Southampton's Itchen Bridge toll barriers removed after crashing down on vehicles

DANGER REMOVED: Barriers have been taken away from the Itchen Bridge tolls.

DANGER REMOVED: Barriers have been taken away from the Itchen Bridge tolls.

First published in Travel Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

IT was a controversial scheme designed to make life easier for thousands of motorists entering the city.

Coin toss bins, electronic smartcards and barriers controlled by sensors were all part of a council masterplan to reduce queues either side of Southampton’s Itchen Bridge.

But just months after being installed, transport chiefs have removed the new barriers after they crashed down on four vehicles – including a motorcyclist.

When the Daily Echo revealed details of the proposals back in December 2010, the council’s former Tory administration said that the automated system would “improve traffic flows and save money” to the tune of around £250,000 a year.

However, Labour leaders confirmed that the barriers have been taken away indefinitely while the situation is reviewed.

The decision has sparked fresh calls from Southampton motorists to scrap the automated toll system completely.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, Derek Popplestone, 67, and his wife Jill face being charged £25 to cross the bridge in their motorhome, because the tariffs charged to motorists are now based on a vehicle’s height.

Derek said: “I can cross the Humber Bridge, the Dartford crossing and go into Wales for the same price as a car. Why? Because the booths are manned.

“If they can man booths there what’s wrong with keeping them manned on the Itchen Bridge? This was purely a cost-cutting measure from the council and it’s backfired in their face.”

David Mant, 66, of Woolston, Southampton, claimed the barriers “have the potential to kill someone”.

The part-time taxi driver said: “What if it came down, knocked a motorcyclist off his bike and they broke their neck? It’s an accident waiting to happen.

“I definitely want to see the barriers stay away before someone gets hurt.”

Another Woolston resident, Andrew Matthews, said: “I’m a motorcyclist myself and when I first went through the barriers I did think ‘That could cause some damage’. They really come down at some speed.

“I’m pleased to see them gone. I always thought they were a hazard.”

A spokesman for Southampton City Council said that no reports of injuries or compensation claims that had been lodged following the incidents.

The spokesman added: “During the introduction of the new automated toll collection system concerns had been expressed by drivers that the introduction of the barriers could be causing increased transaction times, resulting in slightly longer travel times at peak hours. To test this, the barriers have been removed.

“In parallel with this, there have been four occasions where, in exceptional circumstances, vehicles and barriers had come into contact, although without any resulting injuries.

“Once both of these situations have been reviewed a decision will be taken on the reinstatement of the barriers.”

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11:40am Thu 17 Jan 13

southy says...

"A spokesman for Southampton City Council said that no reports of injuries or compensation claims that had been lodged following the incidents."

no it would not because it will go though the motor insurance and dealing will be insurance to insurance cutting out the Council claims forms
"A spokesman for Southampton City Council said that no reports of injuries or compensation claims that had been lodged following the incidents." no it would not because it will go though the motor insurance and dealing will be insurance to insurance cutting out the Council claims forms southy
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12:10pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Taskforce 141 says...

A waste of tax payers money.

If its not broke - dont fix it!
A waste of tax payers money. If its not broke - dont fix it! Taskforce 141
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12:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right. Ginger_cyclist
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12:39pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Rockhopper says...

Another 'Council Masterplan' gone wrong then.
Another 'Council Masterplan' gone wrong then. Rockhopper
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12:45pm Thu 17 Jan 13

loadcee says...

Unmanned Toll booths work all over Europe on busier roads then Itchen Bridge. The booths have been manned along side the barriers because the barrier system gives no change , this has caused the ques because people get confused who to pay. This barrier system could work but it seems the council have installed a cheap system.
Unmanned Toll booths work all over Europe on busier roads then Itchen Bridge. The booths have been manned along side the barriers because the barrier system gives no change , this has caused the ques because people get confused who to pay. This barrier system could work but it seems the council have installed a cheap system. loadcee
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12:51pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Tone says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness. Tone
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12:52pm Thu 17 Jan 13

NetleyNed says...

