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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 Adam Mint on Sat 15 Aug 2015 - 15:27

    OK Searcher, if they had come knocking your door asking for two and a half grand per scull, yip that's what's its cost each resident of Edinburgh, would you have put your hand in your pocket...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Sat 15 Aug 2015 - 16:28

    Of course I would  nosey
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Sun 16 Aug 2015 - 11:29

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

    Post by Topdog on Sun 16 Aug 2015 - 11:38

    Blimey BR and BT did for far longer
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 20 Nov 2015 - 8:07

    Nice to see it's not only the Edinburgh trams that will be massively over budget...where's Minty? BBC News



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 20 Nov 2015 - 8:23

    Dont set him off, wait for Bill
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 20 Nov 2015 - 10:51

    The Lone Ranger wrote:Nice to see it's not only the Edinburgh trams that will be massively over budget...where's Minty? BBC News

    Thought it was going to be about the £144m they are going to spend extending the  Edinburgh tram line three miles to Newhaven...

    Can't get the BBC link to work...

    Feckin mental, robbing money from a functioning bus service to pay for a vanity protect that is  as useful as a chocolate teapot...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 22 Apr 2016 - 12:00

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 18:11

    Who forgot to put a shilling in the meter...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-36131505
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 18:43

    It's a feckin' railway really innit...



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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 18:48

    Steam its the way forward
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 19:45

    Just watched a report on it in on the local news report, feckin joke, health and safety/nanny state management,,, communication/signling computer went tits up, somehow they message all drivers to stop immediatly,,, then the trams sat there where they came to a stop for hours with people trapped on them (trams don't have toilets),,, one passenger being interviewed said after a hour and a half they operated the emergency door opening system and scrambled up a banking to a road and caught a bus...

    Not last new year but the previous one I'm up Scotland, weather was horrendus and a couple of days before I was due to travel back south all train services were cancelled, on my day of travel there were still issues but my route was running, I'm doing Inverkithing to Edinburgh then Glasgow and finally Manchester, between Edinburgh and Glasgow train comes to a stop in the middle of nowhere, we sit for about fifteen minutes then start moving very slow,,, guard comes over tannoy saying there are signaling problems due to the weather and the driver can only proceed at a speed he can safely stop in for the distance he can see ahead...

    So why not get the trams to the stops using that system, going by the pictures on the TV some of the trams were only yards from platfofms...

    We've lost the plot,,, it's the same when they shut roads for hours after an accident...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 20:10

    The Lone Ranger wrote:It's a feckin' railway really innit...

    Yip, it uses a lot of old railway lines and platforms when it leaves the city centre, therefore trams are the size of trains,,, but seemingly it's the future...

    No it feckin ain't...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 21:19

    CHiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllll
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 25 Apr 2016 - 22:42

    No,,, They are taking the piss,,, look at me in my hi viz with police, fire, ambulance, doctor, priest, undertaker or feckin something else printed on the back of it, just waiting to get their photo in the news...

    Feckin posers the lot of them...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 8:27

    It's all cos you voted to stay in 






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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 10:51

    I didn't get a feckin vote so don't blame me...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 11:30

    On the subject of trams/trains,,, the other weekend there when we done the train ale trail thing we all met at Victoris Station, I got the tram there, yes Searcher I got on a feckin tram, slow outdated noisy pieces if shit that they are but it made sence, one if the few tram stops is just a few minutes from Annie's and it takes you right in to Victoria...

    Now this was the first time I'd been in Victoria Station since its recent refurbish,,, few years back they done up Piccadilly Station, made a good job of it, put in loads of resturants, bars and shops surrounding the concourse and sealed the concorse of from the platforms with glass paneling  and automatic sliding doors, the whole concourse area is sealed off and heated as all the bars/restaurants are open plan,,, Victoria, they have put a modern glass/plastic roof over some parts of an old victorian building and that's about it, a feckin eyesore...

    Ah, but the bit I did like, at all the enterances they have put automatic glass doors, doors are hard worked opening and shutting constantly due to the continual flow of people, and the best bit,,, what is right next to these doors, a fecking huge opening the size of a building to allow the trains and trams to get in and out,,, what a feckin waste of money...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 11:42

    This is an artists impressions of it, if you look to the left of the picture, roughly where the tram is, there are  passenger entrances with automatic doors, and right next to in a gap big enough to allow four tram lines access...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 17:55

    Make a lovely tomato farm though, hope council tax payers are paying for it,looks good enough for Manchester, a change from red brick
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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 18:05




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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 14:47

    At least somewhere has got it right...

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    Re: Edinburgh trams to run at loss for 15 years

    Post by searcher on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 15:30

    Adam Mint wrote:At least somewhere has got it right...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36115515

    They are just copying Edinburgh , we did that 50 years ago
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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 Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 16:12

    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...


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