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Offline BlueStar

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The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 10:59:28 am »
Metro faces disruption amid £385m revamp

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HUGE stretches of the Metro are to be closed for weeks at a time as a £22m revamp gets under way, it was revealed today.

Passengers face years of disruption as mile after mile of rail line closes around the clock for essential work.

The first stretch to be affected is between Byker and Tynemouth which will close for 23 days in March and April as part of the biggest engineering programme in Metro’s 30 years.

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 11:21:30 am »
So long as South Gosforth to Felling stays largely unaffected. Can't be f***ed with having to get the peasant wagon to work.

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 11:22:57 am »
So long as South Gosforth to Felling remian unaffected.

This.

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 11:33:27 am »
Can't complain too much as its long overdue. Saying that, its taken them 20 years to install disabled access to Benton Metro :\

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 11:45:13 am »
Has to be done before the system falls into serious disrepair as it hasn't had much upgraded since the main system was built.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 12:03:23 pm »
Aye don't disagree with that Neesy. Could do with some more modern trains n all but does the job I guess. Sounds like these changes are necessary though so good on them for doing it.

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 12:07:31 pm »
Aye don't disagree with that Neesy. Could do with some more modern trains n all but does the job I guess. Sounds like these changes are necessary though so good on them for doing it.

All the trains are being refurbished IIRC, or new rolling stock being ordered.

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 12:08:38 pm »
Can't complain too much as its long overdue. Saying that, its taken them 20 years to install disabled access to Benton Metro :\
too lazy for steps eh ?
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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 12:10:23 pm »
Has to be done before the system falls into serious disrepair as it hasn't had much upgraded since the main system was built.

From what i understand the metro has a policy of replace rather then maintain, its likely to have already went to far tbh.
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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 12:17:52 pm »
Aye don't disagree with that Neesy. Could do with some more modern trains n all but does the job I guess. Sounds like these changes are necessary though so good on them for doing it.

All the trains are being refurbished IIRC, or new rolling stock being ordered.
Aye, we wont's see the new trains for another 15 years or so, but we are due back the first lot of trains then went to get refurbished in a few months.

Offline Ian W

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 02:35:58 pm »
Don't see the problem, if there is going to be upgrades there'll be inconvenience for a while.

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 02:39:49 pm »
Going to be hellish on matchdays!

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 03:46:29 pm »
At the end of the day this has to be done, otherwise we will just see more delays, and in the end the system will fail and will just get shut down.

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 03:48:53 pm »
Can't complain too much as its long overdue. Saying that, its taken them 20 years to install disabled access to Benton Metro :\
too lazy for steps eh ?
:sadnod:

They've removed the step bridge, so I have to walk half way around Benton just to get to the otherside of the tracks now! Its ok coming home though. Glad its going a head, was a horrible rumour that all budgeting for this was going to be cut a few years ago on the cityscape forum.


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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 04:38:58 pm »
Can't complain too much as its long overdue. Saying that, its taken them 20 years to install disabled access to Benton Metro :\
too lazy for steps eh ?
:sadnod:

They've removed the step bridge, so I have to walk half way around Benton just to get to the otherside of the tracks now! Its ok coming home though. Glad its going a head, was a horrible rumour that all budgeting for this was going to be cut a few years ago on the cityscape forum.

Eh?! The bridge is gone? That's s***. Why not just leave it there and still have some ramps knocking about.

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 04:39:47 pm »
Can't complain too much as its long overdue. Saying that, its taken them 20 years to install disabled access to Benton Metro :\
too lazy for steps eh ?
:sadnod:

They've removed the step bridge, so I have to walk half way around Benton just to get to the otherside of the tracks now! Its ok coming home though. Glad its going a head, was a horrible rumour that all budgeting for this was going to be cut a few years ago on the cityscape forum.

Eh?! The bridge is gone? That's s***. Why not just leave it there and still have some ramps knocking about.

Nee idea. I think they have to remove it so they can redo the foundation for the new and improved super bridge!

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 04:54:14 pm »
About time, it's very expensive and the trains are minging.
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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 20 January 2011, 04:56:33 pm »
It couldn't get any worse for myself every time i have to use it so I hope this really does inconvenience everyone else as well.

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« Reply #18 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 08:20:28 am »
They should be looking to extend it - crazy there it stops at the airport and doesn't run into Ponteland and there is nothing in the West End either
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« Reply #19 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 08:41:38 am »
Thought the title was the name of a new Morrisey album :nope:

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« Reply #20 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 08:44:40 am »
They should be looking to extend it - crazy there it stops at the airport and doesn't run into Ponteland and there is nothing in the West End either
Chavtastic if they did that it would be like the film The Warriors with crews from all over having a trip to chin the posh boys .

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« Reply #21 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 09:22:51 am »
Mind you compared to other metro systems the Metro is ridiculous expensive, though transport in the North East is.

In London any bus journey is £1.30, and it only costs me £2.80 return on the tube to work and back.

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Re: "Years of disruption" for Metro.
« Reply #22 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 09:23:41 am »
Mind you compared to other metro systems the Metro is ridiculous expensive, though transport in the North East is.

In London any bus journey is £1.30, and it only costs me £2.80 return on the tube to work and back.

Aye, Newcastle buses are mad expensive as well. Low Fell to Newcastle is over £3 return on the bus (IIRC), and it only takes about 10 minutes and is no distance at all.

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« Reply #23 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 10:16:13 am »
Mind you compared to other metro systems the Metro is ridiculous expensive, though transport in the North East is.

In London any bus journey is £1.30, and it only costs me £2.80 return on the tube to work and back.

I pay £33 for 4 weeks on the metro so it ain't too bad.

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« Reply #24 on: Friday 21 January 2011, 10:21:37 am »
Mind you compared to other metro systems the Metro is ridiculous expensive, though transport in the North East is.

In London any bus journey is £1.30, and it only costs me £2.80 return on the tube to work and back.

I pay £33 for 4 weeks on the metro so it ain't too bad.

That's a cracking price.

Merseyrail charge £46 just for one zone, two zones is £57.30.

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