Monday, 27 February 2012

trouble ahead

This was Wellington road in Ashton on Saturday. The English defence league decided to stop off for a few beers before heading to Hyde to do a march. didn't cause too many problems but it made the day slightly uncomfortable. Back in Ashton today and even cycled into work which was nice. Thought i would take advantage of the good weather.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

New buses

Here are two new Enviro 200s delivered to Hyde road today. They will be going to Stockport when ready. There are a few differences than the last batch that went to Ashton. The most obvious being the Yellow wing mirrors. Always nice to see new arrivals coming to Manchester. Been working in town again today. Nice and steady week really with most of the kids being off. However with extra roadworks arranged next week around Ashton i'm sure the easy week will soon be over.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

New colours

Working in town most of this week and i just noticed the new colours for First Manchester. From what i read each area will have it's own colour scheme. Not everyone likes it though. The First inspector on Oldham street today called it naff.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Ashton by pass

This is the bus diversion map whilst the roads are being finished off for the by-pass. It's all a bit complicated but means all stops get serviced. Especially the ones outside the market. Everything is coming in on time at the moment so it's not been too bad.

Popular place.

There must have been a sale on this morning at Droylsden post office. Or so you would think. This lot were waiting for it to open at 8am as i drove past on the way to work. I would rather sit at home than stand in the cold. Unless they just think all the money will be gone if they get there late.

Spot the difference

Something different about this solo. Any ideas?

Friday, 3 February 2012

Bit nippy

It might look like a nice spring morning but it's not. It's bitterly cold out and i have numb toes to prove it lol. Nice morning upto now in Ashton everything running well apart from a few little things. The new bypass doesn't seem to be causing any problems in fact i would say wellington road is quieter at the moment. Had a nice day out checking tickets yesterday. Caught a few fare dodgers yesterday which is always nice and the rain held off so we didn't get drenched. Off all weekend so here's hoping for a nice trouble free afternoon.