Delays and tailbacks as Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Southampton

Daily Echo: Major traffic chaos as three Queens arrive in city Major traffic chaos as three Queens arrive in city

THE ARRIVAL of three Cunard ships in Southampton is causing traffic misery for motorists this morning.

Daily Echo:

Within the city centre many routes are slow moving and highways chiefs are urging motorists to avoid the area if possible.

There is slow traffic on Portsmouth Road over Itchen Bridge, as well as Northam Bridge, Saltmarsh Road, Canute Road and Orchard Place.

Daily Echo:

West Quay Road, heading towards Town Quay also has long delays and Bassett Avenue is busy in both directions.

Queues on the M27 heading towards Southampton are reaching back to the junction with the M3, causing long delays, while those heading out of the city via the M271 are also facing heavy traffic.

And now that the main disembarkation from the three Queens is underway, these roads heading out of the city are expected to get busier.

Currently the city's highways agency is reporting that the clearest route to Dock Gate 4 is the A33 Bassett Avenue, to Kingsways and Terminus Terrace.

Daily Echo:

They say that it is taking about 20 minutes to get to Dock Gate 4 from West Quay Road and the Itchen Bridge.

There are also delays into the city between Mountbatten Way and Dock Gate 4 as well as slow moving traffic from Bevois Valley Road and Onslow Road, approaching Dorset Street.

 

 

 

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8:20am Fri 9 May 14

Brite Spark says...

There you go, even the Daily Echo are putting a negative spin on the liners visit. Its not the fault of Cunard it's the idiots who can't effectively and efficiently control a simple set of temporary traffic lights in the city.
There you go, even the Daily Echo are putting a negative spin on the liners visit. Its not the fault of Cunard it's the idiots who can't effectively and efficiently control a simple set of temporary traffic lights in the city. Brite Spark
  • Score: 28

8:27am Fri 9 May 14

craige says...

The roads were normal/fine on the last time that the echo scared people into not driving into the city because a couple of ships...

Wonder what will happen when the larger container ships dock at port? "Your friendly, 100% accurate and trustworthy Echo urges you not to drive on the motorway because there's a few more trailers taxying up and down the M3."
The roads were normal/fine on the last time that the echo scared people into not driving into the city because a couple of ships... Wonder what will happen when the larger container ships dock at port? "Your friendly, 100% accurate and trustworthy Echo urges you not to drive on the motorway because there's a few more trailers taxying up and down the M3." craige
  • Score: 3

9:20am Fri 9 May 14

Big Mac says...

The traffic may well be slow, but no way near as slow as the workmen causing all of the problems – GET YER' FINGER OUT AND GET ON WITH IT!
The traffic may well be slow, but no way near as slow as the workmen causing all of the problems – GET YER' FINGER OUT AND GET ON WITH IT! Big Mac
  • Score: 28

9:31am Fri 9 May 14

pct1980sfc says...

and the police are out with their mobile speed cameras, good work fellas
and the police are out with their mobile speed cameras, good work fellas pct1980sfc
  • Score: 10

9:39am Fri 9 May 14

sotonboy84 says...

Brite Spark wrote:
There you go, even the Daily Echo are putting a negative spin on the liners visit. Its not the fault of Cunard it's the idiots who can't effectively and efficiently control a simple set of temporary traffic lights in the city.
Vote Letts/Rayment and the rest of the bunch of incompetent idiots out then!
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: There you go, even the Daily Echo are putting a negative spin on the liners visit. Its not the fault of Cunard it's the idiots who can't effectively and efficiently control a simple set of temporary traffic lights in the city.[/p][/quote]Vote Letts/Rayment and the rest of the bunch of incompetent idiots out then! sotonboy84
  • Score: 13

10:05am Fri 9 May 14

saint61 says...

If anyone as ventured into the city early morning this week, they will realise it has been the same every day. ROAD WORKS EVERYWHERE
If anyone as ventured into the city early morning this week, they will realise it has been the same every day. ROAD WORKS EVERYWHERE saint61
  • Score: 14

10:36am Fri 9 May 14

Huey says...

Send em to Liverpool Southampton cannot cope
Send em to Liverpool Southampton cannot cope Huey
  • Score: -10

10:48am Fri 9 May 14

eurogordi says...

