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4 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Isn't that one of the pods used for the quarantine/checking at the boat just been aquired by DOI ??  

According to the FoI:

[Two] Weatherproof shelters at Parade Street Car Park. These are being repurposed by the Department of Infrastructure as they match the shelters being used for primary school student cycle parking as part of the active travel initiative

Though maybe Longworth has nicked them off the schools, like he did with the minibuses.

(£8036 the pair btw)

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Apologies for the random question but does anybody know why that random cycle lane appeared on Lezayre Road a couple of years ago (from milntown to the DoI depot near Cafe Rosa). Was it someone just messing about? You can still see the really poor markings and then it just veers across the road into the depot. 

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25 minutes ago, Driver2020 said:

Heard it was a line painting machine returning to its trailer and the tap was not turned of properly the driver certainly was not checking his mirrors or looking behind.

Nearly, It was a vehicle leaving the Glen Duff Depot that was not turned off.

It was supposed to be removed before TT but it looks like it is now here to stay until the next loose chippings overcoat...............

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So in all this crisis with Bus Vannin where is the highly paid Director of Transport Mr L???? What is his public take on this absolute shambles? I think the bus drivers are very clever employees and probably amongst all this there is a "statement".  

If the Bus drivers are taking the piss then the public will see through them and give them absolutely no support.

If the Director is inflaming this national issue, well it's over to Mr Tim Crookall MHK the DOI Minister to sort it out.

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21 minutes ago, 0bserver said:

Anyway, should Bus Vannin be using all their available staff to drive buses?

 

 

Only the ones that can drive a bus.

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***Friday 27th May 2022 Service Update***

Due to increased staff absence, as of 17:45 on Thursday 26th May, the following services are at risk of cancellation:

07:40 25H Lord St to Nobles
07:55 1      Nobles to Lord Street
08:40 1      Lord Street to Port Erin
09:40 11A  Port Erin to Douglas
12:40 1      Lord St to Port Erin
13:05 21B  Lord St to IOM Business Park and return
13:42 11A Port Erin to Douglas
14:40 1      Lord St to Port Erin
14:56 2      Victoria St to Ballachrink
15:27 2A   Ballachrink to Lord St
15:42 11A Port Erin via Birch Hill to Douglas
15:55 2A   Lord St to Port Erin
16:27 6      Lord St to House of Manannan, Peel
17:00 5     House of Manannan, Peel to Douglas
17:01 2      Port Erin to Victoria St
18:45 11   Lord St via Willaston and Birch Hill to Lord St
19:41 11   Victoria St Birch Hill and Willaston to Lord St
21:08 1     Victoria St to Hailwood Ave and 21:43 return
21:58 2A  Victoria St via Ballachrink and 22:20 return to Lord St
22:10 1     Lord St to PSM Harbour
22:40 2A   Lord St to Port Erin
23:07 1     PSM Harbour to Douglas
23:45 1    Port Erin to Douglas

We continue to work on coverage throughout the day, please keep an active eye on our social media, and apologies for any inconvenience caused

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Just now, Numbnuts said:

***Friday 27th May 2022 Service Update***

Due to increased staff absence, as of 17:45 on Thursday 26th May, the following services are at risk of cancellation:

07:40 25H Lord St to Nobles
07:55 1      Nobles to Lord Street
08:40 1      Lord Street to Port Erin
09:40 11A  Port Erin to Douglas
12:40 1      Lord St to Port Erin
13:05 21B  Lord St to IOM Business Park and return
13:42 11A Port Erin to Douglas
14:40 1      Lord St to Port Erin
14:56 2      Victoria St to Ballachrink
15:27 2A   Ballachrink to Lord St
15:42 11A Port Erin via Birch Hill to Douglas
15:55 2A   Lord St to Port Erin
16:27 6      Lord St to House of Manannan, Peel
17:00 5     House of Manannan, Peel to Douglas
17:01 2      Port Erin to Victoria St
18:45 11   Lord St via Willaston and Birch Hill to Lord St
19:41 11   Victoria St Birch Hill and Willaston to Lord St
21:08 1     Victoria St to Hailwood Ave and 21:43 return
21:58 2A  Victoria St via Ballachrink and 22:20 return to Lord St
22:10 1     Lord St to PSM Harbour
22:40 2A   Lord St to Port Erin
23:07 1     PSM Harbour to Douglas
23:45 1    Port Erin to Douglas

We continue to work on coverage throughout the day, please keep an active eye on our social media, and apologies for any inconvenience caused

That’s more a no service update than a service update. 

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7 minutes ago, Last Ten said:

So in all this crisis with Bus Vannin where is the highly paid Director of Transport Mr L???? What is his public take on this absolute shambles? I think the bus drivers are very clever employees and probably amongst all this there is a "statement".  

If the Bus drivers are taking the piss then the public will see through them and give them absolutely no support.

If the Director is inflaming this national issue, well it's over to Mr Tim Crookall MHK the DOI Minister to sort it out.

This is turning into a complete farce, with TT upon the Island.  What is Tim, nice but dim, going to do??????  We await with baited breath.zzzzzz

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