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(19/06/2019 08:23)acocker96 Wrote:  Buggies have enough space as it is, forever displacing standing paying passengers on packed buses.

It not the buggies more wheelchairs then have space without asking buggies to leave service. as often you see 2 buggies off peak on a service. it also turns them into people movers many people like to stand also on buses but due to lack of space they get in way of driver.
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The Norht side of Manchester grinded to a virtual halt last night due to the full closure of Stevenson Square from 17:00-22:00 for an event for Clean Air week, unfortunatly this created chaos in the surrounding area with reports of buses running from 60 to even 90mins late. It was actually taking 60mins just to get from Shudehill to Oldham Street, it didn't help as apparently a bus broke down at Oldham Street/Great Ancoats Street junction.

I finished work at 18:00 and it was utter gridlock on Church Street/Dale Street and beyond with buses still attempting to get to their terminus points, I got talking to one driver from Oldham Depot who was on an 81 who by the time they left Manchester should have been on their mealbreak and supposed to take off a 409 after their break but couldn't due to the problems in Manchester so despite the problems being in Manchester a 409 would have been missing last night along with one of the last First 81s to Oldham as the bus they were on should have been 20:05 81 from Piccadilly-Oldham only but the bus didn't get to Oldham until 19:50ish on its way to Derker.
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(20/06/2019 07:01)M60lad Wrote:  The Norht side of Manchester grinded to a virtual halt last night due to the full closure of Stevenson Square from 17:00-22:00 for an event for Clean Air week, unfortunatly this created chaos in the surrounding area with reports of buses running from 60 to even 90mins late. It was actually taking 60mins just to get from Shudehill to Oldham Street, it didn't help as apparently a bus broke down at Oldham Street/Great Ancoats Street junction.

I finished work at 18:00 and it was utter gridlock on Church Street/Dale Street and beyond with buses still attempting to get to their terminus points, I got talking to one driver from Oldham Depot who was on an 81 who by the time they left Manchester should have been on their mealbreak and supposed to take off a 409 after their break but couldn't due to the problems in Manchester so despite the problems being in Manchester a 409 would have been missing last night along with one of the last First 81s to Oldham as the bus they were on should have been 20:05 81 from Piccadilly-Oldham only but the bus didn't get to Oldham until 19:50ish on its way to Derker.

And, of course, the pollution caused by the congestion was a great contribution to Clean Air Week. Is there ANYBODY with active brain cells involved in planning these events ?
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(20/06/2019 07:30)EDB325 Wrote:  And, of course, the pollution caused by the congestion was a great contribution to Clean Air Week. Is there ANYBODY with active brain cells involved in planning these events ?

It was utter chaos and I was one of the drivers badly effected. Ended up running my 217 90 minutes late!
Ironically it was supposed to be an 'official protest' to drum up publicity for the permanent pedestrianisation of Stevie square but all it actually did was alienate more commuters against the whole idea. If they had actually monitored air quality yesterday in that area they would have found it was well up on what it normally is.
I'm pretty sure TFGM are involved in this clean air campaign??
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