It's tremendous by tram

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It's tremendous by tram

Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:51 pm

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Post by PCP » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:07 pm

I was thinking of staritng a tram thread but what can one say

Anyone been to the Isle of Man the trams there are great

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:56 pm

My dad is retired (actually, he's a permanently disabled veteran) and one of the things he does now is volunteer to two days a week driving the big ol' parking lot tram thing at the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

I think that pretty much rules.

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Post by nanski » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:01 am

Naha has a tram! actually it's a monorail, but the same idea...

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I hardly ever ride it, though, because I don't live close to Naha. Okinawa City needs a tram or monorail. That would be ace!
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Post by nml » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:25 am

The Yarra Trams in Melbourne are effin' awesome...well, apart from peak traffic.

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:00 pm

I really, really fancy doing this one day.

http://www.thetram.net/attractions/beer ... efault.asp

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Post by frogblast » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:23 am

we're going to get trams in Edinburgh again. eventually. assuming they don't run out of money or the SNP don't try to cancel it again etc.

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Post by Gordon » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:12 pm

I'd been reading about this because ladyfriend couldn't decide whether a tram to the airport was a good or bad thing. Reading about it, it seems the airport aren't particularly fussed. I guess they stand to lose on parking revenue? But then they plug the bus don't they?
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Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:45 pm

My one and only experience with Edinburgh Airport suggests that it and all current transport connections to it are designed for the benefit of taxi drivers, so you could be right.

If you're going to have an airport in the first place, it needs to have a railway station.

Did you know you can get a train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport, but not to Edinburgh Airport?
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Re: It's tremendous by tram

Post by susanb » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:04 pm

Sootyzilla wrote:Did you know you can get a train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport, but not to Edinburgh Airport?
Yeah, that's really stupid. I'm probably going to be flying from Edinburgh in the summer and if a train went from Manchester to Edinburgh airport it would be fantastic. Instead it'll probably be Liverpool > Wigan > Edinburgh (unless I travel at the weekend when there are the usual disruptions) > bus to the airport.

I've taken the bus to Edinburgh airport before and I don't remember it being too bad (it went from by the side of Waverley) but that was a good few years ago so it might have changed. I'm not sure if the tram will all that more useful than the bus, apart from the fact that it's a tram and to me trams are much more fun than buses. This is only the case as I've not been on many of them and spent a year commuting by bus (and horrible old rickety buses stuck in motorway traffic jams at that).
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Post by islandhopper » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:10 pm

susanb wrote: I've taken the bus to Edinburgh airport before and I don't remember it being too bad (it went from by the side of Waverley) but that was a good few years ago so it might have changed.
No, it still goes from there. Seemed fine to me as well.

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Post by Gordon » Fri May 01, 2009 3:26 pm

Phase 1b is apparently being cancelled...
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Re: It's tremendous by tram

Post by wyvern » Fri May 22, 2009 6:28 pm

The Tories in Nottingham are trying to cancel the new tram lines to Beeston and Clifton/Ruddington. What idiots! Sadly more idiots will vote them in. No chance of going to the pub by tram now in Beeston/Chilwell. No economic regeneration. More traffic jams.
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Post by andyroo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:15 pm

Luas (tram) and bus collision in Dublin this afternoon:

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Looks like the bus caused it, dragged the Luas off the lines. 15 people injured and someone still trapped inside the Luas. And unimagineable chaos on the roads this evening presumably.
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Post by Andy » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:06 am

Though we prefer to use streetcar or trolley, New Orleans has some really nice trams.

Heres one from my personal tram pic library:
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Also Philadelphia has a rather extensive system, especially for the US. they for some reason have no map with all the lines consilidated.


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Post by PYT » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:29 pm

Manchester's tram network gets bigger next week. 15 minute link from Chorlton to City Centre. Not exactly the most useful line, but still, anything will improve Metrolink. Is it wrong that one of the reasons I'm looking forward to Sheffield is switching from Metrolink to Supertram?

In other news, not too long ago we went on a trip out to Heaton Park and went to the Manchester Tram Museum. All really nice, they had a nice brew and cake attitude to fundraising, and a Dalek outside guarding the book stall. Lovely stuff. http://www.heatonparktramway.btik.com/

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Post by moopind » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:36 pm

I like going on the Supertram, but it doesn't really go to many places I'd like to go (I'm thinking of anywhere near my house, for a start). I use it about twice a year.
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:42 pm

moopind wrote:I like going on the Supertram, but it doesn't really go to many places I'd like to go (I'm thinking of anywhere near my house, for a start). I use it about twice a year.
I've used the tram loads sinced I moved to Boyce Street. It's dead useful for travelling to/from my parents because the bus from Maltby only comes as far as Meadowhell now. Even for going to town though, it's only 20p more than the bus, but tons more cool.

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Re: It's tremendous by tram

Post by humblebee » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:43 pm

moopind wrote:I like going on the Supertram, but it doesn't really go to many places I'd like to go (I'm thinking of anywhere near my house, for a start). I use it about twice a year.
I was like that with it as well, until I started working at the university. Now I use it exactly three times a week.

It's nice but I wish it took a bit longer. I don't have time to start reading my book. Supertram - make your service less efficient please!

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