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  1. Clearly it cost more or they would have done it...
  2. Supertram save no money on employment costs - the same number of conductors and drivers are required. If they aren’t working on a tram they will be at various tram stops on the system providing advice to customers. I’ve seen quite a few staff at Hillsborough this weekend.
  3. Again, not true. The Class 399 vehicles are currently maintained by both Stadler contractors (who do the majority of the work) and by Supertram employees. The Siemens fleet is maintained solely by Supertram Maintenance Ltd employees. The PTE provide the funding for rail replacement buses. They were not willing to fund extending the SL1 buses to Hillsborough and Supertram were unwilling to provide the funding themselves.
  4. They are responsible for general maintenance day to day - hence why you see them repairing odd bits of track (e.g after the first Staniforth road crash, and recent track bond replacement work) as well as the maintenance of the fleet. SYPTE are responsible for the major work - I.e rail replacement.
  5. They’re from Scunthorpe.
  6. It’s the same for Area 3 too. I guess the timetable for blue and yellow will be done around the tram train to make it all work. It’ll be a max of 15 trams an hour at peak (6x yellow, 6x blue and 3x TT). So one every four minutes. Wonder how frequently the points will fail.
  7. They did bits of it - there’s always more to do.
  8. “Always give way to trams. Do not try to race or overtake them or pass them on the inside, unless they are at tram stops or stopped by tram signals and there is a designated tramlane for you to pass. You MUST NOT park your vehicle where it would get in the way of trams or where it would force other drivers to do so.”
  9. Not a tram problem so much as another idiot driver problem then? 😂
  10. Hook

    Bus pass on train.

    You get an intention to pay ticket from the machine and pay onboard.
  11. Hook

    M1 mess at night

    It’s funny - because your logic is the one that makes little sense. You’re breaking the law by speeding and attempting to justify your actions by comparing speeding to slavery and homosexuality.
  12. Hook

    M1 mess at night

    People don’t have a choice about their sexuality. People do have a choice whether to speed or not. Completely spurious analogy, of the sort you’d usually call somebody out on. You are sounding very much like an online troll.
  13. Hook

    Northern Rail strikes

    You’ve nailed it spot on. I’ve never seen people clinging to the outside of trains here in the UK because they’re so overcrowded: http://www.businessinsider.com/indias-trains-are-insanely-crowded-2016-2 And at least we don’t need ‘pushers’ like they do in Japan: https://soranews24.com/2017/12/04/one-passenger-pusher-isnt-enough-for-tokyo-area-train-that-needs-three-man-team【video】/ It’s about time you joined reality then, rather than living in some alternate universe as, shock horror, the trains are here! https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/northern-rail-new-trains-video-15253244
  14. Hook

    Northern Rail strikes

    The trains are currently undergoing testing, some have been delivered. They will enter service soon. Will you eat your words?

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