I have an important appointment in the centre of Southampton this afternoon which is crucial to my ongoing business needs. I have already arranged to travel to the city earlier than originally planned, but why should I be affected by the incompetency of Southampton City Council in failing to sort this out.
I have an important appointment in the centre of Southampton this afternoon which is crucial to my ongoing business needs. I have already arranged to travel to the city earlier than originally planned, but why should I be affected by the incompetency of Southampton City Council in failing to sort this out. eurogordi
  • Score: -5

10:52am Fri 9 May 14

Jonny7oma says...

saint61 wrote:
If anyone as ventured into the city early morning this week, they will realise it has been the same every day. ROAD WORKS EVERYWHERE
On Tuesday, they (they.... who are 'they' I wonder) bloked off the junction opposite ocean village onto the itchen bridge with absolutely no warning in terms of signage before that. Cars used to turning left then had to stop, understand the consequences of the sign and realised they were in a lane that was effectively a dead end. It brought the whole area to a halt. The traffic was meant to be directed under the bridge along Canute road/endle street and up onto the bridge from Endle street via bloody traffic lights onto Albert road north. The next day, the lights had gone, to be replaced by a Lego roundabout. What was there in the first place? A bloody roundabout.

Who is in control of these traffic works? Do 'they' have a dart board game where by 'they' throw a dart and if it lands on an odd number, they close a street off. If it lands on an even number, they put temporary traffic lights up and if they get a treble 60 or bullseye, they f**k off down the pub for a drink instead to watch the snarled up traffic belching out fumes. Actually that can't be right as that is at least, some sort of system. At the moment, there is no logical system in place.

And I don't give a toss what political party is responsible, they are all the bloody same.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: If anyone as ventured into the city early morning this week, they will realise it has been the same every day. ROAD WORKS EVERYWHERE[/p][/quote]On Tuesday, they (they.... who are 'they' I wonder) bloked off the junction opposite ocean village onto the itchen bridge with absolutely no warning in terms of signage before that. Cars used to turning left then had to stop, understand the consequences of the sign and realised they were in a lane that was effectively a dead end. It brought the whole area to a halt. The traffic was meant to be directed under the bridge along Canute road/endle street and up onto the bridge from Endle street via bloody traffic lights onto Albert road north. The next day, the lights had gone, to be replaced by a Lego roundabout. What was there in the first place? A bloody roundabout. Who is in control of these traffic works? Do 'they' have a dart board game where by 'they' throw a dart and if it lands on an odd number, they close a street off. If it lands on an even number, they put temporary traffic lights up and if they get a treble 60 or bullseye, they f**k off down the pub for a drink instead to watch the snarled up traffic belching out fumes. Actually that can't be right as that is at least, some sort of system. At the moment, there is no logical system in place. And I don't give a toss what political party is responsible, they are all the bloody same. Jonny7oma
  • Score: 17

11:21am Fri 9 May 14

andreww says...

I was ok. I cycled in to the docks before 6am and when I finish at 4pm will do the same. Problem solved.
I was ok. I cycled in to the docks before 6am and when I finish at 4pm will do the same. Problem solved. andreww
  • Score: -4

11:29am Fri 9 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems .....
.
What would you really expect from .....
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3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock ....
.
The visit of the Queen ....
.
Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships.
.
Thousands and thousands of sightseers ....
.
What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues .....
.
On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo
Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems ..... . What would you really expect from ..... . 3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock .... . The visit of the Queen .... . Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships. . Thousands and thousands of sightseers .... . What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues ..... . On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 7

11:34am Fri 9 May 14

vag says...

I'm watching this with great amusement, from my lounge window, up on high, in South Western house. It's chaos, not helped by the seeming inability of people to read the signs and road markings at Dukes keep (there's a 'city only' lane, and a 'dock gate 4' lane). Both can get you to Dock gate 4, if you've got half a brain, and can read. But no, people are all trying to straight over at the lights from both lanes. Idiots. Some are even crossing to the right of the cones ( they will have gone onto the wrong side of the road, through a 'NO ENTRY' sign in doing so). It's amusing, but there is going to be a big accident soon.
I'm watching this with great amusement, from my lounge window, up on high, in South Western house. It's chaos, not helped by the seeming inability of people to read the signs and road markings at Dukes keep (there's a 'city only' lane, and a 'dock gate 4' lane). Both can get you to Dock gate 4, if you've got half a brain, and can read. But no, people are all trying to straight over at the lights from both lanes. Idiots. Some are even crossing to the right of the cones ( they will have gone onto the wrong side of the road, through a 'NO ENTRY' sign in doing so). It's amusing, but there is going to be a big accident soon. vag
  • Score: 4

11:41am Fri 9 May 14

befriendly says...

