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« Reply #90 on: 16 June 2019, 12:06:00 PM »

Edinburgh wasted a fortune on trams a few years back and is threatening to squander even more to extend the existing, useless service.

"500 million f***ing quid to replace the number 22 bus, have they completely lost their f***ing minds!" Smiley

BTW the 22 bus continues to run ... more frequently and to more stops than the trams.

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« Reply #91 on: 16 June 2019, 12:08:24 PM »

New trams in Liverpool were going to run out to Kirby, same as Merseyrail has, hence being abandoned. Brikenhead had the first trams in the country btw.
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« Reply #92 on: 16 June 2019, 12:54:21 PM »

Seen the Hitler / Edinburgh Tram video before - but still good!  Grin

My last experience on the Edinburgh Trams was as a prisoner. We were heading into town and very late for a special dinner reservation at the Balmoral Hotel. We were stuck in a traffic jam in Princes Street caused by motor vehicles which were, in turn, stuck at the junction between the Scott Monument and the Balmoral(?) and thus blocking the rails. We weren't allowed to exit the tram and time was ticking by very, very slowly, putting our reservation at risk. Very frustrating and I'm sure would not have happened if we were in a bus.    Thumbs down
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« Reply #93 on: 16 June 2019, 01:44:52 PM »

This is a hijack, take this thread to Cuba.
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« Reply #94 on: 16 June 2019, 03:52:17 PM »

Very funny Grin Grin Grin. Here in Bristol there has been talk for years of putting the trams back on the streets. Eventually they decided to go with a fancy park and ride scheme, with the roads completed before they had anyone to even run it!!! Oh, and bendy buses cause a perpetual nightmare here Sad.
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« Reply #95 on: 16 June 2019, 04:00:41 PM »

 Grin Grin
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« Reply #96 on: 16 June 2019, 04:09:57 PM »

"500 million f***ing quid to replace the number 22 bus, have they completely lost their f***ing minds!" Smiley

So...Mike.....Come on.....Are you trying to tell us that you think it was a waste of money ?  Undecided

I really think that folk should say what they mean, and not simply sit on the fence and leave everybody to guess their true opinions. Wink

Cheers - A Git.
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« Reply #97 on: 16 June 2019, 04:18:28 PM »

So...Mike.....Come on.....Are you trying to tell us that you think it was a waste of money ?  :-

"You might say that, I couldn't possibly comment." Wink
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« Reply #98 on: 16 June 2019, 04:26:29 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin

Cheers - Phil  Wink
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« Reply #99 on: 16 June 2019, 05:26:56 PM »

Obviously if they are used correctly they can be of enormous benefit and cut pollution - or perhaps people like the idea of more youngsters with asthma - makes the awkward little buggers easier to control. The tram from Kirkby into Liverpool City centre would have taken a different route to the train with more stops, and then have looped around the city centre. Would have been a boon now that Liverpool has become a tourist destination. The buses push out fumes and are help to congest the roads.
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« Reply #100 on: 16 June 2019, 05:43:35 PM »

When I leave work (in Liverpool) - about 7pm - I have a 15 minute walk to the car. I almost never hear English (or even Scouse) spoken.

I think everyone in Liverpool is a tourist.
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« Reply #101 on: 16 June 2019, 05:45:40 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #102 on: 16 June 2019, 05:53:03 PM »

Buses here are increasingly electric or hybrid so still no excuse for extravagant spending on a white elephant.
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« Reply #103 on: 16 June 2019, 06:38:57 PM »

This (thread derailment) is like visiting someone (in this case, d-guy) who is sick; chatting about everything except the subject matter.

... which reminds me of the time a friend gave me an elephant for my room. I said, "Thanks." He said, "Don't mention it.'
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« Reply #104 on: 16 June 2019, 06:45:21 PM »

Very funny Grin Grin Grin. Here in Bristol there has been talk for years of putting the trams back on the streets. Eventually they decided to go with a fancy park and ride scheme, with the roads completed before they had anyone to even run it!!! Oh, and bendy buses cause a perpetual nightmare here Sad.

Did something similar in Belfast here, rapid transit bus system with dedicated bus lanes and park and rides. At the moment they have some Glider (tram like bendy bus) services running east to west and within the city centre to the newer 'Titanic' district. Not sure if they intend to expand anymore since we've not had a government for over two years! Seems to work well the few times I've used it mind you.

P.S. sorry to hear about your injury Bill, hope it heals soon!
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