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firetotheworks

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1025 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 03:00:49 PM »
Every.f***ing.day

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1026 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 07:56:59 PM »
Could be worse, could be on strike.  :whistle:

Offline maybe_next_year

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1027 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 08:46:43 PM »
Hopeless


They gave people 27 minutes notice of this? :lol:
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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1028 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 11:07:16 PM »
Yet people who apply to become a driver get told to f*** off.

Offline ozzrahog

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« Reply #1029 on: Saturday 9 March 2019, 11:22:37 PM »
The metro is now in public ownership. Nice to have a preview of corbyn's Britain

Offline TBG

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« Reply #1030 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 07:27:01 AM »
The metro is now in public ownership. Nice to have a preview of corbyn's Britain

:lol:

Aye it's got nothing to do with the company running it.

firetotheworks

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1031 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 10:08:33 AM »
...and it's lead to it finally being upgraded in 2021 too. Weird point to make.

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #1032 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 11:32:16 AM »
Lack of drivers available is just incompetent management.

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1033 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 12:56:22 PM »
Lack of drivers available is just incompetent management.
This, however the wider range of problems is all down to the lack of funding for the best part of 40 years. They basically built it, and let it rot.

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« Reply #1034 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 01:08:33 PM »
Lack of drivers available is just incompetent management.
This, however the wider range of problems is all down to the lack of funding for the best part of 40 years. They basically built it, and let it rot.

Of course, their is no excuse for lack of drivers but it's a system that needs badly upgrading.

Offline Rich

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« Reply #1035 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 09:26:22 PM »
But how much would that cost man, neesy?
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« Reply #1036 on: Sunday 10 March 2019, 09:41:46 PM »
But how much would that cost man, neesy?

Hmm, top of my head I would say 100's of billions.

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1037 on: Tuesday 26 March 2019, 09:01:16 PM »
Local councillors and MP’s are putting pressure on Nexus to choose Hitachi as the preferred bidder for building the new trains on the grounds that they have a plant in the North East.
The Chronicle comments are hilarious and full of ‘The EU won’t allow it to be them’ etc.

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« Reply #1038 on: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 07:43:06 AM »
Bring back the old trams, man.

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« Reply #1039 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 02:17:06 PM »
Knackered again


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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1040 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 03:09:36 PM »
I am aghast
Consider winning

Offline BlueStar

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« Reply #1041 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 04:29:09 PM »
Ended up taking a 15 quid Uber to work, 900 bus was only going as far as Four Lane Ends, and the Metro wasn't working form there onwards   :hmm:

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1042 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 07:38:22 PM »
I had to get the bus back to Whitley. It was ok until it decided to do a tour of North Shields, Tynemouth and a random tour of the Broadway.

Offline OCK

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« Reply #1043 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 07:39:46 PM »
 :lol: And yet they're advertising for more Metro drivers, I can only assume it's to give piggybacks.

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« Reply #1044 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 08:15:55 PM »
As a former employee of Nexus (took early retirement), there has been a total change in how the Metro is operated ever since DB were giving the contract to operate the trains. Used to be a brilliant company to work for but a lot of good people have left in recent years. Still a lot of good people there but the whole culture has changed in recent years.

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1045 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 08:33:30 PM »
As a former employee of Nexus (took early retirement), there has been a total change in how the Metro is operated ever since DB were giving the contract to operate the trains. Used to be a brilliant company to work for but a lot of good people have left in recent years. Still a lot of good people there but the whole culture has changed in recent years.


Could you please explain what sort of work you were doing this day please? As the disruption caused me to be extremely late for work.


Offline OCK

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« Reply #1046 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 08:34:37 PM »
 :lol:

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1047 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 08:34:58 PM »
As a former employee of Nexus (took early retirement), there has been a total change in how the Metro is operated ever since DB were giving the contract to operate the trains. Used to be a brilliant company to work for but a lot of good people have left in recent years. Still a lot of good people there but the whole culture has changed in recent years.


Could you please explain what sort of work you were doing this day please? As the disruption caused me to be extremely late for work.



 :D :D On the engineering side, sadly I've gone so not to blame for today  O0

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« Reply #1048 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 09:16:19 PM »
 :lol:

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1049 on: Monday 29 April 2019, 11:07:10 PM »
:lol: Some lad was saying that they spent all weekend putting up new cables which immediately fell down when used. Plausible, at least. I think they're going to rebuild that bridge between Longbenton and South Gosforth in the summer too, so that'll be extra fun. FFS. Be quicker to walk.
:) As you were.