Traffic chaos mars CPL final

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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/11/17 10:31:00 AM 
The jubilation over the T&T Knight Riders' victory in the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final on Saturday night has been overshadowed by the traffic chaos as fans tried to get to the venue, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in south Trinidad.

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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/11/17 10:32:23 AM 
Some of those fans yesterday took to social media to complain bitterly about being trapped for hours in traffic gridlock and described the experience as "real hell."

One man, who identified himself only as Christopher, posted: "Two and a half hours and the Brian Lara Stadium is still way distant. The traffic is real hell. Eight overs into the game."



Thats terrible

Wha going on dong dey

link RemainsUnknown Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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9/11/17 11:34:47 AM 
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Some of those fans yesterday took to social media to complain bitterly about being trapped for hours in traffic gridlock and described the experience as "real hell."

One man, who identified himself only as Christopher, posted: "Two and a half hours and the Brian Lara Stadium is still way distant. The traffic is real hell. Eight overs into the game."



Thats terrible

Wha going on dong dey


GREAT job by the people in charge who foresaw this issue and made plans to avoid it. lol lol lol lol

link Andy99 Joined: Aug 19, 2009
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9/11/17 11:52:06 AM 
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lol that is crazy tho.

Ppl turned out for the final and it seems parking was the issue but given the amount of free land all side of the stadium that should've never been an issue.

Cant travel there at night so 14,000 all coming in with their vehicles u looking at maybe 5000 vehicles.

link granite Joined: Nov 1, 2013
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9/11/17 12:41:14 PM 
Everything's all new at the moment,give it some time and things will be ironed out,Andy99 also pointed out there's plenty land for car parking,I'm sure in a year or 2 it will be better.I get the feeling that Northerners are not too happy with the Stadium in South,they can't have everything in congested POS.QPO is over 100 years old,the BCL is just starting out life,time will see it as the best in the land.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/11/17 8:30:08 PM 
I get the feeling that Northerners are not too happy with the Stadium in South,they can't have everything in congested POS


Hmmmm could be?

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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9/11/17 10:14:38 PM 
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Took 10 years to build the stadium..5 more years for parking?

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/11/17 10:26:36 PM 
I get the feeling that Northerners are not too happy with the Stadium in South,they can't have everything in congested POS


I think so too,also there's parking for 2000 cars in designated car parks around the stadium,also almost 1 km of two 2 lane highway is the entrance road to the compound (on the compound,the driveway actually),the problem was a bottleneck at the entrance..The highways were well signed with electronic boards giving directions and parking advice from all directions.

I'm surprised I didn't hear shuttles or water taxis mentioned,PTSC always involved in shuttling with their luxury coaches and work in tandem with the water taxis.

Some idiot fell asleep on the job.. The Academy seems to be the choice target for political assault,but it is here to stay and no longer the dinosaur the last Gov't left it to be.

Oh f@ck Rowley too for other similar things by the way,they play with people's lives with their political games on all sides...

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/11/17 10:34:01 PM 
More than enough space to filter traffic in and out. You'll see the massive road in and out also,where you'll see the motorbike man playing around in vid,you can also see that road actually bypasses the stadium back to the highway too further up after an obvious drop-off point on the left,when I passed a couple nights earlier I saw that feature closed though,I think that would've eased things up,teething problems I suppose.

So anyone saying there's no parking or adequate roads etc take a look for yourself and tell me if that's not an impressive layout,it was designed to be a big roundabout so traffic would always be moving no matter what,the place has it's own road network ffs! Clearly the original planners hadn't been consulted.

I think it's also an issue of everyone coming with their cars as Andy mentioned,the trini train plan would eventually take care of this too..

link granite Joined: Nov 1, 2013
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9/12/17 9:15:10 AM 
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Well thanks for all that info,I fell as you say,someone fell asleep.I am sure in future,with very big events to come we will see big improvements. cool

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/12/17 10:02:17 AM 
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Took 10 years to build the stadium..5 more years for parking?


You had to comment eh!!!!!

So how come Hindia doh win on the road?

lol lol lol

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/12/17 10:04:38 AM 
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A few kinks in a new stadium, I am sure they will work things out.

Let's hope it doesn't happen again.

I am positive they would have partied all the way to their seats

lol lol lol lol

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9/12/17 10:21:51 AM 
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Yup..

Check your link btw..

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9/12/17 10:21:59 AM 
In reply to granite

cool

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/12/17 10:23:41 AM 
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Oh an doh study khaga-hole,he cyar help but comment negatively on T&T affairs although he continues to overstay,all you have to do is call immigration on he..

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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9/12/17 10:25:10 AM 
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Cant travel there at night


You have to explain to a non-trini that 'travel' means taking a taxi big grin
Then you have to explain what taxi means in T&T...an established route...and taxi picks up and drop off on that route
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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/12/17 10:27:08 AM 
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Oh an doh study khaga-hole,he cyar help but comment negatively on T&T affairs although he continues to overstay,all you have to do is call immigration on he..



Oh gord me belly, thanks fer de laugh dis mawning.

lol lol lol

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/12/17 10:47:55 AM 
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great spot!

'Travel' (Trini)= 'P2' (2 foot), maxi,bus,taxi,'ph' (men 'pulling bull' in their private car)

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/12/17 11:02:50 AM 
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Khaga-hole can do that to you... smile

link DirtyDan Joined: Jun 9, 2017
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9/12/17 11:08:23 AM 
That explains low early attendance

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/12/17 1:00:34 PM 
In reply to DirtyDan

That's it too!!

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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9/12/17 4:10:36 PM 
In reply to bravos

Oh an doh study khaga-hole,he cyar help but comment negatively on T&T affairs although he continues to overstay,all you have to do is call immigration on he..


big grin

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9/12/17 6:48:27 PM 
In reply to bravos

men 'pulling bull'


yuh have to explain dat too big grin

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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9/12/17 10:01:17 PM 
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That's what we call wukkin yuh private car for hire,to go up in de hole,up de hill behind de bridge and behind god back etc..they even buzz and jump the popular taxi stands till police chase them..in reality it's the 'PH' men that saves the day many times,but it's also risky if you don't know the car,people usually get to know the cars and drivers..

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9/12/17 10:05:03 PM 
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He's a nut job.. smile

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