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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 Campbell Brodie on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 8:18




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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 13:20

    Mcqueen wrote:Did you bang your head

    Yeah, banged some sense in to me it did...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 22 Aug 2017 - 13:47

    Granton Harbour/railways must be a thing with my family,,, would seem before I can remember my dad on his motorbike had an argument with a train on the west pier at Granton Harbour,,, he's heading down the pier, to his left hand side there's a slow moving train, coming towards him is a truck with big bales of esparto grass, the bales are well overhanging the width of the truck, the truck driver ain't allowing for this and forces my dad on his bike in to a very narrow gap between truck and train, his arm hits one of the train wagons sending him in to a wobble, off he comes, bike clatters in to train wagons he hits deck,,, would seem bike came of worst in incident, train and truck driver probably didn't even know incident took place...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 10 Nov 2017 - 14:59

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 10 Nov 2017 - 15:37

    It's as if they (the tram operators) just can't wait to bring the trams to a halt, about a month back were heading in to town, were approaching the junction in the direction as shown in picture below, it's a crossroads controlled by traffic lights that the trams also go through, there's been a collision between a van and a woman, woman's on pavement near the green St Anne's school sign, there was also a bike lying on ground and van involved is parked up on side street on left which we were diverted in to for no reason other than a cop van was badly parked blocking straight on route, oh, there was also trams parked up, they had brought them to a halt, incident was not interfering with tram lines in any way but they're brought trams to a halt, why???

    Read in paper next day they were unsure if woman had been on bike or not and that she was not seriously hurt...

    Oh and while we're on that junction, Annie,,, some time back were heading town, rather than bearing left with the road she's following the tram tracks heading in to the tram only area, she realises her mistake and quickly pulls car to left back on to road we're meant to be on,,, I say got away with that one but in this country we drive on the left,,, in her panic we're now driving down the wrong side of the road,,, as said you just can't make it up...

    Oh, and she has driven in to a tram only area in the past, I've previously posted about it...



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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 Campbell Brodie on Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 17:17

    Don't they look at similar schemes to see if will work first? Eejits...



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 21:57

    they're talking about putting a light rail in Galway. 100000 people ffs! AND its a medieval city. The feckin' buses can barely make it round some corners






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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 22:11

    Vanity projects, expensive, useless and spoil the environment, electric pillions and wires everywhere, fecking eyesore, noisy as hell, I just don't get it...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 23:47

    Was having a look at the Manchester tram site map, stop nearest to Annie's is Clayton Hall, saw an odd image on website map, a blue square, I have walked past that spot hundreds of times never knew it was there, just a tree lined road...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Hall

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 16 Dec 2017 - 0:00

    Oh, and why I was looking at the site "tfgm" (Transport for Greater Manchester) was because I knew the system is shit, I went on their journey planner gizmo, trams came out the longest journey time for any journey I would ever do...
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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 Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 15:14

    Should change the headline now surely?
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 15:53

    No, keep it as a reminder of how expensive these vanity projects are, and useless, slightest hiccup and system comes to a stop...
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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 Adam Mint on Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 18:43

    Sound like a feckin shambles...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 21 Feb 2018 - 10:47

    Well that's the job well fecked now, Andy Burnham (Manchester mayor) is getting involved...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43125380

    Would seem the tram boss ain't happy some people decided to leave the trams and walk, can't blame them, on other occasions when the systems broke down people have been left trapped in them for hours... Don't understand why he ain't happy with people walking on the tracks, it's compulsory to do so  in the city centre to get anywhere...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 8 Mar 2018 - 0:08

    91% of people think there's nothing wrong with the current transport system but the council seem determined to press ahead with it...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-43304747
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 8 Mar 2018 - 0:20

    Adam Mint wrote:Well that's the job well fecked now, Andy Burnham (Manchester mayor) is getting involved...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43125380

    Would seem the tram boss ain't happy some people decided to leave the trams and walk, can't blame them, on other occasions when the systems broke down people have been left trapped in them for hours... Don't understand why he ain't happy with people walking on the tracks, it's compulsory to do so  in the city centre to get anywhere...


    Well that will sort it...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43292871
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 8 Mar 2018 - 13:00

    Adam Mint wrote:
    Adam Mint wrote:Well that's the job well fecked now, Andy Burnham (Manchester mayor) is getting involved...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43125380

    Would seem the tram boss ain't happy some people decided to leave the trams and walk, can't blame them, on other occasions when the systems broke down people have been left trapped in them for hours... Don't understand why he ain't happy with people walking on the tracks, it's compulsory to do so  in the city centre to get anywhere...


    Well that will sort it...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43292871

    No it didn't...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43300134
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 23 Mar 2018 - 21:19

    More of the fecking things, and walking lanes, wonder if we're selling the pavements...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43517606
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 10 Apr 2018 - 23:20

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43711587

    Section shut for 13 days,,, mmmm, watch this space, any work on system has always overrun, best one relaying track in city center, scheduled time eight months, actual time,,, over two and a half years,,, city center was a disaster, track/roads dug up everywhere...
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 10 Apr 2018 - 23:54

    that new line between Pomona and Trafford Park. Is that going any nearer to Old trafford. Feckin long walk from Trafford Bar or Pomona.






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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 11 Apr 2018 - 0:08

    Gonna take you a bit closer but not much, used tram to come home from one match, used Exchange Quay, stood for well over a hour waiting to get on a tram, could have walked quicker...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafford_Park_Line

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Topdog on Wed 11 Apr 2018 - 17:20

    uk rail network has run at a loss for many many many years and if the stupid subsidies were removed they might start to think like a business

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