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New Birmingham Tram

#1 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 18, 2016 8:20 pm

This will be a future Fascinating fact
Lets hope it travels faster than this.http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mid...-built-11352546
Great modern Technology, built by bone idle modern idiots. This should have been built much quicker than this


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#2 by Slow Jo , Wed May 18, 2016 8:28 pm

According to central news tonight that new line was due to open same time as central station last september ,but a spokes man said the problem was with the track this time ,it needs grinding a bit as it is a few millimetres out.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#3 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 18, 2016 8:30 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #2
According to central news tonight that new line was due to open same time as central station last september ,but a spokes man said the problem was with the track this time ,it needs grinding a bit as it is a few millimetres out.

AS I said modern technology. I hope the contractors have to pay out.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#4 by Slow Jo , Wed May 18, 2016 8:40 pm

I would think so ,usually with big contracts like that there are penalty clauses drawn into the contract when it is first drawn up.Would think by now it has cost the contractor's a packet.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#5 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 18, 2016 8:49 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4
I would think so ,usually with big contracts like that there are penalty clauses drawn into the contract when it is first drawn up.Would think by now it has cost the contractor's a packet.

Don't forget this is Birmingham, they will probably get a bonus Jo.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#6 by Slow Jo , Wed May 18, 2016 8:53 pm

Nothing would surprise me today ,bet they dont get another contract though.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#7 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 18, 2016 8:56 pm

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Nothing would surprise me today ,bet they dont get another contract though.

Bet they do.
Do you know, some time ago, someone told me I was Cynical. Can't understand why.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#8 by Slow Jo , Wed May 18, 2016 9:03 pm

I know what you mean ,when I worked in the building trade ,one contractor dropped a big clanger ,he had to put it right at his own expense it finished him.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#9 by Voltman , Thu May 19, 2016 8:44 am

Don't forget this is all new technology, there are bound to be problems.

Laying steel track in the road must be a terribly difficult job.
Just getting materials to site must take forever never mind getting access for the worker(s).

Perhaps Balfour Beatty are not doing so badly, the Dubai Tramway took ages to build but that was mostly due to lack of funds.
Dubai Tramway

They should all copy Lisbon where there is a massive tram system that climbs hills and goes all over the place.
In fact they finished so far ahead of schedule they managed to get hold of our trams, probably because we don't need them yet.
Lisbon Tram
Tram 28

The odd thing is that all the Birmingham trams in Lisbon look like they were made 100 years ago.
That's what I call forward planning.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#10 by Cleopatra , Thu May 19, 2016 8:44 pm

It won't run because it will be affected by leaves on the track, snow and any other excuse they can come up with. Whatever happened to great British engineering?


 
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#11 by Sheldonboy , Thu May 19, 2016 9:04 pm

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It won't run because it will be affected by leaves on the track, snow and any other excuse they can come up with. Whatever happened to great British engineering?

It won't work because it's exponetially, subjugated by inexplicable forensically manufactured globular nextradine. Isn't it obvious.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#12 by Slow Jo , Tue May 24, 2016 8:54 pm

I was going to say that .


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#13 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 24, 2016 8:59 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #12
I was going to say that .


There you go I must be right.


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#14 by astoness , Tue May 24, 2016 9:01 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #11
[quote=Cleopatra|p156128]It won't run because it will be affected by leaves on the track, snow and any other excuse they can come up with. Whatever happened to great British engineering?

It won't work because it's exponetially, subjugated by inexplicable forensically manufactured globular nextradine. Isn't it obvious.
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its also a total waste of money...just like the new library was...


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RE: New Birmingham Tram

#15 by Slow Jo , Tue May 24, 2016 9:01 pm

But of course.


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