Manchester traffic

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  1. Clercqs

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    Yeah obviosly I should have. I thought I had enough of time as I took of 15-20mins earlier than the recommendations I got from the workers at my hotel, and taxi is usually much smoother than train.
     
  2. Richie

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    Every morning the traffic at Denton roundabout, travelling along Manchester Rd towards Hyde, the queue of traffic backs up all the way to the golf club entrance. Except this morning it was clear as a bell with no queues on any of the junctions. Then I noticed - the traffic lights were out of action! They must have spent millions on that roundabout over the last three years and every time they f**k about with it it gets worse and yet all they need to do is turn the bloody lights off!!
     
  3. Clercqs

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    Yep but had no idea it would take this much time.
     
  4. urban genie

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    Fair enough, never get the tram btw, that is shite
     
  5. BJL_City

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    well it's pretty much an hour from the Airport to Chorlton on the tram, let alone then into town.
     
  6. Manchester33

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    I think the tram is good, it serves a purpose. The issue with it is it's far too expensive, trams are too small and too infrequent. A City like Munich (which isn't too dissimilar to Manchester) has hundreds of underground stops, trains come every 4 minutes and they're 5/6x the size of our trams.
     
  7. urban genie

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    I meant the airport tram, take forever
     
  8. Kinkladze 1

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    Ha ha. Exactly the same at Eccles roundabout with the M60 at the bottom of Barton Bridge. Never a queue in sight until some bright spark needed a project to do. So lights get put up and it's fucking gridlocked now.

    You couldn't make it up.
     
  9. M9 Blue

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    Scrap the bus lanes, job done!
     
  10. worsleyweb

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    One hour Manchester to didsbury! Why is it so bad?!!!
     

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