Advising people not to use cars is nonsensical as 99% of people will not receive the message until after the event when they find out what the chaos was about, but it is the only way the council can look as if they are doing as much as their limited brain power and commonsense can achieve. Their expert traffic controllers are going down the pan according to the stock market as they can't acquire new contracts because of poor performance and higher pricing for contracts. Southampton being a good example of poor performance. I'm wondering if BB could even run a B&B. A park and ride would be a good idea, just as ferrying ships passengers across the water from Marchwood would be, but just the thought that one passenger might actually go into town to buy something scuppers that idea for the money grabbing council. It's all political ideology and money making from the council and not forward planning as to what's best to improve the city and attract more visitors.
Advising people not to use cars is nonsensical as 99% of people will not receive the message until after the event when they find out what the chaos was about, but it is the only way the council can look as if they are doing as much as their limited brain power and commonsense can achieve. Their expert traffic controllers are going down the pan according to the stock market as they can't acquire new contracts because of poor performance and higher pricing for contracts. Southampton being a good example of poor performance. I'm wondering if BB could even run a B&B. A park and ride would be a good idea, just as ferrying ships passengers across the water from Marchwood would be, but just the thought that one passenger might actually go into town to buy something scuppers that idea for the money grabbing council. It's all political ideology and money making from the council and not forward planning as to what's best to improve the city and attract more visitors. befriendly
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Fri 9 May 14

andysaints007 says...

The Echo - damned if they do, damned if they don't!
You really are a bunch of whinging tw*ts.
The Echo - damned if they do, damned if they don't! You really are a bunch of whinging tw*ts. andysaints007
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Fri 9 May 14

manic75 says...

I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually.

Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice.

Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council?
I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually. Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice. Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council? manic75
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Fri 9 May 14

Mary80 says...

Sweet jesus its NOT the cruise ships its because they closed Central bridge which increases the traffic, trust me i've lived in southampton half my life NEVER has the cruise liners caused all the traffic its the poorly designed roads that simply CANNOT handle the amount of traffic. Plus our town is obsessed with nonstop road works everywhere. Last week i tried to drive into town and got stuck in traffic for about 10 to 15 minutes, so closing central bride was the dumbest idea our council ever had
Sweet jesus its NOT the cruise ships its because they closed Central bridge which increases the traffic, trust me i've lived in southampton half my life NEVER has the cruise liners caused all the traffic its the poorly designed roads that simply CANNOT handle the amount of traffic. Plus our town is obsessed with nonstop road works everywhere. Last week i tried to drive into town and got stuck in traffic for about 10 to 15 minutes, so closing central bride was the dumbest idea our council ever had Mary80
  • Score: 11

1:37pm Fri 9 May 14

St.Winch70 says...

manic75 wrote:
I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually.

Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice.

Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council?
Ever tried driving around the one-way system in Winchester from 3:45 - 6pm? Guess what? 3 sets of traffic lights within 200m , gridlock and 5mph at best....
Now if you only go to Winchester to dine out in the evening or outside of rush it's fantastic!
I'm with the chap who said engage your brain, and think about the abnormal influx of people of people into the city today.........
[quote][p][bold]manic75[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually. Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice. Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council?[/p][/quote]Ever tried driving around the one-way system in Winchester from 3:45 - 6pm? Guess what? 3 sets of traffic lights within 200m , gridlock and 5mph at best.... Now if you only go to Winchester to dine out in the evening or outside of rush it's fantastic! I'm with the chap who said engage your brain, and think about the abnormal influx of people of people into the city today......... St.Winch70
  • Score: 4

1:38pm Fri 9 May 14

Donald2000 says...

I think the response of First Bus to all these alterations is quite amazing. Now they inform us that they will not run buses down St Mary Street and Chapel Road towards Itchen Bridge but will instead reroute them to Ocean Village and Itchen Bridge. Oh wait, they cannot do that because they need to run them down under the Itchen Bridge Endle Street and Albert Road North because Saltmarsh Road is now closed.

Why couldn't the brilliant brains of First Bus keep them as they were. People were quite happy and settled with the buses going down Chapel Road for 26 weeks. Now they have altered the buses into another dead end.
I think the response of First Bus to all these alterations is quite amazing. Now they inform us that they will not run buses down St Mary Street and Chapel Road towards Itchen Bridge but will instead reroute them to Ocean Village and Itchen Bridge. Oh wait, they cannot do that because they need to run them down under the Itchen Bridge Endle Street and Albert Road North because Saltmarsh Road is now closed. Why couldn't the brilliant brains of First Bus keep them as they were. People were quite happy and settled with the buses going down Chapel Road for 26 weeks. Now they have altered the buses into another dead end. Donald2000
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Fri 9 May 14

funchal says...