The £250,000 saving pa was aways a spurious claim. The loss of production in the city caused by traffic delays could triple or even quadruple that amount.
The £250,000 saving pa was aways a spurious claim. The loss of production in the city caused by traffic delays could triple or even quadruple that amount. NetleyNed
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12:57pm Thu 17 Jan 13

wizard says...

Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
Like :-)
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]Like :-) wizard
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12:59pm Thu 17 Jan 13

lavalady says...

There's no mention of the ambulance that went crashing through the barrier one evening!!
There's no mention of the ambulance that went crashing through the barrier one evening!! lavalady
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1:08pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Subject48 says...

I see the whole pulava has taken a heavy toll on the city...
I see the whole pulava has taken a heavy toll on the city... Subject48
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1:09pm Thu 17 Jan 13

jonvon21 says...

It would seem that we have paid for the bridge for long enough. Perhaps we could enlist those who campaigned successfully against tolls on the Isle of Skye Bridge - or are we subsidising that one with our tolls?
It would seem that we have paid for the bridge for long enough. Perhaps we could enlist those who campaigned successfully against tolls on the Isle of Skye Bridge - or are we subsidising that one with our tolls? jonvon21
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1:16pm Thu 17 Jan 13

huckit P says...

Automatic toll booths work perfectly well on major roads such as the M6-Toll. I am sure that once any teething problems are sorted out the barriers on the bridge will begin operating and in about 6 months time people won't even remember the booth operators.
As an aside - a lot of tankers have metal strip running their full length because they do not register on the sensors, so maybe the moral is not to buy a plastic car.
Automatic toll booths work perfectly well on major roads such as the M6-Toll. I am sure that once any teething problems are sorted out the barriers on the bridge will begin operating and in about 6 months time people won't even remember the booth operators. As an aside - a lot of tankers have metal strip running their full length because they do not register on the sensors, so maybe the moral is not to buy a plastic car. huckit P
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1:16pm Thu 17 Jan 13

huckit P says...

Automatic toll booths work perfectly well on major roads such as the M6-Toll. I am sure that once any teething problems are sorted out the barriers on the bridge will begin operating and in about 6 months time people won't even remember the booth operators.
As an aside - a lot of tankers have metal strip running their full length because they do not register on the sensors, so maybe the moral is not to buy a plastic car.
Automatic toll booths work perfectly well on major roads such as the M6-Toll. I am sure that once any teething problems are sorted out the barriers on the bridge will begin operating and in about 6 months time people won't even remember the booth operators. As an aside - a lot of tankers have metal strip running their full length because they do not register on the sensors, so maybe the moral is not to buy a plastic car. huckit P
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1:22pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Nicole23 says...

They have come down a lot more than 4 times. I suppose this contract went to some foreign firm instead of keeping it local.
Karmas a ****, if you do mean things to people it comes back to haunt you.
They have come down a lot more than 4 times. I suppose this contract went to some foreign firm instead of keeping it local. Karmas a ****, if you do mean things to people it comes back to haunt you. Nicole23
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1:31pm Thu 17 Jan 13

saintinpattaya says...

Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
And your so rightous.
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]And your so rightous. saintinpattaya
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1:37pm Thu 17 Jan 13

voiceinthecrowd says...

I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it
I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it voiceinthecrowd
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1:40pm Thu 17 Jan 13

For pity sake says...

saintinpattaya wrote:
Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
And your so rightous.
Do you mean "you're so righteous"?
[quote][p][bold]saintinpattaya[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]And your so rightous.[/p][/quote]Do you mean "you're so righteous"? For pity sake
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1:54pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Tone says...

saintinpattaya wrote:
Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
And your so rightous.
You mean "And you're so righteous." surely?

Oh, wait, I see what you did there - clever - I fell right into your trap. I salute your ingenuity too, sir!
[quote][p][bold]saintinpattaya[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]And your so rightous.[/p][/quote]You mean "And you're so righteous." surely? Oh, wait, I see what you did there - clever - I fell right into your trap. I salute your ingenuity too, sir! Tone
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2:08pm Thu 17 Jan 13

sophisticated says...

