A Hull Lib Dem councillor described his journey on one as "horrendous," and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn labelled them 'trucks on tracks' during a visit to Manchester. Built in the 80s with a life-span of 20 years, Northern's Pacer trains were supposed to be a stop-gap measure. Yet more than 100 of the three-decade-old trains are still running on tracks across the north of England. They currently make up 26 per cent of Northern's 397-strong fleet. Northern Rail boss David Brown last week repeated his promise to remove them from service by the end of 2019. He said: "We do get negative feedback about people's journey experiences on the Pacers but they will all be gone by the end of 2019." On the question of what to do with the Pacers once they are retired, he added: "We don't know where they would go. Iran is the only other country that operates them." In fact, Iran has reportedly now shelved its Pacer trains. Cllr Ryan Langley, Lib Dem councillor for the Derringham ward in Hull, recently … [Read more...] about Hull’s ‘bus trains’ are so bad even Iran got rid
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Nodding donkey, bone rattler, cattle truck. Whatever you call it, the much-maligned Pacer train has now been haunting the tracks around Greater Manchester for more than 30 years. Described as 'trucks on wheels' by Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Manchester in September, these Frankenstein trains - constructed from a bus body attached to a freight train base - are still the subject of many a letter to the M.E.N. That's because they are still run by Northern Rail, whose boss David Brown last week repeated his promise to remove them from service by the end of 2019. At a meeting run by travel watchdog Transport Focus, he said: "We do get negative feedback about people's journey experiences on the Pacers but they will all be gone by the end of 2019." On the question of what to do with the Pacers once they are retired, he added: "We don't know where they would go. Iran is the only other country that operates them." In fact, Iran has reportedly now shelved its Pacer trains, leaving the north … [Read more...] about Why are we the only place still running the ‘bus-train’?
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Japanese arrivals up 25% Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:45 PM ESTUpdated: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:45 PM ESTBy Nestor [email protected] There's been a 25 percent surge in Japanese arrivals. GVB sees the October increase as a very positive sign for a possible rebound for the once dominant market. The spike in Japanese visitors comes as Guam recorded its second best October ever: 121,656 visitors or a 7.2% year-on-year increase. Breaking down the key numbers: total visitor expenditures went up 4.5% with a weighted average total spend of $1,282.98 per person. In addition, on-island expenditures per person grew 2.6% in FY18 with a weighted average on-island … [Read more...] about Japanese arrivals up 25%
Jasmine Stole Weiss Pacific Daily News Published 3:32 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Two men were charged after police stopped them in a Nissan Sentra that was used to tow a Nissan pickup truck from one man’s Mangilao home, according to a magistrate’s complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam. The theft was reported to police on Tuesday, documents state. More: Man allegedly steals $98 worth of chocolate from Kmart More: Man charged after owner sees stolen car on the road Brian Jake Cepeda Alano, 21, and Jesse Fontino Andrew Perez, 25, were found in the Sentra and charged. Landlord sees sedan towing truck The pickup truck owner said he saw the truck was stolen and his landlord told him that he heard something like a chain hitting the ground so he looked outside and saw a Nissan Sentra towing the man’s truck, documents state. The truck owner followed his truck as it was traveling on Route 15, through Route 26 and then to Route 1, documents state. He also noticed a … [Read more...] about Sedan towed pickup truck in alleged theft
A bomb disposal team was dispatched to the state capital of Brandenburg on Wednesday in a bid to safely defuse the ordnance. The fire brigade announced shortly before noon on Twitter that the detonator would have to be blown up in a controlled explosion in order to remove it, and a bang would be heard. In the morning, the affected area had been evacuated, with about 3,000 residents being asked to leave their homes, reports rbb. Several ministries and the State Chancellery remained closed, and nursing homes were also evacuated. The area affected in Potsdam. The unexploded bomb from the Second World War, reportedly an American one, had been discovered during scheduled exploratory work on the site of a former tram depot in n the same place as two previous air bombs. From 8:30am, several roads around the discovery site in Heinrich-Mann-Allee near the main railway station were closed. SEE ALSO: What you need to know about WWII bomb disposals in Germany Bomb disposal task forces … [Read more...] about Thousands evacuated as World War II bomb is defused in Potsdam