It was also announced that passenger services to Oldham would begin on Wednesday the 13th.
Typical, you wait twenty odd years for a tram then they all come at once...!
The main road up to Droylsden was due to be closed between 11.00pm and 5.00am
so a little after midnight I jumped on my bike to see if there was anything happening
and indeed the road had been closed, here at the Edge Lane crossroads.
I continued down towards Manchester but the only thing stirring was a fox
which was stood right in the middle of Ashton New Road, outside the stadium.
By the time I had swung my camera up to my eye it had trotted off through some railings.
Sorry about the blur - very slow shutter speed.
Clayton Hall stop - the barriers have been removed across the track
but otherwise nothing stirs.
Back at Edge Lane they had started to open the road again. Apparently there was a
problem with the overhead further down the line so testing has been cancelled for tonight.
I had a ride up to Droylsden before going home and noticed the PID
(Passenger Information Display) was working at the Cemetery Road stop.
Oh well, maybe tomorrow the 13th might be a lucky day.