Didnt work for me when i tossed in my 50p today, the lady in the booth had to get out and toss the coin in again for me!
Didnt work for me when i tossed in my 50p today, the lady in the booth had to get out and toss the coin in again for me! sophisticated
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2:09pm Thu 17 Jan 13

mr.southampton says...

The whole thing has been a farce. Makes you wonder about the competency of the Council Officers involved in procurement and costing of the project.
The whole thing has been a farce. Makes you wonder about the competency of the Council Officers involved in procurement and costing of the project. mr.southampton
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2:10pm Thu 17 Jan 13

sass says...

Tolls on only one bridge are discriminatory to one area of town. End the toll now!

The fare is not fair.
Tolls on only one bridge are discriminatory to one area of town. End the toll now! The fare is not fair. sass
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2:24pm Thu 17 Jan 13

madge731933 says...

I should pay £1.20 but some days I get charged 50/60 p? Funny thing is there is always going to be someone in the booth in case change is needed! So it wasn't necessary anyway!
I should pay £1.20 but some days I get charged 50/60 p? Funny thing is there is always going to be someone in the booth in case change is needed! So it wasn't necessary anyway! madge731933
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2:26pm Thu 17 Jan 13

owen_thesaints says...

Anyone else had trouble with their Smartcities card? I'm 6'2" tall and it's a stretch from an Astra.

Also the text on the display which tells you the toll and how much is being deducted is difficult to read.
Anyone else had trouble with their Smartcities card? I'm 6'2" tall and it's a stretch from an Astra. Also the text on the display which tells you the toll and how much is being deducted is difficult to read. owen_thesaints
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3:43pm Thu 17 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

I see loads of motorists on a daily basis throwing money into the toll bin. Does this make them all t.ossers? lol. Still no mention as to how much the automation has cost, so far! I came through with my Smart card last week and the area designated for reading this took ages to pick it up. Good system if it worked.
I see loads of motorists on a daily basis throwing money into the toll bin. Does this make them all t.ossers? lol. Still no mention as to how much the automation has cost, so far! I came through with my Smart card last week and the area designated for reading this took ages to pick it up. Good system if it worked. bazzeroz
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4:33pm Thu 17 Jan 13

wizard says...

voiceinthecrowd wrote:
I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it
Whats road tax?
[quote][p][bold]voiceinthecrowd[/bold] wrote: I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it[/p][/quote]Whats road tax? wizard
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5:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

SaintM says...

It does not take the new style 10p coin, and takes 3 times longer to get through toll than in the past.It willnot get better unless people stop using it and then what is the point of an empty road.
It does not take the new style 10p coin, and takes 3 times longer to get through toll than in the past.It willnot get better unless people stop using it and then what is the point of an empty road. SaintM
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6:01pm Thu 17 Jan 13

mickey01 says...

SaintM wrote:
It does not take the new style 10p coin, and takes 3 times longer to get through toll than in the past.It willnot get better unless people stop using it and then what is the point of an empty road.
god knows what it will be like when the new residences of woolston start using it
what a shambles this council is
[quote][p][bold]SaintM[/bold] wrote: It does not take the new style 10p coin, and takes 3 times longer to get through toll than in the past.It willnot get better unless people stop using it and then what is the point of an empty road.[/p][/quote]god knows what it will be like when the new residences of woolston start using it what a shambles this council is mickey01
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6:27pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
Haha, some people here really do make me laugh but on a seriuos note, I do also hope the motorcyclist wasn't hurt.
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]Haha, some people here really do make me laugh but on a seriuos note, I do also hope the motorcyclist wasn't hurt. Ginger_cyclist
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6:32pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

wizard wrote:
voiceinthecrowd wrote:
I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it
Whats road tax?
It's this mystical, non-existent tax that some motorists think they pay when in fact it's VED which has nothing to do with the roads or road usage.
[quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceinthecrowd[/bold] wrote: I for one dont use the bridge as a matter of principal I have already bought the thing in rates, taxes road tax fuel tax and just do not use trades the wrong side of it[/p][/quote]Whats road tax?[/p][/quote]It's this mystical, non-existent tax that some motorists think they pay when in fact it's VED which has nothing to do with the roads or road usage. Ginger_cyclist
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8:44pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Brusher Mills says...

Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
Brilliant
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]Brilliant Brusher Mills
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11:07pm Thu 17 Jan 13

lisa whitemore says...

Nicole23 wrote:
They have come down a lot more than 4 times. I suppose this contract went to some foreign firm instead of keeping it local.
Karmas a ****, if you do mean things to people it comes back to haunt you.
well said Nicole
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: They have come down a lot more than 4 times. I suppose this contract went to some foreign firm instead of keeping it local. Karmas a ****, if you do mean things to people it comes back to haunt you.[/p][/quote]well said Nicole lisa whitemore
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11:39pm Thu 17 Jan 13

grumpy and middle aged says...

Just wish when they designed the lay out they didnt use a person with 6ft arm. So painful streching with smartcard.
Just wish when they designed the lay out they didnt use a person with 6ft arm. So painful streching with smartcard. grumpy and middle aged
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9:05am Fri 18 Jan 13

Stupideditor says...

I used the bridge earlier this week and was forced to use the bins even though I tried to hand my fare over to the attendant.

Then on my return the line of traffic stretched all the way back to Ocean Village, something i've not seen with attendants running the booths.

This new system is a typical council failure and purely a cost cutting measure to make redundancies and justification for Councillors to give themselves pay rises whilst others suffer.

In the future if I don't have the right change i'm more than happy to block a booth until an attendant gives me change.
I used the bridge earlier this week and was forced to use the bins even though I tried to hand my fare over to the attendant. Then on my return the line of traffic stretched all the way back to Ocean Village, something i've not seen with attendants running the booths. This new system is a typical council failure and purely a cost cutting measure to make redundancies and justification for Councillors to give themselves pay rises whilst others suffer. In the future if I don't have the right change i'm more than happy to block a booth until an attendant gives me change. Stupideditor
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10:14am Fri 18 Jan 13

saintsteves says...

Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
If only the Ginger_cyclist put his efforts into stopping events from happening rather than filling the Echo website up with his boring rants and words of wisdom.

The world would be a better place ?

Always has something to say about everything !

Quality not Quantity Ginger_cyclist
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]If only the Ginger_cyclist put his efforts into stopping events from happening rather than filling the Echo website up with his boring rants and words of wisdom. The world would be a better place ? Always has something to say about everything ! Quality not Quantity Ginger_cyclist saintsteves
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12:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

saintsteves wrote:
Tone wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.
Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve!

I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.
If only the Ginger_cyclist put his efforts into stopping events from happening rather than filling the Echo website up with his boring rants and words of wisdom.

The world would be a better place ?

Always has something to say about everything !

Quality not Quantity Ginger_cyclist
How about both quantity and quality?
[quote][p][bold]saintsteves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: So, it came down on a motorcyclist just as I predicted it would at some point, well done Council for proving me right.[/p][/quote]Well done sir, your mastery of predicting the future elevates you to the position of a god amongst lesser men. In the face of overwhelming malevolent bureaucracy from Southampton City Council many others would have crumbled, but not you! You stood, brave and strong behind your opinion, and now, now you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve! I also hope the motorcyclist is OK, but that's a trifling detail, a mere fleeting shadow cast by your dazzling radiance of correctness.[/p][/quote]If only the Ginger_cyclist put his efforts into stopping events from happening rather than filling the Echo website up with his boring rants and words of wisdom. The world would be a better place ? Always has something to say about everything ! Quality not Quantity Ginger_cyclist[/p][/quote]How about both quantity and quality? Ginger_cyclist
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