The ever constant roadworks will finish this city!The traffic light system in this city are clearly employing brain dead engineers because everywhere in the city they are causing many traffic jams. Is there no one that has a clear brain that could sort this out! Clearly the entire city council members are not fit for purpose!
The ever constant roadworks will finish this city!The traffic light system in this city are clearly employing brain dead engineers because everywhere in the city they are causing many traffic jams. Is there no one that has a clear brain that could sort this out! Clearly the entire city council members are not fit for purpose! funchal
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Fri 9 May 14

country bird says...

What a surprise.
Who ever organises the boats into dock etc and local councils or whoever, havent learned anything from when it happened earlier in the year.

As well as aeful roadworks causing chaos, you let 3 ships come in at same time.

Do you really think that everything was going to be ok? why on earth did you allow them to come in on the same day, just because its their "anniversary".

Who gives a monkeys about anniversarys? anyone with a brain would not want to cause even more chaos, anger and possible accidents on the roads and not allow them to be in port at the same time.

ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS
What a surprise. Who ever organises the boats into dock etc and local councils or whoever, havent learned anything from when it happened earlier in the year. As well as aeful roadworks causing chaos, you let 3 ships come in at same time. Do you really think that everything was going to be ok? why on earth did you allow them to come in on the same day, just because its their "anniversary". Who gives a monkeys about anniversarys? anyone with a brain would not want to cause even more chaos, anger and possible accidents on the roads and not allow them to be in port at the same time. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS country bird
  • Score: -6

3:30pm Fri 9 May 14

downfader says...

Will say it again... waste of time driving through the city if you're not going far...
...agree with what others said before you need park and ride, and for the lazy to get out and walk.

Motoring survey:
https://t.co/9njfXWc
HRY

;-)
Will say it again... waste of time driving through the city if you're not going far... ...agree with what others said before you need park and ride, and for the lazy to get out and walk. Motoring survey: https://t.co/9njfXWc HRY ;-) downfader
  • Score: 4

4:10pm Fri 9 May 14

Mary80 says...

People like to blame the cruise ships but we've had them here nigh on what 60 years plus and no issue, the council decide to do road works and dont seem to pre plan how to handle the traffic flow when the roads are being done. The sheer amount of traffic lights on a rather dumb system also doesnt help, anyone trying to traverse the Hedge End roundabout at rush hour will know exactly what i mean i once spent 15 to 20 minutes trying to get over that bloody roundabout
People like to blame the cruise ships but we've had them here nigh on what 60 years plus and no issue, the council decide to do road works and dont seem to pre plan how to handle the traffic flow when the roads are being done. The sheer amount of traffic lights on a rather dumb system also doesnt help, anyone trying to traverse the Hedge End roundabout at rush hour will know exactly what i mean i once spent 15 to 20 minutes trying to get over that bloody roundabout Mary80
  • Score: 2

5:05pm Fri 9 May 14

forest hump says...

eurogordi wrote:
I have an important appointment in the centre of Southampton this afternoon which is crucial to my ongoing business needs. I have already arranged to travel to the city earlier than originally planned, but why should I be affected by the incompetency of Southampton City Council in failing to sort this out.
You poor soul. What an inconvenience.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: I have an important appointment in the centre of Southampton this afternoon which is crucial to my ongoing business needs. I have already arranged to travel to the city earlier than originally planned, but why should I be affected by the incompetency of Southampton City Council in failing to sort this out.[/p][/quote]You poor soul. What an inconvenience. forest hump
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Fri 9 May 14

forest hump says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems .....
.
What would you really expect from .....
.
3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock ....
.
The visit of the Queen ....
.
Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships.
.
Thousands and thousands of sightseers ....
.
What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues .....
.
On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems ..... . What would you really expect from ..... . 3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock .... . The visit of the Queen .... . Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships. . Thousands and thousands of sightseers .... . What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues ..... . On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo[/p][/quote]Well said forest hump
  • Score: 1

7:23pm Fri 9 May 14

Mary80 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems .....
.
What would you really expect from .....
.
3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock ....
.
The visit of the Queen ....
.
Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships.
.
Thousands and thousands of sightseers ....
.
What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues .....
.
On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo
And you clearly dont live in southampton either as we've had the cruise ships for 60 years and no traffic problems
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems ..... . What would you really expect from ..... . 3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock .... . The visit of the Queen .... . Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships. . Thousands and thousands of sightseers .... . What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues ..... . On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo[/p][/quote]And you clearly dont live in southampton either as we've had the cruise ships for 60 years and no traffic problems Mary80
  • Score: -2

7:39pm Fri 9 May 14

manic75 says...

