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Perhaps the tram was being driven by the Duke of Edinburgh!

I reckon you're next Fynger when they reinstall the route to Ripley! Then theres the GCR tunnels from weekday cross to gregory blvd and from there they can shut down all the shops in Sherwood maybe e

Trams would be ok if they had their own tracks, away from the public highway, so that if they broke down, as they do regularly, the traffic flow would be unaffected.. They could be called trains - or

, The improved Comet 2 and the prototype Comet 3 culminated in the redesigned Comet 4 series which debuted in 1958 and had a productive career of over 30 years. The Comet was adapted for a variety of military roles such as VIP, medical and passenger transport, as well as surveillance. The most extensive modification resulted in a specialised maritime patrol aircraft variant, the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod. Nimrod remained in service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) until June 2011, over 60 years after the Comet's first flight.

Not bad value for money.

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I don't know if it was the knock-on effect of the tramworks that caused it, but last Thursday, I was working in Newark. I had to be there by 10AM and left the house at 9PM. It took me forty minutes to drive the one mile to the ring road.

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I remember all the hype about the tram having conductors to collect fares when the tram first came in to service. Sod the one-man buses they were saying, we will have conductors to help little old ladies & young mothers with pushchairs etc.

That scheme did'nt last long did it. Buy your ticket before you get on the tram now.

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It'll all be worth it, soon you'll be able to get the tram to clifton everyday, assuming you want to? and live near the route? When we get in power we'll stop that as too european

Or `strian

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, The improved Comet 2 and the prototype Comet 3 culminated in the redesigned Comet 4 series which debuted in 1958 and had a productive career of over 30 years. The Comet was adapted for a variety of military roles such as VIP, medical and passenger transport, as well as surveillance. The most extensive modification resulted in a specialised maritime patrol aircraft variant, the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod. Nimrod remained in service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) until June 2011, over 60 years after the Comet's first flight.

Not bad value for money.

They made the big mistake of squeezing the AEW version into the pint-sized Comet airframe (rather than using a larger more modern aircraft) to save money. The end result was billions down the drain and no AEW Nimrod.

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The tram in Phoenix [or light rail as they like to be called] has never had conductors. You buy your ticket on the station and somehow the tram knows you have the ticket on you! I always wonder what would happen if you got on without a ticket. Maybe a big arm comes out with a boxing glove on the end and shoves you back off?

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Concorde even now would be one of the finest aircraft to fly on. Three hours to New York? Technologically that is superb, and has not been equalled to this day. Richard Branson bought some Concordes but they wont let him get them airworthy.

Many Brit inventions have not benefitted UK. The secure payment systems behind Amazon and Paypal was developed here in UK. Tim Berners-Lee developed the WWW.

I really hope that our present government have the courage to persist with such things as Skylon, which could seriously compete with the Russian, EU and American satellite industry.

Graphene and buckminster-fullerine too. Simple principle, but would be as important to the world as the development of plastics was post-war.

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I reckon you're next Fynger when they reinstall the route to Ripley! Then theres the GCR tunnels from weekday cross to gregory blvd and from there they can shut down all the shops in Sherwood maybe even Arnold too in the great quest to restore nottingham city centre, Mind you once the route to Beeston is open it'll be handy for a ambulance tram shuttle running at weekends 10pm-4am direct to QMC with on board blood transfusion, cut stitching and stomach pumping for the walking wounded

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Here we go again the tram bridge over the A52 at the Queens Med.is called Ningbo Friendship Bridge, from a Chinese province and where Nottingham university has a campus a country run by people who kill their own people if they get in the way is that friendship. they should call it The Tiananmen Massacre friendship Bridge. the first tram bridge over the train station is called The Karlsruhe friendship bridge ,a German city. you see not English names or Nottingham names.

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Tend to agree Braddy,nottm names for Nottm places,but it just goes to show how much business is out there without the EU,

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Why do these bridges need names anyway? If anyone asks me, I shall say "the tram bridge over the ring road" and "the tram bridge over midland station"; not that anyone is going to pose such a question.

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All the bridges over the Grand Union Canal have names.(& have name plates on them)

But I suppose when the canal was built in the late 18th century it helped the bargees to know where they were.

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All the bridges over the Grand Union Canal have names.(& have name plates on them)

But I suppose when the canal was built in the late 18th century it helped the bargees to know where they were.

Assuming they could read? Nottingham Canal Bridges were numbered, as were Great Central Railway ones

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Hurrah for public transport !!!!get the motorists off the road less pollution less congestion.What I saw of Englands road system when I last visited in 2008 its terrible,motorways what a laugh spend more time either at road works or behind a line of trucks clogging the highways and byways.More public transport is what I say power to the force and good luck in Beeston you bloody well need it.

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I agree bazza' the Tram is great, and promotes people talking to each other,rather than sat in a jam by ya'sen. Our road system is also good but there are just too many cars,or i should say people,.......we are full!

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Trams did not work in the 20th century and won't in this, not unless you totally criss cross the city with routes, all "they" (the powers that be) seem intent on is getting people into the city centre? And if you think they know what they are doing no doubt "they" thought that when the collar zone was introduced, Hyson Green, Old Basford and Balloon Woods Flats were built and various other crackpot schemes done in the name of progress

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I CAN ONLY speak as i find, the tram is handy,comfortable,clean and cheap,i no longer have the hassle of driving into town and finding somewhere to park at great expense,and i mostly end up having a chat with someone.i am sure my trips into town would be far less frequent without it.

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Assuming they could read? Nottingham Canal Bridges were numbered, as were Great Central Railway ones

Bridges, both over and under were numbered so that everyone knew they were referring to the same structure. The civil engineers would need to know.

Round our way everything is numbered, lamp posts, bollards, road signs. If you don't give it a number it isn't unique and you cannot be sure of which you are referring to.

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