Longsight disruption 21st August

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  1. WatcherZero

    WatcherZero Established Member

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    Suspicious bag found on a train at Longsight depot at 2:30am this morning, as of 8:30am trains still delayed or cancelled.

    Update: 9am, the road alongside rhe depot has reopened but depot staff have been sent home, fire crews testing a package of chemicals found in the bag. Manchester crewe trains still being cancelled.
     
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  3. Starmill

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    Students chemistry homework apparently.
     
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    It's lucky that it wasn't something dangerous.
     
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    My wife was doing post-graduate research in Chemistry whilst living in Manchester which necessitated trips to Glasgow (where her tutor was based) to do some experiments. These involved highly corrosive and poisonous hydrofluoric acid, and on one occasion she was chatting to some chemistry staff about her work on the Glasgow train - they became extremely agitated in case she was transporting the stuff in her luggage. Fortunately she had used a specialist courier instead.
     
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    Caught up in a second lot of problems, OHLE down at Edge Hill just as evening peak starting and only diesels running, was on a liverpool-blackpool train that of course wouldnt have been running in a couple of months time, much to dismay of a third of passengers as we were waiting at Huyton it was announced we were rerouted via Newton and so St Helens central passengers had to disembark into the torrential rain.
     
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    Whatever was this doing in the location?
     
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    Presumably they got off at Piccadilly and forgot it and the train went back ECS to Longsight.
     
  10. SeanG

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    How did a student have homework in the summer?
     
  11. Bevan Price

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    Might be a research student doing a M.Sc. or Ph.D. - they generally work throughout the year with only brief holidays.
     
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