Remember you saw it here first !! Yes an exclusive of the new trams coming to Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham. Due to austerity measures the modern electric units have been cancelled and a fleet of these 1 horse power trams have been ordered.
Of course I jest, but my humour is to help me overcome the frustration of being stuck in traffic every time I leave the house and try and travel around this side of Manchester.
We lost our local train service over a year ago to make way for the new trams that are due to be running in 2011-2014 "ish" As I sat in a single line cue of traffic coming home through Ashton-under-Lyne tonight on what was a twin carriage way road, I realised why it was taking so long... I saw in one mile of cones, 2 men working on the new tram ground works. The poor guys are doing the entire job on their own !!!
Why when the contract was awarded was there no stipulation on how many people were employed by the contractors ??
Don't try digging up every road from here to Manchester, these two chaps will never get that much rail laid !! Why not do one bit at a time ???Come on guys, hire another couple and we can have the trams twice as soon !!
The picture by the way, is of the trams on the promenade in Douglas (Isle of Man)