most stations.
Seems well thought out although to get an Ashton bound tram you must cross the line. Can see that being fun when thousands of people come out at once.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

New arrival.

Not much going on at Ashton this week apart from this next hybrid turning up. It's one of dukinfields new buses and looks very smart indeed. It's the first one with a few more to follow in January i'm told.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

New buses

Here is one of the hybrids that First manchester have got. I do like the new silver colour. I'm not sure when they are out in service or what routes they are going on. I'm sure the weekly ticket will increase again to pay for them.