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    Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 16:40

    Adam Mint wrote:Everywhere did in Britan except Blackpool, now the loonies are spending millions or 1.2 billion in Edinburghs case to put in a half hearted "tram line" not a system...

    So if we put up some coloured lights it will be fine then
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 17:04

    Nah, that would just make the situation look more ridicules than it already is...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 17:12

    Ridicules is he Greek then?
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 17:15

    Feckin predictive text innit...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 17:19

    Nah, that would just make the situation look more ridiculous than it already is...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 27 Jun 2016 - 18:55

    And this is what you've got to look forward to in the future...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36638316

    That 0.8 mile link started nearly two and a half years ago ain't expected to be finished till 2017,,, they built a railway across Americe in ten years and it's gonna take Metrolink three years to lay 0.8 miles of track...



    And the Eccles line that opened sixteen years ago is worn out, repairs schedule till August,,, they had to relay the tracks through part of the city centre a few years back, work was scheduled to take a few months, went on for over two years, city centre traffic absolute chaos through out the repairs...

    And they say it's the future, no it ain't...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 27 Jun 2016 - 19:03

    I just use my wee car. Never been in a bus, tram or train for years...



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 27 Jun 2016 - 19:09

    How do you get into Edinburgh then? Parking there costs a feckin fortune!






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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 27 Jun 2016 - 19:20

    Never go to Edinburgh much. Last time I stayed in a B&B there, we parked car up in a cheap underground carpark for 3 days and walked everywhere!



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Thu 21 Jul 2016 - 17:28

     Loadsa money
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 15 May 2017 - 0:14

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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 15 May 2017 - 0:31

    Few months back they brought the system to a halt, again "communins problems", trams stopped where they they were, people stuck in them for about two hours,,,, why, real train system says procedure as far as you can see at an approtve speed, but not in Manchesters state of the art system, says no, fu#k the public up...

    Personally I think there was more going on, two, and you never see it, cop helicopters over city centre all day, think it was a case of don't get people in here..., big city centre pub we watched football in was empty...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 15 May 2017 - 0:42

    Some of that didn't read as I meant it, but think there was something big kicking off...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 15 May 2017 - 22:51

    So because we can't work the sign that tells you when this trams due we ain't sending one...

    Arseholes.
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 16 May 2017 - 16:39

    Not a great success story is it?



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 May 2017 - 17:11

    It's crazy, like I say the last time the system came to a stop due to "communication issues" the trams came to a stop where the were, people stuck on them for hours, some were only yards from the platforms, on one tram on a section of old railway line outside the city centre the people on it after an hour and a half or so opened the doors using the emergency system and scrambled up the railway embankment and on to the road to get a bus...

    Couple of years back I was on a train heading back down from Scotland, it was new year time and the weather had been horrendous, a couple of days before I was due to travel they cancelled all train services in Scotland it was that bad, train I'm on comes to a stop in the middle of nowhere, sat for about 15 minutes or so then started moving very slow, guard announces over the intercom that there's signalling problems and that we are progressing slow as the driver can only go to a speed he can safely see to stop in,,, makes sense, better than sitting going nowhere, after about 15 minutes of that we were back up to full speed again...

    Take the trams in Blackpool, they are just driven on a vision only basis,,, why when something goes tits up in the Manchester system does it have to come to a halt, even I'd it's just moving to the next platform to let people off...

    Don't know if I've ever mentioned it but I ain't to keen on trams...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Tue 16 May 2017 - 18:29

    Trams= smart
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 16 May 2017 - 18:36

    Fu#king Manchester ones ain't...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 23 Jul 2017 - 16:03

    Oh, the train tram sets broke again, chucked it yesterday, they got it working today...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40697143

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 23 Jul 2017 - 16:09

    Better have it working next Sunday, weather permitting and we do go to the music festival I mentioned on another thread, then tram is the best way to get there...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 21 Aug 2017 - 21:33

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41002038

    Be interesting to see outcome of this one...

    So if she wins,,, Oh, I'm a bit skint what should I do, got it, buy a bike and go to Edinburgh and ride over a tram line and fall off and sue...

    Simple innit...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 21 Aug 2017 - 22:36

    Many years back Im down Granron harbour, railway lines zig zagged all over the place, bicture below shows a bit where some railway lines are still sunk in to the road, I'm on a motorbike my mates on a scooter, I shout to him "you'd better watch them small wheels don't catch on the tracks",,, next thing "Splat",,, I hit the deck.......... I came off just past where them gates are now...


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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 7:43

    Did you bang your head

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