St.Winch70 wrote:
manic75 wrote:
I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually.

Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice.

Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council?
Ever tried driving around the one-way system in Winchester from 3:45 - 6pm? Guess what? 3 sets of traffic lights within 200m , gridlock and 5mph at best....
Now if you only go to Winchester to dine out in the evening or outside of rush it's fantastic!
I'm with the chap who said engage your brain, and think about the abnormal influx of people of people into the city today.........
Yes i agree there is an abnormal volume of people in the city today. So the council should 'engage their brain' (if they have a few braincells between them) and realise that events like this don't come as a surprise. They should no long in advance, and come up with the necessary contingencies. Like why continue with roadworks or shut bridges on a day like today???
[quote][p][bold]St.Winch70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manic75[/bold] wrote: I don't understand the sentiment towards the Echo either. I have ben victim to one of these traffic jams, so I know they are reporting factually. Anyway, for me the solution was easy. Southmpton no longer gets my custom. When I shop or eat out, I use Winchester. And to the cycling brigade, don't tell me the grand solution to everything is cycling - that's ****. I am a motorist and a cyclist; I have requirements for both (and I don't plan to defend or debate the reasons why). I am also a fervent supporter of free enterprise and a 'customer comes first' approach. In Southampton, the policy is that I am not regarded as a valued customer (there is no focus on thecustomer). So as a customer, have a right to choice and I am now exercising that choice. Last thought. I wonder who runs Winchester City Council?[/p][/quote]Ever tried driving around the one-way system in Winchester from 3:45 - 6pm? Guess what? 3 sets of traffic lights within 200m , gridlock and 5mph at best.... Now if you only go to Winchester to dine out in the evening or outside of rush it's fantastic! I'm with the chap who said engage your brain, and think about the abnormal influx of people of people into the city today.........[/p][/quote]Yes i agree there is an abnormal volume of people in the city today. So the council should 'engage their brain' (if they have a few braincells between them) and realise that events like this don't come as a surprise. They should no long in advance, and come up with the necessary contingencies. Like why continue with roadworks or shut bridges on a day like today??? manic75
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Fri 9 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Mary80 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems .....
.
What would you really expect from .....
.
3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock ....
.
The visit of the Queen ....
.
Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships.
.
Thousands and thousands of sightseers ....
.
What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues .....
.
On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo
And you clearly dont live in southampton either as we've had the cruise ships for 60 years and no traffic problems
.... And you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
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We have had traffic problems when you have 2 or 3 in at the same time. At the moment its compounded by the roadworks. Just recently drivers could not get OUT of the docks because of the new traffic system INSIDE ....
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So dont try and tell me we have never had traffic problems before ..... because I have sat in them ....
.
Oh yes and i have been a resident of Southampton for over sixty years
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Wow i am so surprised that the Echo and a few posters have jumped on the traffic problems ..... . What would you really expect from ..... . 3 of the greatest cruise ships in the world in dock .... . The visit of the Queen .... . Thousands and thousand of passengers leaving and boarding the ships. . Thousands and thousands of sightseers .... . What else do you idiots expaect to find apart frpom people and traffic queues ..... . On the assumption that you are from Southampton ( which i doubt some of you are ) i can only guess that you are as pathetic as the Echo[/p][/quote]And you clearly dont live in southampton either as we've had the cruise ships for 60 years and no traffic problems[/p][/quote].... And you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. . We have had traffic problems when you have 2 or 3 in at the same time. At the moment its compounded by the roadworks. Just recently drivers could not get OUT of the docks because of the new traffic system INSIDE .... . So dont try and tell me we have never had traffic problems before ..... because I have sat in them .... . Oh yes and i have been a resident of Southampton for over sixty years Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -4

8:53pm Fri 9 May 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Open up the Waterfront re Docklands Railway!
Open up the Waterfront re Docklands Railway! Fatty x Ford Worker
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