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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #195 on: December 02, 2017, 12:18:09 PM »
The T69s were never very reliable when maintained at Wednesbury. Having stood out of use for some time I'd have thought they're only good for scrap. Some of them haven't run for years, like 01 and 02. It would be good if WMCA would donate a complete one to Crich.

Would be good perhaps, yes, but whether Crich would want it is a different matter
I do sense a sort of aversion to "modern heritage" in the preservation world, the sad demise of the Electric Railway Museum in Cov and the lack of prospect for a lot of the stock perhaps an example, majority focus being on steam and diesel.
I'm grateful at least for people that have the foresight to preserve some of the low floor generation of buses being withdrawn these days
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« Reply #196 on: December 07, 2017, 06:48:43 PM »
FULL Midland Metro operation is in operation again from tomorrow morning. A couple of days ahead of schedule.
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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #197 on: December 07, 2017, 07:24:47 PM »
Appeared to be running through but empty from Priestfield yesterday.

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« Reply #198 on: December 07, 2017, 07:44:29 PM »
That's how they have been testing.In service to Priestfield then empty to Wolverhampton & back return to service at Priestfield

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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #199 on: December 08, 2017, 07:12:26 PM »
I rode today on the new section. Funny thing was, the extra 79Es were still running.

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« Reply #200 on: December 08, 2017, 09:41:57 PM »
Since they are registered journeys there isn't much option.
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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 17, 2017, 11:01:34 AM »
The tram is only operating between Wolverhampton, St Georges and Handsworth Booth Street only due to a police incident at Winson Green.
Local Routes,
NXWM - AG 11A, AG 11C, PB 28, BY 55, PB 94 plus one BC 70 and BC 94C a day in each direction.
Diamond - Tividale 25 and Redditch 28A.
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DTS - 11A.
Claribels - 55 and 94.
Green Bus - 843.
Plus, TGB 844, Igo 800 and NXWM BC 14 a bit further away.

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« Reply #202 on: December 17, 2017, 12:40:33 PM »
Since they are registered journeys there isn't much option.
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I suppose they came in handy in case there was still an issue.
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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2017, 02:28:12 PM »
Yes Trams are Wolverhampton - Handsworth due to a car being on the line.

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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #204 on: December 17, 2017, 03:24:30 PM »
I was in the city centre earlier, and despite the notices on the displays, incredibly there were still people waiting at the Corporation St stop.  :D
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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #205 on: December 17, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
Trams are now operating between Grand Central and Wolverhampton but please expect some delay.info on Twitter

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« Reply #206 on: December 17, 2017, 06:39:52 PM »
Yes Trams are Wolverhampton - Handsworth due to a car being on the line.

Some sort of 4x4 on the grassy bit next to Snow Hill according to a bloke on the tram earlier, not sure how reliable that is though.

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« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2017, 10:54:20 PM »
Some sort of 4x4 on the grassy bit next to Snow Hill according to a bloke on the tram earlier, not sure how reliable that is though.
that happened before cantvrhey see the tracks

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Re: General Metro Thread
« Reply #209 on: December 18, 2017, 08:31:28 PM »
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/woman-arrested-after-range-rover-14054326
I wander what she was dong to end up there and how she managed to end up there (Perhaps a stolen car as one of the comments on the article suggest). I wander where she'd have joined the tracks, Colmore Circus Queensway in the City Centre?
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 08:43:53 PM by 2206 »
Local Routes,
NXWM - AG 11A, AG 11C, PB 28, BY 55, PB 94 plus one BC 70 and BC 94C a day in each direction.
Diamond - Tividale 25 and Redditch 28A.
Social Travel - 11C.
DTS - 11A.
Claribels - 55 and 94.
Green Bus - 843.
Plus, TGB 844, Igo 800 and NXWM BC 14 a bit further away.