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Tag Archive for ‘public transport’

MANCHESTER. Beware Of The Trams.

One of the delights of a walk around Manchester on a day’s street photography mission is watching the Metrolink trams hustling and bustling away through the streets. The tram system now covers roughly 98 miles or so, from up near the Pennines at Oldham and Shaw & Crompton then down to leafy Disdsbury with a side step out to Manchester Airport. They are large machines but can be oddly quiet […]

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KESWICK. Taking A Bus Ride.

I’m lucky in that I live within an easy striking distance of the English Lake District. It’s either a couple of hours or so in the car or a similar journey time by train to Windermere. Obviously it’s a popular destination which can make the roads busy so I have a preference for using the train. Not everyone’s cup of tea but it makes it worthwhile if I’m speeding along on the train and I pass traffic jams on the motorway’s or other roads.

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SNAPSHOT. Newcastle. Riding On The Metro.

I like the Metro. No not the one in Paris but the Geordie one that circles the coast through Whitley Bay before diving back under the city and the River Tyne before it heads out to Sunderland and beyond. Apart from the two tunnels under the city the rest of the route is made up of converted rail lines which had reached the end of their days and were threatened […]

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