Eccles blockade?

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  1. PR1Berske

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    Tram vs. Protester, I wonder what would win there, not only would it continue public transport running, but it would reduce unemployment figures too...?
     
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    TfGM shouldn't have ordered the new trams to the spec that they did - the passengers aren't happy about it!
     
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    Reminds me of the time 'Father's for Justice' got onto a signal gantry on the approach to London Waterloo. I believe the trains were all stopped for a considerable length of time then they allowed them to run under extreme caution being prepared to stop short of any obstruction. It may generate publicity but will turn lots of people against their cause
     
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    There's a picture of the lorries on the track "near to" Anchorage station in the Manchester Evening News

    I'm not sure you could get much nearer than actually in the platforms...
     
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    So what is the link between the scaffolding company and Metrolink then?

    Or is it just a case of their jobs being up the swanny and they thought they would let everyone know about it by disrupting everyone else?
     
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    A couple of months ago they had to suspend Salford services for the morning because of a jumper on a building above the tracks.
     
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    According to some of the comments on the Manchester Evening news site Metrolink owe the company money and that is why they are in administration and staff being laid off.

    Don't know how true that is though
     
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    Never thought knitwear could cause so much disruption :lol:
     
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    Boom tish!

    Think as the BBC mostly use this service to get to work, this kind of thing could become more commonplace.
     
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    Is there a specific offence under the laws covering light railways where the deliberate blockage to a line occurs in a road section of a line and causes services to be ceased ?
     
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    Theres a number of public road offences for ignoring signs they could be done under...
     
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    Maybe, but the road section is Broadway to Ladywell.
     
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    Can Metrolink learn any legalistic lessons from this occurrence? Has anything similar ever occurred in the old days when tramways were very prevalent, in terms of suffering from an industrial action unconnected with a tramway, having this same effect?,
     
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    The company involved is around 30-40 yards away from where I work, a lot of the guys from there go drinking at the same pub as I do after work so I feel for them.

    One of "our" lorries was returned from it's lease early last year and was sent straight over to these guys who kept it in our colours and branding until about two months ago, I chuckle at the thought of our head office seeing one of our trucks involved :)

    If Metrolink did owe the company money then shame on them for not paying and I would fully support the lads for their actions, as for the actual blockade I have two thoughts.

    1 - it's bloomin' hilarious
    2 - it is positive to see people taking a non-violent nor non (st pauls cathedral / university student) style stand when something unjust is happening to them.

    Phil 8-)
     
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