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On 06/08/2019 at 21:00, Blue Day said:

Makes me laugh these days when they talk of pollution, congestion, too many cars on the road etc. They place heavy parking fees, consider ‘congestion charges’ etc to try and deter motorists. 

 

Heres an idea...

 

Provide good public transport and people might just leave their cars at home. How many people commute from oughtibridge and beyond into Sheffield? A rail link would take so much pressure off the roads but, of course, cost is the issue. Well councils and governments can’t have it both ways. 

 

They find how many £billions for cross rail / cross rail 2 (being planned) even a new tunnel under the Thames perhaps. The cost of extending supertram would be minuscule in comparison. Tram/train has already proved a success in the trials, get serious about extending it now - because as it stands it won’t be too long before our roads will grind to a halt. 

The problem you have there is that we are not London.  London is where all the money tends to be spent, to such an extent that they are dreaming up schemes to spend it on.

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They greenlit CrossRail Two before the first was even finished.  It's only now that CR1 is so desperately late and over budget that they are thinking again about the second one.

 

Lets not forget that stupid garden bridge that was planned, what a colossal vanity project that was.

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2 hours ago, amnicoll said:

this is not an unusual occurrence it was happening when there were no trams on occaision and during last years work even when the car park was closed

OK, please report it to SCC if you see it again.

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It happens all the time when no trams, no traffic is waiting to come out of the tram car park or traffic out of the flats are triggering it and it is extremely frustrating to sit there at the lights at the tram stop as I travel into and out of town  and watch this happening for no reason.

It needs proper monitoring of the lights over a period of about half an hour to see how often it happens and then the fault traced and remedied.  

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9 hours ago, alchemist said:

The problem you have there is that we are not London.  London is where all the money tends to be spent, to such an extent that they are dreaming up schemes to spend it on.

There is a figure somewhere quoted, of £s spent per person in the north v £s spent down south for transport projects. 

 

The gap is alarming. 

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10 hours ago, Blue Day said:

There is a figure somewhere quoted, of £s spent per person in the north v £s spent down south for transport projects. 

 

The gap is alarming. 

https://www.ippr.org/news-and-media/press-releases/new-transport-figures-reveal-north-to-receive-indefensible-2-555-less-per-person-than-london

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On 14/08/2019 at 17:41, Planner1 said:

I passed this on to my old colleagues in SCC traffic control. They advise that it is caused by a fault in the tram detection equipment and they have asked Supertram to attend to it. 

If it was a problem with a loop in the road then I’d expect that a) the system was in fall back mode and b) trams wouldn’t be able to automatically call for a signal. 
 

Having got the tram in from Middlewood this morning it seems that neither or those are the case. 
 

Mind there was no queue at Deepcar either, so maybe the magic fairy has fixed it all. 

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