Jump to content

Promenade - Megathread


Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, Nellie said:

Yes! The bit they are digging up now was untouched in the original Phase one, back in 2013.

Wow, I didn't realise it was that long ago! So by the time the Prom is finished it will have been almost 10 years from start to finish to redo about 1.5m of road. Only in the Isle of Man! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 3.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I've explained this before Derek. From a friend working for a firm who is responsible for lots of services  , not Auldyn etc , while they had a concept plan from day one ie what the finished job would

It's not Harmer's direct fault. Nor any of those we elect. APART from not having the departmental and relevant experience and balls to stand up to and question the reams of bullshitters and chanc

But the problem isn't the horse trams.  It's the corporate culture of the Manx civil service.  Rather than accept the reality of what their main job is, which is maintain existing structures in the mo

Posted Images

Good luck with trying to get those vacancies recruited and filled in time via Jobtrain. Takes over six months from notification to man in post I was told recently. By a man who had vacancies in his Govt. department.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/13/2020 at 6:27 AM, On The Bus said:

Wow, I didn't realise it was that long ago! So by the time the Prom is finished it will have been almost 10 years from start to finish to redo about 1.5m of road. Only in the Isle of Man! 

it will be a heritage site before it's even finished and the best part of the prom is the bit they haven't dug up yet.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, gettafa said:

I realise this must be a stupid question but why didn't they start at one end and work towards the other, at least in sections?

cos that might have worked,  they should have moved the tramlines to the seaward side first and redone the walkway to where the seaward rails are now keeping 2 lanes of traffic open, then done the other side  rather than the fuck up fest we are saddled with.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, gettafa said:

I realise this must be a stupid question but why didn't they start at one end and work towards the other, at least in sections?

Because they wanted to get the horsetram track down first. The DoI said this was because they had contracts in place so had to run them. Turns out this was a load of manure, it was actually written on advertising leaflets which even said the services may not be running.

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, gettafa said:

I realise this must be a stupid question but why didn't they start at one end and work towards the other, at least in sections?

Somewhere in this thread is a response to that question. I suggested similar. They could have completely shut the prom in sections with little to no disruption. Stumbling block amongst all this is those feckin nag trams...

Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, gettafa said:

I realise this must be a stupid question but why didn't they start at one end and work towards the other, at least in sections?

It allows for the most efficient use of plant. 
for example, the machine that breaks up the tarmac can start working on the next bit instead of sitting idle. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, kevster said:

It allows for the most efficient use of plant. 
for example, the machine that breaks up the tarmac can start working on the next bit instead of sitting idle. 

Well it would seem they have an abundance of breaking up machines and a severe shortage of reinstatement machines!

Edited by finlo
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, WTF said:

cos that might have worked,  they should have moved the tramlines to the seaward side first and redone the walkway to where the seaward rails are now keeping 2 lanes of traffic open, then done the other side  rather than the fuck up fest we are saddled with.

Wow, I didn't realise you were an experienced Civil Engineer/Civil Engineering Designer/Project Manager.

  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, gettafa said:

I realise this must be a stupid question but why didn't they start at one end and work towards the other, at least in sections?

The original scheme when David Cretney was DOT/DOI Minister was to do it block by block. Starting at the Sea Terminal.

Hindsight shows that was clearly the best option. But it was pushed into the long grass when the rail protest groups started crying about the horse trams being made single track. 

Then Phil Gawne became Minister and the rest is history.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • slinkydevil changed the title to Promenade - Megathread

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...