Bank House Chapel Lane to MRI
Friday, 29 January 2021
It's All On-Line In Manchester (2)
You might guess that Chapel Lane is in Middleton (just along from the Congregational Church); but you would be wrong. In fact you are looking for Chapel Lane Manchester ...
But what is this at the top of the web page?
Undaunted (actually already overcome with substantial amounts of daunt!), we go to timetables ...
With daunt growing all the time, fbb tried "bus routes". Surprisingly, this is a list of bus routes in numerical order.click on the map for an enlargement) ...
They also shown rail and tram stops. The detail in the central area is very helpful indeed.
And is there a journey planner? Many regional planner sites have been closed, so maybe that facility has been summarily withdrawn?
There has been no sign of either on the bits of the TfGM web site that we have unearthed so far.
Maybe fbb has missed something.
A Bit More Aberdeen
Extracts from the Press Release:-
The world's first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses officially launched into service yesterday (Thursday, 28th January) in Aberdeen.
... were not a success, despite bein g hailed as "the future"!!
Run by First Bus in a project led by Aberdeen City Council, the hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing climate change, as cities across the world witness how far innovation in the transport industry has come.
The zero-emission fleet emits nothing more than water from its exhausts as the fuel is made from just wind and water. Furthermore, plans are in place for Aberdeen to make its own hydrogen to power the buses, making it an even greener energy source for the local community.
But, surely, there is a cost, financial AND environmental in making all this lovely hydrogen?
While prototype hydrogen buses have been designed and used previously, as the transport industry explores how it can make use of universe’s most abundant element, these double deckers are the first of their kind to go into operation and welcome customers on board.
How do the costs work out set against a conventional evil diesel?
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director at First Bus, said: "Today marks a significant milestone in our industry and the way that people choose to travel. Scotland will be home to COP26 later this year and it is fantastic to know that we'll be setting a stellar example of just what can be achieved with new technology as we welcome leaders from around the world."
And how much of the project is really political?
Most authorities are of the view that hydrogen power will not be a cost-effective way of keeping the buses running, so somebody will need to pay a subsidy.
This is how the first single deck Hydrogen buses were introduced:-Is the jury out?
Next Manchester On-Line blog : Saturday 30th January