Transport idea - yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Why Always Ste, 17 May 2017.

  1. Why Always Ste

    Why Always Ste

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2009
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gym Rat
    Location:
    111 South Stand
    The club introduce a Car-bus Pooling online system that would show designated points on a Google Map, where transport is setting off to the match from.

    So rather than you driving to the match in a car with 5 seats only having one person in it, one could offer a lift on this online portal, specific time and place, turn up and there you have it - a full car and less vehicles on the road.

    This portal would be cross referenced with the supporter numbers, as you'd have to declare your RSVP for a place in the vehicle, and also the Driver could possibly get extra Loyalty Points for offering the service?

    At the moment there are a few organised coach/minibus runs from Supporter Clubs/groups around the country but I often see plenty of people commuting to the match, and they have plenty of space in their vehicles.
    Yes many will be coming straight from work, going to work after the game etc...

    But many could also carpool.
    And with this online portal which would show availability of car pools, it would make it far easier to get a lift, or offer a lift to fellow blues in your area.

    Maybe even free parking permits for designated carpoolers?
    By Entering vehicle Reg. on this portal

    As I noted, there would be exceptions as to why not everyone going to the match via a vehicle on their own could be involved in this, but for me it would significantly help.

    Thoughts...
     
  2. Indaparkside

    Indaparkside

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    That would be no good for the early leavers, also why would you want half of the morons that post on here in your car
     
  3. paulchapo

    paulchapo

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2010
    It sounds a good idea. I use public transport as I don't drive. Day matches are ok but night matches the getting home is awful. Last night with the staying behind for Zabba I got into Altrincham at 23:30. I looked on the information board and there was not one bus available so I had to take a taxi which cost me over £7 so doubling my transport costs straight away. The alternative was a 30-40 minutes walk in the pouring rain.
     
  4. Pablo1

    Pablo1

    Joined:
    1 Aug 2011
    Gender:
    Male
    Made me laugh anyway.
     
  5. Blue Llama

    Blue Llama

    Joined:
    26 May 2009
    Finally a thread where I can sing the praises of a new venture the club advised us about some weeks ago. Zeelo started running coaches to games from several points around Manchester. In my case Stockport and get picked up from either Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme or Cheadle. The coaches provided are luxurious, prompt and very convenient. Average an hour to and from Blue car park but surprisingly at £10 for adults and £5 for over 65s and kids under used so not sure if they will continue next season. I hope so because its a no brainer compared with the cattle truck that's called a tram, risking paintwork getting out of a car park or walking in the wet back to Manchester for transport.
     
  6. KnaresboroughBlue

    KnaresboroughBlue

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2006
    It's a decent idea.
     
  7. quiet_riot

    quiet_riot

    Joined:
    2 Jun 2006
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Block 220
    "Who pissed in my glovebox?"
    "Fell asleep and now I'm in Stalybridge"
    "Inflatable shoved up my exhaust"


    Threads on bluemoon in 2019...
     
  8. br88

    br88

    Joined:
    2 Nov 2014
    I don't know what's happened but the after match tram service has definitely improved in the last few home matches.
     
  9. Man_City_Loyal

    Man_City_Loyal

    Joined:
    16 Feb 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Professional Moaner
    Location:
    All Over
    MCFC Car share.
     
  10. Gray

    Gray

    Joined:
    30 May 2004
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Timperley - I was just too stubborn to ever be gov
    They held an Altrincham tram for over 5 minutes whilst they filled it up, all the staff doing there upmost to get as many as possible on board.

    Well done Metrolink/
     

Share This Page