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Just like to mention my disgust at the man utd fans getting on at this stop around the time above. If you were there you will know.

The tram was already full from previous stop and pulled in. Lads pushing to get on without any disregard for the people who were already on the tram (made up of some kids and women). One child started to cry with the stress of the situation and another women got hit in the face during the pushing and shoving.

If you were one of the ones doing the pushing and shouting, i hope you were ashamed of yourself as it was totally unnecessary considering another tram was only minutes behind.

I never thought fans from same club could treat each other like that. Disgusting!!!!
 

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That's the big city for you, I'm afraid. One of the reasons I left Manchester was having to deal with that kind of thing every day of the week. People in general are quite selfish and stupid, and that's regardless of the team they support.

Next time, why not just try walking back to town - it's not that far!

BTW "without any disregard for the people" I think is a double negative...
 

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decorativeed said:
That's the big city for you, I'm afraid. One of the reasons I left Manchester was having to deal with that kind of thing every day of the week. People in general are quite selfish and stupid, and that's regardless of the team they support.

Next time, why not just try walking back to town - it's not that far!

BTW "without any disregard for the people" I think is a double negative...
so it is. my bad. put it down to typing angst.

This was probably lads from across country though as is United's fan base (i aint complaining btw i am from doncaster) so cant blame the city life. i just looked on in amazement as these people caused mass discomfort just to gain 5 mins on their journey.
 

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Have you ever been on the tube in London at rush hour? Not much difference I'd imagine, exept for the fact that the people pushing and shoving are in business suits instead of football shirts. The Metrolink is an overpriced and overcrowded system at the best of times, but they aren't clever enough to have designed them to provide extra carriages at busy times.
 

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decorativeed said:
Have you ever been on the tube in London at rush hour? Not much difference I'd imagine, exept for the fact that the people pushing and shoving are in business suits instead of football shirts. The Metrolink is an overpriced and overcrowded system at the best of times, but they aren't clever enough to have designed them to provide extra carriages at busy times.
Who pays for it? :D
 
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Wouldn't it pay for itself? The carriages would still be full and they'd still make money but they'd rather pack people in like sardines and keep the extra profit rather than make us comfortable.
 

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Wouldn't it pay for itself? The carriages would still be full and they'd still make money but they'd rather pack people in like sardines and keep the extra profit rather than make us comfortable.
Never mind.
 

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This kinda tging happens everywhere. When i travel to Aberdeen away games on the train, everyone always pushes on. It adds to the banter imo.
 

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decorativeed said:
Have you ever been on the tube in London at rush hour? Not much difference I'd imagine, exept for the fact that the people pushing and shoving are in business suits instead of football shirts. The Metrolink is an overpriced and overcrowded system at the best of times, but they aren't clever enough to have designed them to provide extra carriages at busy times.
a lot different to tube down london. i worked there for 4 months last year and you get people pushing but they dont do it at the expense of people getting hurt.

the tram company need to put on more trams after matches. one every 12 mins is just shitty. also more carriages like was mentioned earlier.

There could have so easily been a fight on that tube yesterday.
 

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The problem is that the platforms on the Eccles line are not long enough to take four-car units. No-one at the GMPTE had the nouse to notice the world's biggest football club was in the area when it was designed.

Reds were expected to piss off back to Trafford Bar and Warwick Road, rather than use the Eccles line. The daft thing is that the trams towards Eccles are also rammed after the game, so much so that I used to walk to Pomona, get a seat on an empty tram that then filled up at Exchange Quay, the next stop!

Now Media City UK, otherwise knowns as BBC Salford is on the way, plans are afoot for Salford Quays to be extended, so I guess they will also do the stations upto the Quays, like Pomona and Exchange Quay.

And I do agree with the OP about the behaviour of fans getting on trams after matches.
 
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