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1 minute ago, TheTeapot said:

is it 'completebloodyfuckup'?

No....give you a clue. The next letter is "e"....

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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

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11 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Hmmm. It's not competency...

Hmmm could be....read the wording in the OP... :D

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50 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

It seems to be good news ... bad news in any case:

Which looks like it is going to make things worse for existing users, especially those not in cars.  It will be interesting to hear any reports, though I suspect many people will just continue to avoid the Prom as a general clusterfuck zone anyway.

That cross over for pedestrians and cyclists is slap bang in the middle of the Castle Mona junction and took five minutes for me to be able cross today. Crazy idea with no consideration for those on for as to how they are supposed to cross.

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3 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

That cross over for pedestrians and cyclists is slap bang in the middle of the Castle Mona junction and took five minutes for me to be able cross today. Crazy idea with no consideration for those on for as to how they are supposed to cross.

Did the prom today on foot and it’s actually not that bad. Crossing pretty easy and quick. Yes it’s all a bit of a faff and annoying but it is what it is but you can still do a decent prom speed walk.

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7 hours ago, Anyone said:

Did the prom today on foot and it’s actually not that bad. Crossing pretty easy and quick. Yes it’s all a bit of a faff and annoying but it is what it is but you can still do a decent prom speed walk.

I guess you didn't try to cross at a peak time like I did.

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41 minutes ago, NoTail said:

Since when did street lights become lighting columns? Maybe you pay more for a lighting column

There are no lights at the top of the lighting column,you have to pay extra for that

and that's when it becomes street lights.

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Quote: "The Department of Infrastructure later confirmed: ’From the inception of the scheme, it was always the department’s intention to future-proof the rail installation by ensuring it could facilitate both the MER rail and modern trams. There were no additional costs associated to this"

Those elegantly slim columns will not support the weight of the overhead wires for the MER. It will take some bloody thick columns to take the weight, across the full width of the prom.

It may be what Longworth fantasises about in his dreams, but the view will not be so attractive when all the wires and support columns are up.

And where are these 3-foot gauge modern trams coming from?

But there are no additional costs...

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14 hours ago, Two-lane said:

 

And where are these 3-foot gauge modern trams coming from?

 

they'll go to spain again and buy a wonder tram that has too much overhang/underhang due to its length and bogie spacings that won't be able to fit round some of the tight corners on the MER without getting too close or hitting the catenary poles, just like last time, before the body got turned into a waiting room.

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15 hours ago, NoTail said:

Since when did street lights become lighting columns? Maybe you pay more for a lighting column

 

Whatever happened to the old street lights? Were all those 3 legs that were in the auction from them?

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6 hours ago, WTF said:

they'll go to spain again and buy a wonder tram that has too much overhang/underhang due to its length and bogie spacings that won't be able to fit round some of the tight corners on the MER without getting too close or hitting the catenary poles, just like last time, before the body got turned into a waiting room.

It was Lisbon = Portugal. Hopefully that lesson will have been learned, so they'll try somewhere closer to the right gauge next time.

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8 hours ago, gettafa said:

Whatever happened to the old street lights? Were all those 3 legs that were in the auction from them?

I spotted a couple of them a month or two ago laying in amongst rubble and spoil over Queens area . No sign of protecting them in any shape or form .

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