Sunday, 30 September 2012


Here are a couple of pictures from the tram accident on Oxford street on Friday.
I was working on the 50 service in Albert square when I noticed a lot of people appearing at the stop. After a bit of digging I realised this had happened, luckily the road was only blocked for about 20 minutes. The 50 is becoming very very busy in the Salford area which is good after only 4 weeks. We are planning some changing for January since the service has been a massive success.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

First signs

Just had a little ride into Oldham to see the metro link works. Track laying has begun now and the dug out section that goes down to Manchester street roundabout is taking shape. The town is still a mess though with roadworks. Mumps looks finished so I can understand why the cones are all still there. I read that testing on the line to Rochdale and to Droylsden was due to start very soon so will be keeping an eye out for that.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Nice to see you!

Just had the press launch of the 50 service. A few celebs called by to have their pictures taken with the bus we brought.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


The Crescent in Salford isn't the most car friendly place in the world. The bus lane coming down from Pendleton is brilliant, if your on a bus that is. I'm guessing the councils little camera car comes out a bit around here as no one seems daring enough to use the his lane. Shame there isn't more like this around Manchester especially around longsight. Almost finished for the day. Been out nice and early checking the morning running times. Few hiccups to sort out but nothing too much to worry about. Should be fine for when the students go back next week.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Off to work

Just heading into town. Thought I would use the new park and ride at hollinwood. The idea is good although the lighting inside the structure is none existent. Dont think I would be using it in the winter. Starting the day off at Albert square today and will probably head off upto the precinct at Salford later on. The 50 route
Is doing very well with lots of interest being shown all across the route. Am looking Forward to when Salford university go back because I'm sure
It will really take off then.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Busy day

Just got to Salford shopping centre. It's A bit busier than I thought it might be. I started off the day at 630 at Salford crescent station. Not too busy but in told when the students are back it's very busy. Spent most of yesterday at media city. Lots of confused faces not helped by the fact the tram was off for most of the day.